Discovering Medjumbe Island – An Adventure-Filled Escape

Tucked away off Mozambique’s northern coast, Medjumbe Island offers a truly captivating getaway with lots of new discoveries for the intrepid traveller.

Overview

This island belongs to the Quirimbas Islands which is a part of the Quirimbas National Park in Mozambique. Resorts don’t crowd this 01 km long and 500 metre wide island which only features 12 beach villas belonging to Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort for a secluded escape.

Wildlife Encounters

The islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago are nesting grounds for several turtle species and between October and April, you may get a chance to see baby turtles hatching. From July to October, Medjumbe Island becomes an ideal place from which to witness migrating Arctic humpback whales, while frolicking dolphins are a popular sight the whole year through.

Snorkelling & Diving

The clear waters around the island offer plenty of snorkelling fun and the surrounding Quirimbas Archipelago is a key diving destination; dugongs, tropical fish, dolphins, sharks, turtles, whales and more than 100 coral species are among the marine treasures that can be found here.

Thrilling Water Sports

For more active escapades, Medjumbe Island provides a range of water sports like kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding and waterskiing. Sailing and big-game fishing are also popular on this enchanting isle where each new day brings with it a new adventure!a.

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Take Me to Mozambique – A Whole New World!

While civil war initially took this destination off the map, it is now back. Mozambique is currently in the process of resurrecting its coastal resorts to increase tourism. Want to know more?

1) When to Visit

When Mozambique’s temperatures are dry and at their lowest between May and October, it is the most ideal time to visit. While travelling between November and January is quite okay as well, both the temperature and humidity will be much higher. It’s best to avoid the rainy season between February and April as most of the roads become impassable.

2) Getting Around

Since the distances are vast, flying would be the best option to travel within Mozambique unless you have time on your hands. If you’re looking for Mozambique island resorts to stay in, there’s many around such as the Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort for example.

3) Food & Drink

Staple food here includes cassava-based bread, chicken and rice. Chicken dishes oft come spiced with Piri-Piri which is a hot chilli sauce. Seafood is also excellent because of its fresh fish and prawns. Local beers like Laurentina and 2M are incredibly popular.

4) Health & Safety

To ensure your safety, make sure you’ve received vaccinations for typhoid, polio, diphtheria, tetanus as well as hepatitis A and B. With Malaria being endemic, consult your doctor regarding the recommended prophylaxis. Definitely make sure to drink purified water.

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Discovering Africa’s Little-Known Underwater Paradise – Mozambique Adventures!

Set amidst 1,500 miles of coastline, Mozambique is blessed with truly rich marine biodiversity. Those exploring this magical underwater world are in for a treat as they will encounter fascinating denizens of the deep.

Arctic Humpback Whales

Seeing these gentle giants of the ocean swimming wild and free is a truly unforgettable sight and can be enjoyed on excursions organised by the likes of Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort. Arctic humpback whales can be spotted in the waters around Medjumbe Island especially during the migration period from July to October.

Oceanic Manta Rays

When it comes to underwater adventures, one of the best places to visit in Mozambique is Tofo; here you have the chance of taking in the amazing sight of giant oceanic manta rays, some of which have a wingspan that is seven metres long!

Dolphins and Whale Sharks

Dolphins can be found around the waters of Mozambique almost the whole year-round at places like Medjumbe Island. Some excursions give you the chance to not only swim with dolphins but whale sharks too; don’t worry, they are harmless to humans!

Other Marine Life

Marine turtles can also be seen during some underwater exploration, while the Quirimbas Archipelago beaches give you the chance to witness turtle nesting or hatching from October to April. Other marine species including mobula rays and various sharks, not forgetting colourful coral can be seen at places like the Two Mile Reef.

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