Guide to Driving In Mozambique - Drive Safe in Mozambique

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Mozambique and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 60mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Mozambique on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Mozambique is MZN
urban
To rent a car is  23 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Mozambique 0.98 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Mozambique

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Mozambique?

Driving in Mozambique
Pocket guide to driving in Mozambique
Profile:
Mozambique
Maputo
MZN
Driving in Mozambique
SPEED: (kph)
60
80
120
Speed limit in Mozambique
Holiday:
Rush hour in Mozambique
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Mozambique
FUEL:
1.00
0.95
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Mozambique
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Mozambique
MIN AGE:
18
23
Min driving age in Mozambique
DRINK:
60mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Mozambique
EMERGENCY:
119
Emergency phone number in Mozambique
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Mozambique
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Mozambique
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Mozambique
Mozambique is still recovering from the civil war decades ago so much of the infrastructure is poor. You'll find it an interesting country to visit but take heed of any warnings over safety  as there have been incidences of attacks on tourists. 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 119

Police Fire: 117

Police Ambulance: 198

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Mozambique by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Parking in Mozambique is generally unregulated and you’ll only find restrictions in the major cities like Maputo. 
 
Paid parking
 
In the larger cities you are likely to come across car parking lots run by the owners of the land as well as the odd one or two parking garages. Near the central business districts, parking is restricted and monitored by the police.
 
Enforcement
 
There is little need for parking enforcement in Mozambique but the police do patrol the streets of the centre of the capital and other big cities looking for obstructions caused by cars being parked carelessly. If your car is one of them, expect it to be towed and to suffer a long period of frustration and cost before getting it returned.
 
Disabled parking
 
There are many disabled Mozambicans thanks to the civil war of the latter parts of the 20th century but there are no concessions for parking for the disabled. Most people will be sympathetic and offer to help so you should find an attended parking lot and ask for help.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 119

Police Fire: 117

Police Ambulance: 198

The emergency number in Mozambique is 119 or 112 for all emergency services.

What to do in an emergency

If it’s a mechanical problem with your hire car, contact the local agent on the number you were given when you collected the car. If you are driving your own vehicle, make sure you have the phone number of a rescue organisation before you set off.
 
All accidents involving foreign nationals must be reported to the police and the embassy of origin even if no one is injured. The police will attend and give you a report of the accident for your insurers or car hire company. If possible, don’t move the vehicles until the police say you can do so, otherwise take a photograph of the scene and collect witness contact information.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

  • Rental car – Aluguer
  • Motorway – Auto Estrada
  • Thank you – Obrigado
  • Portagem – Toll Road
  • Police - Guarda Nacional Republicana
  • Breakdown - Avaria
  • Fire service – Bombeiros
  • Border - Fronteira
  • One way – Sentido Unico
  • I have broken down - Tenho dividido
  • Where is the police station? - Onde é a estação de polícia? 
  • I have a flat tyre - Eu tenho um pneu furado
  • I have been in an accident - Eu estive em um acidente
  • Where is? - Onde está? 
  • Where can I buy petrol? - Onde posso comprar a gasolina
  • Stop – Pare
  • Itinerario principal – Main road
  • Unleaded Petrol – Gasolina sem chumbo/ Gasolina sin plumbo
  • Gasoleo - Diesel
  • I don't understand - Nao Percebo
  • What does this cost? –  Quanto Custa?
  • Speed Limit – Limite de Velocidad
  • Brakes - Breques

Mozambique Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Mozambique by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.93 0.98
May, 2019 0.93 0.98
Apr, 2019 0.95 1.00
Mar, 2019 0.95 1.00
Feb, 2019 0.95 1.00
Jan, 2019 0.95 1.00

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With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Mozambique and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Chloe Demaret
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Visitor Comments

  • 10/31/2018

    Allan Oyoko

    I would love to visit Mozambique some day and I wish to drive all the way from Kenya do I what documentation do I need besides the ones above can I use my local driving license?
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