Must-see shopping in Northern Mozambique

  • Artes Maconde


    Even if you don’t think you want to buy crafts, it’s worth stopping in at the excellent Artes Maconde at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel. It sells a wide range of…

  • Mercado Mbanguia


    Pemba's most interesting market is in the Natite neighbourhood near where Avenida Marginal meets Avenida Eduardo Mondlane. It's a large, sprawling affair…

  • Makonde Collective

    Northern Mozambique

    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…

  • Saakata

    Northern Mozambique

    A community-run shop-cafe selling Ibo coffee, shawls, handmade baskets and locally made silver jewellery. If you're hot and hungry, cake, empanadas and…

  • Missanga Craft Shop

    Northern Mozambique

    A great spot to examine and buy local Makonde woodcarvings as well as locally made basketry, shawls and cosmetics.

  • Sunday Morning Craft Market

    Northern Mozambique

    Held in the town's large stadium, this market is a good place for crafts. Go early, before things get hot and crowded.

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