Why choose Mozambique for your next conference or incentive?

Business is booming in Mozambique and opportunity is ripe for business travel, trade and industry, conferences, events and seminars. As Mozambique Travel we are specialists in organizing events, conferences and incentives in Mozambique. Get in touch for all your business team-building needs with our expert team.

This guide to events and conference venues in Mozambique coincides with a new era in tourism – bleisure tourism, a unique fusion of business and leisure travel. We are specialists in conferences and incentives to Mozambique. Get in touch for all your business incentives and team-building needs. 

Mozambique is a stable, affordable destination welcoming business and commerce with open arms. Airlines offer more international flights between Maputo and global capital cities and many countries do not need visas to enter Mozambique. Top hotels and resorts are updating their conference and meeting facilities. 

Business tourism is here to stay and can only get stronger in Africa because it provides enormous funding to the local and world economy. It boosts development in countries like Mozambique, transport systems and accommodation venues as tourism in general improves.  Maputo is the Mozambique business capital where modern hotels and guest houses offer world-class conference facilities, exceptional restaurants, bars, entertainment and fitness facilities. 

Mozambique rates as the number one holiday destination in Africa thanks to its appealing sugary beaches, island escapes, incredible water sports and renowned national parks. Business tourism and conferences add value to these attractions. 

The Best Conference Venues and Regions in Mozambique 

Mozambique is fast becoming the top business destination in southern Africa. Read our guide to the best event and conference venues and regions in Mozambique – magnets for business people needing professional spaces in which to work and relax. Maputo offers world-class hotels and conference facilities that rival some of the best meeting places in other parts of Africa and abroad. Successful business meetings and team-building events play out in vibrant Vilanculos where the Vilanculos Conference Centre accommodates 20 to 200 delegates in smaller breakaway rooms or large conference suites. A few kilometres offshore, picturesque Bazaruto islands promise small meeting venues with ocean views.  

Maputo Conferences, Incentives and Events

Special package deals for conferences and meetings in Maputo include luxury accommodation, excellent meals, high-class fitness facilities, spa and wellness therapies, entertainment and easy access to the city lights and harbour views. Maputo hotels offer professional venues for conferences and incentive packages, team building and workshops. Easy access to the airport, transport and harbour make this African capital city an attractive business travel destination. 

The Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre 

Take six-star business services, audiovisual equipment and various seating arrangements and add to this internet access, onsite catering, wheelchair access and easy accessibility and you have a remarkable conference centre in Maputo. Maputo is these days considered to be the conference capital of Mozambique, let alone the capital city and the Joaquin Chissano International Conference Centre (JCICC) is the gemstone in the cluster of venues available for professional seminars. The JCICC can take up to 1000 delegates in its Grand Plenary Hall and there are also grand banqueting rooms with glass walls and stunning gardens where events or functions can be arranged! 

Polana Serena Hotel

Welcome to an institution in the heart of Maputo that has survived years of civil war to remain one of the best Mozambique hotels in the country. The famous Polana Serena Hotel was built in 1922 and carefully restored to offer luxury accommodations and five-star facilities including conference venues rated top in the world.

ballroom interior of Polana Serena Hotel in Mozambique
Polana Serena Hotel is the ideal venue for a successful business meeting or conference in Maputo.

Exclusive seminars and celebrations take place regularly in opulent, elaborate rooms which can be adapted for every client and every group’s needs. Top service, gourmet fusion foods and impeccable views make this conference center a magnet for commercial visitors to Maputo. Conference facilities include:

  • Diverse meeting rooms: the grand ballroom, pool bar and deck, 4 breakaway rooms
  • Banquet services for up to 600 guests
  • Full-day and half-day conference packages
  • Meeting specialists to help arrange events
  • High-tech visual and sound equipment, computers and more
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All drinks and meals

World-Class Accommodation at Polana Serena in Maputo

Radisson Blu 

The ultra-smart Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence in the centre of Maputo is close to the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre and the Sommerschield Diplomatic Quarter. It’s the first choice for business guests, a convenient 7 7-kilometre from Maputo International Airport (MPM) and a fantastic venue for top-of-the-range conference facilities. Nine air-conditioned meeting rooms and slick audio-visual technology for delegates are perfect for both large and small conferences, board meetings and team-building events.

the view of Radisson Blu Hotel towers in mozambique
Hold events in a magnificent beachfront setting just 6.5 kilometers from MPM airport. Reserve one of the nine conference rooms for a convenient venue.

