Mount Namuli

3D model of the satellite Monte Namuli

The Monte Namuli is the highest elevation in the Zambezia Province of Mozambique. With a height of 2419 m, it is the second highest mountain in Mozambique after the Monte Binga. Monte Namuli was discovered in August 1886 by Henry Edward O'Neill, who was British consul in 1879 in Mozambique.

The Namuli massif consists of a horizontal plateau that rises 700 to 800 meters from the environment. The dome of Mount Namuli rises 1600 meters above the plateau. The area above 1200 meters, measures 50 × 30 km. The Monte Namuli is 12 km northeast of Gurué and about 160 km from the Mulanje in Malawi southeastern away.

The forests on Mount Namuli are an important biodiversity hotspot because of their high biological diversity of endangered animal and plant taxa. Species such as the Namuli fine singer ( Apalis lynesi ) or the Vincent- squirrel ( Paraxerus vincenti ) are endemic to this region.

The lower slopes of Mount Namuli are dominated by tea plantations and eucalyptus trees. The mean slopes are dominated by agricultural land. Original forests still exist in narrow corridors along rivers. The nearest village is Gurué which is the heart of Mozambique's largest Teeanbauregion.