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  • From Maputo: Day Trip to Ponta do Ouro

    1. From Maputo: Day Trip to Ponta do Ouro

    The full-day trip begins with pick-up at your accommodation in Maputo. As you leave the city and head towards the coast, you’ll pass through wildlife areas and get the chance to spot elephants, wildebeest, zebras, and a wide variety of bird species. Once you get close to the Ponta do Ouro area, the roads start to turn into beach sand. Enjoy the impression of being on a tropical island as you drive through the jungle. Located close to the border with South Africa, the area of Ponta do Ouro is famous for its beaches, dolphins, and off-shore diving and fishing. Explore the area, walk along the beautiful beaches, and treat yourself to some freshly caught seafood. After lunch, consider bar hopping along the seafront and interacting with the friendly owners. Later in the afternoon, jump back in the vehicle and relax as you’re driven back to Maputo.

  • Maputo: City Walking Tour

    2. Maputo: City Walking Tour

    Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation and set off into the heart of Maputo with your guide teaching about the history and culture along the way. On the tour you will be taken to EIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica where you will see the talent of the people who will be displaying their handmade arts and crafts there.  Head towards Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) and see the prefabricated building that was imported from Belgium in 1892 to house the governor-general.  From there you will head to the Botanical Gardens for a walk through true beautiful nature. Take in the scents and colors before heading to Praia da Costa do Sol which is surrounded by pristine beaches, swaying coconut trees, and fantastic coral reefs.  After some shopping nearby head to the Centro Cultural Brasil-Moçambique. At the heart of Maputo's Baixa, you will notice the Brazilian flag at the top of a ...

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