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The popular stopovers on flights to Maputo are Lisbon, Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, Doha, Dusseldorf and Paris. Bear in mind, one stop flights are only available from London Heathrow. If you opt for flights to Maputo from any other airport, you are most likely to book flights with two flight connections.
Turkish Airlines offers cheapest flights to Maputo from the UK. As the airline departs mainly from Heathrow Airport, it touches down at Istanbul for a brief stopover before arriving at its final destination in Maputo. All you need is to keep your eyes on the cheapest season to grab the lowest fare that happens to be 469 GBP approximately.
Maputo city is served by Mavalane International Airport (MPM). The airport is only three kilometres away from the city centre. The airport is a regular destination for many of the world’s leading airlines.
British passport holders need to apply for the visa before they want to visit Mozambique. The Mozambican diplomatic mission present in the UK would process the visa in about a weeks time, at max. Upon entry, travellers may be required to show a return ticket or an invitation letter from a Mozambican citizen/organization at the border.
Months between May to November would be the best time to visit Maputo. The winter is nice and dry, and the environment is pleasant. It is highly discouraged to go to Maputo in January and February due to the cyclone season. The average temperature in Maputo lingers between 15° C to 30° C throughout the year.
There are many major landmarks in the city of Maputo. Many celebrate the colonial past of the country, while others bring the observer closer to the national spirit of Mozambique.
Maputo is the heart of Mozambique’s culture. Some suggest it is more the Mozambican capital of music, culture and joy first than it's Federal capital. In the month of May, the AZGO Festival fuses the air of Maputo with the rhythms of Africa. For three days, the best folk dancers and traditional musicians transcend the soul through space and time.
Maputo has a number of five star hotels but more economical accommodations are also available.