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Elephants in Kruger National Park
Elephants in Kruger National Park

Love the freedom of having your own rental car in Africa and being able to roam around as you please without a specific timetable?

You can be your very own tour guide, enjoy awesome driving routes and truly immerse yourself in the local culture and natural surroundings along the way.

Find special offers from local car rental companies with depots in major cities and airports no matter which country in Africa you’re visiting.

From Algeria to Zimbabwe and everything in between, you can be sure to find a great vehicle to transform your trip into an adventure.

Car Rental Companies

Most visitors arrive in Africa by air and all the major International airports have kiosks on site where you can pick up your hire car.

You will find all the big names in car hire in Africa and you’ll have several companies to choose from including Avis, Budget, Hertz and Europcar.

(It’s wise to book your car in advance to make sure that you get the category of vehicle you prefer – the choice may not be as wide as you’re used to at home).

Important Hints and Tips for Car Rental in Africa

Some of the countries you visit may require you to have an International Driving License – check with your car rental company.

Make sure that you get your Africa rental car from a reputable car hire company – you want to be sure that the car you get is reliable and that your will be assisted if you have a breakdown.

Do not expect great roads!

Many roads in Africa are in a bad state of repair (of course, this will vary according to the country you are in).

For scenic drives in South Africa however, it’s easier thanks to the excellent roads.

Outside of cities, roads can be poorly lit and there are often wandering animals on rural roads.

If possible, avoid driving at night, especially if you are not familiar with your route.

Always carry a good map and make sure you have sufficient fuel to reach your destination – do not expect a fuel station on every corner.

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