The Quirimbas National Park has a rich and varied environment that includes crystal clear waters, coastal forests, mangrove forests and islands made of coral. Here’s a little more on this fascinating national park.
There are 11 islands that make up the marine element of the park, out of which 6 has human occupants and the others are likely uninhabited, with only occasional seasonal fishermen taking up residence. These 11 islands along with 21 others make up the Quirimbas archipelago.
During your time at one of the many Mozambique villas, the likes of Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, your visit to this National park is a must. Home to 160 different species of animals, some of them are on the Red List of Threatened Species. You’ll find sea turtles, 4 species of dolphins, 3 whale species, 160 species of coral and hundreds of fish species.
Threats to the park
The ecosystem in the park is extremely fragile, with a number of species under threat as the pressure on resources grow.