Morocco 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 Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date.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 Morocco
Roads are generally in fairly good condition with modern highways linking Tangier, Rabat, Fez, Casablanca, and Marrakesh. Dual carriageways link other major cities. Secondary routes in rural areas are often narrow and poorly paved with a smattering of potholes. Roads through the Rif and Atlas mountains are steep, narrow and winding. Maximum caution should be exercised when driving in the mountains. Driving standards are not up to European or USA standards. This is particularly true at dusk during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when adherence to traffic regulations is lax, and from July to September when Moroccans resident abroad return from Europe by car in large numbers.
Pedestrians, scooters, and animal-drawn conveyances are common on all roadways, including main raods and driving at night should be avoided, if possible. During the rainy season (November – March) flash flooding is frequent and sometimes severe, washing away roads and vehicles in rural areas.
Morocco Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Alamo , National, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, have outlets here.Also usually features on Car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Rental and Web discount sites such as ebookers.com. or Expedia.
This company covers most locations including Agadir, Casablanca, Fez, Meknes and Rabat. They also seem to allow vehicles to be taken outside Morocco as they make reference to checking that there are no illegal immigrants hiding in the boot when you return!
This local company can arrange cars in Casablanca and Rabat –
This local company have offices in El Jadidah and Marrakech
Another company is-
Morocco Self Drive Rules-
None of the big companies allow cars to be taken out of Morroco. As above some local companies seem to allow this but check when booking.