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Sencar Island, Mozambique
Fast Facts
ACTIVITIES
Wildlife
Birding
 
 
Points of Interest Nearby
CITIES & CULTURE
FAMILY FUN
 

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Sencar, part of the Quilalea Sanctuary in Mozambique's remote Quirimbas Archipelago, is more than just a buffer to the sea. This 75-hectare (185 acre) uninhabited island, a mix of coastal and mangrove forest, provides refuge to numerous sea and woodland birds including heron, plovers coucal and mangrove kingfisher. And notwithstanding the absence of fresh water, the Samango monkey also calls this small round island home. A day trip to Sencar Island is a must for families intent on birding in absolute solitude.
Getting There
 
Sencar Island is a stone's throw from Quilalea and less than a 1/2 hour by speedboat from the islands of Quirimba and Ibo. Day trips to the island can be arranged through area lodges and resorts.
When to Travel
 
The best time to visit Quirimbas Archipelago is from June to August when the average daytime temperature is between 22-30° C (71-86° F) and the chance of rain is minimal. The weather is hot and humid throughout the rainy season (November - April); the heaviest rains are in January and February. Weather Forecast & Climate History
Things to Keep in Mind
 
Sencar is neither a beach nor snorkeling destination.
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