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Quirimbas Archipelago

The Quirimbas Archipelago is in our view Africa's finest beach destination. Logistically this area is somewhat tricky to get to (unless you stay at Vamizi) - but its very remoteness has preserved and protected it, and consequently the rewards for the pilgrimage are simply outstanding.  The Quirimbas islands are virtually uninhabited and the beaches and reefs completely untouched.  Each island has just one lodge, resulting in levels of exclusivity and privacy that are virtually unheard of in Africa nowadays.  We cannot offer high enough praise.  
The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of a chain of 32 islands rising up from the depths of the Indian Ocean and stretching from the coastal town of Pemba almost 400km up to Mozambique’s northern border with Tanzania.
 
The region boasts a remarkable diversity of wildlife: whales abound in the deep diving channels, turtles breed on isolated sand banks and African fish eagles constantly scan the mangrove swamps. In contrast to the southern islands of Bazaruto, many of the islands are formed from rugged coral with intermittent stretches of golden beach, creating a dramatic and fascinating landscape.

The Maluane Project which oversees the region is potentially one of the most exciting tourism and environmental projects in the world today.  So far the focus has been on their flagship Vamizi with its miles of immaculate sand, but within the next 10 years the intention is to develop the neighbouring islands and mainland coast. We watch and wait with great interest.
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