Welcome to Maputo

The heart of the city is the bustling, low-lying baixa (old town), spreading out north and east from the port. A few kilometres away, the seaside Avenida Marginal is lined with new developments on its inland side, while on the sea side life moves at a more leisurely pace.

Maputo is pricier than elsewhere in the country. Yet prices are reasonable and there's enough selection to make it a good destination no matter what your budget. Getting to know the city is a highlight of visiting Mozambique and essential to understanding the country. Don't miss spending time here before heading north.

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$40 Transfers & Ground Transport

Maputo City Hotel to Maputo International Airport

Our driver will meet you at Hotel (Reception or Lobby area) and either contact the phone number provided by you previously or your room.He will help you to carry your luggage and transport you to Maputo International Airport.All transfers will be made with a professional driver and acclimatized comfortable and spacious vehicles. The transfer from any Hotel in town to Maputo International Airport is fairly quick due to the close proximity of the airport (except rush hour times, from 07.00 Am to 09.00 Am and 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM).We are very strict and professional with transfer timings, meaning that we will always be at the Hotel between 10 to 15 minutes before the flight scheduled arrival time.

$90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Glimpse of Maputo with a taste - 5 hours city tour

The Specialized guide will pick you up anywhere in Maputo City.From 09:00 am -to 02:00 PMWe will visit the most iconic places of Maputo: The Railway Station, The Cathedral, The Central Market, FEIMA Art Craft Market, The Fortress, The Museum of Natural History and Iron House. We will go to lunch in one of the many seafood restaurants available in Maputo.                                                                                                                                                    The museums are closed on Mondays - alternative locations will be added to the tour as replacement.

$35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Walking tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mercado Central de Maputo, Maputo, Maputo ProvinceTo know the first maputo market and its curiositiesDuration: 30 minutes

$122 Kid Friendly

Maputo Special Reserve (Elephant Reserve)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo), Maputo, Maputo ProvinceThis is an unforgettable trip mixing wildlife safari and beautiful beach & dunes. Maputo Special Reserve is a unique site for this combination.Join us on this ALL INCLUSIVE EXPEDITION to the Maputo Special Reserve (Elephant Reserve). We will go from Maputo through Maputo - Katembe bridge and drive for almost 50 mins after taking our comfortable 4×4 cars or Safari truck.Once we cross Futi River, we will reach the entrance to Elephant Reserve taking a short break to stretch our legs (they sell coffee at the entrance if you wish). Then, the game drive starts; we will drive slowly while appreciating and taking photos of Beautiful Nature and animals: herds of elephants around, giraffes, antelopes, zebras… We shall see all of them on our way to Ponta Milibangalala and passing by several lakes within this stunning reserve, plenty of birds and hippos and cradle for an unpredictable dense vegetation.We are having lunch at Ponta Milibangalala, with an endless virgin beach full of fish and home for turtles and whales (only spotable during the season). You will have time for relax and swim while we take care of your lunch. Game viewing is not over yet. On our way back we shall see more animals like wildebeests, impalas, redbucks… You will get surprised with all the secrets that this reserve hide!Duration: 4 hours

$49 Classes & Workshops

Moz Art Day Trip in Maputo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productA place where local art combines with restaurants, music and good food.Perfect for enjoying and or creating handcrafted pieces with us, the Mussiro Trips and enjoy the creation of other arts and shop for local produce.Duration: 2 hoursLocation: FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, Maputo, Maputo Province

$210 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Maputo - Tofo (3 Days Experience on Overlander)

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1 - Manhiça Market and Xai Xai BeachStop At: Mercado Municipal da ManhiçaWe leave Maputo at 6:00. Meeting point at Mussiro’s office, Sommerchield.Manhiça Stopover. Shopping and visit to the local market. Safari Truck has Fridge and Freezer, you are welcome to use both.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Praia do Xai-XaiAt around 12:00 we stop at Macia. Macia it’s known for the quality and wide offer of fruits. A must Stop. We arrive at Xai-xai and check-in at the accommodation site (Bamboo beach lodge). You can enjoy free time and take advantage of the many activities available such as: Quad bikes, Dunes sliding, Xai xai forest visit or just relaxing at the beach. Relax and Party!!Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Xai Xai, shared rooms, beach lodge.Day 2: Day 2 - Quissico, Zavala Lakes and Timbila workshopStop At: ChizavaneWe leave Xai Xai towards Quissico at around 11:00 so that you have time to sleep in or enjoy free time at Xai Xai beach.Once we arrive to Quissico/Zavala we will have a traditional lunch (Lunch included in the price), another memorable experience for your log book.Check in at Zavala’s accommodation at the lake and relax. You can enjoy the lakes, pristine beach and mangrove of Zavala and enjoy!At around 17:00 you will chill out on our workshop of Timbila and Chitende (Traditional musical instruments), while enjoying the sunset with a 2M Beer. Party is coming.. Again..Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch: Traditional lunch included in Quissico.Accommodation included: Overnight in Zavala/Quissico. Beach lodge. Sharing. Individual rooms are available upon request.Day 3: Day 3 - Piri Piri experience, Inhambane and Tofo surrounding beachesStop At: Inhambane MarketSleep in or enjoy free time at Zavala, we are leaving at 9.00 to the Piri Piri Nation called Nhacoongo. At this stopover you will experience a Mozambican trademark, it’s Piri Piri plantations and the ancestral transformation process.We will then leave to Inhambane where you will have a walking tour in the city. You will be impressed with its rhythm and its cultural heritage.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Praia do Tofo, Tofo, Inhambane ProvinceWe will then leave to Tofo, but make a few detours to Tofo surrounding beaches (Praia da Rocha, Barra Beach)Drop you off in Tofo at the accommodation of your choice. Time to exchange contacts and share photos Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.