Maputo Is Simply Maravilhoso on Private Sassy Sightseeing Tours
The capital of Mozambique is Maputo, and on private custom guided tours around the city, you will see why it is the cultural hub of the country. It is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Africa with a coastal setting and wide accessible avenues scented with lovely jacaranda trees it is simply beautiful.
Maputo is the most modern developed town in Mozambique, and on city sightseeing tours you will be fascinated by the number of stunning hotels, bars, and restaurants. While the heart of the town center is bustling with locals, the old town district is where there is a lot of walking tours with private guides escorting groups of tourists around the highlights of the city.
Maputo is a little more expensive in terms of eating out and accommodation than other cities in Mozambique, but the exchange rates are reasonable enough so staying within an average budget is possible. If you choose to take a holiday to Mozambique, research as much as possible and book as many private holiday tours before you arrive for your vacation of a lifetime.
Top Attractions in Maputo
Make Maputo Your Base for Sensational Private Safari Tours
Safari guided tours of the many nature reserves and national parks are wonderful in Mozambique and Maputo is the perfect base to stay in so you can start and plan your private safari or sightseeing tours. There is a great variety of safari tours available to Natural Parks like Bazaruto, Pomene, and Bazaruto or Nature Reserves like Maputo, Nissan Quirimbas, and Gorongosa.
Many of the parks cover vast amounts hectares both inland and coastal and have a wide assortment of animals and marine life to view from elephants to turtles and eagles to flamingos. The diversity of every tour is immediately evident when you start any of the tours available.
The most unique private guided tour is to Pomene Nature Reserve as it is located on the coast and has some of the best lagoons and marine life in Southern Africa, there are also facilities for scuba diving in the lagoon to appreciate the spectacular coral and marine life.
Travel Tips for Maputo
This region of the world has a climate that allows for all year round travel. Mozambique does have a semi-tropic climate, and many travelers like to go from May to November for cooler temperatures. December to Aril is the rainy season, and while there may be downpours they do not last long, and you are guaranteed the sun will shine again during the day so booking private safari tours at any time of the year is ok.
As the capital of Mozambique, Maputo is a little more expensive than other regions in the area but still reasonable to stick to a budget. 4-star hotel accommodation for two people runs at an average of US$80.00 per day. Eating out can cost around US$30.00 per person for a 3-course meal in a regular restaurant. Check with your tour guide for a couple of different recommendations on restaurants and safari tours and compare prices and services.
Always research the area you want to travel to before booking any tours when you have decided which safaris or guided tours you would like to compare prices. It is always advisable where possible to book tours and safaris before traveling to Maputo. Be sure to have the right documents and papers in order when going to Africa, check that your passports are valid and visas have the exact dates for arrival and departure.
Maputo has a climate of wet semi-tropical climate, the summers here are humid and mild, and some days are rainy with very short thunderstorms. The average temperature is around 27 degrees Celsius. Surprisingly Spring is a lot hotter with temperatures hitting around 30 degrees Celsius. The month with the most amount of rain is January and the driest months are in the winter season from June to July with temperatures averaging around 7 degrees Celsius.