Renting a car in Tunisia gives you the freedom to see all that this eclectic North African country has to offer at your own pace. Rhino has a huge selection of vehicles to choose from and we are sure we will have something to suit your requirements whether it is an economy, luxury, 4x4 or convertible car. Many of our customers travelling to Tunisia like to hire an off road vehicle so they can explore the desert areas and sand dunes in safety and comfort.
Our competitive rates include full comprehensive insurance with liability cover and waivers for collision damage and vehicle theft. We are also able to offer a wide range of optional added extras such as child seats, booster seats and sat nav. If you wish to share the driving with somebody else, we can also offer the option of an additional driver.
Tunisia Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Tunisia is the most northern country in Africa and is part of the Maghreb.
- The name Tunisia is derived from the capital of the country, Tunis.
- Tunisia has been used as a location for every Star Wars film apart from one.
- There are 30 airports in Tunisia with Tunis Carthage International Airport and Monastir International Airport being the main ones.
- The currency in Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar (TND).
Tunisia Mini Guide
The North African country of Tunisia lies opposite Italy on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea. This great location, which is guaranteed good weather during the summer, makes Tunisia a popular tourist destination. Visitors also like the fact that they can find cheap flights to Tunisia while costs in the country itself are relatively low for holiday makers. The currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar and one Tunisian Dinar is equal to roughly half a Euro.
To arrive in Tunisia you need not obtain a visa if you are coming from Europe, America, Canada or neighbouring countries such as Algeria. The country’s capital is Tunis and this is where the main airport Tunis-Carthage International Airport is situated. However, there are a number of other airports dotted around the country including Habib Bourguiba Skanes-Monastir which is Tunisia’s second biggest airport. Tunis Air is the national carrier of Tunisia but look out for charter flights in the summer.
Arrange to pick up your Rhino hire car from one of these airports so that you can get to wherever you are staying quickly and in comfort. Though car rental is usually expensive in Tunisia you can take advantage of Rhino’s rock bottom prices and unlimited mileage offer to enjoy your holiday to the maximum. The main roads of Tunisia are the A1, A2 and A3 which cover most locations in the country and you may want to learn some basic French or Arabic in order to have an idea of what the road signs mean.
If you need to find somewhere to stay in Tunisia there are lots of hotels but one of the most authentic experiences might be to rent a room from a local person. This will also be your best bet if you want to try local Tunisian food.
In terms of cuisine, Tunisia is similar to what you might find in a lot of North Africa with lamb being the staple meat and dishes often involving couscous, peppers and olives. Be sure to try local dishes such as the Berber lamb and Coucha. Tunisia is a Muslim country but although the availability of alcohol is restricted it is possible to get beer, wine and spirits from some of the supermarkets such as Carrefour. Also most hotels will serve alcohol to guests without a problem. Women travelling on their own through Tunisia should exercise caution and dress modestly while tourists may occasionally be heckled to buy local products.