if you are heading to southern Mozambique you will likely fly into Maputo International Airport. Visitors planning on flights to Inhambane, Beira, Tete, Nampula and Pemba will often make a flight connection in Maputo. Internal flights can be expensive, so booking in advance is a good idea if you are on a budget.
Buses connect to most major towns, but can be very slow, poorly maintained and travel on bad roads. While comfort is not a high priority, they do give an authentic experience and for the budget conscious you likely wont find a cheaper way to get from A to B over a long distance in Mozambique.
Cars driving in Mozambique are required to carry a high-visibility vest, two hazard triangles, third party insurance and the vehicles ownership and insurance certificates. Car hire companies should provide vehicles equipped with what is necessary.
Roads can be busy, fuel stops can be scarce when away from main towns and main roads, and road conditions can be extremely poor (in Maputo the roads are generally well maintained).
It is also good to be aware that Mozambique police are very strict, and sometimes go beyond the law. When you are in the wrong, pay the fine and get a receipt. If you are not in the wrong, stay calm, be polite and ask to speak to a superior. While that sounds like a lot to be worried about, driving in Mozambique is mostly entirely incident free and an opportunity to experience this beautiful country at your own pace.
For the simplest way to get around, let your hotel guest services team book you a taxi. Fares can be pre-agreed.