Days 1 - 6
Situated on the eastern coast of Mozambique in Pemba Bay, the town of Pemba serves as the capital of the province of Cabo Delgado. This beautiful town is best known as a departure point for the exquisite islands of the UNESCO-listed Quirimbas Archipelago, but has plenty of its own beguiling charms. The ultramarine water of its almost land-locked bay is a diving mecca, featuring pristine coral reefs, a kaleidoscopic array of brilliantly-hued tropical fish and numerous dolphins and turtles, while the town, studded with enormous baobab trees and palm-roofed villages, encompasses enticing curio shops and lively markets. Visitors can look forward to exploring the underwater wonderland, relaxing on pristine beaches and spotting a host of wildlife and marine life including dolphins, whales and endangered dugongs in the Quirimbas National Park.