The Quirimbas Archipelago is a chain of 32 Indian Ocean islands along the northern Mozambique coast. The Quirimbas National Park just north of Pemba includes 11 of these islands. The National Park was formed by the local communities to protect this unique environment. The tourism mandate for this area is for selected high quality, low impact resorts to work together with the communities to create benefits for all involved.
The result of this ground breaking collaboration is a delightful eco-holiday destination with warm azure waters, untouched coral reefs, white sandy beaches, wildlife and historical significance. It is also possible to find beautifully crafted and original silverware and explore ancient settlements and buildings.
The Quirimbas National Park has an abundance of exotic fish and rare marine species such as the dugongs, sea turtles and hump back whales. On land the park is home to 4 of the Big Five animals, elephant, buffalo, lion and the reclusive leopard, as well as wild dog, hyena and many types of antelope. Bird species are many and varied.