Guinea- Conakry (Republic of Guinea) Driving 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 Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date.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- Conakry
If you manage to locate someone who will rent you a vehicle, before driving abroad here you should check your Governments website for advice on travel within the country before setting off .
Drivers in Guinea are poorly trained and routinely ignore road safety rules. Guinea’s road network, which is only partly paved, is underdeveloped and generally pretty unsafe. Roads and vehicles are poorly maintained, road signs are insufficient, and roads and vehicles are frequently unlit. Livestock and pedestrians create constant road hazards and make driving after dark inadvisable. The police and the military often set up roadblocks, within cities and on main roads out of towns between 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Its likely you may have to pay a fine/bribe to pass through. During the rainy season (July through September), flash floods make some roads temporarily impassable. There is also a significant increase in banditry along the roadways in the countryside during the hours of darkness. Avoid driving after dark at all but certainly don’t drive after dark away from towns.
Guinea- Conakry Car Rental –
Avis have an outlet at Grand Hotel De L’ Independance in Conakry and also one at the airport. As usual with Avis its difficult to establish Self Drive Rules so you should establish this at the time of booking. They do mention a minimum age of 23 so it does sound like self drive rather than chauffeur drive as is the case with Europcar.
This local travel agent specialises in tours within West Africa and can help with car rental in Conakry. They quoted me the following prices in Aug 2011 – 4X4 vehicle: EUR 107.00 per day excluding fuel
car: EUR EUR 92.00 per day excluding fuel