Driving and drivers licenses

Driving and licensing

Some information about the rules of driving a 4x4 in Mozambique.

Basic driving rules in Mozambique
The driver must always be on the left side of the road.

It is imperative to carry your national and/or international driving licence with you.

All occupants of a 4x4 must wear a seat belt, both in the front and in the rear (see also having a child seat or booster seat).

Driving at night outside built-up areas is strongly discouraged (animals, risk of accidents...).

The road network is made up of well-maintained asphalt roads and tracks reserved for 4x4 vehicles.

As the mobile communication network is not effective everywhere, it is recommended to travel with a supply of water, food, petrol, a first aid kit and a spare wheel.

The speed limits to be respected are as follows:

  • 120km/h on national roads
  • 80km/h approaching towns and villages
  • 60km/h through towns and vilages 


Beware of the many radars!

Useful numbers:

Police +258 21 325031 or +258 21 400159
Ambulance +258 21 325000 or +258 21 325009
Fire brigade: +258 21 322222 or +258 21 322334.
(Do not always answer, sometimes long delays)

Warning: vertical and horizontal signage differs from one country to another. Be vigilant and adapt your driving! This information is purely indicative and may change. If necessary, ask for more information before your roadtrip.


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General Info


Extraordinary country with many campsites and a developed road network.


Avoid driving at night and always spend the night in established campsites.


It is important to reserve your campsite in advance during peak seasons.


For 5 - 6 passengers we recommend booking long in advance.


For certain park and nature reserve roads (except Kruger) a 4x4 vehicle is recommended.