On this 8 day itinerary, we will spend the time discovering the little known and little visited wilderness of the Quirimbas National Park. Sea kayaking through the warm, blue waters of the Mozambique Channel and camping on tropical islands.
Turquoise clear waters and beautiful scenery awaits you – as well as a host of local fishermen to meet and interact with along the way.
The Quirimbas Islands lie in the Indian Ocean off North Eastern Mozambique, close to Pemba, the capital of the province of Cabo Delgado. This archipelago was almost forgotten and has only recently opened up to the outside world.
Life here is slow paced and charming. Thick mangrove forests, craggy tropical islands and a wild aquatic world make up this remote region. We explore this coastline fringed by tropical islands on a sturdy motorised 11- meter Arab dhow complete with experienced crew and a professional guide. You will have the option to kayak or sail into wild frontiers, an unequalled experience in one of the last undeveloped places in Africa.
I’ve had a magical time in paradise! – S. Tilley
The islands are well spaced and allow for excellent kayaking, dhow cruising, snorkeling, swimming and exploring. The entire archipelago is tide dependent and so your routing is carefully worked out based on local knowledge and weather and tide conditions.
This adventure is true expedition style as we sail or kayak from one tropical island to another; beach stops are frequent, and we camp overnight on uninhabited islands. Your chef will conjure up fresh seafood and traditional cuisine over an open fire under the stars.
We end our adventure with some well deserved luxury at a beautiful island lodge.
Please note whilst on expedition all camping will be bush or island camping with no facilities what so ever. Washing water will be limited, and meals simple and nutritious based on the dry stocks able to be carried and the availability of fresh fish and seafood. The itinerary will need to be totally flexible and is weather and tide dependent. You are however assured of adventure against a backdrop of varied and pristine scenery. Services of an English speaking crew member and 2 Mozambican dhow crew.