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Maputo, Mozambique is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.

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Our Recommended Vehicles for Maputo

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The Nissan Double Cab BNDC 4×4 is built to take on the harshest environments. This 4×4 is manual and has a 2.5 litre diesel engine, a 140 litre fuel tank and a fuel consumption of 12 litres per 100 kilometers. The Nissan Double Cab accommodates two people comfortably.

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Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 BLC

The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel. This vehicle comfortably seats 5 adult passengers.

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Toyota Fortuner 4×4 BFTA

The Fortuner is one of Southern Africa’s best selling SUVs. This Hilux based SUV is built tough to traverse different terrain. Experience great ride comfort in this 7 seater which seats 5 adults and 2 children comfortably. Perfect for a group or family vacation.

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Toyota Double Cab 4×4 BTDC

The Toyota Double Cab BTDC 4×4 is a four sleeper equipped vehicle. Ideal for a family trip through Southern Africa. This 4×4 has 2.4 litre diesel engine and a 160 litre fuel tank. The average consumption is 12 litre per 100 kilometres. The vehicle comes with two spacious rooftop tents.

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Maputo Travel Advice


maputo info and mozambique holidayMaputo is the capital city of Mozambique, which is located in Southeast Africa. The city is located along the Indian Ocean. The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, and the country’s currency is the Mozambican metical (MZN).

Mozambique is known for its postcard beaches, bordered by popular safari destinations, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Popular destinations such as Lilongwe in Malawi are close to Mozambique as well as Harare in Zimbabwe

Mozambique is a big country measuring 800 000 square KM, divided in two by the Zambezi River. The best way to explore the countries coastline and the mainland is by 4×4 especially if you want to visit wilderness areas.

Best Time to Visit Maputo

The best time to visit Maputo is during the dry season from May to November to experience pleasant warm weather and avoid the humidity of the wet season. If your primary reason for visiting Mozambique is for game viewing, then the best months to visit are August and September.

What to do in Maputo

  • The dry season allows for game viewing, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, dolphin and whale watching.
  • If you are visiting Mozambique to experience the culture then perhaps you can attend these Maputo annual events:- AZGO Festival (May) – A 3 Day outdoor festival in the nation’s capital featuring music documentaries, workshops, and live bands as well as food and craft markets.
    – Independence Day (June) – A celebration of Mozambique’s Independence in the capital city. Expect traditional dancing and live performances at the national stadium.

Getting Around

With its rugged roads, remote destinations and tropical landscapes, hiring a 4×4 vehicle is the best way to discover the many wonders that Maputo has in store.

Length of Stay

Maputo has plenty to offer, give yourself a minimum of 2 weeks to explore this tropical paradise.

What to Pack for Your Trip

One essential thing that you may forget is an international driver’s permit, a first aid kit and other necessary medical supplies will also come in handy. Travel insurance is always a valid essential and also bear in mind that many of the destinations you will be visiting will be in malaria zones.

4×4 Hire in Maputo

If you are planning an adventurous road trip to the tropical destination in Mozambique, you don’t want your choice of vehicle to be your limitation. Go on a 4×4 adventure to fully explore Maputo and the rest of Mozambique. Drive South Africa offers a wide range of 4x4s, just compare and book using our simple step by step process. Alternatively, contact us and one of our friendly sales consultants will get back to you.