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Weekend: Mozambique’s Lumbo salt pan

If you leave Nampula early in the morning,  a few kilometres before Ilha de Mozambique, you will come across Lumbo’s salt pans.

Lumbo is a populated place located in the Nampula province, Mozambique. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 14 metres.

A stop is a must. You need to spend at least half day in this shine place. Colours and lights are extreme – the scenario is just right for “picture perfect” photo opportunities.

People are friendly and look and very curious about visitors. If you can reach this place early in the morning or in the late noon you can enjoy your self taking great pictures.

by Nunzio DeNigris


Torino native Nunzio De Nigris felt in love with Africa in the early 1990’s when traveling around the region on photographic expeditions. In 2009 while driving down from South Africa to North of Mozambique, he first visited the “Poelela” Lagoon in Inharrime, in southern Mozambique on the shores of country coastal lakes. He invested in what was them a small project under construction which later became known as the “Lagoa Poelela Resort”, an unpretentious boutique hotel catering for discerning travellers looking to explore the beauty  and wildness of Mozambique. Nunzio often design bespoke experiences according to each of his guests.

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