The Bazaruto Archipelago is of the most beautiful places in Africa and famous for its pristine beaches and world-class diving. The waters around the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park are an ecological paradise and it is one of the largest marine conservation areas in the Indian Ocean.
The Quirimbas Archipelago is where you can catch sight of turtle, dolphin, whale and amazing species of fish, visit islands and beaches with pristine turquoise waters and swim in water averaging 28 Celsius all year round. The waters offer some of the least explored dive sites on the planet. With an amazing variety of birdlife, the archipelago is also an ornithological paradise where stork, egret and heron roost in the mangrove branches. One of the islands of the archipelago is Ibo which is steeped in history and rich in culture and is one of the ancient settlements of the country, with history that goes back to the 11th century and a place where ancient and modern cultures meet and mingle with a vibrant mix of Arab, Indian, Chinese and Portuguese and the local Makua people. You can wander around the mysterious town among crumbling forts and ancient buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be told.
The southeast coast has warm, clear waters, pristine beaches and this untouched and undeveloped area of Mozambique is a true naturalist’s paradise. This great stretch of coast reaches down from Maputo to the border of South Africa.