Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo
Travel to the capital city
When you travel to Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo, it brings back memories of historical milestones. Remember the name Lourenco Marques, and enormous prawns and langoustines? Remember the likes of Winston Churchill and decades of colonial history and revolution? Maputo is a region of incredible history, late development and tourism and legends like Samora Machel.
The original name was after the Portuguese trader Lourenço Marques who first reached the area around 1544. In 1895, a railroad linked the city to Pretoria and the gold-rush areas of South Africa and by 1907 it was the capital of Mozambique.
Renamed in 1975 at independence after decades of war and devastating destruction, a period of rejuvenation ensued, bringing the construction of large manufacturing, communications and commercial businesses to the city.
The largest port in the Indian Ocean, Maputo harbour is a source of Mozambique’s economic stability. Maputo is also one of Africa’s premier tourist destinations and the global influx of visitors has brought job creation and income for local communities.
Accommodation in Maputo is diverse and accessible – tourists need beds and deals and Maputo offers a range of accommodation establishments. From guest houses, B & Bs to beach lodges and international hotels, the city rings with life and culture. The hospitality is flamboyant and stylish; food is spicy and exotic and the nightlife is vibrant and second to none in Africa.
Streets are lined with cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, and casinos while the beachfront offers numerous activities for water sports enthusiasts and explorers. Try the Mozambique peri-peri prawns or other famous seafood dishes – then dance the night away before returning to your hotel in Maputo.
Maputo is the gateway to Mozambique island and beach holidays and we offer the very best deals on hotels in Maputo.
With renewed interest in Maputo and this destination, plus regular new international flights with TAP and Ethiopian Airlines into Maputo Mozambique, it opens up a number of other destinations in Mozambique for international travellers. Fly daily to Vilanculos or Pemba and discover the Bazaruto Archipelago or the Quirimbas and explore the best island lodges in Mozambique. Mozambique Travel has a number of great deals and packages to Azura Benguerra Island, Anantara Bazaruto Resort and Ibo Island, to name but a few!
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