The main reason for the development of DriverAbroad.com was the lack of a single resource providing all the driving advice and information you’ll need to plan a self drive trip Abroad .
The information on the links below cover driving in every country within Africa.Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.
African countries can be challenging, but highly rewarding, self drive destinations. Driving styles and road conditions vary widely, from the generally excellent infrastructure of South Africa and Namibia, through the less travelled roads of the Continent’s central nations, to North Africa, with its often hectic driving styles, more akin to the Middle East than the neighbouring countries to the South. Expect challenging terrain, lack of infrastructure and people and animals wandering in the road, especially at night. Not for the faint hearted away from the main tourist centres of Southern Africa, self driving in the ‘dark continent’ is guaranteed to provide a memorable adventure!
Its usually possible (and can be cheaper) to rent a car in one country and take it into a neighbouring one.For instance, renting a vehcile in Botswana is very expensive, but can be cheaper in Zambia and it’s usually possible to take cars across the border.
If you feel unsure about renting a car from a local company, the big multinationals are quite well represented via local franchice arrangements, with Europcar probably enjoying best coverage across the continent.
Central African Republic
Congo (Republic of Congo not DRC)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Guinea- Conakry (Republic of Guinea)
Sao Tome and Principe