Mozambique

If it suits your plans you can pick up your car at Maputo international airport and drop it off at a different location within Maputo. Rhino does not charge a one way surcharge for doing this as most other companies do. We work in partnership with the major car hire firms such as Sixt, Thrifty Car rental and Hertz to bring you bargain deals, but be sure to check out the terms and conditions of the car hire on our website before you make a booking.
 

Mozambique Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The official language of Mozambique is Portugeese
  • Maputo is the capital of Mozambique
  • Is the 35th largest country in the world

Mini Guide to Mozambique

When independence came to Mozambique in 1975, its Portuguese former master walked out leaving a black African nation with hardly anyone trained to run the farms and the factories.

Mozambique Lake Malawi

The Africans had received virtually no education - 99 per cent of them were illiterate. Those who could read and write were mainly youngsters, and during desperate moves to avert economic chaos, young people were appointed to key positions. In 1979 a 19-year old boy became head of a cotton research centre, and an 18-year-old boy was helping to run one of the country's largest secondary schools. Mozambique is predominantely a tropical country with savannah vegetation typically represented by open grass land and dense woodland areas and was the last remaining European colony in the south east of Africa. A coastal plain covers most of the southern and central territory, giving way to the western highlands and north to a plateau including the Nyasa Highlands.

The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama visited the territory in 1498, and the first Portuguese e settlers arrived early in the 16th century. Very little was done to improve the lot of the Africans. As late as 1970, when most colonial powers had freed their foreign territories, the Portuguese were still dominating the country. About 250 000 Europeans held virtually every professional, managerial and technical post in a country with 8 million Africans.

Mozambique Chocas Beach

African discontent had already flared into guerrilla warfare waged by the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo), and this brought some moves towards economic development. But it was the revolution of 1974 in Portugal that gave the final push to independence and the creation of a one-party Marxist state. There was a great exodus of Portuguese, who feared that the Africans would exact revenge for past oppression.
 
The new government was expecting Communist countries to help Mozambique, but countries like the Soviet Union and Bulgaria showed more interest in the possibility of exploiting the country's natural resources than in aiding development. Mozambique's mineral resource are vast, there are enormous reserves of coal and huge offshore deposit of gas in addition to copper, bauxite (aluminium ore) and other metals.

Driving in Mozambique - Need to know

  • L

    Road Driving Side

  • 60kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 60mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • MZN

    Currency

  • 23

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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Car hire in Mozambique lets you explore this wondrous country which lies in southern Africa on the coastline with the Indian Ocean. We have a wide choice of vehicles available for collection in Mozambique from the capital city of Maputo as well as Maputo international airport.
 

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