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Location

This deep-water port is located 35nm north of the border with Mozambique. After some years of neglect, the port and town are now experiencing a period of regeneration. The port can take ocean-going vessels and there are plans to expand its commercial operations.

Position 10° 15'14"S, 40° 11'37"E (port entrance)

Clearance

It is possible to obtain clearance here, but finding a suitable place to land in a dinghy can be difficult. Security at the wharf in the port is very tight, and landing there may not be possible.

The officials at Customs and Immigration are reported to be very friendly.

Last updated August 2016.

Docking

There are no yacht berths here and the two available mooring buoys should be used only with caution. If possible, check how secure they are first.

The recommended anchorage is off the wharf in the commercial port, but take care to keep out of the large ships which use it.

Mikiandi: This bay is just 2 miles away and is recommended in some pilot books. It is an attractive and a secure anchorage, but the bay is large, and it is necessary to moor a long way from the shore. There is no safe place to leave a dinghy.

Last updated August 2016.

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