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Filed Under (Bazaruto Islands, Mozambique islands, Pemba, Quirimbas) by BC Travel on May-23-2008

Rani Resorts owns Pemba Beach Resort, Indigo Bay Island Resort, Matemo Island Resort, Medjumbe Island Resort and Lugenda Bush Camp. Rani Resorts has perfected the talent of indulging guests in exotic and unspoiled locations in southern Africa. Rani embraces some of the area’s most stunning destinations – the jewel-like Bazaruto Island and Quirimbas Archipelagos, historical Pemba and the untouched wilderness of Niassa Game Reserve.

Each exclusive Rani property has been designed to world-class standards, each one reflecting the natural beauty of its surrounds. Their portfolio of well known properties includes island retreats off the coast of Mozambique, private game reserves on the African mainland and a resort on the Mozambican coast.
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Filed Under (Bazaruto Islands, Destinations, Honeymoon, Mozambique islands, Mozambique Travel, Pemba, Quirimbas) by BC Travel on April-24-2008

Mozambique is home to the Bazaruto Archipelago – a group of remote, untouched islands. This area is off the beaten track and if you are looking for stunning beaches, clear azure sea and relaxation then Mozambique could be the place for you.

Accommodation varies from Eco lodges, such as Guludo Lodge – this is tents on the beach, very rustic and fantastic for scuba diving! – to 5 star deluxe resorts, such as Indigo Bay – wonderful for honeymooners. Ibo Island is steeped in history, guests stay in an old Portuguese house which has been renovated to a very high standard.

Many people think that Mozambique is inaccessible & hard to reach, but LAM, Turbo Max and SA Airlink all fly directly to various cities in Mozambique.

Filed Under (Pemba) by BC Travel on April-23-2008

Mozambique is to expand its northern port of Pemba, in part to facilitate exploration for oil in the region, officials said. 

A multi-million dollar expansion will allow Pemba to handle the rapidly increasing volumes of cargo passing through the port. The US-based independent oil company Anadarko Petroleum is planning to drill six wells by 2012, including two underwater wells. During 2007, Canadian company Artumas signed an oil exploration and production concession contract with the Mozambique government.

“The volume of cargo passing through Pemba from October 2006 to 2007 increased from 66,939 metric tons to 75,990 metric tons,” Port Manager, Orio Benzane, said, quoted in the April newsletter of the US-backed Southern African Global Competitiveness Hub.

The Gaborone-based organisation is a US-government initiative to improve the region’s international trade, not only with the US, but also intra-regional trade. Pemba lies in the world’s third largest bay on the coast of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province.

Despite its deep-water harbour and strategic location, it has been serving primarily as a regional feeder port.

Filed Under (Pemba) by Marian on April-7-2008

Pemba, is a coastal town at the mouth of the Pemba bay, the third biggest bay in the world. It boasts some interesting buildings (especially in Baixa – the old town) and a lively atmosphere. Most visitors come for the beaches – particularly Wimbi Beach and the coral reefs. Wimbi is about 5km (3mi) east of the town of Pemba. The reef is close enough to swim to. A fledgling tourist industry is already transforming the place with bars, restaurants, diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing, etc. The Makonde workshop on the road between town and the beach has good wooden carvings for sale at good prices.

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