Maputo Tourism

Maputo (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈputu]), known as Lourenço Marques before independence, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. It is known as the City of Acacias, in reference to acacia trees commonly found along its avenues, and the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Today, it is a port city, with its economy centered on the harbour. According to the 2007 census, the population is 1,766,184. Cotton, sugar, chromite, sisal, copra, and hardwood are the chief exports. The city manufactures cement, pottery, furniture, shoes, and rubber. The city is surrounded by Maputo Province, but is administered as its own province.


Maputo in Mozambique awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Maputo. Popular vacation packages of Maputo are of 1-2 days.

Get, set and plan a journey with this amazing travel planner for Maputo that shall leave you with plenty of memories at the end of your trip.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Maputo

  • Save 4% Swaziland Day Tour
    Swaziland Day TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 12 Hrs

    Swazi people are exceptionally genuine and welcome visitors with very warm, and open arms. Today we have a really unique oppo...

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  • Save 4% Maputo City Tour and Gastronomy
    Maputo City Tour and GastronomyNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Once known as the Pearl of the Indic, Maputo is the capital, and also the largest city, of Mozambique. This is an incredible ...

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  • Save 7% Maputo City Hotel to Maputo International Airport
    Maputo City Hotel to Maputo International Airport1 Reviews

    Duration: 30 Mins

    Airport transfers in comfortable, safe and acclimatized vehicles. We pick up in any Hotel within Maputo city (Matola not incl...

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  • Save 5% 3-Hour Small Group Maputo City Tour
    3-Hour Small Group Maputo City TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Once known as the Pearl of the Indic, Maputo is the capital, and also the largest city, of Mozambique. This is an incredible ...

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  • Know the pollution level of Maputo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 70 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 91.67 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 91.67 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • How safe is Maputo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Maputo.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 89.06 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 68.75 (High)
    • Attacks 35.71 (Low)
    • Drug offense 30 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 61.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.56 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.69 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Maputo is 95.23 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 45.88 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.8 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 73.16 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 46.14 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 19.91 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 23.7 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Maputo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.77 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.47 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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