Quirimbas National Park
The Quirimbas National Park in Mozambique is one of the most important destinations on Mozambique safaris and holidays. This park was gazetted as a Mozambique national park in 2002 and occupies an area of 7500sq km. It is located on the islands Quirimbas near the province of Cabo Delgado and is an acclaimed largest marine protected area in Africa.
Within the Park are eleven islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago which stretches all the way up to Tanzania. These tropical, coral islands have enormous cultural and historical value, with a combination of Arabian, Portuguese, and African influences.
Parts of the park are marine and other lie on land. The vegetation is largely dry mopane forest, mangrove and colorful coral reefs
Several marine and terrestrial species including five species of turtles, dugong, humpback whales, shark, and other marine species are found in the park. The area of the park is crossed by three elephant migratory routes, and there are also lion, leopard, buffalo, wild dog, sable, eland, crocodiles, flamingo, raptors and others
It is situated in the Quirimbas archipelago in the province of Cabo Delgado. The park is only accessible by air from Maputo and from the RSA up to Pemba and thereafter by air to the park.
Diving and snorkelling in the coral reefs is possible in the park with PADI Courses and trainers at the park. Other activities at the park include fishing, boating, wildlife safaris, game drives and nature walks…to mention a few.