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The Island

Fire Island

Ilha Do Fogo

Ilha do Fogo, or Fire Island, is a remote, 3.5km circumference island off northern Mozambique. It forms part of the Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago, within Africa’s largest coastal marine protected area. The island and coast lie in the rainshadow of Madagascar, protected from tropical storms and occasional seasonal cyclones.

Our 42-hectare island is run on 100% renewable energy, through our 120KW solar plant. Our ensuite tented accommodation was built in a way that ensured the existing flora and fauna were not impacted, and ground vegetation was protected through the use of ‘floating’ foundations. We have also created an environmentally-friendly decentralised wastewater treatment system, which uses very little energy, while protecting the land and ocean.

We are offering a unique opportunity to discover unknown reefs, and help conserve this remote island. Learn more about exclusive tours to Ilha do Fogo.

Fire Island

Ilha Do Fogo

Ilha do Fogo, or Fire Island, is a remote, 3.5km circumference island off northern Mozambique. It forms part of the Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago, within Africa’s largest coastal marine protected area. The island and coast lie in the rainshadow of Madagascar, protected from tropical storms and occasional seasonal cyclones.

Our 42-hectare island is run on 100% renewable energy, through our 120KW solar plant. Our ensuite tented accommodation was built in a way that ensured the existing flora and fauna were not impacted, and ground vegetation was protected through the use of ‘floating’ foundations. We have also created an environmentally-friendly decentralised wastewater treatment system, which uses very little energy, while protecting the land and ocean.

We are offering a unique opportunity to discover unknown reefs, and help conserve this remote island. Learn more about exclusive tours to Ilha do Fogo.

Our History

Archaeologists believe that Ilha do Fogo and the islands of the Mozambique channel hold great importance in maritime history. The remains of European wrecks have been discovered at a number of sites along the coast, between Ilha do Fogo and Ilha de Moçambique, dating between the sixteenth and the nineteenth centuries. Europeans discovered the Primeiras e Segundas archipelago in 1498, during Vasco da Gama’s first expedition to India. It is historically one of the most momentous voyages, establishing the legendary sea route to India.
After spending time on the island, the team soon realised there was a massive problem with the harvesting of sea turtles. The area’s status as an Environmental Protection Area had no impact, as the island and its neighbouring town of Boror  are so remote, that law enforcement is almost impossible. While researching for a documentary about the island and the threats to turtles, the crew uncovered many underlying issues. They realised that there were numerous other species in grave danger of becoming extinct; the main issues being over-harvesting, the general depletion of natural resources, and the destruction of habitat.

Marine Conservation