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.

$140 Outdoor Activities

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

$50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Maputo Airport transfer to Maputo City Hotel

Our driver will meet you at the Maputo International Airport with a board with your name for easier identification for both parties.He will help you to carry your luggage and transport you to your Hotel in Maputo City.All transfers will be made with a professional driver and acclimatized comfortable and spacious vehicles. The transfer from Maputo Airport to any Hotel in town 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 Airport between 10 to 15 minutes before the flight scheduled arrival time.

$190 Day Trips & Excursions

Swaziland Cultural Day Trip

The specialized guide will meet you early in the morning (05.30 Am) anywhere in Maputo. While following the journey towards Swaziland, you will be able to enjoy a light breakfast. Our guide will assist you with the transition process at the border.We will drive towards Ezulwini valley and the Cultural village of Mantenga. In the village you will watch a local dance performed by the local people and also have a chance to visit a Swazi typical homestead.  We will visit a waterfall and also the candle factory and craft center.After having lunch in the House of fire, we will have a walk along its gardens, a great opportunity to see some interesting bird species. Our guide will then take you back to your accommodation in Maputo. The expected time of arrival is 6.00 PM.

$210 Day Trips & Excursions

MAPUTO SPECIAL RESERVE - 1 DAY

Our guide will pick you up early morning at your accommodation (05.30 AM). While crossing the Ferry-Boat to Catembe you can enjoy a Light Breakfast.On our way to the Reserve we will pass by the Salamanga Hindu Temple and stop at a  local bread factory.Inside the Reserve you will discover the unique aspects of the wild and its magnificent ecosystems filled with rich and extraordinary Biomes. There will be a break for lunch in the wild.After lunch we will drive towards the Reserve gates and we should be back in Maputo around 6.30 Pm, where our guide will leave you at your accommodation.