car hire in Congo

Tips for driving your rental car in Congo

If you're travelling to Congo, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Congo is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Brazzaville counts 1,088,044 inhabitants. In Brazzaville lives 24,2% of the entire country's population, which counts over 4,490,000 inhabitants. In Congo the language spoken most widespread is french but people also speak kituba, lingala and swahili. The time zone in Congo is GMT+01:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Congo is C / D / E and the electric voltage is 220 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Congo is +242, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Congo

With a fuel cost in Congo averaging at 1,10 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Congo shares its land borders with Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 95,379, which ranks Congo as the 34th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Congo there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Central African Cfa Franc (XAF). Speed limits in town are 60 km/h and on motorways they are 110 km/h. Bear in mind that in Congo, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Congo

Congo boasts five UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the natural site of Virunga National Park and the natural site of Garamba National Park. Check out the offers we have negotiated for you. Spot these offers by using the filters available in the car selection step. Don't hesitate to contact us should you have any query.