Flight tickets from Upington to Maputo

Welcome to Maputo, the charming capital of Mozambique! With its colorful colonial architecture, sprawling beaches, and vibrant culture, Maputo is sure to captivate the hearts of all who visit. From its inviting restaurants, exciting nightlife, and incredible local cuisine, to its fascinating history, Maputo is sure to provide travelers with an unforgettable experience. So, sit back, relax, and prepare to explore the many facets of Maputo through this exciting text!

Getting to Know Maputo

The city of Maputo is the largest city in Mozambique. As of 2016, the city had a population of 1.1 million inhabitants. It is situated to the south of the country, close to the border with South Africa. The local time zone is Central Africa Time (CAT). Portuguese is the official language of the city although many other African languages are also spoken by the locals. The country's national currency is the Mozambican metical (MZN).

Climate and Weather

Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, has a pleasant subtropical climate. The city experiences hot, humid summers and warm, dry winters. The city typically sees an average annual temperature of around 69°F (21°C). Rainfall is quite variable, but most of the city's precipitation occurs between December and March. Maputo boasts around 30 inches (751 mm) of rainfall a year, with March being its wettest month averaging around 4 inches (102 mm). June, July and August are the driest months with virtually no rain. During this period, temperatures can be quite hot and uncomfortable with average high temperatures reaching 86°F (30°C). Mostly due to its proximity to the Indian Ocean, Maputo enjoys quite a pleasant climate all year round. However, strong winds off the coast can bring extreme weather conditions during the late summer and early winter.

Touring Maputo: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Maputo, the Maputo International Airport (MPM) and the Maputo Airport (APL). You can get to downtown Maputo from either airport by taxi - the cost is usually around 200 to 300 meticals ($3-5 USD). You can also change money at the airport; there are a few money exchange booths at the main terminal.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maputo

  1. Maputo is the capital and largest city of Mozambique, and is known for its unique African-Portuguese colonial architecture and heritage
  2. Maputo has a lively and vibrant culture filled with music, dance and art. Several international music festivals and cultural events are held in Maputo each year
  3. Maputo is a city rich in history. Plaza de Independencia, the City Hall and Fortim de Sao Sebastiao are some of the historical monuments and sites worth visiting for tourists

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