The Quirimbas seen from the sky

For those looking for colour burst, unspoiled spaces and immense oceans, one of the best scenic flights is above the Quirimbas islands in Mozambique.

This archipelago is up North at the border with Tanzania. You will start in Pemba, a typical Mozambique village set between coconut trees and the ocean. You will take off and immediately be surprised to see how natural this area is with only very few villages and some quiet dhows spread in the clean waters. This is a true «deep down Africa» feeling.

Quirimbas from the air

From the sky you can really follow the different currents and the scenery offers the most amazing range of blues dotted with pure white sand beaches and bright greens from the mango trees and mangroves. It simply dazzles the eyes.

You will fly over these islands deserted or not. But what is impressive is to see that each island is spectacular and has its own charm from Ibo and its interesting and rich culture to the private and secluded Medjumbe or the brand new Azura Quilalea and its intimate luxury.

The cherry on the cake : you can play whale and dolphin spotting. A flying safari is indeed very exciting and for big animals it is an excellent way of looking at them.

You finally land on one of those magnificent islands, the one you have spotted and you already dream about. It’s all yours now and you can just enjoy !

By Hélène Soragna

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