Information & Facts
Car rental companies include Avis, Hertz and Imperial.
Buses 18, 24 & 25 run to the city hourly from 4.30am to
10pm. Taxis are availabe and cost around US$7 to the city
Tel: +258 (0)1 465 038/9, +258 (0)1 465 036/7, +258 (0)1 465
US$20, or US$10 if travelling within
Facilities are minimal and include a bank, restaurant, bar and
post office. The airport is in need of an upgrade.
Portuguese is the official language, and there are 13
main national languages spoken. English is taught in secondary
schools, but is only spoken in the southern tourist
The official currency is the New Metical (MZN), which is divided
into 100 centavos. In the southern parts of the country, South
African Rand, US Dollars and Pounds Sterling are also accepted to
pay for accommodation. Credit cards are accepted in some upmarket
hotels in Maputo, but facilities throughout the rest of the country
are limited; it is advisable to carry cash or travellers cheques.
ATMs are limited and tend to be unreliable, but local banks have
branches in most cities.