Reasons to Meet in Maputo
Maputo is an intellectual magnet, with four universities in the African ranking. It is also the legislative and economic capital of Mozambique. The destination is fertile ground for intellectual dialogue and the exchange of ideas.
Professional infrastructure for congresses includes an established Mulity Ministry Task to deliver quality services; Logistical support for meeting planners, travel agents and corporations; Access to trained professionals and sufficient pool of service suppliers.
There are a host of world-class multi-purpose venues to choose from, including the Joaquim Chissano International Convention Centre (CCJC), an impressive, architecturally striking city landmark. The destination also has an excellent support system for hosting any event, from the largest convention to innovative themed events.
By Taxi or Coach Luxury air-conditioned coaches and shuttle buses will move delegates between the airport, hotels, the CCJC and their functions. Metered taxis are also available.
The new MetroBus System offers international visitors a scheduled bus service between the city centre, the airport, and select suburbs in Maputo. By consolidating existing rail and bus services, the IRT will provide an efficient and robust transport network. The first phase of transformative development will focus on offering a safe high-quality bus-based (Bus Rapid Transit) system that
delivers fast, comfortable, and cost effective urban mobility in the city centre with competitive prices.
Should a tourist group want to visit any area that is not on a normal bus route, a bus or coach may be chartered to drive the group to and from the destination. This should be planned well in advance.
Top Tourist Attractions
Maputo has so much to offer as a tourist destination. It is blessed with attractions within thirty minutes drive from the city centre, St. Anthony’s Church, Museum of Natural History, San Sebastian Fortress, the railway station, the Iron House, the Fish Market and the Maputo Elephant Reserve.
Old Portuguese Fort
In addition to being one of the oldest landmarks of the city, it also hosts a grand collection of cannons from around the world, mingled in with bronze statues of former heroes and art monuments. With a free entry, combine it with your visit to the market, just next to it.
Fish Market (Mercado de Peixe)
The Fish Market is a Mozambican experience that you have to try on your trip to Maputo. Wander around the various stalls to get a glimpse of the huge prawns, scuttling lobsters and a bountiful selection of sea bass, calamari, kingfish and red snapper. Be prepared to get persuasive banter from the stall holders, but it’s all done in good humor and with a smile. If you do buy fish here, you can take it to the nearby restaurants who will cook it up for you with a special Mozambican touch.