Burundi Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving In Burundi
Before contemplating driving abroad in Burundi, first check latest travel advice on your Government’s website. There has been political unrest in the country since 2015 and the UK Government currently advises against all travel to some parts of the country and only essential travel to other areas, including the capital Bujumbura. Its easy to get a driving licence in Burundi, and consequently the standard of driving is poor and results in many serious accidents. Great care should be taken at all times but especially at night because many vehicles do not have lights. Keep car doors locked and windows closed when driving. Roads are of average African city standard within Bujumbura, though some have large potholes but the main National Routes are in quite good condition.Other roads away from Bujumbura will be in poor condition and many roads are only passable with a 4WD in the rainy season. Fuel is generally imported from Kenya and Tanzania and is consequently quite expensive- this may be something to take into account when planning your trip.Road blocks and document checks by police and/or military are common. Carry a copy of your passport and visa, driving licence and International Driving Permit but you may also be asked to produce the originals or face some form of fine.
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.
Burundi Car Rental –
Europcar have an office in Bujumbura but I have a suspicion they will make you take a driver.
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