Maputo, with its tropical climate is hot all year round and is an oasis for travellers. Unlike a number of other tropical destinations, summer is not its most popular tourism season due to heavy rains during these months. The dry season between the months of June and September is its busiest period. Technically these months fall during Maputo’s winter season, however temperatures range from 14°C to 25°C. Flights to Maputo are in high demand over these months.
Cheap flights to Maputo are highly accessible during its quieter season. Maputo is a popular destination to visit all-year round, so its off season is relatively short and spans the festive holiday season from December to March. Visitors who take a trip to Maputo during this season should remember to use high SPF factor sunscreen and UV protection sunglasses. Precipitation is high, along with temperatures which reach 30°C. During this period, it is easier to get the cheapest flights to Maputo as well as comparatively lower accommodation rates.
October and November is when spring arrives in Mozambique’s capital city. During this shoulder season it’s possible for travellers to get the best of both worlds – cheap flights to Maputo and enjoyable weather conditions. Temperatures range from 18°C to 28°C and precipitation is far lower in comparison to the rest of the year. Popular activities during this time include scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and boat trips along the sparkling peninsula.
Flights from Cape Town to Maputo – 8 hours (average 1 stop)
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo – 1 hours (average 1 stop)
Flights from Durban to Maputo – 3 hours 35 minutes (average 1 stop)
The airlines that offer flights to Maputo are: South African Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and LAM. Flight prices depend on a number of factors, including the number of stops, travel dates, flight duration and the chosen airline.
After you compare flights to Maputo and secure tickets, it will be useful to plan your route from the airport to the city centre. Airport taxis are a popular mode of transportation. A negotiable rate of around R90 will get you from the airport to the city. Transfers and shuttle services are provided by most hotels, so plan ahead and check with your accommodation after you book flights to Maputo. Alternatively, for those who feel comfortable on foreign roads, a number of car rental companies are situated nearby.