March 8, 2019

Category: Kraken Cup

January 2020 will be the 8th Kraken Cup. To spice things up a bit we’re moving the second half of the race to the Quirimbas Archipelago, the jewel of Northern Mozambique. The Northern coast is the most remote end of the country and many of these islands are only accessible by boat. Sounds like the perfect place to get lost in a tiny wooden boat, right?

The islands are mostly more remote and inaccessible than those off Tanzania, so apart from more wild camping and catching dinner, teams will need to be strategic in their provisions. Which we think you’ll agree is the way it should be.

The finish line itself is on the former trading outpost island of Ibo. Ibo boasts a colonial ghost town and fort left by the Portuguese, some of the best coral reefs in Africa, massive mangrove forests and just enough hotels to ensure a supply of cold beer and clean towels.

You can find out more and sign up over on the Kraken web pages.

Mangrove canals Ibo Island (image from Cedarburg Travel)

A street of Ibo Town (image from Wikimedia)

Abandoned colonial street in Ibo Town (image from Gulodo Beach Lodge)

The Portuguese colonial fort on Ibo (image from Club of Mozambique)

Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago (Image from Lonely Planet)