Nacala is on the northern coast of Mozambique and the deepest natural port on the east coast of Africa. Also known as Cidade de Nacala or Nacala-Porto, this small town plays an important role as the terminal for the Nacala Railway which links Mozambique with Malawi, a landlocked African country.
Mozambique Accommodation at Nacala, some 112km north of Ilha de Mozambique, is varied and suitable for visitors going diving or exploring. The area also boasts a small airport, exceptional seafood restaurants, petrol stations, a hospital, banks and local markets.
Mozambique Travel may include a visit to Nacala which has developed since the late 1970s into a major industrial, agricultural and exporting centre where cement, sisal and cashew nuts are made and / or packaged.
Mozambique Diving Holidays from Nacala Bay offer wonderful coral reefs, warm waters and stunning accommodation. The diving lodge on the famous Fernão Veloso beach also specialises in free diving. The restaurant here is open to the public on Sundays therefore well worth a visit for Sunday lunch – try the calamari!
Few travellers will know that the Nacala Development Corridor (or “Corredor de Desenvolvimento do Norte” -CDN) stretches north to Malawi and is home to about 10 million people. These communities are employed by the seaport, its small modern hospital and related services including banking, insurance and administration.
Mozambique Holiday Packages may include visits to the Nacala Cathedral, surrounded by beautiful vegetation, and Nuarro Lodge. And
Nacala has become a shipping harbour since 1951 and trains travel from there to neighbouring countries while roads radiate out to Nampula southwest of Nacala and Pemba and Montepuez to the north.