Maputo is a bustling port city. Situated in the far south of Mozambique on the Gulf of Maputo it has wide avenues and a lively atmosphere.
Jacaranda, flame and palm trees line the wide streets, vendors sell everything from paw paws to pots and pans and there are lots of street cafés serving spicy snacks under rainbow colored umbrellas.
Many visitors to Mozambique don’t visit Maputo unless they have a specific reason to do so such as friends or family in the area. Others like to stop for an overnight to see the city. It is probably not somewhere to spend more than a day or two however there is one beautiful hotel called the Polana, and some interesting day trips can be arranged from here. The atmosphere is hassle-free and it makes a pleasant stopover.
Suggested itinerary featuring Maputo
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Maputo, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Maputo
Places & hotels on the map
Photos of Maputo
Accommodation choices for Maputo
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Maputo. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Machangulo Beach Lodge is a friendly and welcoming lodge faces directly across from Inhaca Island and is surrounded by seemingly endless stretches of pristine white sandy beaches.