car hire in Djibouti

Tips for driving your rental car in Djibouti

If you're travelling to Djibouti, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Djibouti is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Djibouti counts 475,332 inhabitants. In Djibouti lives 60% of the entire country's population, which counts over 792,198 inhabitants. In Djibouti the language spoken most widespread is french but people also speak arabic. The time zone in Djibouti is GMT+02:00 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 Djibouti is C / 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 Djibouti is +253, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Djibouti

With a fuel cost in Djibouti averaging at 1,30 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Djibouti shares its land borders with Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland, 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 1,905, which ranks Djibouti as the 165th 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 Djibouti there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Djiboutian Franc (DJF). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 80 km/h. Bear in mind that in Djibouti, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

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