Welcome to Montepuez
Montepuez, a busy district capital, previously rivalled Pemba as the largest town in Cabo Delgado province. Today it’s known for its marble quarries and as the start of the wild ‘road’ west across Niassa province towards Lichinga. It would also be the overland gateway to the Niassa Reserve were it not for a challenging 100-or-so-kilometre stretch of road to the west from Balama to Marrupa that's little more than a bush track, although it's been slated for rehabilitation. Allow one full day for this section.
The main road in Montepuez is Avenida Eduardo Mondlane; most places are either on or just off it.