Welcome to Tete

Straddling the mighty Zambezi, Tete has been an important trade centre and river crossing for centuries. There was a Swahili settlement here long before the Portuguese arrived in the 1530s, and the Europeans quickly established it as a base for ivory and gold marketing. These days the river is forded by two bridges, the impressive Samora Machel suspension bridge, dating from 1973, and a second, more functional road bridge that opened in 2014.

For travellers, Tete is primarily a journey breaker on the way to Malawi or Zambia, or a base to visit the Cahora Bassa dam area. To Mozambicans it's known for its coal mining and for producing the country’s most succulent goat meat.

Top experiences in Tete

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.