car hire in Nigeria

Tips for driving your rental car in Nigeria

If you're travelling to Nigeria, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Nigeria is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Abuja counts 778,567 inhabitants. In Abuja lives 0,4% of the entire country's population, which counts over 174,510,000 inhabitants. In Nigeria the language spoken most widespread is english but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Nigeria 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 Nigeria is D / G and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Nigeria is +234, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Nigeria

With a fuel cost in Nigeria averaging at 0,46 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Nigeria shares its land borders with Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, 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 120,049, which ranks Nigeria as the 28th 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 Nigeria there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Nigerian Naira (NGN). Speed limits in town are 40 km/h and on motorways they are 120 km/h. Bear in mind that in Nigeria, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nigeria

Nigeria boasts two UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Sukur Cultural Landscape and the cultural site of Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.