The research for this website was carried out mainly in 2011 and 2012. Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date. This is particularly true of countries in the developing world, especially Asia and Africa where conditions can change often. Also, the political climate in many countries has changed a lot in recent years. Therefore the information on this website should be treated with caution. You should always check with your Government’s website or the UK Foreign office travel advice website before finalising plans to drive abroad.
Driving In Angola-
The UK Foreign office advises against unaccompanied travel outside Luanda- you should check the Foreign office website before making any plans . Police checks are common on the roads and you’re advised to obtain an International Driving permit (see self drive advice page)
Major roads between Luanda and the provincial capitals are improving. However, driving standards and some road conditions are very poor and travel outside major towns is usually in convoys of two or more 4-wheel drive vehicles. Outside major urban areas, mines and unexploded ordnance remain a problem, including on roads, verges and bridges, and in buildings and the countryside. There have been incidents of mines exploding, with loss of life, in places previously thought to be safe. Even in “cleared” areas, you should keep to well-established routes and take up-to-date advice from the United Nations or an international Non-Governmental Organisation.
During the rainy season (November-April), bridges and roads risk being washed away by sudden floods and there is an increased chance of mines becoming displaced and surfacing outside known mine fields.
Angola Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Angola Car Rental –
Hertz, Avis, Budget, Sixt have outlets in Luanda. Hertz have an outlet in Benquela. Angola also features on car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire.
Angola Self Driving Rules-
Cars are not allowed to be taking out of Angola but one way rentals within Angola are allowed.