A stretch of 400km of 32 pristine Indian Ocean islands, the Quirimbas Archipelago is a patchwork of island paradises. Each island only has one lodge on them, offering total exclusivity with visitors enjoying a slice of Indian Ocean tranquility all to themselves. This Archipelago is a stunning destination and one of the very best beach options in the whole of the Indian Ocean.
It is not an over exaggeration to say that the beaches here are some of the best in the world. Calm turquoise waters lap lazily over powder white sands, and the atmosphere is that of sleepy Swahili coastal life. Take a stroll on the beach, relax with a cocktail or take a dive in the deep channels, abundant with colourful marine life and whales. Or watch turtles hatching and bravely conquering their first few hours of life, or look up and find fish eagles swooping and sooty terns sleeping. It is a remarkable beach and ecological destination.
Miles away from 5 star impersonal hotels, the lodges here are eco-friendly, intimate and charming. On each of these private lodge islands is an atmosphere of calm and personalisation. You will get to know the staff and come to love these islands for their homely and unspoilt feel. The Quirimbas Archipelago is one of the finest honeymoon beach destinations in Africa.
Mozambique has a never-ending eastern coastline and along this sit a number of archipelagos which epitomise the Indian Ocean ideal of white sand beaches and glistening turquoise seas. The safari scene is not yet developed, but a beach stay here can be an excellent extension from a safari from neighbouring countries; South Africa and Tanzania in particular. There is no doubt Mozambique has some of Africa’s finest beaches. It is a truly stunning destination.
Mozambique has a never-ending eastern coastline and along this sit a number of archipelagos which epitomise the Indian Ocean ideal of white sand beaches and glistening turquoise seas.
The Bazaruto Archipelago is truly idyllic. The sand is white and powdery, whilst the lodges are luxurious and tasteful.
In the days of Portuguese colonial rule, Gorongosa was thought to be one of the very best wildlife parks in Africa. Today it is up and coming as a fantastic, off the beaten track safari destination.