Day tours

City Tour of Maputo (Half Day)

Departs at 09:30
Returns at ±12:30

Maputo – the flavours of Latino-Africa are brought to life in this unique city, steeped in history and tradition.  Stops include the Fortress, Central Market, Museum of Natural History, Railway Station and FEIMA curio market. You will also pass by the City Hall, Cathedral, the Botanical Garden and Steel House.

Price: US$35 per person (minimum of 4 people required for tour to run)
Included: English and Portuguese guide, transportation, museum and fortress entrance fees.

NOTE: Museums are closed on Mondays

Baixa (Downtown) Walking Tour (Half Day)

Departs at 09:30
Returns at ±12:30

Join us for a walk through Maputo´s historical downtown district. The baixa is where Maputo´s colonial history began and this tour takes you to the very heart of Maputo. Stops along your walk include the Railway Station, Fortress, Central Market and Independence Square. You will also pass by the City Hall, Cathedral, Botanical Garden and Steel House.

Price: US$40 per person (minimum of 4 people required for tour to run)
Included: English and Portuguese guide and a coffee break with a ‘pastel de nata’ (custard tartlet).

Mafalala Walking Tour (Half Day)

Departs at 09:30
Returns at ±12:30

This tour dives into Maputo’s soul, offering an enlightening 3 hour visit to a historical neighbourhood of Mozambique’s capital city. Discover the history of the country, get acquainted with the food, enjoy community life, interact with school kids and experience the longstanding artistic legacy of Mafalala that goes from literature to Marrabenta (local rhythm), traditional dancing to sports. Mafalala is home to the likes of Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, Jose Craveirinha, Fanny Mpfumo, Samora Machel and Tufo da Mafalala aka “Muthiana Orera.” This activity is part of a community development program run by a local NGO that focuses on elevating the Mafalala community and creating opportunities for women and the youth.

Price: US$45 per person (minimum of 4 people required for tour to run)
Included: English and Portuguese-speaking guide, transportation, museum and fortress entrance fees.

NOTE: Museums are closed on Mondays

Art and Culture Tour of Maputo (Half Day)

Departs at 10:00
Returns at ±14:00

Soak up Mozambican culture on this tour with your friendly local guide. Get a glimpse of important artistic, historic and cultural sites of Maputo City and its colourful surrounding neighbourhoods, while relaxing in the comfort of the air-conditioned vehicle.
The stops include:

  • Malangatana’s house (Mozambican painter and poet)
  • Ntsindya Cultural Centre (a cultural club which used to host intellectuals, musicians and writers who fought for independence)
  • Explore Maputo’s fascinating cultural heritage venues
  • Visit Xipaminine Market
  • Stroll around this historical neighbourhood and finish with lunch at Walter Zand’s house, a renowned Mozambican artist.

Price: US$50 per person (minimum of 4 people required for tour to run)
Included: English and Portuguese-speaking guide, air-conditioned transport including hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Please note: some stops may change.

Macaneta Day Trip (Full Day)

Departs at 08:30 (weather permitting)
Returns at ±17:00

Macaneta Peninsula is located 30km north of Maputo and the trip takes you via Costa do Sol on the new highway. After crossing the bridge at Marracuene, you will arrive at Macaneta and be transferred to a nearby beach lodge. Spend your day at the beach or relaxing at the lodge. Dip your toes once last time in the Indian Ocean before returning to Maputo.

Price: US$114 per person (minimum of 4 people required for tour to run)
Included: English and Portuguese guide, transportation, at the lodge.

NOTE: There is a strong backwash at Macaneta. Take extreme care when bathing and stay close to the shore. Swimming is at your own risk. Pack sunscreen, a hat and a beach towel.

Hlane National Park eSwatini (Full Day)

Departs at 05:30
Returns at ±19:00

Just across the Lebombo Mountains from Maputo is Hlane Royal National Park. Here you will have a chance to enjoy 2 game drives in an open safari vehicle.

Price: US$193 per person (minimum of 4 people required for tour to run)
Included: Transportation from Maputo, lunch, park entrance fees, safari activities and bottled water.

NOTE: Pack a hat and a warm jacket.
No children under 6 years
Please ensure you have all the necessary documentation (visas and passport) pertaining to entry into eSwatini (Swaziland) and re-entry into Mozambique. We recommend you take notes in small denominations EUR/ZAR/USD to purchase souvenirs.

Overnight tours are offered, please contact us for more information.

eSwatini Cultural Day Trip (Full Day)

Departs at 05:30
Returns at ±19:00

Visits include the Manzini Market and Mantenga Craft Center. Then on to Mantenga Cultural Village where you will appreciate the history and culture of the legendary Swazi Nation. To the beat of echoing cowhide drums, traditional Swazi dancing is performed by a talented group of dancers in a nearby boma. Visit art and craft attractions at Malandela’s Homestead before making the return journey home via the Swazi Candle Factory where clients can view the decorative art of candle making. Lunch is either at Malandela’s or at the Candle Factory.

Price: US$167 per person (minimum of 4 people required for tour to run)
Included: English guide, transportation, lunch, entrance fees to Mantenga cultural village.

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change at the guide’s discretion.
Please ensure you have all the necessary documentation (visas and passport) pertaining to entry into eSwatini (Swaziland) and re-entry into Mozambique. We recommend you take notes in small denominations EUR/ZAR/USD to purchase souvenirs.

Kruger Park Day Trip (Full Day)

Departs at 05:00
Returns at ±19:00

This world-renowned Big 5 Kruger National Park is only 100km from Maputo and your driver will assist you with border formalities. As you slowly drive through the park you may see elephant, buffalo, giraffe, impala, zebra and, for those lucky enough, lion or rhino. Lunch will be enjoyed at one of the park’s camps and you will continue to look for game on the return journey from Kruger.

Price: US$214 per person (minimum of 4 people required for tour to run)
Included: English, transportation, park fees, light lunch and bottled water.

NOTE: Pack a hat and a warm jacket.
No children under 8 years old. Contact us for an alternative closed vehicle option.
Please ensure you have all the necessary documentation (visas and passport) pertaining to entry into South Africa and re-entry into Mozambique. We recommend you take notes in small denominations EUR/ZAR/USD to purchase souvenirs.

Overnight tours are offered, please contact us for more information.

Santa Maria, Inhaca Island & Portuguese Island (Full Day)

Departs at 07:00
Returns at ±18:00

Inhaca Island is located across Maputo bay, about 30km east of the city.  The boat departs from Maputo Marina (Escola Nautica) to Santa Maria in the morning. Duration of the trip is between 60-90 minutes by speed boat.  On arrival at Santa Maria, those who would like to snorkel can do so. A limited supply of snorkel masks may be rented at a small cost. En-route to Inhaca Island, where you will enjoy a seafood lunch, there is an optional stop at the Marine Biology Museum where you can learn more about the local biodiversity.  After lunch you can visit Portuguese Island for a swim before returning to Maputo. The islands are about 15 minutes apart from each other by boat.  The return to Maputo may take slightly longer due to choppy seas and timing is tide-dependent.

Price: US$130 per person (minimum of 10 people required for tour to run)
Included: Marine park fee, Escola Nautica departure fee.
Excluded: Transfers to the harbour.

NOTE: Pack a hat, suntan lotion and a warm jacket for the trip back.
Please note that you will be required to wade through water on disembarkation so please ensure you wear plastic sandals and shorts.

Optional extras:

  • Guide at US$140
  • Snorkeling fee permit and gear at US$9 per person