Maputo in Mozambique is a sheltered bay town that has a subtropical climate and beautiful water side landscapes. Blended in with Portuguese architecture, you will enjoy much of the remnant colonial life and culture that form distinct vibes for the city. The blend of Portuguese, African and Indo cultural influences can be found in the food and way of life of the people here.
What can you expect on your visit to Maputo? Gaining a flavor of its colonial mystique as you stop by sidewalk cafes that offer you barbecued piri piri chicken, hot prawns and fried potato chips the Maputo style or dance the night away at the beam of the samba music. If you like the sound of that, then book your travel to this Portuguese harbor city today.
When you visit Maputo you will love to walk by the wide avenues that have sidewalks of stone and mosaic and are lined by large trees. Apartment blocks around the city have certain architectural gems tucked away that you will discover only when you walk the streets. The city has a hodge podge of varying economic communities, from the poor and the rich, old and the new that add to the distinct cultural flavors of this town.
This is the capital city of Mozambique; it resembles much of the architectural and urban landscape of Lisbon as a Portuguese harbor city. The Inhaca Island which lies by the Maputo Bay is a scenic place to visit that has a port for cruise ships, sailing boats and yachts. Hire a boat and go on a cruise to explore the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean.
Besides exploring the Mediterranean apartment blocks of the city, check out the municipal market here. With vendors selling their wares in this chaotic marketplace, there is everything to find here, from fresh spices to seafood.
You can travel to Inhambane beaches which are close by or make a day trip to nearby islands that form the Bazaruto Archipelago. Visit the Museu de Historia Natural as well as the Museu DOS CFM which is historical museums that showcase insight into history and culture of the place.