Popularly referred to as the city of Acacias, Maputo is the both the largest city and the capital of Mozambique. Located on the shores of the Indian ocean in southern Mozambique, Maputo is the economic hub and gateway into Mozambique and neighbouring Swaziland. The city has a population of slightly over 2 million people.
Formerly a Portuguese colony, this intriguing city is an ideal destination to choose in the autumn and spring seasons. The weather in winter is mild while summers are humid. A city tour reveals Maputo's many charms, such as the contrast between the old colonial architecture and the newer brutalist buildings built after independence.
You should make sure to sample the local take on Portuguese cooking with peri-peri prawns a particular specialty.