13 days in Maputo, Inhaca Island & Matola Itinerary

13 days in Maputo, Inhaca Island & Matola Itinerary

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13 days in Maputo, Inhaca Island & Matola Itinerary

Start: Maputo
1
Maputo
— 9 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Inhaca Island
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 45​min
3
Matola
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: Maputo

9
nights
Maputo

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and Museu dos CFM. Get in touch with nature at Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo) and Inhaca Island. When in Maputo, make a side trip to see Portuguese Island in Inhaca, approximately 3h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, steep yourself in history at Vila Algarve, hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, and make a trip to Praca Independence Praça da Independência.

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If you are flying in from Botswana, the closest major airport is Maputo Airport. In December in Maputo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll set off for Inhaca Island on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Matola Raid Memorial, Portuguese Island
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 29:
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

1
night
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Inhaca Island travel tool .

You can ride a ferry from Maputo to Inhaca Island in 2.5 hours. December in Inhaca Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toQuirimbas Archipelago.

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

2
nights
Matola

Matola
Matola is the largest suburb of the Mozambique capital, Maputo, and adjacent to it to the west. To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Matola trip maker tool .

Fly from Quirimbas Archipelago to Matola in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Quirimbas Archipelago in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Matola, with lows around 26°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Matola

Nightlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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