The ultimate ocean safari
20 August 2018

MOZAMBIQUE

AZURA QUILALEA is an unexpected piece of paradise. This uninhabited one-square-kilometre island is part of the Quirimbas Archipelago, a collection of 31 islands, about 10 kilometres from the mainland and an adventurous coastal destination. This is an African ocean safari like no other and the perfect combination with safaris in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia.

OCEAN SAFARI

Discover marine life and underwater gardens - go kayaking, diving or snorkelling; witness green, hawksbill and leatherback turtles nesting or hatching; see humpback whales breeching; observe around 134 bird species and learn about the giant baobab trees on the island.

The Quilalea house reef is accessed directly from the beach in front of the bar and perfect for snorkelling and night dives.

ACCESS

You don't have to endure a shipwreck to end up on this castaway island; fly to Pemba Mozambique (and please not to be confused with Pemba Tanzania):
  • 5 x weekly: Johannesburg ↔ Pemba (Airlink: less than 3 hours)
  • 2 x weekly: Nairobi ↔ Pemba (LAM: just over 2 hours)
  • 3 x weekly: Dar es Salaam ↔ Pemba (LAM: just over 1 hour)
And daily helicopter transfers between Pemba and the island - 20 minutes & stunning!

RATES & AVAILABILITY

Rates from US$ 825 pps. Azura Quilalea has some space for last-minute travel.

Use the brilliant LUXURY FOR LESS offer between 26 Nov and 16 Dec — 2 stay for the price of 1 on 7 nights or more.

HONEYMOONERS receive 40% off the bride's accommodation (valid until 16 Dec 2018)

COMBINE with AZURA SELOUS - Stay 4 Pay 3 valid at both Azura Selous and Azura Quilalea.
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Suzanne
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