Quirimbas National Park


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Quirimbas National Park
Quirimbas National Park
About Quirimbas National Park
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Parks total area:
7,500 km² (2,896 m²)
Year established:
2002
Anti-malarial:
Recommended
Park wildlife:
  • Quirimbas National Park contains exceptional examples of coastal forests, woodlands and white, sandy beaches
  • Fauna includes whales, turtles, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and 375+ species of fish
  • The park lies on a bird migration route, making it a must-see bird-watching destination
  • Visit during the winter months, running from April to October

Quirimbas National Park is a newer park, established in June of 2002 and located along the northeast coast of Mozambique in the Cabo Delgado Province. It encompasses 11 of the southernmost islands of the Quirimbas archipelago. The park incorporates an estimated 7,500 km² (2,896 m²) of coastal forest, woodland and marine habitats, including exceptional examples of coral reefs, seagrass beds and savannah. The islands are well known for their white sand beaches, clear warm waters and rich history.

Flora and fauna of Quirimbas National Park

Fauna in Quirimbas National Park is abundant in both marine and land species, including whales, turtles, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and 375 kinds of fish. Quirimbas National Park is uniquely located on a bird migration route between eastern and southern Africa, making it a popular bird-watching destination.

Quirimbas National Park can be accessed by air from all provincial capital cities by way of regional flights. Activities in the park vary from game drives, elephant trekking and bird watching to snorkeling, sailing and kayaking, making the park a perfect destination for travelers who aren’t necessarily intrepid explorers and would prefer to just enjoy the beauty of the park and the islands. 

When is the best time to visit Quirimbas National Park?

The best time to visit Quirimbas National Park is during the winter months, which run from April to October, when rainfall and temperatures are at their lowest. Year-round, the climate is very tropical, averaging around 30 C (86 F), so there will be some sunshine regardless of when you visit. The rainiest months tend to be January and February.

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Dec 22, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2008.
Having lived in Mozambique for over 2 years, I hold a special place for Mozambique in my heart. The Quirimbas archipelago is breathtaking--full of beautiful islands and turquoise coastlines. Pemba in the province of Cabo Delgado is the closest city and worth a visit, for its sprawling beach, filled with locals on the weekends who go fishing, play football and cool ... read more

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Wild dog
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Sep 22, 2013   |   Visited: Sep 2013.
I spent two weeks exploring the QNP, poking around the mainland and a handful of the islands in the archipelago.

The islands here are what make Moz beaches famous. White sand beaches fringed with palm trees, contrasting the blue, teal and turquoise water. The white sails of local dhows are sprinkled across the horizon as they haul dinner for the archipelago. Lod... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: May 22, 2013   |   Visited: Apr 2013.
The fifth safari so far was off to the beach. Excited for our two day safari at the Quirimbas National Park, located in the great Mozambique, we couldn’t wait to land after a long flight and drive from the airport to the park. Exhausted, we arrived at around 7am and went straight to the hotel, which we had already booked for our rooms. Quirimbas park had really out... read more

I saw

Elephant
Mongoose
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Safari suitability: 4 / 10
No big five sightings and less suited for the hardy explorer, but amazing scenery!
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