Flight tickets from Londolozi to Maputo

Welcome to Maputo, the beautiful colourful capital of Mozambique! Set on the eastern coast of Africa, Maputo is a vibrant city drenched with culture and history. The streets here are alive with the sounds of Portuguese Traditions, blended with the tastes and smells of local cuisines. Explore the city's old colonial homes, bustling markets and Spanish architecture – each corner of Maputo is a surprise waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a tourist, an expat living and working in the city, or a local looking to get to know your hometown better, Maputo has something for everyone. In this text, we’ll be giving you a comprehensive guide to what Maputo has to offer, so sit back and prepare to delve into the exciting world of this majestic capital city.

Getting to Know Maputo

Maputo is the capital city of Mozambique. It is located in the south-eastern region of the country by the Indian Ocean. The population of Maputo is approximately 1,098,607 people according to the 2017 census. The most spoken language in Maputo is Portuguese, although English and French are also used. Other languages including cokwe, swahili, and several African languages are spoken in the city. The time zone in Maputo is GMT +2. The currency of Mozambique is the Mozambican metical (MZN). Goods and services in Maputo are mostly purchased using the metical. The currency is subdivided into 100 centavos and one metical is normally equivalent to $0.018. U.S. dollars are also accepted in some places. Credit cards are mostly accepted but be sure to check first.

Climate and Weather

Maputo has a tropical savanna climate. The city experiences two rainy seasons. The wet season (November to March) brings slightly higher rainfall with an average of 690 mm per year, while the dry season (April to October) is much drier, with an average annual rainfall of 250 mm. Fall and spring transitions bring higher daily temperatures, but the temperature rarely exceeds 33 degrees Celsius. The average year-round temperatures in Maputo range between 16 and 24 degrees Celsius at night, whilst, during the day, they usually range between 23 and 32 degrees. Humidity levels are generally high.

Touring Maputo: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Maputo: Maputo International Airport (MPM) and Vilankulo Airport (VNX). You can take a taxi from Maputo International Airport to downtown Maputo; it will cost around $10-$15. You can also change money at Maputo International Airport; there are several Bureau de Change booths in the arrivals area.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maputo

  1. Maputo boasts a vibrant cultural life and is home to many talented painters, musicians and writers
  2. Boasting a rich history of both indigenous African and Portuguese influences, Maputo was designated a UNESCO Creative City of Music in 2017
  3. Maputo is known as the "City of Acacias" due to its large number of trees, including many acacia trees which line the streets throughout the city

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