Tropical Islands of Mozambique
Indian Ocean Island
Hotels, Resorts & Diving
Tropical islands in East Africa such as Zanzibar and Pemba Island belonging
to Tanzania and the Island of Lamu off the coast of Kenya are well known.
Meanwhile the islands in the Quirimbas and Bazaruto archipelagos of Mozambique
and many other small islands yet to be "discovered" by tourism
wait to share their secrets with you...
For a luxurious island holiday there is no better location the the Quirimbas
archipelago in northern Mozambique.
The islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago provide a tranquil and exotic
location for a holiday, usually accessed by light aircraft from the city
of Pemba (Northern Mozambique). Among others island resorts can be found
on Matemo Island, Quilalea Island and Medjumbe Island.
The most well known island in the Quirimbas is the historic Ibo Island
which can be visited as a day trip from some of the closet island resorts.
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Quirimbas Islands, click here...
(Ilha de Moçambique - Nampula Province)
In the past Mozambique Island was used as a commercial settlement by
Arab merchants, to trading along the coastline of East Africa making it
the singularly most important town in Mozambique.
Today the island is easily accessible from the mainland by vehicle via
a 2km concrete bridge and makes a good weekend excursion from Nampula
or Nacala. Cruise ships from Durban also dock here on a regular basis.
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The Bazaruto Archipelago was the chosen destination for Prince Harry
in December 2004 bringing Mozambique and its islands to the attantion
The islands of Bazaruto lie offshore from Vilankulo (also known as Vilanculos)
in the Inhambane province, southern Mozambique, with the main islands
forming the Bazaruto National Park.
The largest of the islands is Bazaruto Island to the north of Vilanculos,
with the smaller Benguerra Island situated south of here but still north
of Vilanculos. There are a number of other small islands in the park which
have little or no facilities, these include Santa Carolina (offshore from
Inhassoro) Pansy Island, Magaruque and Bangue.
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Islands, click here....
Inhaca Island is situated on the fringe of the tropics just south of
the Tropic of Capricorn so is not officially a "tropical island"
but you would never believe this from the cocunut palms and exotic gardens
which litter the island. It was chosen as a research station due to its
sheltered tropical location home to a diverse range of animal and sea
life, both in the ocean and on land. If you want to get out and see for
yourself day trips to the biological research centre, ocean, snorkelling
and diving trips can be arranged. Nearby Portuguese Island is part of
a marine reserve and only a short hop away by boat for day trips. Inhaca
Island is easily accessible from the capital city of Maputo by a 10 minute
flight or at weekends by boat for day trips.
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