Written on: May 22, 2013
I visited in April 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 outdone themselves in their accommodations: simply luxurious. In the morning, the view of the sunrise down to the Indian ocean was incredible waking up to this for the next two days we were in Mozambique was awesome. There is no electricity or running water in the park, therefore the shower is operated by an ingenious, pulley operated contraption that pours stored water on you from above and it is in open air, so if you take one as the sun comes up in the morning that would be the longest shower you ever had. Breakfast was mouthwatering and the menu was filled with all dishes from traditional to modern. We got on a self-drive to begin our adventure. First stop the famous Quirimbas mobile island hopping safari, under the expert leadership of a pro guide and a local crew we explored a coastline and some destinations fringed by tropical islands we engaged in some activities like sea kayaking and dhow sailing up the wide coastal river mouths where there was also some bird viewing. There was fresh seafood and traditional cuisine.
The second day, our last day, we had to spend it at the beach and relax under the sun. The Quirimbas beach is full of activities like wind and kite surf equipment and they also give lessons, amazing bush walks. This would be the best place for a family to take their kids and have a memorable time. The Qurimbas national park is definitely a place to get away to.
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 ...
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...