Photographer's Note

This is a village on the Bay side of Pemba, not the beach side. Pemba Bay (Port Amelia on the marine charts)is not to be confused with Pemba Island north of Zanzibar. Pemba Mozambique lies 100 miles south of the Tanzanian border. Pemba is the capital of Cabo Delgado, the most northerly province of Mozambique. It is a pretty palm-roofed coastal town built at the mouth of an enormous natural harbor (the world's 2nd largest). On the opposite side of the mouth, 2.5 kilometers distant, is Londo point, an unspoilt, undeveloped shoreline populated with giant boababs, elephants, antelope, and leopard. Untouched by the outside world apart from the lonely green lighthouse.

Not the ideal destination for the international traveler seeking comfort and efficiency, it does, however, provide a challenge to the intrepid adventurer wanting to discover a part of Africa still unspoilt. It's one of those towns where the classy restaurants are the ones that you won't need to bring your own toilet paper. If you like untouristy, this is the place.

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  • Copyright: sylvia cole (sylviacole) (30)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2005-06-00
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2008-02-01 12:24
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