The best part about attending a conference or event at the Radisson Blu renowned brand of hotels is the sea view in Maputo and the diverse leisure activities for business delegates between meetings. All companies and business incentive groups can customise their menus and meeting spaces according to their needs. One vast conference room can be divided into three breakaway rooms and a pre-meeting room for coffee and cocktails offers a unique space in which to socialise. Accommodation specials for conferences are part of the attraction. 

Luxury Accommodation at the Radisson Blu

Southern Sun Maputo

For an exceptional beachfront business venue, the Maputo Southern Sun offers world-class meeting and events rooms for VIPs, celebrations and more. Business clients choose the Southern Sun for its regal charm and warmth, its 4-star facilities and slick service, and its setting right on the bay. Excellent business amenities attract delegates from across the globe to meet in a choice of 4 versatile venues with uncapped Wi-Fi, a business centre, top-class technology, air-conditioning, sound proofing and modern furnishings. 

exterior view of Southern sun hotel in the evening
Four adaptable conference spaces, a private dining room, an exclusive bar, and even a 200-year old fig tree hidden in a quiet beachfront courtyard allow for hosting Maputo events that are discreet or celebratory.

‘Bleisure’ is the new buzzword when business delegates combine hard work with leisure tourism and the Southern Sun is made for this! The Maputo Sun offers four select meeting rooms boasting the best technology to enhance stress-free meetings for VIPs and other company needs. Seating configurations and prices are flexible according to diverse meeting needs and the special conference wing is perfect for private access and inclusive event planning. Two large conference venues can be divided into smaller breakaway rooms. Dining areas cater for large and small groups both inside or out under the 200-year-old fig tree in the courtyard or beside the swimming pool with ocean views. 

Amenities include:

  • Projection or flat-screen display
  • Inclusive Wi-Fi
  • Audio-video technology
  • Adaptable seating configurations
  • Natural light (venue dependent) 

Maputo Southern Sun offers diverse luxury accommodation

Cardoso Hotel

An admired city hotel in the heart of Maputo with sweeping views of the harbour from its unique cliff-top setting, the Cardoso promises great rates for corporate travellers and honeymoon couples alike.  Commercial visitors can indulge in one of 130 rooms with the expected conveniences such as Wi-Fi access, satellite TV, air-conditioning and tea and coffee stations. A Cardoso Hotel conference is convenient because it is so close to the airport and the city CBD. The renowned 4-star hotel is a business meeting centre where large functions are handled professionally and conference delegates appreciate the pleasures of food, drink, tours, beach walks and swims that come with a stay in Maputo.

the exterior entrance of Hotel Cardoso in Mozambique
A one-of-a-kind hotel built by Commandant Cardoso, captain of the Lourenço Marques port. Discover stunning aerial views of Maputo city and bay, delicious intercontinental cuisine, and dedicated hospitality services.

Five meeting venues of different sizes offer flip charts and markers, lanterns and laser highlighters, an overhead projector, whiteboard, digital projector, microphones, a great sound system, a remote projection ceiling screen and other business services including secretarial assistance and photocopying. Banqueting evenings for up to 150 people, cocktail parties for 300 guests and informal dinners for 60 delegates are part of the package deal. 

View Hotel Cardoso

Anantara Bazaruto Island Lodge and Spa – Bazaruto Archipelago

Team building and group travel are dynamic dimensions of business travel and conferencing in Mozambique. What better destination for companies than the spectacular islands of the Mozambique Bazaruto Archipelago? Business delegates can stay at one of the best island hotels in Africa, the popular Anantara Bazaruto Resort & Spa. Deluxe facilities include a world-renowned spa, gymnasium, tennis courts, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, an exclusive business centre, a dive and water sports centre and horses.

the living room area of Anantara Bazaruto
Indulge in an exclusive private island retreat surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

State-of-the-art conferencing facilities face the aqua ocean and swaying palm trees just outside. Business groups can book out the entire Anantara Island Resort and Spa for an exclusive use event and fill the 114 beds in deluxe beach villas, beach pool villas, sea view pool villas and deluxe sea view pool villas. The hotel is always keen to organise yoga challenges, kayak races, Olympiad sports challenges and Survivor-style treasure hunts for delegates when they need to relax or team build! 

