Pemba Bay

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Pemba Bay
Pemba Bay is located in Mozambique
Pemba Bay
Pemba Bay
Location in Mozambique
Coordinates12°56′56″S 40°27′42″E / 12.94889°S 40.46167°E / -12.94889; 40.46167Coordinates: 12°56′56″S 40°27′42″E / 12.94889°S 40.46167°E / -12.94889; 40.46167
Native nameBaía de Pemba  (Portuguese)
River sourcesLúrio River
Ocean/sea sourcesIndian Ocean
Basin countriesMozambique

Pemba Bay (Portuguese: Baia de Pemba) is a very large bay on the Indian Ocean of northeastern Mozambique.[1]


The Pemba Bay is east-facing and is located in the area of the city of Pemba.[2][3] It is hemmed in largely by the Pemba peninsula which contains the city and is accessed through a relatively narrow channel. The Lúrio River empties into the sea just to the south of Pemba Bay.[4] It is a notorious location for the illegal trade of ivory.[5] Operators such as Kakazini offer trips around the bay for about US$40 per person.[3] Several hotels overlook Pemba Bay including Londo Lodge, which has "beach-facing villas overlooking the bay, a restaurant and a range of water sports".[6]


  1. ^ "Baía de Pemba". Mapcarta. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. ^ Worcester, Joseph Emerson (1817). A Geographical Dictionary: Or Universal Gazetteer, Ancient and Modern in Two Volumes. Flagg and Gould. p. 39.
  3. ^ a b Southern Africa. Lonely Planet. 2007. p. 285. ISBN 978-1-74059-745-6.
  4. ^ Alpers, Edward A. (January 1975). Ivory and Slaves: Changing Pattern of International Trade in East Central Africa to the Later Nineteenth Century. University of California Press. p. 183. ISBN 978-0-520-02689-6.
  5. ^ "A day out at Pemba Bay, Mozambique". The Independent. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  6. ^ Planet, Lonely; Fitzpatrick, Mary; Grosberg, Michael; Trent Holden; Kate Morgan; Nick Ray; Richard Waters (1 June 2013). Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi. Lonely Planet. p. 552. ISBN 978-1-74321-645-3.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Pemba Bay at Wikimedia Commons