Untouched beaches, stunning seafood and an exceptionally high quality of diving and snorkelling define a luxury safari to Northern Mozambique and the islands off the north coast. The north is a very special part of the world indeed and gaining notoriety as one of the last stretches of pristine, unchanged coastline left on earth.
Pemba is the region’s main hub and a site of incredible natural beauty and interesting colonial history. It is one of the world’s largest inland bays with an opening just 2km wide and an expanse of crystal blue waters around 375 square kilometres. A tour around this former colonial outpost brings the history of the area to life and can be a fascinating addition to a luxury beach safari in Mozambique.
Off the coast of Pemba in Northern Mozambique lies the Quirimbas Archipelago - a string of exquisite small islands boasting some of the best private island lodges, pristine dive sites and fresh seafood on the planet. You really feel as if you have stepped into a tropical island paradise as far removed from the fast pace of the modern world as possible.
Easily accessible from Kenya, Tanzania and Southern Africa, Northern Mozambique is quickly emerging as one of the country’s leading destinations for travellers seeking beach relaxation out of the way of general tourist routes. The Northern Islands of Mozambique are well off the beaten track and perfect for the adventurous traveller looking for more than just another ‘run of the mill’ beach resort experience.
For the quintessential experience of a safari in northern Mozambique, we recommend Azura Quilalea Private Island for its relaxed, castaway style on a wholly uninhabited island which you’ll have all to yourself. If you aren’t pressed for time, you might also like a stay on Vamizi Island for powder-soft beaches and complete privacy, or visit Nuarro Lodge on the mainland for an experience of environmentally-friendly tourism in a breath-taking location on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
If you’re looking to visit a remote part of the east African coast, with little in the way of big tourism, the Northern Coast and North Islands of Mozambique are a great place to start.