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Address: Praca Travessia do Zambeze, 104, Maputo, Mozambique
Phone Number: 258 21485401
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An excellent museum for all ages . It has many unusual exhibits such as life-sized , stuffed animals in action . Eg lions , elephants , etc.. This museum claims to have the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jack M
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent museum for all ages . It has many unusual exhibits such as life-sized , stuffed animals in action . Eg lions , elephants , etc.. This museum claims to have the world's only collection of elephant fetuses . A very well maintained and clean facility . A must see in Maputo .

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Maputo, Mozambique
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you're in Maputo and would like to see something further than eats and drinks, then find some time to visit this museum, especially if you travel with kids! They will enjoy it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Nice and educational museum for history and learning of biological histories. The replicas of animals available are very good, looking sometimes like the real ones in the jungle.

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Thank MuhammadNegedu
Maputo, Mozambique
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The building in Manuelistic Portuguese style is a pearl to watch, the rest is an interesting but old fashioned display of local fauna. The collection of elephant fetuses tells a lot about old days mass-slaughter of that animal in Mozambique. Worth visiting but not really exiting.

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Thank Nicolandia
Johannesburg, South Africa
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490 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Whereas this place needs some upkeep, it is interesting even just to see the life-cycle of an elephant. (Just do not ask to visit the toilet....) It should be called the Museum of Taxidermy. (Nice coffee shop on the other side of the circle.)

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Zürich
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is a really unique and fun museum. It's like a huge display of tachidermy exhibits which are arranged to form very very life-like scenes from the animal kingdom. Lions attacking buffalo, roaring elephants, cheetas stalking gazelles. It's all very dusty and a bit run down. But totally awesome to spend hours taking tons of crazy selfies. Also, there is... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank A S
Maputo, Mozambique
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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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Thank buanasoto
Maputo
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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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Thank LauraMaputo
Mowbray, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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