High-Class Island Villas at Anantara Bazauto

Conferencing and events or incentives in Vilanculos

The new revamped Dona Ana Hotel

Business tourism has taken off in Mozambique and the revamped conference facilities at the Dona Ana compete with the top hotels in Maputo. Like a beached sailing ship, the gracious Hotel Dona Ana has opened her doors again in Vilanculos after a 30-year hiatus. The legend of Dana Ana has been reignited in the complete renovation of this iconic art deco lady, the elegant hostess of seminars, conferences, board meetings and international workshops. Executives can book out all 22 rooms in the main hotel close to the entertainment facilities or all 28 classic sea view rooms leading onto a dreamy seashore.  

This Vilankulo Conference Centre seats up to 150 delegates in a designer interior fitted with high-speed Wi-Fi, and the best technology for high-level meetings. Smaller in-house meetings seat 16 guests boardroom style or 34 guests cinema style. Authentic Afro-Portuguese cuisine at the elegant  Colher Restaurant or lighter snacks at two chic pool bars and the classic Seta cocktail bar.  

We are delighted to have this iconic hotel back in action and it’s one of the best venues for a smallish conference or team building event in Mozambique. Because of its proximity to the Bazaruto Archipelago – you have all the islands have to offer on your doorstep. Get in touch to find out more about this great venue in Vilanculos.

Vilanculos Beach Lodge 

Mix business with pleasure when you choose Vilanculos Beach Lodge for your next conference – state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities make life much easier for business guests. Full and half-day conference packages include snacks (or lunch), teas and coffees and all the equipment required for a slick meeting. Management is committed to business clients who want to mix in their leisure time a bit of bleisure in Vilanculos and attend to every need personally. 

outside view of Vilanculos Beach Lodge
VBL offers exquisite accommodation, a fine dining restaurant, a beautiful bar/ barista area, rolling gardens and an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

Unique conference packages can be customized to perfection to suit every commercial traveller to Mozambique as the country develops. Every conference event includes an air-conditioned seminar room, flipcharts and markers, all stationery, all technology and sound systems, water, teas and coffees. Later, luxury cruise boats take business clients for sundowners out at sea, deep sea fishing and diving. 

Vilanculos Beach Lodge for Comfortable Accommodation

Mequfi Beach Resort Pemba

If you are wondering where to book your next convention conference, seminar, meeting, incentive travel trip or team-building experience, look no further than the Mequfi Beach Resort Resort in Pemba! Central to your location in the dunes of Pemba is the saltwater swimming pool, fantastic bar and a choice of 3 world-class restaurants serving international dishes for all tastes and ages. Affiliated with the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Mequfi combines professional conference facilities with true solitude in a magical place where delegates can still explore timeless archipelagos and stretches of sugary sand. 

The best way to ensure a successful business trip to Pemba is to book the Mequfi conference or event package including all flights, airport transfers and luxury accommodation in ocean-view villas. Delicious breakfasts and dinners in the Assinatura Restaurant or Brisa do Mar Restaurant keep clients happy while drinks and in-room minibars are part of the deal. From long working days in comfy conference rooms, exciting team-building activities add value to all conference packages.   

Pemba Mequfi Beach Resort entertains business clients

As business tourism increases in Africa and Mozambique, luxury accommodation venues are upgrading facilities and offering attractive business packages to commercial travellers. The rise in conferences in Mozambique coincides with infrastructural development, improved flight schedules, and better work opportunities. Our latest guide to conference venues in Mozambique reveals the top hotels and lodges used by business delegates on working holidays in Africa. We are specialists in conferences and incentives to Mozambique. Get in touch for all your business incentives and team-building needs.