Robinson Crusoe’s deserted island, with palm fringed beaches and turquoise bays, has undeniable appeal. But though relaxing indefinitely on the sun, far from civilisation, has a definite charm, Crusoe’s experience can’t have been all that comfortable! Visiting Mozambique with Africa Exclusive, we want to give you the tropical island experience Crusoe would have dreamed of. It will have the fabulous weather and perfect beaches, the quiet and the solitude, but we will add into the mix one or more of the most fabulous places to stay you have ever seen, mouthwatering fresh cuisine, and impeccable levels of service. Oh, and you won’t have to wait for years to be rescued: we’ll agree with you when and where you want to be picked up.
Azura Quilalea is arguably the best private island in Mozambique. This multi award winning property is a hidden gem just made for wannabe castaways with discerning taste. In this untouched paradise you can swim, snorkel, and dive straight from the main beach, and it is the only island in the country with a house reef. Giant baobab trees dominate the island’s skyline, and they and the other trees support some 180 different species of birds. There are just nine seafront villas here, each one carefully oriented to make the most of the views and to feel completely private.
On the Ibo Dhow Safari you can imagine yourself not just as a castaway, but perhaps as a spice trader or even a pirate seeking treasure! You will spend three nights on Ibo Island, one of the most idyllic spots in the Quirimbas Archipelago, then sail for a further four nights out to a succession of deserted islands. This is an unbeatable island experience for honeymooners or small groups of family and friends. By day you will sail, snorkel, and stand up paddle board, and in the evenings you will come ashore, barbecue the fish you have caught, and tell stories around the campfire. Each night you will sleep in a mobile fly camp, with only the nocturnal birds and the stars for company.