Tucked away on the north east coast of Mozambique, the Quirimbas National Park is a hidden gem in Africa’s crown. This UNESCO biosphere reserve encompasses beautiful forest, secluded islands, and turquoise waters, and supports endangered species above and below the waterline.
Ancient cultures meet modern day Africa on the island of Ibo where you can experience adventure travel at its best, from snorkelling and diving to kayaking and camping, surrounded by ancient traditions and architectural ruins from centuries past.
This combination of cultures and histories makes the park, and especially Ibo and its surrounding islands, a very special and unique destination, so come and explore!
Do not drink tap water in rural areas. In the built-up areas of Mozambique, like Maputo, Inhambane and Beira, it is safe to drink the water. If you are unsure, bottled water is available, although they are highly priced and sold as a semi-luxury item.
The best time to visit the Quirimbas Archipelago is in the winter months (between May and September), when both rainfall and temperatures are at their lowest. Many people choose to take a Quirimbas holiday during Mozambique's hotter and more humid summer.