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Maputo is the capital of Mozambique and is said to be one of Africa’s most beautiful cities, complete with a fascinating history and vibrant music scene. The city is a great place to spend a few days taking in the sights, atmosphere and exceptional food, and a stopover in Maputo can easily be added to most Mozambique itineraries.

About Maputo

The historical Portuguese colonial influence can be seen in much of the city’s Mediterranean-style architecture and colourful lined avenues of jacaranda and flame trees. To the north and east of the port is the old town and heart of the city known as Baixa. This is the commercial and cultural centre and one of the best places to visit in Maputo with a beautiful neoclassical city hall and dome-topped railway station. There is a vibrant and buzzing nightlife atmosphere in Baixa’s bars and restaurants which is a real treat for music lovers and especially those with a passion for jazz.

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Things to Do in Maputo

If you’re wondering what to do in Maptuo, we can advise on how best to fill your time here. City tours of Maputo are a popular way to get to know the area, as well as beach tours, walking excursions and culturally-themed visits. The Maputo Natural History Museum is also well worth a look.

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Best Places to Stay in Maputo

There are a number of Maputo hotels and guest houses suitable for most budgets and requirements. 

Contact our team today to discuss our recommendations on where to stay in Maputo.

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Best Time to Visit Maputo

Maputo can be visited at any time of year, but Mozambique’s dry season runs from April until December, with September to November being the optimum period to come here for weather, game viewing and to witness the whale migration. 

The winter months tend to occur from June to August and beaches can become quite windy. Mozambique’s wet season occurs from January to March

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How to Book a Maputo Holiday

Take a look at our recommended Maputo itineraries and hand-picked Maputo hotels for a bit of inspiration to get you started. 

To discuss your tailor-made Mozambique holiday, stopovers in Maputo, or safari and beach packages, speak to one of our Mozambique experts today by contacting us.