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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…
Top Choice International in Mozambique Island

Rickshaws Cafe

The new kids on the block have nabbed a beautiful sunset location on the island's western side where you can sit alfresco and relish food from a menu that mixes Mozambican favourites with fish tacos, pizza, brownies…
Top Choice Italian in Pemba

Locanda Italiana

Something of a vision in the quiet, well-worn streets of the baixa, this Italian-run restaurant serves up al dente pasta (the ragú is excellent) and wood-fired-oven pizzas in the flower-embellished courtyard of a re…
Top Choice Seafood in Mozambique Island

Karibu

This excellent new restaurant in Stone Town specialises in the island's seafood bounty. Tuna, prawns, marlin and lobster are all done to perfection here, overseen by the hands-on Portuguese owner. Choose from the ch…
Museum in Mozambique Island

Palace & Chapel of São Paulo

This imposing terracotta edifice – the former governor’s residence and now a museum – dates from 1610. The interior hosts the recently refurbished Museu de Artes Decorativas, which gives a remarkable glimpse of what…
Fortress in Mozambique Island

Fort of São Sebastião

The island’s northern end is dominated by the massive Fort of São Sebastião – the oldest complete fort still standing in sub-Saharan Africa and, arguably, the finest military building on the continent. Construction …
Arts & Crafts in Pemba

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 quality carvings, crafts and textiles sourced from throughou…
National Park in Quirimbas Archipelago

Parque Nacional das Quirimbas

The Quirimbas National Park contains most of the southern Quirimbas islands (including Ibo, Medjumbe and Matemo) along with a large tract of coastal mangrove and forest on the mainland. In all it covers 7500 sq km. …
Cultural in Ibo Island

Kueto Siriwala

Since 1773 Ibo has celebrated Kueto Siriwala (meaning 'don't forget your roots'), one of the best festivals in northern Mozambique. Marking the date the island was made capital of Cabo Delgado province, celebrations…
Beach in Pemba

Wimbi Beach

Pemba is all about Wimbi Beach, located 4km east of the downtown area. The attractive arc of sand is backed by a varied but never oppressive collection of beach bars, eating joints and places to stay. Swimming is sa…