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What to see in Pemba And Northern Mozambique

Pemba And Northern Mozambique Attractions

Although southern Mozambique is more easily accessible by road, the north is bursting with natural attractions and stunning beach resorts. It's increasingly attracting international visitors and developing tourist infrastructure to accommodate them.

Near the middle of the long, narrow country, the port city of Beira operates as a gateway to the north, particularly the Gorongosa National Park, the Cahora Bassa Lake, and the gorgeous Ilha de Mozambique, an island celebrated for both natural and cultural attractions.

Nestled in the far north, the port town of Pemba is another increasingly popular travel hub in Mozambique. From this shabby but picturesque town, tourists can access pristine white beaches, tropical islands, unspoiled wilderness, and national parks.

The Quirimbas Archipelago is Mozambique's new hotspot for beach holidays. A UNESCO site, the 31 islands in the chain are a haven for scuba divers and fishermen, with fascinating histories complementing the lovely beaches.

Inland from Pemba, the Niassa Game Reserve is a massive protected wilderness. Note that roads in the northern provinces of Mozambique are riddle with potholes and often require 4x4 vehicles. Travel is substantially harder in the rainy season of October to March, with mud making many routes impassable and resulting in reserves closing.


Situated in the central region of Sofala Province, Beira is the second largest city in Mozambique. It is home to the Port of Beira, acting as a gateway for the central interior portion of…

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Cahora Bassa Lake

Situated in the Tete Province of Mozambique, Cahora Bassa is one of Africa's largest artificial lakes. One of three major dams on the Zambezi river system, along with Kariba and Itezhi-Tezhi,…

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Gorongosa National Park

Often referred to as the 'place where Noah parked his ark', Gorongosa National Park was a popular tourist destination for the rich and famous back in the 1960s. During this time, the region's abundant…

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Ilha de Mozambique

Ilha de Mozambique is an island in the Nampula Province of northern Mozambique, up the coast from Beira. Home to a fascinating heritage, it was an ancient trading port and the capital for nearly four…

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Niassa Game Reserve

Spanning an area of some 24,000 square kilometres (10 million acres), the Niassa Game Reserve is the largest protected area in Mozambique. It's one of the most pristine wilderness regions in the whole…

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Quirimbas Islands

Soon to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Quirimbas Islands are fast becoming Mozambique's new tourist hotspot. This chain consists 31 islands in total, stretching south from Cape Delgado…

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