Quirimbas Archipelago National Park
The Quirimbas National Park is the largest Marine protected area in Africa. It was declared in 2002 to protect the marine fauna and flora, sharks, sea turtles, humpback whales, the occasional dugong and over 50 types of coral. Elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo, wild dog and a fantastic bird-life may also be seen here.
The park covers about 7,500km2 of coastal forest, woodland savannah, mangrove and the Marine habitat. It has 12 Islands and quiet a large number of islets spread across its environ. An astounding feature of the Quirimbas National Park is the clear turquoise waters and the Palm fringed beaches with fine white sand, stretching along the 400km coastline between Pemba and the Rio Rovuma.
Most of the Islands are inhabited by the local Mozambicans and has great history, told in the form of traditional fairy tales to kids to pass the tradition on to the next generation. A good historical place to visit is the Ibo Island, where one can find ruins such as dilapidated buildings from centuries ago, filled with moss covering, yarning to be resurrected from its crumbling.
Accommodation on these Islands is vast and wide ranging from Luxurious/executive, midrange lodges to tented camps, all available to suit your preferential needs and demands. There are also neighbouring tourist communities, with different spoken languages and cultural displays which will make your visit more delightful.
Probably if you are also an expert in diving, then the best areas to visit in the park will be Vamizi, Quilaluia and Rongui. One can also do snorkelling to enjoy the Marine World experience, Sailing, Boat trip, and many others, otherwise just relax at the beach and let the best host at your lodge pamper you with wellness treatment and the best food Mozambique has to offer.
one important aspect is that the park fees are paid before entry and the Islands can be commune by both sailing and a charter flights, but of-course Inspiration Africa can always arrange something that will suit your needs.