Made up of 27 of the world’s most undiscovered islands, the Quirimbas Archipelago offers a vast range of diving opportunities.
Fringing the islands are some of the richest coral reefs in East Africa, with enormous drop-offs with strong currents, for the experienced diver, to sheltered tranquil coral gardens, perfect for beginners. the area is often visited by huge game fish, turtles, humpbacks and other cetaceans,
Undoubtedly the ‘Crowning Jewel’ in this string of islands, Ibo, recently nominated for world heritage status, was once a prosperous and important slave trading post and the provincial capital of Cabo Delgado. Grand, colonial administration buildings lined its streets and three majestic forts stood guard over the sea; this little mangrove, coral and palm-fringed island was a place of slaves, pirates, ivory and intrigue. Ibo Island has been described as one of the most romantic islands in the world.
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