Mozambique Travel


Maputo, the “City of Acacias” as it is widely known, is the capital of Mozambique and is a destination of discerning accommodation seekers from around the world. Maputo is the business hub of the country and attracts many business travellers to the area.

Maputo offers traveller's not just interesting sights to see and a unique culture to experience, but also a diversity in its accommodation options. Being a city, Maputo has grand hotels with all the comforts you would expect from such an option, to guesthouses and self-catering apartments. You can also find lodges and chalets outside of the city which range from 5 star to self-catering, depending on your budget and your expectations.

Visiting Maputo, you can choose from accommodation in the city where you can immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of an African city, experience the nightlife and visit the markets. If you would like something more relaxing, then you can head for the bush and spend your days surrounded by wildlife in a luxury lodge which caters to all your needs. Perhaps a beach holiday is what you had in mind? If this is so, then you won’t be disappointed. The coastline has white sand and crystal clear waters which are warm all year round. So if it’s paradise you are looking for, then Maputo may be just the place for you.

  • Visit the capital of Mozambique, with a range of highlights and attractions
  • Experience the atmosphere of this African cities’ Portuguese colonial past
  • Interesting architectural styles combined with markets and a buzzing night-life
  • Vibrant and energetic city offering a fascinating cultural experience

Maputo Accommodation

Maputo Accommodation A visit to Mozambique would not be completed without at least 2 nights in Maputo. Accommodations is varied with hotels and family friendly accommodations to suit all budgets.
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Maputo Tours

Maputo Tours Walking tours through the city and for nature lovers the Elephant Reserve. There are also day tours for those who want an in-depth understanding of this energetic city.
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Maputo Map

Maputo Map View a detailed map of Maputo with accommodation.
Click on the Maputo map markers to view a detailed description of the accommodations that are available in Maputo.

About Maputo

Maputo is the capital of Mozambique (since 1907) with a population of around 1.5 million and is located on the south coast. Maputo was founded in the late 18th century and originally named after Lourenço Marques, a Portuguese trader who reached the area around 1544. After the civil war and since the 1990’s the city is working hard to develop economically.

This energetic and vibrant city of Maputo is a perfect stop-over if you enjoy experiencing a buzzing, unordered city that holds hidden gems, makeshift stalls, fascinating building styles and interesting cultural experiences.

Acasia and Jacaranda trees line the streets and pavements are dotted by many cafés, world-class restaurants, music venues and markets. This makes for amazing walking tours and expeditions where tourists can absorb the mystical seafarer imagery and architectural hotchpotch dating back 400 years. The Cathedral on Independence Square, the Central Railway Station (painted by Gustave Eiffel), the grand City Hall, the Gothic-style Museum of Natural History and the Fortress (now the Colonial History Museum and one of the oldest buildings) are only a few of the interesting buildings worth a visit. Experiencing the Tunduro Gardens should also be on your list of things to do and could be combined with a visit to the buzzing Municipal Market. This market is the best place to shop for curios, local art, basketwork and carvings. Modern buildings include Mousinho de Albuquerue Square, the National Library and Eduardo Mondlane University.

If nature is what you crave, then a drive to the swamplands of the Elephant Reserve is definitely worth it. It is located around 80 km south of Maputo where three large saline lakes support a wide variety of bird, fish and animal life. This 236, 000 hectare area is protected and an important nesting site for sea turtles.

Maputo Recommended Accommodation

Avenida Hotel Avenida Hotel

Avenida Hotel offers a modern relaxing 5 star hotel experience in Maputo City centre,...

Blue Anchor Inn Blue Anchor Inn

The Blue Anchor Inn is a family run lodge and provides a number of conveniently sized...

Calanga Beach Resort Calanga Beach Resort

Calanga Beach Resort is a coastal holiday and break-away destination for families,...

Casa Lisa Casa Lisa

Casa Lisa is situated less than one hour north of Maputo. You will find rustic and...

Catembe Gallery Hotel Catembe Gallery Hotel

Catembe Gallery Hotel is situated in Maputo, Mozambique. A great Mozambique...

Hotel Cardoso Hotel Cardoso

Hotel Cardoso overlooks the Bay of Maputo and has a beautiful big pool and shared lounge...

Hotel Tivoli Maputo Hotel Tivoli Maputo

The Tivoli Hotel combines quality service and hospitality facilities hallmark of a city...

Hotel VIP Grand Hotel VIP Grand

Hotel VIP Grand offers the most modern technologies and comfort for a pleasant stay...

Machangulo Beach Lodge Machangulo Beach Lodge

Untamed and untouched, the southern coast of Mozambique plays host to the open Indian Ocean and...

Mozaika Guest House Mozaika Guest House

By the shade of the mango tree you will find a colourful home... Mozaika Guest House is...

Polana Serena Hotel Polana Serena Hotel

The Polana Serena Hotel truly recalls the impressive grandeur of colonial Mozambique...

Ponta Torres - Nhonguane Lodge Ponta Torres - Nhonguane Lodge

Ponta Torres - Nhonguane Lodge is located on the peaceful Bay of Maputo, 400 m along the...

Radisson Blu Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel in Maputo overlooks the magnificent Indian Ocean and is just 7 minutes...

Rovuma Hotel Rovuma Hotel

Rovuma Hotel is ideally situated in the center of Maputo and...

Southern Sun Maputo Southern Sun Maputo

The Southern Sun Maputo was built on the beachfront of the Avenida da Marginal where it...

Sundown Guest House Sundown Guest House

Situated in the centrally located up-market residential area of Sommerschield in Maputo,...


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Blue Anchor Inn Blue Anchor Inn

Blue Anchor Inn is a family run lodge located on the main road about 50 km north of ... Maputo

Hotel Cardoso Hotel Cardoso

The famous Cardoso Hotel, whilst situated in the ... Maputo

Machangulo Beach Lodge Machangulo Beach Lodge

Machangulo Beach Lodge overlooks the magic of endless white ... Maputo

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