Flight tickets from Port Elizabeth to Tete

Tete is a bustling city that lies in the heart of Mozambique. It is known for its rich colonial history and colorful culture, which makes it a great destination for tourists and locals alike. Despite its turbulent past, the city remains a vibrant cultural hub, with plenty of attractions to offer. This guide will cover all the must-see sights and activities in Tete, to ensure that you have an unforgettable stay.

Getting to Know Tete

Tete is a district of Mozambique, with an estimated population of 1,077,088 in 2020. The time zone is Central Africa Time. Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique, but in Tete other languages such as Changana, Chuwabu, Sena and Chitwe are also spoken. The currency used in Mozambique is the Mozambican metical, locally abbreviated as MT.

Climate and Weather

Tete is a province in Mozambique located in the central region. The province has a tropical climate. Temperatures in Tete range from warm to hot depending on the season. During the summer months temperatures can go up to 33°C (91°F), while in the winter months temperatures drop to around 21°C (70°F). The average temperature throughout the year is around 27°C (80°F). The rainy season in Tete lasts from November to March, with an average of 750 mm (30 in) of precipitation. From April to October the weather is generally dry with temperatures hovering around the mid-twenties during the day and dropping to around 15°C (59°F) at night. Tete is subject to droughts and flooding with the Zambezi River being particularly prone to flooding after heavy rain.

Touring Tete: Airport and Transportation

There are currently two airports in Tete, Mozambique. They are Tutuala Airport (TUU) and Cahora Bassa Airport (FQCB). To get from the main airport (Tutuala Airport) to downtown in Tete, you can take a taxi for about $14 USD. No, there is no currency exchange available at Tete airport. However, some hotels may provide this service.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Tete

  1. Tete is the third largest city in Mozambique and located in the western region of the country. It is known for its unique cultural and historical attractions, such as the Great Bridge of Teatro and various archaeological sites
  2. Tete’s history is rooted in the timber industry and exploited by the Portuguese during the 19th century. It is the birthplace of several important figures in Mozambique's independence movement and today is best known for its vibrant culture and tourism industry
  3. Tete's culture is diverse and includes many traditional festivals, vibrant music and dance, as well as unique foods, such as pêpê (porridge), cassava bread, and mukuku (corn meal). Tourists are drawn to Tete for its picturesque landscapes, diverse wildlife and vibrant traditional markets

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