PEMBA in Northern Mozambique is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world, but don't just take our word for it! Here are some of the reasons why Pemba should be your next holiday destination.
Mozambique has some of the most pristine dive sites in the world. Their reefs are home to over 1200 species of marine creatures including several rare species.
CHUIBA BAY LODGE
A charming eco-resort with European comfort, located in Chuiba – Pemba, and set in 10 hectares of unspoilt nature, with its virgin beach spreading for kilometres along its coral reef, endless sand banks and turquoise warm waters, offers the descerning guest the ideal setting to unwind from your busy day life.
FAMILY AND ROMANCE
One of the most romantic and secluded beach destinations in Mozambique – just ideal for a honeymoon or a relaxed family holiday.
The deep channels that flow off the coast of Mozambique offer some of the best Big Game Fishing for Marlin and Sail Fish in the world.
Gold, slaves, Ivory and Pirates! Ilha de Moçambique, to de South of Pemba, and Ibo Island to the North, have long and fascinating histories and visitors can learn about the intriguing past of this coastline.
Mozambique is also famous for the quality of its fresh seafood. The Portuguese influence is felt in dishes such as Peri-Peri (hot and spicy) Prawns, the famous cataplana, the colourful sea food kebabs and the delicious marlin carpaccio, amongst many others.
The northern regions of Mozambique are famous for their crafts, the more important being the world renouned ebony sculptures produced by the Makonde people.
Their art work depicts their love for beauty and exceptional esthetic feeling, present on their everyday life: Ceramic pots with geometrical designs and inscriptions, medicine and coffee holders, pipes, drums, or the famous Facial and Elmo Masks used on the inicial rites dance called Mapiko ; the Shetanis, based on the cult of spirits, and the Ujamaa - trees of life or genealogic trees – tree trunks sculped all around in “bas relief” with human figures embracing each other, expressing their inner feelings.
QUIRIMBAS NATIONAL PARK
The national park is one of the wildest and unspoilt national parks in Africa where visitors can have a true wilderness experience.
Music, as well as its great crafts Mozambique is famous for its traditional music, especially its marimba bands. Modern Mozambican music has been likened to Reggae and Calypso