You could easily miss the entrance to this hotel-restaurant, which doesn't promise much from outside. Inside it's a different story, at least when your food arrives and you've been savvy enough to order the chambo. …
With an unpromising location slap bang next to a petrol station, this is nonetheless the best place in town for a decent cup of coffee and a fresh pastry.
There are better places to eat in Lichinga, but Sarifo's is an OK appetite quencher if you're in a hurry or on a tight budget. As well as pizzas, it does burgers and the default Mozambican chicken. There's a coffee …
The government offices overlook the main square, Praça do Liberados, with its statue of Samora Machel and murals depicting the recent history of Mozambique.
The 'cathedral' is about the same size as a village church anywhere else and is usually locked unless there's a service.
Lichinga's tiny mosque faces the equally diminutive cathedral across the main park.
One of Lichinga's more attractive buildings dates from the late colonial era.