Quirimbas National Park in Mozambique
One of the most significant stops on safaris and vacations to Mozambique is the Quirimbas National Park. This park, which has a 7500 sq km land area, was designated as a national park of Mozambique in 2002. It is considered to be the largest marine protected area in Africa and is situated in the Quirimbas Islands, close to the province of Cabo Delgado.
Eleven islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago, which extends all the way up to Tanzania, are located within the Park. With a blend of Arabian, Portuguese, and African influences, these tropical, coral islands are of immense cultural and historical significance.
The Quirimbas National Park contains both marine and land areas. Dry mopane forests, mangroves, and vibrant coral reefs make up the majority of the vegetation.
The Quirimbas National Park is home to a number of marine and terrestrial animals, including five different types of turtles, dugong, humpback whales, sharks, and other marine creatures. Three elephant migration routes pass through the park’s region, and other animals include lions, leopards, buffalo, wild dogs, sable, elands, crocodiles, flamingos, raptors, and others.
Quirimbas National Park is located in the province of Cabo Delgado’s Quirimbas archipelago. Only flights from Maputo and the RSA up to Pemba and then flights to the park are available for entrance to the park.
With PADI Courses and trainers on-site, diving and snorkeling on the coral reefs is accessible in the park. Fishing, boating, animal safaris, game drives, and nature walks are just a few of the additional activities available at the park.