"Maputo...and lobster feast!!" Maputo by WaRPer

Maputo Travel Guide: 333 reviews and 959 photos

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MAPUTO -- Formerly known as Lourenco Marques, a heady tourist spot up until the early 1970's. Maputo is a lively port city, although carries many ugly scars on its buildings (including the grand palaces, markets, museums and humble Creole-style homes) as a reminder of the violent civil strife and political termoil the country endured until the early 1990's. Fortunately, the city is steadily rebuilding itself in the hope of recapturing its glory years as a tourist spot.

"City on the Rise" on Lonely Planet Bluelist. Maputo is a very small city, devided into 2 parts: the Historical section (around Placa de Independencia) and Downtown (Polana Mall and the Maputo Bay). We spent 3 days here, and just fell in love with how undisturbed the city is (esp as we just took off from Jo'burg!). The people are nice and friendly, and all that matters -- CHEAP SEAFOOD.


  • Last visit to Maputo: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • matt10gonzalez's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Wow!! I hope I get to go to Madagascar too one day! Did you share any bathrooms here? I bet you didn't! :)

  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2007 at 7:08 AM

    Sound and helpful advice

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2007 at 8:44 AM

    Yes, SL Liew is right. Your tips are very practical. I've considered going to work in Maputo and found your page helpful.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2007 at 4:50 AM

    Very practical helpful tips for anyone thinking of going to Mozambique on health warning, transport and visa. Seafood looks yummy. Cheers, SL


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