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 provided on the site was gathered via research initially in 2011/12 and though I try and keep it updated as much as possible, its not my full time job, and in a rapidly changing world, situations will change meaning info provided may be out of date. 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 etc. –
The information on the links below cover driving in every country within Africa.
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.
Its usually possible (and can be cheaper) to rent a car in one country and take it into a neighbouring one. The link below provides cross border rules for countries in Southern Africa
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