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Quelimane Mozambique

Learn more about the coastal resort of Quelimane in Mozambique

Quelimane (pronounced "kelly-monney"), is Mozambique's 4th largest city and seaport which serves to be an important trade centre for Mozambique.

Quelimane has one of the largest coconut plantations in the world!

Which is a 20 minute drive to Zalala Beach, east of Quelimane!

Situated approximately 20km from the Beautiful blue seas of the Indian ocean and on the banks of the Rio dos Bons Sinais river (also known as "river of good signs" - named by Vasco da Gama) ... a population of about 1 million people inhabit the city.

Quelimane was found back in the early 15th centuary as a Swahili trading city and today the city acts as an important terminal for Mozambiques interior exporting products such as sisal, tea, palm products, Fish (Shrimp and Prawns in particular).

The city has all the main Facilities and supplies including a domestic airport, 2 large hospitals, cathedral, mosques, a university, major car dealerships, Banks, ATM's, supermarkets, local markets that sell fresh produce and seafood, quaint side street caf├ęs, excellent restaurants, very comfortable accommodation and more.

The city has mixture of old colonial architecture and modern infrastructure, and a lot of the population in Quelimane and in the Northern parts of Mozambique as well...are Islamic. With a large Islamic community, you will find quite a few Mosques.

If you take a drive North East from Quelimane, you will end up on a beautiful beach called Zalala beach. White sands stretch for miles in either direction.


Mozambicans love clothes and if you have spare clothes (especially board shorts), then remember to take some with you, to trade with!

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