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Maputo

Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, is a vibrant port city located on the southeastern coast of the African continent. It is the largest city in the country and is home to nearly one million people.

Maputo is situated on the banks of the Maputo Bay and the Tembe River, which feeds into the Indian Ocean. It is surrounded by the Maputo Elephant Reserve to the north, the Maputo Special Reserve to the east, and the Maputo National Park to the south.

The city of Maputo is known for its vibrant culture and colorful architecture. It is home to a wide array of museums, galleries, and cultural centers, as well as numerous restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The city is also known for its vibrant music and art scenes.

The city has a long and rich history. It was first settled by the Portuguese in 1544, and served as an important port for the slave trade in the 17th and 18th centuries. During the 19th century, Maputo became the capital of Portuguese East Africa. After Mozambique gained independence in 1975, Maputo became the official capital of the newly independent nation.

Maputo has played a major role in Mozambique’s history. In 1977, the city was the site of the signing of the Lusaka Protocol, which brought an end to the Mozambican Civil War. In 1992, the city hosted the first-ever African Union Summit, which was attended by numerous African leaders.

Maputo is a city of beauty, culture, and history. It is a place of vibrant nightlife, art, and culture, as well as a reminder of Mozambique’s past.

Excursion tips for a day in Maputo

As a tourist in Maputo, Mozambique, there are many exciting activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the best ways to explore the city:

1. Visit the Maputo Central Market to get a taste of the local culture and shop for souvenirs.
2. Take a stroll along the Maputo Bay waterfront and admire the views of the Indian Ocean.
3. Explore the city’s colonial heritage by visiting the Maputo Fort and the Natural History Museum.
4. Get a taste of the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the city.
5. Enjoy a day at the beach, soaking up the sun and swimming in the warm waters.
6. Visit the Maputo Elephant Reserve and get up close to the wildlife.
7. Take a boat ride along the Incomati River and admire the stunning scenery.
8. Visit the Maputo City Hall, the National Art Museum and the National Library.
9. Explore the nearby islands of Inhaca and Ilha de Moçambique.
10. Enjoy a night out in the city and experience the vibrant nightlife.

Experience Maputo with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Maputo. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Maputo

Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, has a tropical savanna climate with two distinct seasons: a hot, wet season from October to March, and a cooler, dry season from April to September. During the wet season, temperatures range from a minimum of 16°C (61°F) to a maximum of 28°C (82°F), while the dry season sees temperatures ranging from a minimum of 11°C (52°F) to a maximum of 25°C (77°F). Humidity is generally high, and rainfall is frequent, with an average of 600 mm (23 inches) per year.

Cruise weather for Maputo

Our weather forecast for Maputo helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 13 °C
14.8 m/s
15.8 m/s
2.3 %
11.0 m
71.8 %
1,018 hPa
06:35:02
17:16:52
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 32.1 °C
min: 16.1 °C
17.3 m/s
43.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
45.4 %
1,018 hPa
06:34:43
17:17:20
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 16.3 °C
18.0 m/s
46.8 m/s
1.9 %
24.1 m
56.6 %
1,017 hPa
06:34:22
17:17:48
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 15.3 °C
14.0 m/s
21.2 m/s
71.2 %
24.1 m
76.2 %
1,018 hPa
06:34:01
17:18:17
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 17.4 °C
13.7 m/s
31.3 m/s
89.2 %
24.1 m
74.7 %
1,021 hPa
06:33:38
17:18:46
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 16.8 °C
13.0 m/s
21.2 m/s
61.9 %
24.1 m
81.3 %
1,022 hPa
06:33:14
17:19:15
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 18.4 °C
14.8 m/s
31.7 m/s
29.4 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,021 hPa
06:32:48
17:19:44
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 18 °C
16.9 m/s
36.7 m/s
16.9 %
22.6 m
72.1 %
1,021 hPa
06:32:22
17:20:13
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 16.5 °C
19.4 m/s
42.8 m/s
82.2 %
24.1 m
65.8 %
1,024 hPa
06:31:54
17:20:42
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 16.4 °C
19.4 m/s
34.9 m/s
47.8 %
24.1 m
55.2 %
1,016 hPa
06:31:25
17:21:11
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 16.1 °C
23.8 m/s
47.9 m/s
62.5 %
24.1 m
64.2 %
1,022 hPa
06:30:55
17:21:40
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 15.2 °C
14.0 m/s
26.3 m/s
32.3 %
24.1 m
70.2 %
1,027 hPa
06:30:23
17:22:09
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 16 °C
13.7 m/s
32.4 m/s
15.3 %
24.1 m
67.6 %
1,024 hPa
06:29:50
17:22:38
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 16.2 °C
12.2 m/s
20.9 m/s
0.5 %
24.1 m
65.6 %
1,021 hPa
06:29:17
17:23:07
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 16.9 °C
15.5 m/s
32.8 m/s
0.9 %
24.1 m
69.2 %
1,022 hPa
06:28:42
17:23:36

Cruises to Maputo

Would you like to travel to Maputo on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Maputo.

Scheduled ship calls in Maputo, Mozambique
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 08:30 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 MS Riviera 10:30 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 11th 2025 Saturday, 11th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 10:30 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 23rd 2025 Thursday, 23rd of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 09:30 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Feb. 2025 MS Insignia 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Mar. 2025 MS Europa 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Mar. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Mar. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 15th 2025 Thursday, 15th of May 2025 MS Nautica 10:00 am 07:00 pm
May 29th 2025 Thursday, 29th of May 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 29th 2025 Saturday, 29th of Nov. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 08:30 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 7th 2025 Sunday, 7th of Dec. 2025 MS Sirena 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Jan. 13th 2026 Tuesday, 13th of Jan. 2026 AIDAstella 08:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 22nd 2026 Thursday, 22nd of Jan. 2026 Seven Seas Voyager 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 29th 2026 Thursday, 29th of Jan. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 29th 2026 Thursday, 29th of Jan. 2026 MS Nautica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 1st 2026 Sunday, 1st of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Voyager 09:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 11th 2026 Wednesday, 11th of Feb. 2026 AIDAstella 10:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 14th 2026 Saturday, 14th of Feb. 2026 Silver Muse 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 5th 2026 Thursday, 5th of Mar. 2026 Seven Seas Voyager 12:00 pm 05:00 pm
Mar. 29th 2026 Sunday, 29th of Mar. 2026 MS Nautica 07:00 am 05:00 pm
May 3rd 2026 Sunday, 3rd of May 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 10:00 am 08:00 pm
May 4th 2026 Monday, 4th of May 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 15th 2030 Friday, 15th of Mar. 2030 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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