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Mozambique car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
Thu 25.07
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Top tips for renting a car in Mozambique

  • If you’re looking for the perfect way to explore Mozambique, consider renting a vehicle from Mozambique car rentals. You’ll comfortably travel to different parts of the southern African nation that can’t be accessed by public transport. Start your trip in the capital, Maputo, by exploring popular landmarks and attractions in the city, or head north to Tofo, a laid-back beach destination popular among surfers, divers, and beach lovers.
  • If you’re visiting Mozambique, you’ll fly into Maputo International Airport. Avis and Hertz have rental desks on site. Other local and international car rental companies have locations in downtown Maputo and other parts of the country. You’ll find rental vehicles in cities like Beira, Pemba, Nampula, and Quelimane. Remember to carry all the required rental documents before heading to the car rental desks and choose a provider with a convenient drop-off and pickup location.
  • Driving in Mozambique can be easy and challenging at the same time because road conditions are generally reasonable. Major towns and cities like Maputo have well-paved roads compared to those in rural areas. Most secondary roads are also good but not up to these standards. Popular tourist areas like Maputo to Vilankulo may be affected by harsh weather conditions like rain. Driving at night is not recommended on roads outside Maputo and other main towns since there are no streetlights here.
  • The type of car to rent in Mozambique depends on the terrain you’ll drive through. Most roads are accessible by any car. A four-wheel drive is generally the best vehicle option if you’re visiting different parts of Mozambique. It is suitable for driving in and out of the major cities since you can explore more routes across Mozambique. Car rentals in Mozambique come in a selection of vehicles matching your needs.
  • Book your rental car in Mozambique at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Mozambique

  • What is the most popular rental car in Mozambique?

    Full-size (Class Full-size Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Mozambique.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Mozambique?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • What is it like driving in Mozambique?

    In Mozambique, people drive on the left side of the road. You’ll most likely be pulled over several times by police, who are always by the roadsides near many villages. Carry all your official documents at all times, including your International Driving Permit (IDP), since Portuguese is the most spoken language in the country. Mozambique drivers are generally calm on the roads. However, remain cautious when driving on different roads, especially in major towns and cities. In remote locations, watch out for inattentive pedestrians and animals.

  • How old do you have to be to to rent a car in Mozambique?

    The legal driving age in Mozambique is 18 years. However, the rental age requirements differ from one company to another. The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21. Some companies have a minimum rental age limit of 25. Drivers younger than 25 are required to pay young driver fees. You must provide valid identification documents (government-issued ID or passport) and a valid driver's license from your country of origin to rent a car in the country. An IDP is essential since Portuguese is the most spoken language in Mozambique.

  • How are gas prices in Mozambique?

    The average price of gasoline in Mozambique is 86.970 MZN (1.361 USD) per liter or 329.217 MZN (5.152 USD) per gallon. Keeping distance and road conditions in mind and renting a fuel-efficient vehicle will help you save on fuel costs. Gasoline stations are few outside Maputo, so carry extra fuel and fill up whenever possible if you plan to drive to remote locations.

  • What are the speed limits in Mozambique?

    The general speed limit in Mozambique is 60 km/h (37 mph) in urban areas, 80 km/h (50 mph) in rural areas, and 120 km/h (75 mph) on highways. Speed signs in Mozambique are posted in kilometers. Speed limits in Mozambique are enforced through mobile speed traps on specific roads and traffic patrols. Slow down when approaching highly populated areas and drive within the posted speed limit to avoid hefty fines.  

Car rental directory

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Mozambique

    14 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Mozambique

    14 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Mozambique

    8 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Mozambique

    8 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Mozambique

    4 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car rental locations in Mozambique

    1 Location

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Mozambique

    1 Location

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car rental locations in Mozambique

    1 Location

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.