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Quirimbas National Park reviews

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History preserved - standing the test of time

Views: 386 Visited: Oct 2008 Reviewed: Dec 22, 2014

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!

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