The Tete Province in Mozambique contains a long stretch of the Zambezi river, and borders Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is well-known for it’s coal mining industry and holds an impressive proportion of the continent's coal reserve.
The town of Tete boasts a one kilometre long suspension bridge over the Zambezi River, which was build at the end of the 1960’s. This astounding example of expert engineering is really worth the visit.
Another must-see is the medieval romanesque styled Mission of Boroma Church, located 30kms outside the town of Tete and built in 1885. It’s haunting beauty is unique to the region so be sure not to miss out. Perhaps, keep it in mind when looking for accommodation in Tete and deciding which area is best.
The second largest hydroelectric man-made dam in Africa, the Cahora Bassa Dam, is something to marvel. Completed in 1974, the dam holds a capacity, which in total is more than double the amount of water South Africa stores, a whopping fifty two thousand million (52 000 000 000) cubic metres of water. The sheer size of this man-made wonder attracts locals and tourists alike.
A trip to Tete is not complete without a good story about a baobab or two. Passed down through the generations, legends of theses mighty trees are as old as they are. With trunks that can have a diameter of up to 8 meters, and growing up to 15 meters high, it’s not difficult to imagine why.
Tete accommodation offers up the same wild beauty that the province is known for. Relax amongst the baobabs and enjoy the African sun at one of the bed and breakfasts found in this Mozambican triumph.