Guinea-Bissau Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

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.Electricity supply is often patchy, which includes styreet lighting, and 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. Traffic is light outside the capital and fuel is rare so you may want to take extra supplies in jerry cans to be on the safe side.

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.

Guinea-Bissau Car Rental-
As far as I can see , none of the big multinational companies operate in Guinea Bissau. It appears on a number of car rental broker sites but I was unable to find one which could actually source a self drive car. Please let me know if you find a reliable rental company in the country.  If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on

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