Days 1 - 6
Situated on the eastern coast of Mozambique in Pemba Bay, the town of Pemba serves as the capital of Cabo Delgado. This beautiful town is best known as a departure point to the exquisite UNESCO-listed Quirimbas Archipelago, but boasts plenty of its own charms. The ultramarine water of the near-landlocked bay is a diving mecca, featuring pristine coral reefs, a kaleidoscopic array of brilliantly-hued tropical fish, and numerous dolphins, whales and turtles. Animal lovers should also make sure to visit the captivating Quirimbas National Park to see the local endangered dugongs - curious and unique creatures. The town is an excellent destination for holiday relaxation, studded with enormous baobab trees and palm-roofed villages, and encompassing enticing curio shops and lively markets.