Flight tickets from Bloemfontein to Maputo

Welcome to Maputo, the mesmerizing capital city of Mozambique! Situated on the Indian Ocean, Maputo is a vibrant city rich in culture, history, and beauty. Its Portuguese-influenced architecture, bustling markets, and local seafood are just some of its many charms. Whether it’s exploring the historic city center, visiting the nearby white sand beaches, or simply getting a taste of the local cuisine, there’s something for everyone in Maputo. So come and discover for yourself why this enchanting city has long been a beloved destination for travelers from around the world.

Getting to Know Maputo

Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, has a population of 1.1 million people. It is located in the Central African Time Zone (UTC+2). The official language of Maputo is Portuguese, however, according to the Mozambican constitution, other languages such as Swahili, Sena, Jirgae, Elomwe, and Tsonga are also recognised and spoken. The nation’s currency is the Mozambican Metical (MZN).

Climate and Weather

Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, enjoys a humid subtropical climate. It has two main seasons - the wet season (November through April) and the dry season (May through October). During the wet season, the city gets an average of 950mm of rainfall, the majority of which falls in January, February and March. During the dry season, the city sees very little precipitation and the temperature is hot and humid. The average temperature throughout the year ranges from 17°C to 33°C. Despite the fact that Maputo is generally warm, the temperature usually cools off slightly in the evenings, making it relatively comfortable outside.

Touring Maputo: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Maputo: Maputo International Airport and Lubango Airport. You can get from Maputo International Airport to downtown Maputo via taxi for about 500-800 Meticais (approx. 7-11 USD). Yes, there are exchange kiosks at the airport where you can convert currency.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maputo

  1. Maputo is the capital of Mozambique, located in the south of the country and has a long history of foreign and colonial influences. The city is an incredibly vibrant and diverse cultural hub with a rich cuisine, energetic music and a lively arts scene.
  2. Maputo offers a mix of stunning colonial architecture, stunning beaches, lively markets and an exciting nightlife experience. The city also has several museums and historical sites that tell the story of Mozambique’s turbulent past.
  3. Visitors can explore landmarks such as the Old Forte, the Iron House and the Peace Square, while nearby attractions include the lush Maputo Elephant Reserve and the Maputo Special Reserve

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