Mozambique's capital city, Maputo stands out as a bustling lively metropolis with plenty of Mozambican character and excellent nightlife. A pleasant port city, streets are lined with jacaranda and flame trees, and the seaside feel of the harbor is quite appealing. Taking in the city sights is best done on foot, with pleasant colonial buildings, street-side cafes, and plenty of markets to explore.
Within the city limits hotels are excellent and the perfect window to inner city life. If you'd prefer to stay outside the city then there are superb accommodation options nearby, with the likes of Machangulo Beach Lodge and White Pearl Resorts well-appointed choices. The surrounds also offer further attractions to those the city can offer. The beautiful Machangulo peninsula is most noteworthy among them - covering 20km of glorious beach, stunning bush land and twelve large lakes. Experience thrilling water sports, spot whales from the shore and embark on game drives.
North of Machangulo, a visit to the Maputo Elephant Reserve is not to be missed. Encompassing 50,000 hectares of wilderness, drink-in the reserve's spectacular scenery and wildlife. Make your way through woodland, floodplains, beaches and swamps to spy the estimated 200 elephant that call the reserve home along with hippo, vervet monkey, crocodile and reedbuck.
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