Burkina Faso Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving In Burkina Faso
First of all, refer to your country’s government website before considering driving abroad in Burkina Faso. Currently, the UK Governemnt advise against all travel to the country outide Ouagadougou, and only essential travel within the city. There is a high risk of kidnap and banditry throughout the country and there are generally restrictions in place on travel to most 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.
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.
Burkina Faso Car Rental –
National and Avis are the only major companies with an office in Ouagadougou.
We currently have no local car rental partners in Burkina Faso. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on DriverAbroad.com please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on ADriverAbroad@Outlook.com.
Burkina Faso Self Driving Rules-
National may allow cars to be taken into Mali. Avis don’t specify.