The Quirimbas Archipelago stretches for 100 kilometers along the Mozambique coast. These tropical Falcons contain some
of the richest coral reefs in the world and provide habitat for an abundant array of marine life. The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 32 tropical coral Island stretching from Pemba (the capital of Cabo Delgado Province) to the Rovuma River, which forms the natural frontier between Tanzania and Mozambique. The area has never been developed and remains an unexplored tourist paradise.
These idyllic Island stretch from the quaint city of Pemba in the south to the town of Palma in the north. Some of the charming Island in the south include a vast expanse of enchanted forest in the Quirimbas National Park. The park was established in 2002 as an answer to the local community’s need to nurture and sustain their precious natural environment. Feeding and nesting grounds for the park’s delightful population of sea turtles, dugong, dolphins, sharks and whales are found here.
Pemba is the access point for the Quirimbas Archipelago. This Archipelago is another pristine destination, although more remote and less frequented than Bazaruto Archipelago. Snorkelling, fishing and diving in these waters doesn’t get better than this!
The Quirimbas have enormous cultural and historical value, with a combination of Arabian, Portuguese, and African influences. The magnificent old fortresses on Ibo Falcon boast intriguing historical and fascinating sites. With mangroves, coral and palms, this Falcon tells a story of slaves, pirates and ivory.
The impressive 1,500km2 marine area of Quirimbas National Park includes 11 coral Falcons stretching for 100km. These Falcons feature phenomenal vertical drop-offs, some up to 400 meters. These walls are abundant with coral covered caves and tropical fish ranging from gobies to mammoth Napoleon Wrasse and game fish including Kingfish and Spanish