If and when you find yourself in Pemba, be sure to stay at the Pemba Beach Hotel or have a meal there! Regardless of your choice, this interesting space will captivate your attention and you might just be in luck for the yummiest lobster this side of the world. This is an exciting little city with so much to see and buy – if you are into Wax Print Fabrics! There was so much going on I felt like I barely took any photos, for a moment I was too busy trying to soak it all in.
BEYOND THE WALLS
At first glance you’d be forgiven to think that these photos were taken in some quaint corner of enchanting Marrakesh. Far from it, 12,000 km to be precise, this is Pemba, a coastal city situated in the northern province of Mozambique. Also a gateway to Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago, Pemba connects to you the stunning Medjumbe, Ibo, Matemo, Quisiva and Rolas Islands where you capture a full glimpse of the pearl of the idyllic Indian Ocean.
Although I wasn’t quite ready for the sensory overload, beyond these walls lies a little self-discovery adventure. Cabo Delgado is the province and this region is predominantly Muslim, there was something very special about seeing this diversity seamlessly integrated. The entire trip was something I was not entirely used to but fascinated by the experience.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Clube Naval – A great place for a meal and sunset cocktails.
Avanti Spa – Well, for much needed RnR.
FLIGHT: Maputo > Cidade de Pemba
LOCAL CURRENCY: Meticais
I cannot wait to go back and experience more of the country!
WHAT I WORE
Ankle length long Tunic – Purchased at a local market in Pemba.
PEMBA BEACH HOTEL – PEMBA, MOZAMBIQUE