Guinea-Bissau Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
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 Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date.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 Guinea-Bissau
If you manage to locate someone who will rent you a vehicle you should check your Governments website for advice on travel within Bissau before driving abroad here.There is no consistent public electricity in the capital, so you should avoid driving after dark. Since there are mines scattered in several areas throughout Guinea-Bissau, including the Bafata, Oio, Biombo, Quinara, and Tombali regions you should take extreme car not to deviate from official roads. Road conditions are never good but will be particularly bad in the rainy season of June to October- you should check local conditions before driving out of town. Avoid travel near to Casamance region where separatist activity makes driving without a guard and /or security risky.
Guinea-Bissau Car Rental-
None of the big companies have an office in Bissau and this is the only local company I located who can arrange car rental –
They quoted me the following prices in Aug 2011 so car rental is certainly not cheap in Bissau -4X4 vehicle: EUR 145.00 per day excluding fuel, normal car: EUR 110.00 per day excluding fuel