Welcome to Mueda
Mueda – the main town on the Makonde Plateau and the centre for Mozambique’s Makonde people – is rather lacking in charm. However, this is compensated for by a wonderfully cool climate, a rustic, highland feel and an attractive setting, with views down from the escarpment along the southern and western edges of town. It’s the first (or last) major town on the Mozambique side if you're crossing to/from Tanzania on the Unity Bridge. In 1960 it was the site of the infamous massacre of Mueda. There’s a statue commemorating Mueda’s role in Mozambican independence and a small museum at the western end of town.