Sena Island

Northern Mozambique

About 2km south of Goa Island is Sena Island. It takes its name from its location along the old sea route aiming towards the trading centre of Sena, on the Zambezi River. It’s rocky, accessed with difficulty and seldom visited, although it has a lovely lagoon. Boat trips can be organised with Genito Magic Tour, among others, for around US$10 per person (for a group of four).

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