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DISCOVER GURÚÈ

Hop onto an old colonial train inland from Mozambique. A long time ago, this was not a beach but just the greenery of Mozambique. Then grab a moped or hop into a car to Gurúè. Discover the endless tea fields, hike to the waterfall, or climb Mount Namuli.  

We now know that Mozambique has a magically beautiful coastline. However, in-land it also has a lot to offer! Gurúè is a town deep in the country, nestled at an altitude of 720 meters surrounded by endless tea fields at the foot of the mighty Mount Namuli.

THE JOURNEY INLAND

It is not easy to get here, but as wise people often say: it is not only about the destination, but also about the journey there! You can choose to leave with an old colonial train from the town of Cuemba. From your train seat, you will be amazed: the most beautiful landscapes are hidden from your window as if you were watching National Geographic on television. You arrive at Nampula, and from there you complete the last part of the ride to Gurúè by car, bus, or on a moped. After you have taken all kinds of modes of transport, you will finally arrive in the town. However, at first glance, you will immediately realise that it was worth every bump!

GURÚÈ

Gurúè is a cute little town, surrounded by tea fields behind which the majestic Mount Namuli peaks high into the sky. You can drink tea here which is good, as you will feel that the temperature is a lot cooler. No sweaty armpits and moustaches like on the sweltering coast of Mozambique. The architecture of this town is not something to brag about, but you can take a look at a cute chapel with murals. Gurúè is best known as a base to start your hike: through the tea fields, over the slopes of Mount Namuli, or for the real mountaineers: to the top!

THE HOLY MOUNT NAMULI

Mount Namuli is the second-highest mountain in Mozambique at 2419 meters. In addition, the mountain is considered sacred by the local Makua people, so before venturing the climb you should stick to some traditions such as buying some rice and flour from the market. You can go hiking for several days in this area, or if you are feeling particularly lazy, the first stretch of the route you can go by car to take a day hike. You can make a stop at a waterfall at about 1000 meters: an idyllic place to throw out your picnic blanket. If you are determined to hike further to the top, there will certainly be some rock climbing involved. You can also walk back down after the waterfall break to stroll through the tea fields during the golden hour. Magical!

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