Vamizi Island floats in the Indian Ocean in the Quirimbas Archipelago just off Mozambique’s remote northern coast. It is easier to reach than guests may think considering how deserted it is.
Tourists to Vamizi Island can connect from South Africa, Mozambique or Tanzania easily within a day, with direct international flights from Europe on British Airways, KLM, Swiss and Kenya Airways.
A 12-seater turbo-prop Cessna Caravan flies intrepid travellers direct to the island straight from Pemba (Mozambique) or Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) to the Vamizi Island airstrip.
From there, guests are transferred to the main lodge in the “Islandrover” – an open 4×4 Land Rover that follows a bumpy track for 45 minutes to the lodge.
Expect the whole journey to take no longer than three hours altogether, with a stop en route to sort out customs. It takes just one hour from Pemba, along a picturesque Mozambican coast.