While the transportation infrastructure in Maputo is fairly
undeveloped, visitors should nevertheless have no trouble getting
around the city. Minibus taxis (chapas) operate along
regular routes throughout Maputo, and are a fast and relatively
cheap means of getting around the city.
Minibus taxis have their routes posted in the front of the
vehicle. A conductor calls out the destination when the vehicle
approaches a stop. Visitors should use their discretion when
travelling by chapa, as they aren't always the safest and
the quality of driving varies considerably.
Taxi cabs are also available in Maputo. Usually they aren't
metered so it's best to negotiate a fare before getting into the
vehicle. Visitors in Maputo can opt for hiring a car. Driving is a
perfectly viable option for getting around, especially for those
wanting to explore beyond city limits.
Visitors planning to drive in Maputo should note that many of
the roads are in disrepair and a 4x4 may be the best option. The
city centre is relatively easy and safe to walk around during the
day. But walking at night isn't encouraged due to security