car hire in Senegal

Tips for driving your rental car in Senegal

If you're travelling to Senegal, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Senegal is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Dakar counts 1,030,594 inhabitants. In Dakar lives 7,7% of the entire country's population, which counts over 13,300,000 inhabitants. In Senegal the language spoken most widespread is french but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Senegal is GMT+00:00 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 Senegal is C / D / E / K 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 Senegal is +221, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Senegal

With a fuel cost in Senegal averaging at 1,27 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Senegal shares its land borders with The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Mauritania, 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 8,704, which ranks Senegal as the 126th 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 Senegal there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the United States Dollar (XOF). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 80 km/h. Bear in mind that in Senegal, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Senegal

Senegal boasts seven 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 Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary and the cultural site of Island of Gor?e. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.