Cheapest car hire in Botswana

Top tips when hiring a car in Botswana

  • Botswana is one of the safest countries in Africa, renting a car here shouldn’t be discounted
  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Botswana, although many roads outside of the city are single track
  • There are 2 main car rental agents in Botswana and 4 pick-up locations in the capital
  • The cheapest car hire in Botswana is available from Gaborone Airport from Hertz
  • The best time to book car hire in Botswana is between 6-12 weeks in advance to ensure availability

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Car rental agent statistics in Botswana

  • 5.5/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 5.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 24
    Total number of reviews in
  • 4
    Most Locations in Botswana:
  • 15
    Average wait time
  • 3
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Botswana

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Botswana

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.59 0.57
Aug , 2020 0.58 0.57
Jul , 2020 0.60 0.59
Jun , 2020 0.60 0.59
May , 2020 0.72 0.72
Apr , 2020 0.71 0.71
Mar , 2020 0.73 0.73
Feb , 2020 0.79 0.80
Jan , 2020 0.77 0.77
Dec , 2019 0.77 0.77
Nov , 2019 0.76 0.77
Oct , 2019 0.76 0.77

Car rental price statistics in Botswana

  • € 169.61
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 133.98
    Highest daily price:
    Hyundai H1
  • 53
    Total cars available
  • 12
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Polo
  • 14
    Location with most cars:
    Gaborone - Airport
  • € 24.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    HERTZ - Gaborone - Downtown

FAQs about car hire in Botswana

How much does it cost to hire a car in Botswana?

Car hire in Botswana starts from just €24.20 per day for a (economy) class car from Hertz. The average price to hire a car in Botswana is just €75.50 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Botswana is a Hyundai H1 car for a (fullsize) class from Europcar costing €134.00 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Botswana?

We often have special offers on car hire in Botswana including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Botswana?

Car hire prices in Botswana are kept low thanks to the 3 car hire companies across the country. With over 5 car hire locations and 140 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Botswana.

Who is the best car hire company in Botswana?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Botswana Is who score on average /10 across all locations in Botswana.

What is the most popular car hire location in Botswana?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Botswana is Gaborone - Airport with 3 car hire companies and 14 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Botswana?

Current fuel prices in Botswana are €0.57/ltr for petrol and €0.59/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €23 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €24 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Botswana?

Speed limits in Botswana are in km/h and are generally 30-60 km/h on urban roads, 100 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Botswana?

Hertz is the cheapest car hire company in Botswana offering a (economy) class car such as the Volkswagen Polo for as little as €169.40 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Botswana?

The most popular car hire category in Botswana is the Volkswagen Polo available from 3 car hire companies in over 5 locations.

Why rent a car in Botswana

Hiring a car in Botswana allows you to fully appreciate and enjoy all that this vast African country has to offer. Whether you are planning to explore the national parks and game reserves with a view to spotting one or more of the 'Big Five' wildlife, or want to visit some of the towns and villages to browse through the beautiful arts and craft, we can supply you with a hire car to match your budget and requirements.

Most popular rental cars in Botswana;

Volkswagen Polo
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Hilux
Mercedes C Class
We do the hard work for you, so you don't have to waste hours trawling through the internet to find the best deal on your car hire. We compare prices from all the main rental suppliers such as Avis, Dollar and Hertz to find you the best deal and price possible.

The most popular car rental agents in Botswana:

  • Avis (Tel: +267 391 30 93)
  • Bidvest (Tel: +267 390 20 30)
  • Europcar (Tel: +267 390 22 80)
  • Hertz (Tel: +267 397 12 40)

Botswana Mini Guide

Much of the western and south-western areas formed part of the Kalahari Desert, a vast area of shifting red and, with some sparse covering of grass and bush.  The eastern border zone against South Africa is the most populated area, because the land is fertile and has enough rain to raise livestock and grow crops.

To the north the landscape changes dramatically into the huge Okavango Delta of the Kavango River, fed by waters that rise in neighbouring Angola, and by heavier rainfall. This marshy area is a haven for wildlife, the home of elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, waterbucks, zebras and crocodiles. The delta forms an intricate pattern of channels, with palm covered islands. In good rainy seasons it drains into the vast Makgadikagadi Pans, and when these fill with water there are spectacular parades of flamingos and pelicans.

Mineral resources were the cause of dramatic exploitation in Botswana following it declaring independence in 1966. Diamonds became the major foreign currency earner and copper nickel was also exported. The traditional meat exports were maintained and coal mining added to a temporary economic boom, aided by foreign investment.

The fickle rainfall makes it necessary for families to earn money from activities other than farming - for example, brewing, trading or building.

Should you rent a 4x4 in Botswana?

Many visitors to Botswana go to see the incredible wildlife which resides in national parks such as the Moremi national park, the Chobe national park and the Okavango Delta. The latter is an incredible geological formation which is well worth seeing and is best accessed by car.

One of the more popular vehicles to hire in Botswana is an SUV and we have a great range to choose from including the Nissan Patrol, Toyota Rav4 and Daihatsu Terios. Our rental rates include collision damage waiver, theft waiver, insurance and taxes. As well as those we also include unlimited mileage and breakdown assistance in the unlikely event you were to suffer a breakdown or mechanical problem.

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Fuel Prices in Botswana

  • Price of petrol in Botswana in September

    € 0.57/Ltr

    ($ 0.70/Ltr | 6.76/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Botswana in September

    € 0.59/Ltr

    ($ 0.72/Ltr | 6.99/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Botswana in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 22.80  ($ 27.92) | € 23.60  ($ 28.90)
Compact € 22.80  ($ 27.92) | € 23.60  ($ 28.90)
Full Size € 28.50  ($ 34.90) | € 29.50  ($ 36.12)
SUV € 34.20  ($ 41.88) | € 35.40  ($ 43.35)
Carrier € 39.90  ($ 48.86) | € 41.30  ($ 50.57)

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