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Chaka Adventures - Destinations and Attractions

Tanzania attractions and destinations is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. There is the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar, the vast herds of game grazing on the Serengeti plains and the slow volcanic eruption of Ol Donyo Lengai. With so much natural wealth, it?s no wonder that Tanzania has something for everyone.

The Quirimbas Archipelago

The Quirimbas Archipelago is a collection of 32 pristine coral islands, including historic Ibo Island. The 11 most southern of these are part of the Quirimbas National Park please link to the Conservation page within this site.

Relatively undiscovered by tourists, this archipelago is a nature-lover?s paradise. Water temperatures stay at 27-28 degrees Celsius year round, so there is no excuse not to explore the abundant marine life.

Divers can discover turtles, tiger sharks, manta rays, and even the rare dugong in the Quirimbas, which is considered one of the most biodiverse reefs in the world. From July to January, humpback whales can be seen in the Quirimbas? deeper channels.

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The largest of the islands in the Quirimbas is Ibo Island, which was one of the most powerful trading hubs along East Africa. This atmospheric island ? with its tree-lined streets and crumbling historic buildings - offers a step back into time.

Visitors can wander through labyrinthine alleys to discover three old Portuguese forts, the whitewashed Church of Senhora Rosario which dates from the 1500s, and remnants of the palatial homes: evidence of the island?s former wealth and status.

Today, local silversmiths, based in the main fort, continue to use ancient Arab techniques and designs.

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