Located in the Center / North of the Country, the boundaries of the provinces of Nampula and Niassa, Sofala South, Malawi and Tete Provinces, and the Indian Ocean to the east.
Settled in an amphitheater facing the Indian Ocean, the vegetation changes as the altitude increases.
Thus, while in the flat areas, along the coast, there are extensive palm groves, in the higher areas of the Gurué predominate the creeping and green tea plantations.
Among them, cotton crops, orchards and exotic species, mark the landscape with its different colorations.
In the coastal plain, by the Bons Sinais river, named by Vasco da Gama, who found there to be on the right route to India, stands the beautiful city of Quelimane, capital of the province and an important coastal port.
A little further south, at the mouth of the Zambezi River, is Chinde, former sugar production hub and already considered by some as Zambezia’s oldest village.
The Zambézia, furrowed by numerous rivers of green valleys, is a privileged habitat for a diverse fauna that includes large mammals and birds that can be observed in the reserve of the Gilé, in the district of the same name, in the forest natural reserve of Derre, in the District of Morrumbala, where you can find the gray palapala, and the Madal Safaris game reserve in the District of Chinde with a huge variety of birds.
The most important ethnic groups in the Province are the Chuabos, Lomwè and Macuas.