High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique

The Provinces

  • Cabo Delgado

    Cabo Delgado is the home of the Makonde ethnic group originally concentrated in the Mueda plateau. They are a people with very strong, unique culture with a natural talent for wood and ivory carving. They still practice their ancestral customs such as ritual tattooing and teeth filing.

  • The Maputo City (as province)

    The capital city offers the visitor great business and leisure opportunities. With its broad avenues lined with red acacia and jacaranda trees the city has a wide variety of historical and cultural points of interest.

  • Gaza

    For those travellers coming from Maputo, South Africa or Swaziland, through the inevitable EN1 highway, in search of the more amenable beaches north of Maputo, can visit the beach at Bilene, 30 km away from the main road, situated by the shores of a great lagoon, 27 km in length, and opened to the sea.

  • Inhambane

    It was baptized by Vasco da Gama on his way to India in 1498 as the “Land of the Good People”. It is one of the oldest towns in southern Africa.
    With its imposing buildings and endless crystal clear beaches where in numerous water sports such as fishing, scuba diving, sand boarding, snorkelling and deep sea fishing can be enjoyed.

  • Manica

    Far away from the coast and to west one finds the province of Manica, an enticing tourist destination home to rock paintings of Chinhamapere, the conservation areas of Chimanimani, the Penhalonga mountains alongside the Zimbabwean border with its ecological trails.

  • Nampula

    Nampula is a commercial centre and is bordered on the North by the Provinces of Cabo Delgado and Niassa, by Zambezi in the South and West and by the Indian Ocean on the East.
    The Ilha de Mozambique, 175 Km from the capital of the Province, Nampula, was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in recognition of its unique cultural and architectural heritage and can be considered the birthplace of the Mozambique nation.

  • Niassa

    The province of Niassa is situated at the Lichinga high plateau and is encircled by extensive pine tree forests.
    The plateau is part of the African Great Rift Valley that encompasses the Great Lakes and the slope from Djibouti to the shores of Lake Niassa.

  • Tete

    The hottest province in the country Tete is home to the giant Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambeze River, one of the biggest dams in Africa, and the fifth in size in the world. Tete is also the mother land of Nyau dance, a UNESCO world heritage patrimony.

  • Zambézia

    In Zambezia, home to the reserve with the same name, there is an abundance of wild mammals. One cannot overlook its beautiful beaches especially that at Zaiala a tranquil place surrounded by casuarinas trees.
    Its thermal springs known locally as “hot fountains” can be seen at Morumbala, Lugela and Bié.