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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.
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.
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.
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.