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Address: Praca Travessia do Zambeze, 104, Maputo, Mozambique
Phone Number: 258 21485401
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A decent place to visit

Nice concept. .but need a little upkeep.. small place with lil things but definitely worth a visit.. especially the elephants age cycle and the jungle theme..

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Maputo, Mozambique
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18 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nice concept. .but need a little upkeep.. small place with lil things but definitely worth a visit.. especially the elephants age cycle and the jungle theme..

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Maputo, Mozambique
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a place that deserves a visit if you come to Maputo. I like the collection they have althought the maintenance is very bad. Sad for such a place. They have a collection of elephat fetus which is sad to think how may female elephants they killed to collect it.

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Maputo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Is a natural museum but the condition is not good. There are some embalmed animals but not in good conditions.

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Mowbray, South Africa
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Although the collections here are super outdated, it is an amazing view into the past and the building is wonderfully maintained. The collection of taxidermy is interesting and the elephant fetus collection (only one in the world thanks to colonial Portugal) is very interesting (and yes sad) makes the $2 entrance fee worth while. They also had a decent sea... More 

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Zimbabwe
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Worth visiting for 15 minutes and a cost of $1 to view the building design which is now over 100 years ago. The stuffed animals are interesting but perhaps better seen live on safari. An injection of creativity is desired.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

... species diversity is quite 'complete', however, it looks as since independence there was not much work done anymore. But to be just, it looks as lately some initiative is taken to brush up the collection. The most impressive showpiece certainly is the collection of embryo elephants exposed - and the thinking of how many 'mothers' had to be killed... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The little elephant foetus display is possibly the highlight of this dusty and quite obsolete natural history museum. If you have 20 minutes and 50 mets to kill then this is the place. there is not a lot to write about the place since it get over as soon as it begins. The stuffed animals ( taxidermy ) is not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went because of their collection of elephant fetus which is the biggest in the world and that was very cool to see. The museum is 103 years old and the stuffed animals are that old. The technology at the time was not great but it is interesting to see how they use to stuff animal then. Also, they reconstructed... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

And the money was 50 MZN... You are done after 20 minutes. Almost everything is in Portuguese, do not hope to read or find out something new about anything if you do nto speak the language, There is nothing interesting in, except maybe for the elephant foetuses and their development. The souvenir shop is small, but you can find nice... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Do you enjoy gruesome taxidermy, elephant fetuses, dinosaurs in the garden and photography exhibits? Then do I have the museum for you!! I believe the entrance fee was 50mts which was roughly $1.40US at the time and it took a total of 25 minutes to explore the interior of the museum. While the lower level focused mainly on the animals... More 

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