Mozambique Travel Guide to Pemba
Your informative travel guide to Pemba and Northern Mozambique
- By flight and by road (2wd for some routes and 4x4 for most others). For travel advice on bush and beach combinations speak to a Siyabona Travel Consultant.
- Pemba and Lichinga.
- The Quirimbas and Niassa Reserve also Lake Niassa; exciting bush and beach options; Pemba markets, wining and dining.
- Diving and snorkelling; sailing and cruising; fishing; watersports; Spa activities; markets; Casino; walking safaris also game drives and birding in Niassa.
- Quirimbas Archipelago and National Park; Niassa National Reserve and Lake Niassa (Manda Wilderness Reserve). 4 of the Big Five animals are resident in both Quirimbas National Park and Niassa National Reserve.
- Pemba Hotels in Mozambique
Pemba And Northern MozambiqueFormerly known as Porto Amelia, Pemba is the beautiful gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago and Quirimbas National Park. The Niassa National Reserve can also be reached via Pemba. This city in Mozambique has a delightfully relaxed feel although this is changing as tourism projects take off. Visitors to Pemba can see lovely Portuguese colonial architecture and strong Arab influences, also magnificent views over the bay from the city heights.The capital of Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique, has all modern amenities including an airport, shops, banks, patisseries, cafes and restaurants as well as bars. There is also a massive market where just about anything can be bought. The old part of Pemba also has traditional markets to explore which is the place to go for beautiful arts and crafts (especially work by the Makonde people which is renowned) and handmade silverware.Pemba Bay forms a huge harbour and stunning coral reefs lie close to shore providing wonderful diving and snorkelling adventures. The surrounding landscape of bay is characterised by forests of Baobab trees growing down to the shoreline. The most popular beaches are Wimbe and Farol for accommodation and restaurants. Dhow safaris are a popular way to sail around the bay and beyond. There are great beaches further north of Pemba or visitors can hop on a flight to visit the Quirimbas Islands. A good time to travel to Pemba is in the dry season from May to November when it is less humid. Hot and humid conditions, with irregular but sometimes heavy rainfall and monsoon winds occur from December to April.
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