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Mozambique

WHAT OUR FILM FIXERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FILM LOCATIONS IN MOZAMBIQUE, AFRICA

Beautiful islands and beaches, quiet fishing villages, lighthouses, wildlife parks, and Portuguese colonial architecture, plantations of sugarcane, corn, cassava, banana, pineapple, cashew nuts, peanuts, coconuts, rice, cotton, timber, tea, and tobacco, fishing boats including traditional dhows and dugout canoes makes filming on location in the wonderful country an experience. Mozambique mines coal, natural gas, marble, granite, bentonite, gold, bauxite, titanium, and gemstones. Energy locations include hydroelectric dams.

Diana (2013), Generation Kill (2008), Blood Diamond (2006), The Interpreter (2005), and Ali (2001) as all shot on location here.

In the south region we have the provinces of Gaza, Inhambane, Maputo City, and Maputo.

Film locations of note include CFM Maputo Railway Station, Baixa Municipal Market, Casa de Ferro, Museu de Historia Natural, Fortress of Maputo, Hotel Polana, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Church of Santo António da Polana, and City Hall in Praça da Independência square. The Samora Machel Statue in Praça da Independência was designed by North Korea’s Mansudae Overseas Projects. Mozal is an aluminium smelter. Praça de Touros Monumental, otherwise known as the Maputo Bullring, featured in The Interpreter (2005), Portuguese colonial buildings,tropical islands with spectacular palm-lined white sand beaches, turquoise seas, coral reefs, and sand dunes. Ponta do Ouro is a popular surf destination located near the South African border. It is also a great place to film underwater dolphin encounters in high visibility seas.

Goa with its beautiful beaches, laid-back vibe offers superb underwater photography options. The area has resident whale sharks and manta rays.

Limpopo National Park is home to a great biodiversity of African wildlife including elephants, lions, wild dogs, leopards, rhinos, wildebeests, hyenas, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, and hippos.

The natural landscapes around Goba were filmed for Blood Diamond (2006).

The Central region have rolling savannah and grassy hills and is home to lions, elephants, hippos, zebras, buffalos, wildebeests, waterbucks and waterbirds.

The Zambezi River, Lake Cahora Bassa, created by the Cahora Bassa Dam, Macuti Lighthouse and the Chimanimani National Reserve are also found in this region.

Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Niassa, and Zambezia are in in the north. This regions known for its paradise islands, mangrove forests, idyllic beaches, and rich coral reefs. A protected National Marine Park, it consists of both coast and inland areas and is home to everything from elephants to dugongs, to barrier islands and coral reefs 

Notable buildings include Fort São Sebastião, Fortim Igreja de Santo Antonio, and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte. Baixo do Pinda is a lighthouse near Memba. There is also a lighthouse on Goa Island.

Pemba is a port city known for its Portuguese colonial architecture and beautiful palm-lined white sand beaches.

The Niassa Reserve is home to elephants, wild dogs, leopards, lions, hyenas, zebras and wildebeests.

The Manda Wilderness is located on Lake Malawi.