Why go to Maputo?
Maputo is the gateway to ultra-urban Mozambique, where there's lots to see and experience
The city's urban sprawl can be a bit overwhelming, so you might consider a guided tour
From markets to museums, there is a lot to get through in this bustling port city
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The metical is the currency of Mozambique; visit www.xe.com for current currency conversion rates. Many shop vendors, especially at arts and crafts markets, will accept U.S. dollars, euros and South African rand. There are 24-hour ATMs across town, with a preference for Visa-branded cards.
Mozambique is a multilingual country, with many residents speaking the official language, Portuguese (a holdover from colonial days), while others converse in a wide mix of African languages (like Emakhuwa). English is widely used, too, especially in international business places and tourist areas.