Car Hire in Botswana

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Gaborone, Botswana
8 Jul — 15 Jul
Same drop-off
Gaborone, Botswana
Fri 8/7
Noon
Fri 15/7
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Best deals found for Botswana car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Botswana
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£40/day

5 Aug - 5 Sep
Hyundai Accent
Mini Countryman
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£29/day

5 Aug - 5 Sep
Mini Countryman
Renault Trafic
or similar Passenger van
Up to 5 passengers

£108/day

5 Aug - 5 Sep
Renault Trafic
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£50/day

5 Aug - 5 Sep
Ford Focus

Botswana car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Botswana that's right for you

Small cars

£22 - £44

All Car Types

£40 - £140

The average price of a Small hire in Botswana is £30. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Botswana is in November. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just £22 per day. A Small car hire is typically 56% less expensive than the average car hire in Botswana. The average price of a car hire in Botswana can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Botswana Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Botswana is £77. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Botswana is in March. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just £46 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 12% more expensive than the average car hire in Botswana. The average price of a car hire in Botswana can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Large hire in Botswana is £89. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Botswana is in November. The price is 23% lower than the rest of the year at just £69 per day. A Large car hire is typically 24% more expensive than the average car hire in Botswana. The average price of a car hire in Botswana can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Botswana is £49. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Botswana is in June. The price is 10% lower than the rest of the year at just £45 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 27% less expensive than the average car hire in Botswana. The average price of a car hire in Botswana can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Van hire in Botswana is £80. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Botswana is in April. The price is 8% lower than the rest of the year at just £75 per day. A Van car hire is typically 17% more expensive than the average car hire in Botswana. The average price of a car hire in Botswana can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Botswana Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£40/day

5 Aug - 5 Sep
Hyundai Accent
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£50/day

5 Aug - 5 Sep
Ford Focus
Mini Countryman
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£29/day

5 Aug - 5 Sep
Mini Countryman

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Botswana

Nearby attractions:

Tsodilo Hills481.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Tsodilo Hills138.5 mi

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Tsodilo Hills233.4 mi

Botswana car hire information

When planning on getting a car hire and driving around Botswana, you'll want to familiarise yourself with some of the rules of the road. Remember, traffic flows on the left-hand side of the road and passes on the right. It is illegal to make a left turn at a red traffic light unless otherwise stated. Seat belts are mandatory for all occupants of the vehicle while driving. When you're driving your rental car, keep speed limits in mind. These tend to be strictly enforced and speeding fines are a regular occurrence in Botswana. Using a mobile phone without a hands-free device is prohibited in the country and you'll be fined by the traffic police when caught. As a foreigner driving rental cars, you'll be required to carry all of your documents with you.

To pick up your car hire in Botswana, you'll need to have your national driving licence as well as an International Driving Permit (IDP), a credit card with your name on it, and sufficient funds to pay for the car rental deposit. Keep in mind that if you've booked and paid online, you must present the same credit card used to pay online. You will not be allowed to pay for your car hire with the credit card of someone who isn't present to collect the rental car, so keep this in mind. Although the legal driving age in the country is 18, many rental companies require drivers to be at least 21 before renting a car and to have held their driving licence for at least a year prior. If you're a driver younger than 25, most companies will charge you an additional "young driver" surcharge for you and any other driver under 25.

Due to the infrastructure of the roads in Botswana, you'll often find traffic congestion in major cities. Particularly in the capital, Gaborone City. Traffic congestion is a major problem in Gaborone, especially on the Western Bypass road which causes many large delays. It's not only a problem in Gaborone though, as most of the cities in the country are also facing major problems with traffic congestion due to urbanisation. You don't have to be concerned about congestion outside of the cities, though you will need to keep an eye out for damaged roads and wildlife. If you're planning on spending significant time in cities like Gaborone, we suggest finding a hotel that offers free parking and that you get around the city on the local buses or through the use of taxis to avoid dealing with the traffic congestion yourself.

When choosing rental cars in Botswana, consider choosing a 4x4 to make sure you can deal with unkempt roads. Botswana is an African country with some beautiful landscapes to drive through. One scenic route we suggest is to take on a self-drive safari with one of your rental cars on the route from Maun to Xaxanaka. The first half of this journey out of Maun is paved and passes through several villages and farms. Eventually, the road passes through woodlands, dry floodplains, and forested areas, with the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife along the way. The road from Xaxanaka to Northgate along the River Khwai is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful roads in Africa that winds its way through forests and floodplains past places like the Paradise Pools and the Hippo Pools.


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Car hire in Botswana

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Botswana so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

According to our data, Avis is the cheapest car hire agency in Botswana. Users who book a rental car with Avis often find prices below the £42 average daily rate each day. Depending on the city you visit, what type of car you’re interested in, and the length of your hire, you could find prices for as low as £29 each day when booking with Avis.

The car hire company with the most locations in Botswana is Bidvest. They currently have 8 locations that can be found within airports and cities across the country. Not sure what city you want to visit but know that you want to hire a car from Bidvest? Gaborone is the most popular city to visit in Botswana, with 3 Bidvest car rental locations.

Whether you hire or own a car in Botswana, you are required by law to drive on the left. Keep in mind that if you do not feel comfortable driving on this side of the road, you can always call a taxi or opt for a ride share.

Botswana ranked 71 out of 137 countries across the globe for road quality in 2019. On a scale of 1 to 7, Botswana received a road quality score of 4. Keep in mind that road quality conditions in Botswana can vary depending on what area of the country you plan to visit.

The drinking and driving limit in Botswana is 3.81 mg/l. Regions and cities within Botswana might have their own local drinking and driving laws on top of the country-wide mandated law, so be sure to check before booking your car hire. Note that the legal drinking age in Botswana is 18. Steeper penalties will be given to those driving a vehicle who are under the legal drinking age.

A Compact is the most popular type of car hire for those travelling to Botswana. According to our data, 18% of our users preferred a Compact over any other car type. This may be due to the activities they have planned and what the weather conditions are like in their destination city. When renting a Compact in Botswana, you can expect to pay £36 per day on average.


Car hire in popular cities in Botswana

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