Comoros

Comoros Islands Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

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Driving in Comoros Islands
Driving abroad in the Comoros Islands is on the right of the road and you should be able to use the licence of most countries for up to 3 months.After that an International Driving permit is needed. Roads are generally in poor condition, congested, very narrow, and poorly lit at night. An exception is the main road around Grand Comore which is generally okay. You should avoid driving after dark and exercise extreme caution if you have to drive as there are likely to be obstacles and pedestrians in the road and unlit vehicles. Most roads in towns are paved, but many rural roads are not. Whether paved or not, many roads have plenty of potholes and dangerous curves. Roads have no posted speed limits, but road conditions limit speeds to below 30 miles an hour. Driving standards are often erratic and you should drive cautiously and expect the unexpected.

Comoros Car Rental –
Avis advertise an office on the Comoros Islands but it doesn’t seem to function when you attempt to make a reservation. You’ll get about 10 pages of Broker sites via Google search if you type in Comoros car rental but I can’t find any who actually provide cars there
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Below is a tour company based (I believe) in South Africa who may be able to advise on renting a car.
http://www.pulsegroups.com/

This seems to be a local travel company with a pretty shabby website. They have a contact page though so you could attempt to open a dialogue with them and see if they can help.
http://www.vlmcomoros.com/

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