Day Tours

Maputo Art and Culture Tour                (New for 2019!)

4 hours

Soak up history, art and culture
Price from $48 per person*

Surround yourself with Mozambican culture on this four-hour tour with a friendly, local guide. Guests will visit significant artistic, historical and cultural sites in Maputo City and its colourful surrounding neighbourhoods, in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.

Stops along the route include Malangatana’s house (famed Mozambican painter and poet) and the Ntsindya Cultural Centre (intellectuals, musicians and writers who fought for independence once gathered here). Visit other cultural heritage venues, including the Xipamanine Market, with lunch at the home of Walter Zand, a renowned Mozambican artist.

Note:

  • Air-conditioned transport includes hotel pick-up and drop-off. Please note that stops on the route are subject to change.

* Price based on 4+ passengers. Click here to view the brochure PDF and complete table of rates.

Flavours of Mozambique Food Tour (New for 2019!)

4 hours*

Enjoy the flavours of Mozambique on this tasty tour
Price from $45 per person*

New in 2019, this incredible food tour takes guests on a culinary journey through our flavourful nation with stops to sample food and drink specialities. Highlights include a tasting of traditional street food, Badjia (bean dumplings fried in oil), Matoritor (a coconut sweet), and fiery Piri Piri.

Wash it down with sweet juice made from sugar cane and fresh coconut water.

You won’t go home hungry!

* Price based on 4+ passengers. Click here to view the brochure PDF and complete table of rates.

City Tour of Maputo

3 hours*

Explore multicultural Maputo
Price from $30 per person*

A melting pot of Latin and African flavours, Maputo is a unique and historical city. Meet the Maputo beloved by its locals on a half-day tour including stops at the Fortress, Central Market, Museum of Natural History, Railway Station and FEIMA curio market. Guests will also pass by the Maputo City Hall, Cathedral, Botanical Gardens and Iron House.

Notes:

  • Tour includes museum and fortress entry fees.
  • Morning and afternoon half-day tours available.
  • Optional extension includes lunch
  • (tour lasts up to five hours).
  • English and Portuguese-speaking guides.
  • The museum is closed on a Monday.

* Price based on 4+ passengers. Click here to view the brochure PDF and complete table of rates.

Kruger Park Day Trip

Full day

Spot the Big Five
Price from $225 per person*

The world-renowned Kruger National Park is merely 100 kilometres from Maputo, making it the perfect opportunity for a day-trip to hopefully spot the famous Big Five. And you’ll benefit from having a driver to assist with immigration formalities at the border.  Taking a slow drive through the park, stand the chance of spotting elephant, buffalo, giraffe, impala, zebra and, for the very fortunate, lion or rhino. Lunch is enjoyed at one of the park’s rest camps.

Notes:

  • Includes park fees, game drive in an open safari vehicle with professional driver/guide, bottled water, light lunch and return transfers from Maputo.
  • The tour leaves Maputo at dawn and returns early evening.
  • Pack a hat and warm jacket.
  • No children under eight years of age.
  • Contact us for an alternative closed-vehicle option and information regarding overnight trips.
  • Dana Tours Tip: Guests must ensure they have all the necessary documentation (visas and passport) to enter South Africa and for re-entry into Mozambique. Please be aware that some nationalities will need to buy a re-entry visa for Mozambique.

* Price based on 4+ passengers. Click here to view the brochure PDF and complete table of rates.

Hlane National Park eSwatini (Previously Swaziland)

Full day

Safari in eSwatini
Price from $200 per person*

Just across the Lebombo Mountains from Maputo, in north-eastern eSwatini, lies Hlane Royal National Park.  Here you will have a chance to enjoy two game drives in an open safari vehicle, and to spot diverse wildlife such as lions, elephants, giraffes, white-backed vultures, marabou storks and more.

Notes:

  • Tour includes lunch, park entrance fees, safari activities and bottled water.
  • The tour leaves Maputo at dawn and returns early evening.
  • Pack a hat and warm jacket.
  • No children under six years of age.
  • Contact us for information regarding overnight trips.
  • Dana Tours Tip: Guests must ensure they have all the necessary documentation (visas and passport) to cross the border into Swaziland (now eSwatini) and for re-entry into Mozambique.
  • We recommend visitors take ZAR notes in small denominations to purchase souvenirs.
  • Please be aware that some nationalities will need to buy a re-entry visa for Mozambique.

* Price based on 4+ passengers. Click here to view the brochure PDF and complete table of rates.

St Maria, Inhaca & Portuguese Islands

Full day

An untouched, natural paradise
Price from $130 per person*

Venture off the beaten track to find a natural paradise unaffected by civilisation. Santa Maria, Inhaca Island and Portuguese Island are drenched in stretches of wild, beautiful beaches and coral reef favoured by divers, snorkelers, nature lovers and those wanting to have fun.

Speedboat transfers from the Maputo Marina (Escola Nautica) to Santa Maria operate in the morning. The trip lasts 60 to 90 minutes.  At Santa Maria, enjoy snorkeling in the warm waters. A limited number of snorkeling masks are available for rent.

