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.
Maputooffers 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
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. ... Maputo Accommodation
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. ... Maputo Tours
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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
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 onIndependence 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.