Top things to do

Top Choice Indian in Nampula

Hotel Milénio Restaurant

Equipped with a chef from Mumbai, this sleek restaurant at Hotel Milénio knocks out the best Indian food in northern Mozambique, with excellent meat and vegetarian dishes. Recommended is the lamb biriyani, the bhuna…
International in Nampula

VIP Cafe

This clean, new, impossibly inviting nook in a glassy shopping centre draws you in with its shiny espresso machine and display case replete with fresh pastries. Cakes aside, there's a full laminated menu of sandwich…
European in Nampula

Sporting Clube de Nampula

You're practically guaranteed to meet a fellow traveller or expat at this shady post-colonial watering hole next to the ethnography museum. Some just come for beers and conversation at the outdoor bar. Others gravit…
Cathedral in Nampula

Cathedral of Nossa Senhora de Fátima

Easily Nampula's most handsome and attention-drawing sight, the creamy white city cathedral dates from the late colonial period: the Portuguese finished building it in 1956. After admiring its twin towers and elegan…
International in Nampula

Restaurante Lusitano

This modern restaurant in the small Monica shopping centre offers well-prepared Mozambican-Portuguese fusion food on a pretty terrace or in an air-conditioned interior. Star dishes include grilled sardines, chicken …
European in Nampula

Copacabana

Slightly hidden behind the ethnography museum, this place is nonetheless on the local radar and often crowded with boisterous parties. Seating is semi-alfresco under a large thatched roof. Food consists of pizza, se…
European in Nampula

Complexo Bamboo

The outdoor restaurant at this hotel 7km outside town serves tasty versions of all the standard Mozambican dishes (grilled fish, chicken and pork) in pleasant, leafy surroundings.
Cafe in Nampula

O Nossa Café

Brand new Portuguese-owned cafe that might have sprung from a Lisbon side street, specialising in Portuguese-style coffee and natas (custard tarts) served with an optional sprinkle of cinnamon.
Arts & Crafts in Nampula

Makonde Collective

The place to buy Makonde crafts – primarily the legendary woodcarvings – plus you can see the craftspeople at work. It's located in an open compound behind the ethnology museum.
Cocktail Bar in Nampula

DD Pub

Nampula's coolest bar is this newish perch encased in the Monica shopping centre that offers cocktails, live music and DJs most nights.