Places To Visit And Things To Do In Maputo!

Planning a little getaway to Maputo and looking for things to do and places to see whilst there? Not to worry, we have you covered.

We have created a list of some of the top places to visit/things to do during your trip to Maputo!

Maputo Elephant Reserve, one of Mozambique’s most important natural assets, has between 100 and 300 elephants residing in the reserve itself with a few extra residing in the forest area that is situated south of the reserve.

Enjoy an exhilarating drive through trails, lush marshes, rolling grasslands and forest with a variety of fish life and bird life for those bird lovers out there.

Elephant Walking On A Dirt Road

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The Central Railway Station in Maputo designed by an associate of Gustav Eiffel, the Central Railway Station in Maputo brings history to life with its beautiful green finish and magnificent clock tower.

The Maputo Central Railway Station Building

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The Central Market is said to offer anything that your heart may desire, from fresh fruits, veggies, curios and more!

The Central Market is a market that was established to serve purely local needs and not directed at tourists which is why visiting the Central Market is a must as it provides an authentic experience, giving you the chance to meet some locals and experience how the locals in Maputo eat and shop.

The Central Market is primarily a food market however local souvenirs and trinkets can be found if you look hard enough.

Being that it is a local market, there is always an opportunity to negotiate with the local vendors to score a discount or two as vendors do tend to charge tourists rather high prices so practice your negotiating and don’t be afraid to look elsewhere as a price comparison.

The Maputo Central Market Stalls

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FEIMA (Also known as Garden of the Park of the Continuadores or Fair of Handicraft, Gastronomy and Flowers of Maputo.) is located in the central city of Maputo. FEIMA has come about over time due to artists selling things on the streets of Maputo gathering to create a point of reference for the sale of Mozambican crafts.

FEIMA provides a wide array of things from art, necklaces, wallets, earrings, capulana articles, batiques, plants and flowers and for those of you who enjoy food, there are two restaurants that consist of Italian and Mozambican food for you to enjoy.

What’s more, at the end of every month there is a “Gastronomic fair” where one can find thousands of stalls which makes it a perfect place to spend a Saturday or Sunday on your next trip to Mozambique.

FEIMA Entrance

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Tunduru Botanical Gardens is a public park that was designed in 1885 by Thomas Honney, a British gardener. The park is home to Tennis Courts, a statue of Mozambique’s first President, Samora Machel; a greenhouse; some tropical flora; and a variety of old trees.

The Tunduru Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to go for a relaxing picnic to escape the midday heat and grab a bite to eat as there are a few restaurants located in and around the Tunduru Botanical Gardens for you to enjoy, what’s more admission to the gardens is absolutely free so get those picnic baskets ready!

Statue Of Samora Machel

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