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    Tourists Guide To Maputo & General Information

    Maputo is the largest city and the Capital of Mozambique. It is known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean and the City of Acacia’s – in reference to the many thorn tree’s found along all the roads in the large City. An Overview & Informative Guide To Maputo

    Maputo has a thriving population of around 2 million people and all the activities are based on the City’s Harbour.

    What You Need To Know About Maputo

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Maputo.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Maputo?

    May to September is the best time to visit Maputo in Mozambique. Summer months are extremely hot and humid, and Maputo is situated in a high-risk malaria area.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Maputo?

    If you are entering Maputo, Mozambique from a Country outside of the African Continent you do require a Visa.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Maputo?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Maputo will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings: sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Maputo?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Maputo. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit. If you are travelling from a Country that has Yellow Fever you will have to be vaccinated against it in order to enter Mozambique.

    Transport & How To Get Around Maputo?

    Maputo International Airport is by far the largest in Mozambique, and people can drive to or fly into Maputo. It is best to have your own transport or to arrange transport. There are Taxi services; buses and trams that will help you get around the city.

    Attractions and places to visit in Maputo

    Maputo is the capital city of Mozambique and has many stunning places of interest to go and visit. With its beautiful colonial Portuguese architectural buildings and vibrant municipal market places where trading takes place you will be sure to enjoy visiting this bustling city.

    Where to go when visiting Maputo?

    In the unique African/Mediterranean atmosphere and setting this stunning city has some unique and captivating sites to visit. The Central Railway Station (CFM) is the city’s is a vital and crucial determinant for the growth of this city as this station accommodated much of the distribution in and out of the city of Maputo.

    The Fortress of Maputo has some important historical and architectural importance as the Dutch first established this fort in 1721 which was abandoned then re-established by the Austrian settlers in 1777 which was mainly utilized for slave trade, later on the French pirates attacked this fort and as it currently stands it is being used now for the Museum of military history of the city.

    For those who absolutely love to shop and purchase trinkets and souvenirs along their way should make sure to visit the Municipal Central Market which has numerous traders who sell various items and objects alongside food and products where you can negotiate and haggle for agreed prices, this is a really lovely experience so make sure to visit.

    A particular place of religious importance is the Cathedral, which has some outstanding architectural values and is a sure sight to see. Historical places of interest within Maputo are the National Museum of Arts, the Natural History Museum, and The Iron House, which was built by the same architectural engineer who designed the Statue of Liberty and the Eifel Tower.

    The stunning accommodation of the Hotel Polana would be the most suitable and recommended place to stay, also make sure to visit the Tunduru Gardens.

    How old is the city of Maputo?

    The City of Maputo was first developed and established in 1787.

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