Maputo, situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean, is the capital and largest city of the country. For centuries Maputo has been influenced by travellers and traders from Africa, Asia and Europe.
Founded as a port town by the Portuguese, during the colonial era, Lourenço Marques, as it was then called, drew visitors from all over sub-Saharan Africa to sample its fine prawns, busy night-life and European atmosphere.
The city was badly damaged during the prolonged civil war, and many buildings were significantly degraded. However, Maputo is on the rise again. It has become a melting pot of peoples and cultures. It is now a modern and eclectic city with many pavement cafes, jazz bars and restaurants open late into the night, a vibrant arts scene, including drama, music and visual arts.
Visitors to the city can enjoy the bustling local market, the famous old fort and the many architectural and historical landmarks.
The Elephant Reserve and Kruger National Park are within easy reach for safaris and day trips.
Maputo is well worth a visit of a few days.
• 3 Hour city tour
• Half day city tour including 3 course seafood lunch
• Mafalala Tour
• Pancho Guedes
• Baixa walking tour
• Catembe half day trip including boat & lunch
• Inhaca & Portuguese Island including transfer and lunch
• Maputo by night
• Full day Kruger Park Safari
• Full day Swaziland Cultural tour
• Full day Swaziland Game Park
• Macaneta day trip
• Maputo Elephant reserve
• Bilene day trip
Please contact Kaskazini for detailed information, rates and booking of above excursions.
Maputo is located in the province of Maputo and a mere 100km by road from the border of South Africa at Ressano Garcia/Komatipoort. The border is open between 6 am and 10 pm.
There are daily flights from OR Tambo, Johannesburg International Airport, with LAM and SAA to Maputo (MPM).
LAM offers regional flights several times per week from Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania, Nairobi in Kenya, Luanda in Angola and also code shares with TAP from Lisbon, Portugal. Other international airlines flying into Maputo is Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Abiba and Kenya Airways from Nairobi.