Located in downtown Maputo, offers a welcome shady retreat on steamy tropical days – and cannot help but hark back to the Mozambican capital’s more grandiose past. The gardens were designed in 1885 by Thomas Honney – who in his career also designed gardens for the King of Greece and the Sultan of Turkey – and are exquisitely laid out, if at times a little overgrown. A fantastic place to go on a picnic, or just to escape the midday heat, the Tunduru Gardens also feature a tennis court and a statue of Mozambique’s first president Samora Machel.