Maputo in Two Days

After breakfast at your hotel or a street-side cafe, head to the baixa to get an early start on some of the nearby sights, including the Municipal Market, the Money Museum and the train station. Then, hire a taxi or tuk-tuk to take you along Avenida Marginal to Restaurante Costa do Sol for lunch. The National Art Museum is an ideal afternoon stop, before you head to an evening performance at the Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano or another venue for sampling Maputo's nightlife.

Spend day two taking in some more sights, including the old fort and Praça da Independência. Don't miss browsing for crafts at the Feira de Artesanato, Flôres e Gastronomia de Maputo. In the late afternoon head down to the Fish Market to take in the ambience and enjoy an informal meal, before heading out for another night on the town (or getting to bed to catch an early bus north).