We at Original Travel have visited and revisited the Quirimbas
Archipelago several times in the last few years to keep abreast of
The conclusion? Getting there may require a long journey by air,
land and sea, but it is well, well worth the effort. In addition to
idyllic beaches, the archipelago contains mangrove forests and some
of the richest coral reefs in the world.
Over 350 species of reef fish have been recorded, and other
marine species present include turtles, manta rays, whale sharks,
humpback whales, and the endangered dugong.
As well as world class snorkelling and diving, activities
include sea kayaking, fishing and sailing trips on traditional
dhows. Add in delicious fresh seafood and you have a great
destination for a barefoot beach holiday.
For a dose of culture amidst all the R&R and aquatic
activities, Ibo Island also has a long and interesting history as a
trading post, with the Chinese, Arabs and Portuguese all having
left their mark.