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Situated very South of Mozambique, welcome to the capital city of Maputo!
If you are interested in doing some shopping in Maputo then head off downtown (the Baixa) and see what gets your fancy ...
Here you will also find banks and quite few quaint street cafe's and coffee shops for you to sit down, relax abd get something to eat. After you've had a good break ... make your way down to the busy, vibrant municipal market. Here you can find tons of everything the busy locals can sell you, such as fruits, vegetables, fresh produce, spices, lovely detailed carved out wooden sculptures, baskets, beadwork, paintings plus so much more. Here you can definitly find a Souvenior of Mozambique.
If you are interested in some delicious fresh fish for the braai later that evening, then do visit the fish market (north end of Avenue Marginal). Everyday Fishermen go out on their boats to do a hard days work of catching fish and seafood ...and then after they return to the docks, they offload and take them straight to the fish market to be sold. Some of the seafood include: Massive Prawns, Clams, Crayfish, Crab and a variety of differnt fish. In fact, the lovely part about buying all your seafood from here is not only is it very fresh but you can get one the fish markets restaurants to cook you your seafood (of course for a small fee)!
Why not go take a ferry to Catembe ... which is the land you can see from across the bay of Maputo harbour. The boat ride takes about 25 minutes ... and once you are there (notice 2 small shipwrecks) and have jumped off board, you can take either take a walk around Catembe which features quite a few military guns placed in certain spots (some are still loaded) or walk over to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty meal while also enjoying a fantastic panoramic skyline view of Maputo.
You can also take a boat ride to the Xefina island (off the coastline of Costa do Sol in Maputo). Even though you can cross the shallow waters to this island ONLY during low tide... it is still too risky as you can never be too sure how fast the tide will come in etc, etc. So its best to be safe and take a boat to Xefina. Long ago, the Portugese used the island as a prison and this served to be a good idea as there was no guards needed as the shark infested waters did the deed.
Then if you are interested in visiting or staying at the popular Inhaca island, then it is as simple as booking a boat trip. Click here for Information and Accommodation on Inhaca Island.
Maputo and Mozambicans are full of life and If you feel like experiencing some Maputo nightlife ... then groove down to the Fere de Populare, where vibrant latino beats play through-out the night. There are quite a few bars and disco's in this area to go test & taste the local beers and mixes!
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