Head to Inhaca Island to enjoy a seafood lunch and then on to Portuguese Island for a swim before your return to Maputo.

Notes:

  • Tour includes seafood lunch, marine park fee and Escola Nautica departure fee.
  • Excludes transfers to the harbour.
  • This tour is not guided. (Optional extra: add US$140 for a guide to accompany you).
  • Pack a hat, sunblock, a jersey and windbreaker, as the trip back can be windy and wet.
  • The islands are about 15 minutes apart when travelling by boat.  The return leg to Maputo could take slightly longer due to choppy seas, and timing is tide-dependent.
  • Dana Tours Tip: Guests will be required to wade through shallow water at various disembarkation points along the route, so please ensure you wear shorts and flip-flops.

*Prices start from $130 per person based on a minimum of 10 people. Click here to view the brochure PDF and complete table of rates.

Mafalala Walking Tour

3 hours

Discover the soul of Maputo
Price from $40 per person*

The Mafalala Walking Tour takes guests on an enlightening three-hour visit through a historic neighbourhood in the capital.

Learn more about Mozambique’s history, and get acquainted with the delicious food and community life, the Mafalala literature, marrabenta (local rhythm), traditional dancing and sports.

The area is home to icons including Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, Jose Craveirinha, Fanny Mpfumo, Samora Machel and Tufo da Mafalala, aka ‘Muthiana Orera’.

The tour is part of a community development programme run by a local NGO focused on elevating the Mafalala community and creating opportunities for its women and youth.

* Price based on 4+ passengers. Click here to view the brochure PDF and complete table of rates.

Baixa (Downtown) Walking Tour

3 hours*

Discover the history of Maputo
Price from $35 per person*

Journey back in time on a walking tour of Maputo’s historic downtown district, Baixa de Maputo. The Baixa was the epicentre of colonial Maputo, and this tour takes guests to the very heart of the story.

Stops along the route include the famous Maputo Railway Station, Fortress, Central Market and Independence Square. Pass by City Hall, the Cathedral, Botanical Gardens and Iron House.

Notes:

  • Tour includes a coffee stop where you’ll get to sample a famous Portuguese custard tart, ‘pastel de nata’.
  • Morning and afternoon half-day tours available.
  • English and Portuguese-speaking guides.

* Price based on 4+ passengers. Click here to view the brochure PDF and complete table of rates.

eSwatini Cultural Day-Trip

Full day

Art and culture in eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
Price from $170 per person*

Discover cultural delights in fascinating eSwatini on this full-day tour. Heading out from the Manzini Market and Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre, guests can browse for Siswati jewellery and beautiful local art. Then it’s on to Mantenga Cultural Village to learn about the history and culture of the legendary Siswati nation.

To the beat of echoing cowhide drums, traditional Siswati dancers perform in a nearby boma.  Visit more art and craft attractions at Malandela’s Complex before the return journey home via the famous Swazi Candle Factory.

Lunch is hosted either at Malandela’s or at the Candle Factory.

Note:

  • Tour includes lunch and entry fees at the Mantenga Cultural Village.
  • The tour leaves Maputo at dawn and returns early evening.
  • Please note, the itinerary is subject to change at the guide’s discretion.
  • Dana Tours Tip: Guests must ensure they have all the necessary documentation (visas and passport) to cross the border into eSwatini and for re-entry into Mozambique.
  • We recommend visitors take ZAR notes in small denominations to purchase souvenirs. Please be aware that some nationalities will need to buy a re-entry visa for Mozambique

* Price based on 4+ passengers. Click here to view the brochure PDF and complete table of rates.

Terms & Conditions

All prices are quoted in US Dollars (USD). Payment may be made in cash, in Meticais (local currency) using our rate of the day. Visa or Mastercard is also accepted. Cards must be swiped in our office. Excursions must be booked before 15:00 on the day before the excursion, and all departures are subject to availability. Some excursions are weather dependent and may be cancelled. We will endeavour to provide guests with as much advance notice as possible and to re-book where possible.

There is no refund in case of no-show. 100% cancellation fees will apply. For early departures, we recommend guests pre-book a packed breakfast at the hotel to take along on the excursion.

Timings are approximate and could change according to the season. Times should be confirmed the day before the excursion is due to take place. Please ensure that you take your passport with you on all excursions.

Travel insurance is highly recommended. By booking a Dana Tours trip, clients agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that they have read, understood and accepted the Terms and Conditions in full.

All tours include pick up and drop off from Maputo hotels, except for the Inhaca tour which excludes harbour transfers.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TOURS TO SWAZILAND (now eSwatini) AND THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK: Please check if you require a visa for South Africa or Swaziland (now eSwatini) as these must be purchased in advance. Visitors cannot purchase visas at the border.

For Mozambique, tourist visas are available at most entry points, subject to Immigration’s Terms and Conditions. Visa and border formalities are excluded from tour prices and are payable direct.

Dana Tours takes no responsibility for any visa-related issues or if guests are denied entry into Mozambique, South Africa or Swaziland (now eSwatini).