Divers seeking remote luxury should look no further than Northern Mozambique, one of the world’s last wildernesses.
The recently established Quirimbas National Park is a true example of bush meeting beach, with elephant browsing mango trees just metres from the Indian Ocean and, further inland, four out of the ‘Big Five’ roaming.
Fringing the archipelago are some of the richest coral reefs in East Africa, often visited by huge game fish, turtles, humpbacks and other cetaceans. They offer a vast range of diving opportunities from enormous drop-offs with strong currents, for the experienced diver, to sheltered tranquil coral gardens, perfect for beginners.
Depart the UK for Dar es Salaam
Onward flight to Pemba and transfer to resort
Onward flight to Pemba, then transfer to your chosen lodge by light aircraft for a seven night stay
Medjumbe Island Resort
Medjumbe is a small, mystical island, just one kilometre long and 500 metres in width, close to the world famous St. Lazarus Banks. This intimate resort caters for discerning island, leisure seekers as well as dedicated divers and offers 12 luxury, en-suite rooms, with air-conditioning and mini-bar. Traditional Mozambique architecture adds texture and intrigue and each chalet overlooks the sea. Facilities include bar and restaurant, swimming pool, and dive centre. Located in a marine reserve where the diving wall is less than one kilometre offshore and extends up to seven kilometres, Medjumbe is a diver’s paradise!
Accommodation at Quilalea is a haven of secluded luxury. Guests stay in nine large, ‘island villas’, each with enormous windows to better appreciate sea views and breezes. Natural rock walls, makuti thatch and colonial ceiling fans keep you cool by day, while a king-size bed draped in a romantic net completes the African/Arabian luxury. At the north end of the island is the restaurant, set on a peninsula and offering fabulous ocean views to both the west and the east. Amongst activities available on Quilalea is to charter the Kiraku, an 11 metre yacht, and to sail around the Quirimbas - either for a few hours, the day or stay for a few nights on a diving package.