Flight tickets from Plettenberg Bay to Maputo

Welcome to Maputo, one of the most vibrant and culturally rich cities in the world! Situated on the eastern coast of Mozambique in southern Africa, Maputo has been a melting pot of great music, lively dining options, historical architecture and friendly people since it was founded in the 16th century. From its Portuguese-style marketplaces to its well-preserved colonial buildings, Maputo's urban centers are filled with sights to explore and stories to uncover. From professional pursuits to the promise of a once in a lifetime adventure, Maputo is an ideal destination for anyone looking to experience a city that is modern, yet steeped in tradition and history. Discover the city's flavors, sites and sounds today!

Getting to Know Maputo

Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, is located in the Sub-Saharan region at the head of an inlet of the Indian Ocean. The city has a population of 1,648,000 inhabitants, ranking it the largest city in the country and making it the 18th most populous city in Africa. The official language of Maputo is Portuguese, but other local languages are Makhuwa and Sena. The city is part of the Southeastern Africa Time Zone, UTC +02:00. The local currency is the Mozambican Metical (MZN).

Climate and Weather

Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, is a city with a tropical climate, characterized by hot humid weather throughout the year. The average temperature ranges between 17 and 30 degrees Celsius, but temperatures can reach as high as 40°C in the summer months. The city experiences two distinct seasons; the dry season from April to October and the wet season from November to March. During the wet season, Maputo receives an average of 966mm of rain with most of the rain falling in March and December. The climate in Maputo is quite mild and temperatures rarely drop below 15°C, although there can be occasional cool spells in July and August. The city is also quite vulnerable to cyclones and flooding during the wet season. Overall, Maputo has a warm tropical climate making it an attractive location for beach holidays. It is also a great place to visit all year round as the climate stays relatively consistent throughout the year.

Touring Maputo: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Maputo: Maputo International Airport (MPM) and Inhomirim Airport (ICL). To get to downtown Maputo from Maputo International Airport, you can find a taxi outside the terminal. The fare is usually around 500 Metical (approximately 8 USD). It is also possible to book Airport Express Shuttles for a fixed rate of 400 Metical (approximately 6 USD). Yes, you can change money at Maputo International Airport, with several exchange offices located around the terminal.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maputo

  1. Maputo is the vibrant capital of Mozambique and is situated on the western shore of Maputo Bay. A cultural melting pot, Maputo is home to many different African ethnic and cultural groups
  2. Maputo's history is closely linked to the Portuguese colonial period, when it was known as Lourenço Marques. Many of the city's landmarks, such as the City Hall, Train Station and Cathedral, reflect its Portuguese influence

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