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Mafalala Walking Tour

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Address: Av Kenneth Kaunda, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
Phone Number: +258 21 495 514

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Visit the real Maputo

A non-governmental organization is holding walking tours in parts of Mafalala, a shanty district of Maputo, just 20 minutes by car from the centre of the city. You will learn how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A non-governmental organization is holding walking tours in parts of Mafalala, a shanty district of Maputo, just 20 minutes by car from the centre of the city. You will learn how people from different parts of Mozambique gathered in this district with the dream of a better life but were hold barred from the white, rich city. The guide was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Maputo suburb of Mafalala was once the area black Mozambicans were banished to by the Portuguese colonialists and today it still retains so much character and history that it's a fascinating place to visit. Nery was my guide on a fabulous three-hour walking tour of the favela. He speaks great English and is a wonderful historian and captivating story-teller.... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I have just come back from the tour with my very informative and friendly guide Nery, it has been a great experience. I felt like I have been given access to a very significant part of today's Maputo history and heritage, seeing where the black and white segregation was first practiced, where people as Samora and Eusebio were living and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A great tour around some iconic places of Mafalala together with an amazing guide that told us all the stories about the bairro and the people that lived there. An incredible experience. Totally recommended :)

Thank Ana R
Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Walking around Mafalala, our guide Ivan recounted the history of Maputo from early colonial days to the present. Mafalala is home to many of the country's poets, musicians, politicians, and writers. There is much more to Mozambique than beautiful beaches and game parks Ivan unlocks the country's history and cultural diversity in this memorable tour. Thank you Ivan!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We are on our honeymoon in Mozambique, and while we enjoy the 5 stars hotels and exclusive resorts a lot, we really wanted to visit "the real thing" as well. We recommend this tour to all of you who have some spare time to spend in Maputo. The guide is so friendly and interesting, it was great to have the... More 

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Charroux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Our guide was called Nery. He spoke excellent English, was very knowledgeable (he was born and brought up in the bairro). He was also just a really nice guy and totally committed to the wellbeing of his area. The trip round was a gentle stroll with frequent stops for detailed explanations. It included a stop at the local school and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This walking tour was very intimate and pretty immersive. I was the only one on this tour so it was exceptionally intimate. Samuel, my tour guide, seemed very knowledgable about the history of Mafalala and I was thoroughly informed. Maybe it was the jetlag, but it was probably a bit too long for just one person (3 hours?) so I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Ivan was our guide and incredibly knowledgeable about the history and multiple cultures of Mafalala. Such an open and friendly atmosphere in the side streets and back streets of this community. So many stories and a range of homes and styles of architecture. Thoroughly recommend this tour and the work of the organization.

Thank susanhewer
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Very informative walking tour of 3 hours in the Mafalala district of Maputo, where a part of the city's black community have lived, from well before independence. If you want to escape tourist hotels for a more complete view of the city's history, this is highly recommended.

Thank antonvd2016

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