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Quirimbas Islands

The Quirimbas Islands lay in the Indian Ocean off northeastern Mozambique, close to Pemba, the capital of the province of Cabo Delgado. The archipelago consists of about 27 islands, including Ibo, Matemo, Quilaluia, Quirimba, Quisiva and Rolas Island. Originally home to fishing settlements, the islands' population grew around Arab trading posts and thrived under the Portuguese trading routes when it was known as the Ilhas de Sao Lazaro (Islands of St. Lazarus). Today, many of the islands are uninhabited. The Quirimbas National Park, spanning an area of 7 500 km², includes the 11 most southerly islands, which are partly surrounded by mangroves. The park was established in 2002. These islands are known for their high-quality diving sites, including phenomenal drop-offs, some up to 400 meters.

Medjumbe Private Island

Medjumbe is a tiny romantic getaway in Mozambique's magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago. This private tropical island, just 1km long and 500m wide, is surrounded by warm, clear water and spectacular coral reefs. Escape to this remote island to enjoy the slow pace of life, and a bit of sun, sand and sea. Medjumbe offers phenomenal diving and snorkelling, apart from the 12 known dive sites; intrepid divers can set out to explore a host of new dive locations so far undiscovered. Other marine activities include fishing, sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and dhow cruises. You can also go for a honeymoon picnic on a beautiful, uninhabited island - just you, your partner and loads of delicious food. To get to this private paradise you can take a 45-minute light aircraft transfer from Pemba Airport. This scenic flight takes you over translucent, aquamarine sea dotted with beautiful islands.


1. Ibo Island Lodge is situated on the Indian Ocean paradise of Ibo Island, just north of the small town of Pemba in the pristine Quirimbas Archipelago, Northern Mozambique.

2. Matemo Island is a tropical island paradise in Mozambique’s Quirmbas Archipelago.

3. Medjumbe Private Island is barefoot luxury at its best. The idyllic natural surroundings on this beautiful island are relaxing and awe-inspiring.

4. Vamizi Island Lodge is situated on Vamizi Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago and looks towards Rongui from the end of a long powder-sand beach.




















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