Mozambique lies along the south-eastern coastline of Africa and boasts 2500 kilometres of pristine coastline. Formerly a Portuguese colony, it has once again become the playground of South African and international tourists who visit the turquoise waters of various islands and coastal resorts. The Quirimbas Archipelago stretches from Pemba (the capital of Cabo Delgado Province) to the Rovuma River, which forms the natural frontier between Tanzania and Mozambique. The area has never been developed and remains an unexplored tourist paradise. The famous St Lazarus Banks – a huge sea mound with coral reefs offering unsurpassed diving & fishing forms part of the Quirimbas Archipelago.