Top things to do

Italian in Pemba

Locanda Italiana

Tasty pizza and pastas in the quiet courtyard of a restored building in the baixa. The pizza oven is fired up during evenings only, from 6pm.
Steak in Pemba


On the hill overlooking the port and the bay, with South African meats, plus chicken grills, pizzas, hamburgers, grilled prawns, squid, pub food and ice cream.
Cafe in Pemba

Pastelaria Flor d’Avenida

A long-standing, informal eatery with outdoor tables on a small, street-side plaza offering a selection of standards and pastries.
Seafood in Pemba

Pemba Dolphin

Directly on the beach, with music and a beach-bar ambience, plus seafood grills and pizzas.
Seafood in Pemba

Restaurante-Bar Samar

Tucked away in the car park of the Igreja Reino de Deus, this place features hearty Portuguese cuisine served on a shaded porch.
Cemetery in Pemba


Up on the hill behind the governor’s mansion is a large cemetery, with fragrant frangipani trees shading the Christian and Muslim graves. Close to the sea is a section containing Commonwealth war graves.
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, with branches at Pemba Beach Hotel and next to CI Divers at Complexo Náutilus. It sells a wide range of quality …
Supermarket in Pemba


For self-catering try Osman's, about 1.5km east of the main junction.
Museum in Nampula

National Ethnography Museum

The National Ethnography Museum is worth a visit, with a collection documenting various aspects of local life and culture, and explanations in English and Portuguese.
Supermarket in Nampula

Supermercado Ideal