The spot to stay at is of course the Hotel Polana, with its lovely pool area and friendly staff.
Qatar Airways now operates flights from Doha to Maputo, with key first departure points being Bangkok, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Paris and Shanghai.
It's 6020km, as the crow flies, from Doha to Maputo, travelling over Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique.
2 December 2012. A VIP dinner is hosted in at the Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo, to celebrate the new flight route from Qatar to Mozambique. “We are very happy to see the route performing well and that we can now offer business and leisure passengers from Mozambique a variety of travel options via Doha to a wide range of destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and The Americas. Mozambique is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, yet underserved in terms of air services, so we are extremely delighted to have moved into this market to help fill a void. With the country known for its historic ties with southern Europe, we have actually opened up an appealing air corridor for friends, families and businesses via our online points in Europe to and from Maputo.” said Marwan Koleilat, the COO of Qatar Airways. Here's a photo of Marwan Koleilat, Rashid Mordiffi (Qatar Airways Senior Manager for Africa) and Dr Armando Inroga (Minister of Trade & Industry for Mozambique).