Nampula city is located in the middle of Mozambique, 2039 kilometres north of Maputo - the capital city. It is well-appointed, offering a wide range of amenities, including banks, supermarkets, and shopping centres. It is well-connected to the surrounding countryside, by both road and rail, making it a perfect base for visitors exploring the country. It has a number of attractions, including the Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum, which is the base for a number of skilled Makonde cavers, several gold and silver smiths and a selection of artefacts. Nampula hotels range from budget to deluxe.