"CAPITAL CHAOS" Maputo by DAO

Maputo Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 24 photos

When you first drive into Maputo you start to feel excited and scared all at the same time. That mixed emotion continues throughout your whole stay. Next to Colonial grandeur are symbols of Communist idealism and people scavenging thorough rubbish looking for food. In a decade this will be a great place to visit. For now every criminal and Policeman sees you as a potential robbery victim. You can definitely see the past and the recent scars of a bloody civil war. Underneath you can just start to feel the art and music that will one day make this city great.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:IT IS AN EXPERIENCE
  • Cons:IT IS DANGEROUS AND NOT PRETTY
  • In a nutshell:A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT - IN 10 YEARS
  • Last visit to Maputo: Nov 2005
  • Intro Written Feb 4, 2006
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    I just noticed that you have two different pages on Maputo, because VT has two separate listings. (I looked at your other Maputo page last year.)

    From the maps, it seems there are two different places in Mozambique called Maputo. The other one is the capital but this one, as shown on the map, is up north someplace. But both of your pages are about the capital, I believe.

    Actually I have fond memories of my visit there in 2001, because we went to see our daughter, who was working in Maputo at the time.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2007 at 6:15 AM

    Nice colonial buildings...

  • moiraistyx's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2006 at 6:21 PM

    You are a page loner here.

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