Day 1-4: Indian Ocean Coast, Quirimbas Archipelago, Ibo Island Lodge
Arrive into Pemba from Johannesburg, transfer to a light aircraft for your short onward flight to Ibo Island. View the breathtaking turquoise waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago from the window as you prepare to land in paradise! The beautiful and relatively unchartered Quirimbas Archipelago is located in the Cabo Delgado Province of Northern Mozambique. This group of mostly deserted islands, offer some of the richest coral reefs in the world and a wonderful habitat, ideal for diving. Nominated for World Heritage status, Ibo Island offers ancient history and culture, idyllic beaches and water sports as well as birding in the surrounding mangrove forests. Enjoy sumptuous seafood, romance, tranquility and luxury at Ibo Island Lodge! All meals and some activities included.
Day 5–8: Indian Ocean Coast, Quirimbas Archipelago, Azura Quilalea
Transfer back to Pemba and onwards bylight aircraft to Quilalea Island, from here take a short drive across the coconut plantations and 10 minute boat ride to your second island destination of Azura Quilalea. Snorkel the island’s shores, dive from the main beach, kayak the mangroves or relax in a hammock beneath the giant baobabs on the island. Mozambique’s northern beaches will keep you entertained in natures very own aquatic playground! Quilalea is the ultimate private luxury hideaway in a stunning undiscovered destination, an untouched paradise for the just a discerning few to discover. All meals, some activities and drinks included.
Day 9-11: Indian Ocean Coast, Quirimbas Archipelago, Guludo Beach Lodge
Return to Pemba and take a boat journey up the coast to your final mainland beach destination. Guludo Beach Lodge is a tropical, barefoot beach paradise, 12km of deserted powder-white sand nestled between the dazzling azure Indian Ocean and wild African Bush, in the Quirimbas National Park, Mozambique. Accommodation provides everything you need and nothing you don’t; with high roofs, gentle sea breezes, alfresco en-suite bathrooms and a stunning “loo with a view”; barefoot luxury has never felt more indulgent. The essence of Guludo is relaxation and discovery. Time is spent drifting over magnificent coral reefs, watching humpback whales, visiting islands and mingling in the local village.
Day 12: Depart
Transfer back to Pemba Airport by aircraft for your onward flight to Johannesburg.