Guests will access Azura Quilalea Private Island via Pemba International Airport in Mozambique.
Pemba can be accessed from South Africa with flights from Johannesburg on SA Airlink and LAM, From Tanzania flights are on with LAM from Dar es Salaam and from Kenya with flights on LAM via Nairobi – both twice weekly.
There is also good and usually daily access from centers in Mozambique including Maputo, Beira and Nampula. On arrival our representative will meet you and assist with customs and immigration formalities. Please check with us beforehand on your visa requirements, but do note that all nationalities require a visa. South African Residents receive an automatic free visa on arrival. Most other nationalities can purchase a visa on arrival but please do check.
Once you have collected your baggage at Pemba International Airport there is a short walk to the transfer company for your helicopter transfer.
Flights over the archipelago to Azura Quilalea are truly spectacular and you will have brilliant views of all the islands and the Quirimba’s National Park. Expect to spot whales in season (July to September)
Helicopter transfers land on Quilalea Island, and light aircraft make use of Quirimba Island and then a boat transfer over to Quilalea.
Boat transfers to combine with Ibo Island are easily arranged. This area is a 45 minute transfer through the mangrove channels and an innovative way to get between the two properties. See our Ibo Island Lodge/ Azura Quilalea island package here.
Azura Quilalea is located 30 nautical miles north of Pemba and one of the southernmost islands in the Archipelago.
Private Charter flights are available to Pemba through various charter companies in Johannesburg at reasonable rates. Aircraft seat 8-19 pax.
Quirimba Island has a 1000m grass runway which is in excellent condition year round.
GPS coordinates for Azura at Quilalea Island
12.4911° S, 40.6001° E