• Ibo Island sandpit Beach
  • Quirimbas Dhow Aerial View
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Quirimbas island holidays | Offering stunning hotel accommodation

The Quirimba Archipelago islands are situated off the coast of northern Mozambique close to Pemba on the mainland. Arab trading posts and Portuguese trading routes dominated the seas many decades ago and today many of these 34 islands remain uninhabited.

The Ilhas Quirimbas are a Mozambique cultural and natural heritage, all partly linked to the coast by sand bars, coral reefs, mangroves and water rich in marine life. The Islands of Ibo, Quisiva and Matemo feature old Portuguese settlements with pre-colonial Swahili settlements. There is evidence that the culture today is a potpourri of influences from Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a millennium.

Diving in the Quirimba’s Archipelago is a maze of phenomenal drop-offs and diverse coral species. This Mozambique conservation area contains outstanding global value due to its mangrove, sea grasses, sandy and rocky shores habitats – important feeding areas for turtle, crab plovers and migratory birds. Bottlenose and humpback dolphins and whales breed here too.

The Quirimba’s Archipelago is the perfect Mozambique Holiday Destination with is diverse range of beach resorts and hotels, biodiversity and exclusivity. Mozambique Honeymoons on these islands are the ultimate in romance and seclusion with the perfect beach and ocean setting! Flights to Mozambique landing in Pemba give access to the archipelago.

Tourists book Mozambique Holiday Packages to the Quirimba’s  to explore its timelessness – getting completely away from it all. Fishermen will love the thrill of luring game fish and other tropical species. Kite surfing is the latest Quirimba’s craze – explore the freedom of the Quirimba’s Marine National Park.

Dear Rob, Glynn and The Team @ Ibo!

What a wonderful stay and dhow safari we have had!! An amazing island and a gorgeous lodge. The experience has truly been fantastic! From arriving by dhow to finishing with our private beach diner, it has all been magical!! Hope to get back one day!

What a wonderful experience! I have enjoyed every minute and learnt so much about Ibo Island culture. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and hope to return one day. I wish you every success.

Thank you for an amazing experience! I will take memories and photos and new friends away with me. Harris is an amazing guide and really comfortable to be around and his knowledge is outstanding. The Dhow safari was a great way to travel and I felt truly relaxed. Rob and Glynn and Ibo you have been really hospitable and I feel like you are instant friends. Thank you again.

The opportunity to share your special part of the world has been fantastic. Thank you for all your hospitality, personal touches & obvious passion for the island of Ibo. We leave with happy memories, many photos and the pleasure of sharing those with you & the islanders. Thank you for the fabulous birthday celebrations – so so special.