Minibus taxis (chapa) operate along regular routes throughout the city; although these are a fast and relatively cheap means of getting around Maputo, they are not always the safest. The route that the chapa is travelling is usually displayed by a colour bar on the front of the vehicle, or a conductor calls out the destination when the vehicle approaches a stop. Maputo's city centre is relatively easy and safe to walk around during the day, but walking should be avoided at night due to security concerns. Taxis are available, but are not usually metered; it's best to negotiate a fare before getting in the vehicle. Car hire is available and driving offers a viable option for getting around, especially for those wanting to explore beyond the city limits. However, many of Maputo's roads are in disrepair so a four-wheel drive vehicle should be considered.
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