Capital of Mozambique’s Tete Province, the city of Tete is situated on the mighty Zambezi River and offers travelers a complete change of pace from the traditional Mozambique beach holiday. Historically a Swahili trade center in the Portuguese colonial era, Tete is now the largest city on the Zambezi and the site of two bridges crossing the river. One of Africa’s most rapidly growing cities, Tete is known as an ideal stopover point for travelers on their way to Zambia or Malawi, as well as an excellent base if you have interest in business as well as pleasure. However, locals love Tete for its coal mining and for producing delicious goat's meat.
For your return journey fly back to Johannesburg and travel beyond with Airlink to other key leisure and business destinations.
WHERE TO STAY
Tete is a good stopover before heading to the Songa and Cahora Bass Dam region of Mozambique or into Zambia or Malawi. Day visits include the Tete Suspension Bridge, the centuries-old Baroma Church, and the Fort of São Tiago Maior on the Zambezi Riverbank.
What to do in Tete
The Cahora Bassa Dam
The Cahora Bassa Dam is the second largest hydroelectric dam in Africa a fifth largest dam in the world. The perfect location for those with a passion for freshwater fishing, the dam is home to Tiger Fish, Catfish and more!
Magoe National Park
On the Southern side of the Cahora Bassa Dam, Magoe National Park is a relatively new national park in Tete. The national park houses an abundance of wildlife and visitors can take part in walking trails, self-drive routes and fishing trips. This is one to remember!
Cahora Bassa Jiving
Fishing fun in the Tete province, Mozambique. The Cahora Bassa lake is Africa's fourth-largest artificial lake, situated in the Tete Province.