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33 Best and Fun Things To Do In Maputo, Mozambique

TouristWire Editors

This is a city in Mozambique with a rich history. At first a part of a Portuguese colony, Maputo has grown to be one of the country’s main tourist destinations.

Maputo is the ideal destination for history lovers, and boasts museums like Museu De História Natural de Maputo. This museum has stunning Rococo-style architecture and is home to many fascinating Natural History exhibits.

The city is also a great destination for nature lovers and outdoorsy tourists. One of the most popular activities in Maputo is to go on a Safari in the Kruger National Park.

Here’s our list of the top things to do in Maputo, Mozambique.

The 33 Most Popular Things To Do In Maputo, Mozambique

33. Lago Chizenguene

3.5 ★★★★☆ (2 reviews)

32. Praia da Polana

4.8 ★★★★★ (6 reviews)


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31. Xefina island

5.0 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)

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30. Fisheries Museum

3.1 ★★★☆☆ (8 reviews)


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Location: 2HF9+XP6 Maputo

29. Ilha Xefina Grande

4.5 ★★★★★ (12 reviews)

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28. Samora Machel Statue

4.3 ★★★★☆ (19 reviews)

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Location: 2HJF+873 Avenida Samora Machel Maputo

27. Maputo Katembe Bridge

4.5 ★★★★★ (63 reviews)

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Location: 2HF4+JJX Unnamed Rd. Catembe

Tel:  86-591-5997

26. Museu Das Pescas

3.7 ★★★★☆ (66 reviews)


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Location: 2HF9+RHC Maputo

Tel:  21-321-321

25. Clube de Ténis de Maputo

4.4 ★★★★☆ (78 reviews)

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Location: 2HHF+QR6 Rua Henrique de Sousa Maputo

Tel:  82-704-3800

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24. Museu Mafalala

4.5 ★★★★★ (96 reviews)


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Location: R Maputo

Tel:  21-402-786

Web Address:

23. Jumma Masjid

4.7 ★★★★★ (143 reviews)

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Location: 2HH9+76G Rue da Gavea Maputo

22. Museum of Geology

4.2 ★★★★☆ (197 reviews)

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Location: 2HFQ+QWP Av dos Martires da Machava Maputo

Tel:  21-313-508

21. Palace of Marriages

4.2 ★★★★☆ (259 reviews)

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Location: 2HFV+W8H Maputo

Tel:  84-000-0000

20. Casino Polana

4.1 ★★★★☆ (275 reviews)


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Location: 2JX7+G5G Av da Marginal Maputo

Tel:  84-707-7777

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19. Adil Water Park

4.0 ★★★★☆ (349 reviews)


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Location: Rua Engenheiro Santos Resenoe Maputo

Tel:  84-949-7221

18. Museu da Moeda

4.1 ★★★★☆ (374 reviews)

Location: 2HG9+MV9 Rua Consiglieri Pedroso Maputo

Tel:  21-307-285

17. Museu Nacional de Arte

3.9 ★★★★☆ (465 reviews)

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Location: 2HMC+7PV Av Ho Chi Min Maputo

Tel:  84-629-4862

16. Franco-Mozambican Cultural Center

4.4 ★★★★☆ (472 reviews)


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Location: 468 Avenida Samora Machel Maputo

Tel:  82-301-8000

Web Address:

15. Praca dos Herois

4.2 ★★★★☆ (527 reviews)

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Location: Praca dos Heroes Maputo

Tel:  84-161-6521

14. Saint Anthony Catholic Church

4.5 ★★★★★ (620 reviews)


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Location: 2HMW+PVM Avenida Kwame Nkrumah Maputo

Tel:  21-491-197

13. Teachers Garden

4.1 ★★★★☆ (991 reviews)


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Location: Jardim dos Professores Av Patrice Lumumba Maputo

Tel:  84-887-7665

12. Parque dos Continuadores FEIMA

4.1 ★★★★☆ (1,595 reviews)

Location: 2HJV+JXR Avenida Armando Tivane Maputo

Tel:  84-889-8984

11. Zoological Garden

3.3 ★★★☆☆ (1,902 reviews)

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Location: 3HG3+HX4 Avenida de Mocambique Maputo

Tel:  84-505-9298


3.8 ★★★★☆ (3,185 reviews)

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Location: 2HH8+948 Maputo

Our Top picks

9. Ilha Xefina Pequena

4.6 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)


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8. Praia da Costa do Sol

4.0 ★★★★☆ (51 reviews)

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7. Museu dos CFM

4.4 ★★★★☆ (90 reviews)


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Location: 2HH7+W6H Maputo

Tel:  21-307-385

6. Casa de Ferro

4.1 ★★★★☆ (203 reviews)

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Location: 2HHF+R4H Avenida Samora Machel Maputo

Tel:  84-501-5014

5. Praça da Independência

4.4 ★★★★☆ (270 reviews)

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Location: 2HJF+87Q Maputo

4. Catedral de Maputo

4.5 ★★★★★ (431 reviews)

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Location: 2HJF+CQ2 R da Radio Maputo

Tel:  21-310-283

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3. Museu de Historia Natural

4.1 ★★★★☆ (889 reviews)

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Location: 2HFP+4Q7 Travessia de Zambeze Maputo

2. Fortress of Maputo

4.1 ★★★★☆ (922 reviews)

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Location: Fortaleza de localiza se junto ao porto de Pesca na praca de Junho Maputo

1. Tunduru Botanical Gardens

4.1 ★★★★☆ (3,107 reviews)

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Location: 2HHF+HF7 Rua Henrique de Sousa Maputo

Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Maputo, Mozambique! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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