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Senegal car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
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Top tips for hiring a car in Senegal

  • Booking car hire in Senegal is a great option for anyone who wants to explore the country. Comprehensive public transport is mostly found in Dakar, and if you want to travel across the country, having your own car will be much easier. One important thing to bear in mind is that most Senegal car hire companies don't offer unlimited miles. This means the amount you drive each day will be restricted. You can try to negotiate the exact number when you pick up your vehicle.
  • Generally speaking, having a four-wheel drive will be useful for most people booking car hire in Senegal. Outside the major cities, the roads may not be well-maintained and a 4WD will be better equipped to handle them. If you choose a standard car, you may find your options limited if you want to avoid damaging the vehicle. This is especially true in summer, when heavy rains can cause or worsen potholes and lead to muddy conditions.
  • Many people who decide to book car hire in Senegal plan to drive to The Gambia as part of their travels. Bear in mind that if you want to take the car ferry via Banjul, you should let your Senegal car hire provider know, they may require additional insurance. Most companies allow you to take the vehicle across the border, but you'll need to obtain paperwork from them to present at the border. You'll also need to pay a small fee to register the hire car in The Gambia.
  • While Senegal does not require children to use child restrains to booster seats by law, most car hire companies will provide them for an extra fee. As there are no legal specifications for car seats, you can also bring your own seat from home. Additionally, don't be surprised if you see people in cars without seatbelts on at all; Senegal only requires them for passengers in the front seat. However, seatbelts are usually available in the back of rental cars, and we recommend you use them.
  • Book your rental car in Senegal at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Senegal are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Senegal

  • What is the most popular car hire in Senegal?

    Economy (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Senegal.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Senegal?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • What is driving like in Senegal?

    You'll want to keep an eye out for animals on the road outside major cities, especially farm animals, and you may find yourself needing to wait for a herd of goats or cows to move on. You may also encounter police checkpoints on your trip. They will usually check your paperwork and may ask to search your vehicle. If you're driving in or out of Dakar, you may need to use the toll road. It isn't too expensive, about XOF 500 (roughly GBP 0.70) at each toll booth, with around four booths total, and you'll save a lot of time.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Senegal?

    You generally need to be at least 23 years old to book a car hire in Senegal. Bear in mind that some car hire companies may charge an additional fee to drivers under 25 years. Make sure you bring your passport, your normal driving licence and a 1968 International Driving Permit, as it's required for drivers with a UK driving licence. If you don't have one already, make sure to organise it well in advance of your trip. You'll also need it in most neighbouring countries, including The Gambia.

  • How much are petrol prices in Senegal?

    Petrol costs around XOF 990 (about GBP 1.30) per litre and roughly XOF 3750 (approximately GBP 4.90) for a gallon. Bear in mind that petrol stations are sometimes difficult to come by, so fill up whenever you get the chance if you're driving outside the main cities. You'll also want to make sure you have cash on hand, as they often don't take credit cards or have ATMs.

  • What are the speed limits in Senegal?

    In Senegal, the speed limit in built-up areas is generally 50 km/h (roughly 30 mph). You may also encounter 30 km/h (about 18 mph) limits in place in school zones. On rural roads, it's usually 90 km/h (about 55 mph), and on motorways, the limit goes up to 130 km/h (roughly 80 mph).

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Car hire locations in Senegal

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.