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Introducing Beira

Beira, capital of Sofala province, is Mozambique’s second-largest city. It’s also the country’s busiest port, and as famed for its seafood as for its tawdry nightlife. Yet, despite a somewhat tarnished image, Beira is a reasonably pleasant place with a compact central area, an addictive harbour-town energy, attractive colonial-era architecture and a short, breezy stretch of coastline.

Beira has a reputation as one of the easiest places in the country to catch malaria, so cover up well in the evenings, and travel with a net.