The Maputo Experience
The vibrant city of Maputo (formerly Lourenco Marques) is the capital of Mozambique and was once all the rage for jetsetters in years gone by. Its exotic Portuguese colonial history and beauty drew many visitors prior to the civil war in the 1970s and 80s.
The war years took a heavy toll but Maputo is back in the spotlight and in the process of rejuvenation. Visitors to this Mozambique city can immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage, architecture and customs while enjoying fresh peri-peri prawns and great local beer at numerous restaurants and hotels. The city enjoys a reputation for good nightlife with a variety of bars and discos.
The best time to visit the capital of Mozambique is during the dry winter months from April to September when the days are sunny and nights are cool - Maputo tends to be hot, wet and humid in summer from October to April.
Stay in Maputo
If you enjoy city lights, bustling nightlife, peri-peri prawns and spicy food served at road-side stalls, then a visit to the vibrant coastal city of Maputo is a must. Maputo accommodation options vary and should you not find what you are looking for on our website, our Mozambique Destination consultants can recommend a few alternative options to suit your needs. If you plan on staying a bit longer we have a 4-day Maputo Holiday package for you to look at.
Interesting City Sites in Maputo
Central Railway Station building; The House of Iron; The Yellow House; the Cathedral on Independence Square; The Fortress; The Mosque; Council Chambers; Museum of the Revolution; Natural History Museum; Art Museum; Money Museum; Geology Museum.
Stay in Maputo
Just 6 minutes by boat from Maputo, Catembe Gallery Hotel offers lodging in Mozambique, typical dining and conference facilities. This Mozambique hotel in Maputo is the ideal place...more
For a great leisure or Mozambique business hotel in Maputo, Mozambique, Hotel Cardoso has excellent facilities and views over Maputo Bay....more
Situated in the heart of the Maputo central business district, Hotel Tivoli is amongst the most recent hotels in Mozambique's capital - ideal for the business traveller and the budget conscious alike...more
Our 3-day Maputo Holiday Package allows first-time visitors to Maputo to experience the interesting culture and traditions of this coastal city...more
Maputo, Mozambique is a magical vibrant blend of Portuguese architecture, African ingenuity and exotic cuisine. From its African, Portuguese and Indian cultural heritage to the energetic, traditional...more
At this Mozambique hotel you can enjoy an experience characterised by the magical mix of Colonial charm and African appeal with world-class comfort and service...more
The contemporary Radisson Blu Hotel in Maputo provides guests with the best of both worlds – a prime location on a Mozambican beach...more
The beautiful Southern Sun Maputo (formerly Holiday Inn Maputo) is a Maputo business hotel in Mozambique. This delightful hotel offers sweeping beach and Indian Ocean views...more