Mozambique sailing Quirimbas



Mozambique sailing Quirimbas. An archipelago of 32 islands protected, pristine and wild. Small strips of land: are the Quirimbas Islands. We will sail on a traditional dhow of 12 meters, with skipper, chef and crew of experts to explore some of the Quirimbas Islands. We do not sleep on board, but in a tent, in ad hoc organized camps, in special places. We will sail on calm waters, clear and blue with before our eyes the infinite line of Indian Ocean. We can then combine the traditional dhow sailing and the kayak, to get to some remote places like the mouths of some rivers and mangrove forests, where we can spot  endangered bird species and unique views over the course of the national park waters, Quirimbas. Our dinners are made with fresh seafood under the stars! Yes, this is a unique adventure that smells of freedom. We will end the trip on the island of Ibo, a little-known destination, rich in history and nature. A trip for groups of friends, honeymoons or adventurous families.

We planned this trip such an adventurous combination of dhow and camping, but we can change it by making the move and the most comfortable nights in a catamaran!

DURATION: 8 DAYS. Possibility of extensions on the beautiful beaches of the Quirimbas Islands, on the coast of Mozambique or Malawi!



All distances will be covered with one or more means Toyota or Land Rover or similar off-road vehicles and dhow.

ACCOMMODATION – Mozambique sailing Quirimbas

The nights at Ibo, will be at a magnificent colonial house rehabilitated with the most beautiful terrace of the island; the famous Ibo Island lodge.

The remaining nights will be spent on the islands in simple camping under the stars with igloo tents provided by the organization. Life at the camp is environmentally friendly, simple and rustic. The luxury of this experience is to sleep on the beach or a special place among the stars and the peace, tranquility and simplicity. With global warming many coasts and islands are going to become just a memory.

The facilities have been carefully chosen following an idea of ​​land conservation and sustainability of travel, preferring positions in close contact with nature.

Curious about the list of lodges, write us for more details!

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DAY 1 AND 2. PEMBA, MOZAMBIQUE. Arrival at Pemba International Airport or Nacala in northern Mozambique. Meeting with the staff and land transfer - about 3 hours- for an area further north and then by dhow to the island of Mogundula, where we will spend two nights in one of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago. From here we will explore the area and will swim in the clear waters and literally between small strips of sand. At our disposal is the whole island! where you will camp in a shaded area. We can visit the Pangane peninsula and / or the island of Macaloe. Dinner and overnight camping, as the previous night. Full board

DAY 3. MOGUNDULA ISLAND - ULUMBWA. From the island of the Isle of Mogundula Ulumbwa. We will sail the crystal clear waters of the Quirimbas archipelago, below us the corals that we will see by snorkeling to the mouth of the river Ulumbwa, rich in mangroves in a unique ecosystem and where we will find the fishing villages. Dinner and overnight camping at Ulumbwa. Full board

DAY 4. ULUMBWA - MATEMO - ULUMBWA. Departure day to the island of Matemo. After visiting the estuary of the River Ulumbwa, where hundreds of species of birds inhabit this area of ​​mangroves and fishing villages, in the afternoon we drive to the turquoise waters of the island of Matemo, in the south, as well as exploring this part of the island. Return to the camp of Ulumbwa. Full board

DAY 5, 6 AND 7. ULUMBWA - IBO. From Ulumbwa island of Ibo. Ibo is perhaps one of the islands with the most attractions, with its incredible history dating back to the XXVI century, between fortresses and with a cultural heritage that in many ways -as for dell'argento- has remained so and over the centuries. Mysterious ruins, ancient buildings and an  stories that speak through architecture. From the island of Ibo you can enjoy a fascinating view of the Indian Ocean, especially from the  restaurant terrace of the lodge chosen, historic building, which has undergone extensive renovation. Full board

GIORNO 8. IBO - PEMBA AIRPORT. After breakfast, an ultra light will take us from Ibo Pemba, international airport.

Note: The trade winds blow on the east coast and change direction twice a year. From September to May normally it sails from north to south while during (usually) in June, August and September, and in other periods solely dependent on weather conditions and winds it may be necessary to sail south to north. It is impossible to predict , but it is clear that we will do our best to keep the itinerary intact though it remains flexible than what has been published.

ATTENDANCE FEE: on request



The following discounts are possible:

  • 100USd for travelers who already took part at least in a travel with AFRICA WILD TRUCK (minimum base of 4 persons)


  • Itinerary as per program, 4 nights in dhow and 3 night on Ibo Island (the expedition may be modified due to wind and weather conditions)
  • Guides and skipper speaking English and Portuguese
  • Snorkeling and kayak equipment
  • All overnights in lodge as to program
  • All meals as per full board indication
  • 50 US dollars that AWT entirely donates to AROUND AWT (see page 11)
  • Government taxes


  • Flights
  • Mozambique Visa
  • Supplemento camera singola
  • Euroassistance/Globy or similar travel insurance (cancellation, luggage, health insurance highly advisable – it is possible to stipulate it with the above cited agency or online – write to us, we will help you to find the best solution!)
  • Drinks
  • any possible personal expense
  • tips
  • anything not expressly specified under "The fee includes"


No obligation to vaccination. Check with your doctor about requirements for yellow fever.

We recommend these vaccines:

  • tetanus
  • typhoid fever
  • hepatitis A and B

Concerning malaria, disease transmitted by the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito, its prevention is accomplished, first of all, with a mechanic prevention i.e. avoiding getting stung, following these rules:

  • sleeping under mosquito tents
  • using insecticide to get rid of possible mosquitos
  • after sunset, when mosquitos are more active, avoiding leaving parts of the body uncovered, wearing light-colored long trousers and long-sleeve shirts, because dark colors attract mosquitos and spraying parts of the body uncovered with Autan Extreme

For the use of any possible antimalarial drugs we suggest that you consult your Public Health Service; health norms change very rapidly.

Required documents and Visa

It is necessary to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after departure date with at least two free pages; for the entry in Mozambique the Visa is obtainable under 80 Usd payment through Mozambique embassies abroad.Write us for more informations



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