Written on: December 22, 2014
I visited in October 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 off in the pristine water. While growing in popularity, Pemba still has an authentic feel to it, instead of major hotel chains, the shoreline is filled with beach houses and an increasing number of restaurants serving Mozambican, Portuguese, Italian and Indian cuisines. Near to Pemba lies one of the Quirimbas islands known as Ibo, a major trading port during the colonial ear in the late 18th century. Ibo provides an excellent glimpse into its past history, with colonial houses, schools, government buildings, including the still-standing Fort of Sao Joao providing views of the ocean and the island.
For some visitors, Ibo feels like a place lost in time while for others, it is this preservation of the past that draws them in - definitely worth a visit!
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...
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...