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 Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date.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.
Burkina Faso Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving In Burkina Faso
First of all, refer to the countries section of the UK Foreign office website (www.FCO.Gov.uk) before considering driving abroad in Burkina Faso. There is a high risk of kidnap and banditry throughout the country and there are generally restrictions in place on travel to certain parts of the country. Travel at night, especially outside towns, should be avoided. With a few exceptions, roads are poor with few street lights. There is the risk of banditry and also of hitting stray livestock. Road conditions off the main roads are often difficult, especially in the rainy season (June-September). Vehicles do not always have headlights and are often in unsound mechanical condition and driving standards are poor.Stay on clearly marked roads or tracks (and to avoid minor roads in remote areas) unless travelling in convoy. If you break down off a main road you may not be able to attract help. Carry sufficient drinking water to last you if you break down.
Burkina Faso Car Rental –
National and Avis are the only major companies with an office in Ouagadougou.
The following local tour companies can all arrange car rental in the country.-
They quoted me the following in Aug 11 –
4X4 vehicle: EUR 100.00 per day excluding fuel
car: EUR 77.00 per day excluding fuel
Burkina Faso Self Driving Rules-
National allow cars to be taken into Mali. Avis don’t specify.