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Pemba Accommodation

Pemba is a port town located on the south side of the world's third-largest natural bay. It is the most important center in Northern Mozambique, with banks, patisseries, supermarkets and restaurants, though it retains a rundown feel with its potholed streets. The town was built over rolling hills, and most people live in wooden huts set amongst the numerous thick baobab trees. The town was founded by the Niassa Company in 1904 as Porto Amélia, named after a queen of Portugal, at the peninsula's south western tip and has grown around a port. The city is renowned for its Portuguese colonial architecture. It was renamed Pemba at the end of Portuguese rule, in 1975.

In the center of Pemba, there is an authentic local market or Souk, where arts and crafts, as well as traditional silverware can be bought. Pemba is also renowned as being a prime destination for water sport and diving enthusiasts as a coral reef lies close to the shore. Pemba has increasingly become a tourist destination, particularly for upper-middle class Mozambicans and South Africans. There is now a weekly flight from Johannesburg to Pemba, a five-star hotel - the Pemba Beach Hotel, restaurants, and other forms of entertainment. Pemba is the closest major city and airport for those who wish to visit Quirimbas Islands and Quirimbas National Park.

12° 58' 22.1448" S
40° 30' 59.418" E
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Starting from US$ 150.00 p/p sharing | US$ 250.00 single | BB
AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa

AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa was designed in a unique East African architectural style, and is situated on Wimbe Beach in a region steeped in Portuguese colonial and...