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  • Lawrie C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour. Henry is knowledgeable and very friendly. He really knows his history and has a great perspective on Maputo.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Serge G
    Makati, Philippines265 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having never been to Mozambique, I sought the advice of a reliable South African tour operator that I know very well. They referred me to Mabeco tours and quickly I was in contact with Simao Langa. I sent my requirements to him and he arranged everything in Mozambique for us from A-Z. He had someone meet us on arrival in the airport and guide us through the complexities of Mozambique's bureaucratic immigration procedures and Simao himself was waiting outside to greet us. He arranged our transfers, our hotel, a tour of Maputo itself, and a great full day outing to Eswatini. The arrangements made by Simao and his personal attention to our visit made all the difference for us and made our experience in Mozambique wonderful. I highly recommend Mabeco and Simao and will be happy to return to Mozambique!
    Written 26 May 2023
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  • Ralphhh
    Arlington, VA2,813 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a remarkable experience, and my guide, Ben, made everything come alive. Ben was fantastic. He knows the community so well, provided real insight into a neighborhood that faces many challenges, and answered every question frankly.

    This excursion is a glimpse into a part of Maputo that most visitors never see, one that's far removed from the usual tourist haunts. I emerged with an understanding of the hardships that people face and the hard work that people do to improve their lives and that of the community.

    As others have said, walking in the heat may be taxing for some. It's a good idea to bring water, or it can be purchased along the way. But if you're prepared for that, I doubt there's any better way to learn about the lives of many Mozambicans.
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still looks beautiful from outside, and clearly well-maintained. I enjoyed the display banners timeline since it was built. I was surprised that it was voted by a few media as one of the top train stations globally!
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walked out with a few items - difficult to resist the colourful items made and sold by locals there. They are great influencers. I have been to markets in many countries (including Asia) and the prices are not cheap here. Have to negotiate which is accepted.
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • LoveTravel426878
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lorrayne @ Mozambique Scuba is a brilliant instructor. I can’t recommend her enough. She is calm and patient, with adults and kids alike, and her passion and enthusiasm for the marine environment is infectious. I’d recommend Mozambique Scuba to beginners but also experienced divers who want to explore the beautiful reefs around Ponta do Ouro. Lorrayne knows all the best spots!
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • silarem
    Adjuntas, Puerto Rico568 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to spend some time in quiet early on Saturday but seems that an event was happening so I only stayed for ten minutes. The interior is very unique but I couldn't find the Tabernacle, if it was what I think it was it didn't have the red candles so I couldn't identify it.
    Written 29 April 2023
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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really well-maintained, still as white as if it was painted this month. Went inside for a peep, but not as impressive inside as from outside.
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • Lindy
    Plettenberg Bay, South Africa17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was interesting to see the old cannons and walk around inside but it would have been better if there were a guided tour on giving some more facts and history. The exhibits inside were also good.
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went in for a relaxing stroll. Extremely clean, peaceful, and only a few locals (seems like great place to escape the office), and safe.
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We didn't go inside, but it was really interesting to see it from outside and know the history of who designed it, where it was pre-built, for whom and then never lived in.
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • Jurgen B
    Brussels, Belgium2,871 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have seen better markets, but that goes for almost everything in Maputo, so defenitely worth a look. Food and non-food here, lots of wigs.
    Written 17 November 2022
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  • Lindy
    Plettenberg Bay, South Africa17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The exhibits were interesting but some rooms or walkways were not accessible due to maintenance needing to be done. We found the outdoor dinosaurs fun and some of the indoor exhibits very interesting though. Worth the visit, just wish it was in better shape.
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • Serge G
    Makati, Philippines265 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Museum of the Railroads of Mozambique is a treasure of colonial architecture that is well preserved, clean, and interesting. There are antique train engines on view and the building itself. It is a must see on any visit to Maputo.
    Written 26 May 2023
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  • Rui V
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect.. im Mozambican and this tour and the people around it are what Mozambique is all about .. i recomend this tour ! Thank you my brothers for it.
    Written 30 November 2018
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