Congo (Republic of Congo not DRC)

Congo Driving and Car Hire Info (Republic of Congo, Not DRC )

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 Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date.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 Republic of Congo
You should check your Governments website travel advice section before driving abroad in Congo, to get an up to date account of the situation in the country.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/sub-saharan-africa/congo
Roads will generally be in a poor condition and driving standards low. The road conditions will deteriorate in the wet season from November to May and a 4WD is likely to be needed at this time of year.
There are a couple of good accounts on the links below of what to expect self driving in Congo.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1905895

http://www.nomad-adventure.com/category/congo-brazzaville/

Republic of Congo Car Rental –
Europcar and Avis both seem to allow self drive

Republic of Congo Self Driving Rules–
Europcar seem to allow the vehicle to be taken across international borders with restrictions on travel to certain locations. Cross Border one way rentals don’t seem to be allowed by the big companies.

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