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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;

Agent
Model
Doors
Luggage
Type
Avis
Volkswagen Polo
5
2
Economy
Avis
Toyota Corolla
5
3
Compact
Avis
Toyota Hilux
4
2
SUV
Avis
Mercedes C Class
5
3
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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.

Cheapest car hire in Botswana

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.23 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 680.62 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.97 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 321.84 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.97 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 321.84 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.97 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 321.84 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.97 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 321.84 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.68 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 382.81 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.68 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 382.81 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.68 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 382.81 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.68 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 382.81 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 83.19 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo Vivo

7 Days rental at 582.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 165.87 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 1161.10 EUR from 20/06/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 165.87 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 1161.10 EUR from 20/06/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 165.87 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 1161.10 EUR from 20/06/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 165.87 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 1161.10 EUR from 20/06/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 55.65 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 389.59 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 55.65 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 389.59 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 55.65 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 389.59 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 55.65 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 389.59 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 67.26 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 470.88 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 67.26 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 470.88 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 67.26 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 470.88 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 67.26 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 470.88 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Hilux Double

4 Adults, 4 Doors

From 165.87 EUR/day
Toyota Hilux Double

7 Days rental at 1161.10 EUR from 20/06/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

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
 

Popular car hire destinations in Botswana

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Botswana

  •  

    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    30kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    60-100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    BWP  12.84/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    BWP

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    18

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Car rental agent statistics in Botswana

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

Average prices per day for car hire in Botswana

ItemPercent
January€ 95
February€ 87
March€ 85
April€ 86
May€ 91
June€ 95
July€ 92
August€ 93
September€ 91
October€ 91
November€ 89
December€ 84
ItemPercent
January€ 48
February€ 54
March€ 54
April€ 56
May€ 54
June€ 53
July€ 58
August€ 50
September€ 48
October€ 48
November€ 50
December€ 42
ItemPercent
January€ 125
February€ 133
March€ 135
April€ 133
May€ 132
June€ 146
July€ 135
August€ 136
September€ 124
October€ 126
November€ 121
December€ 122
ItemPercent
January€ 52
February€ 71
March€ 72
April€ 65
May€ 68
June€ 79
July€ 62
August€ 62
September€ 52
October€ 52
November€ 51
December€ 51
ItemPercent
January€ 93
February€ 96
March€ 97
April€ 109
May€ 101
June€ 123
July€ 109
August€ 110
September€ 93
October€ 93
November€ 91
December€ 92
ItemPercent
January€ 118
February€ 119
March€ 120
April€ 118
May€ 116
June€ 120
July€ 116
August€ 117
September€ 117
October€ 118
November€ 113
December€ 120
ItemPercent
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Botswana

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 1.08

€ 1.08

Apr , 2022

€ 1.11

€ 1.11

Mar , 2022

€ 0.99

€ 1.00

Feb , 2022

€ 0.95

€ 0.97

Jan , 2022

€ 0.95

€ 0.96

Dec , 2021

€ 0.81

€ 0.83

Nov , 2021

€ 0.82

€ 0.84

Oct , 2021

€ 0.82

€ 0.84

Sep , 2021

€ 0.77

€ 0.78

Aug , 2021

€ 0.77

€ 0.78

Jul , 2021

€ 0.77

€ 0.78

Jun , 2021

€ 0.74

€ 0.74

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 1.08 1.08
Apr , 2022 1.11 1.11
Mar , 2022 0.99 1.00
Feb , 2022 0.95 0.97
Jan , 2022 0.95 0.96
Dec , 2021 0.81 0.83
Nov , 2021 0.82 0.84
Oct , 2021 0.82 0.84
Sep , 2021 0.77 0.78
Aug , 2021 0.77 0.78
Jul , 2021 0.77 0.78
Jun , 2021 0.74 0.74

Car rental price statistics in Botswana

  • € 321.79
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 165.87
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Fortuner
  • 30
    Total cars available
     
  • 8
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 10
    Location with most cars:
    Gaborone - Airport
  • € 46.0 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 €46.00 per day for a (economy) class car from Hertz. The average price to hire a car in Botswana is just €96.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Botswana is a Toyota Fortuner car for a (fullsize) class from Hertz costing €165.90 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 2 car hire companies across the country. With over 4 car hire locations and 76 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 2 car hire companies and 10 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Botswana?

Current fuel prices in Botswana are €1.083/ltr for petrol and €1.085/ltr for diesel as of 16 May 2022, it’ll cost on average €43 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €43 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 Toyota Yaris for as little as €322.00 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Botswana?

The most popular car hire category in Botswana is the Toyota Corolla Quest available from 1 car hire companies in over 4 locations.

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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Other Car Hire Locations in Botswana

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Car Hire Gaborone
€27.0
 
 
Economy 3 4 3 from €27.0 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €33.6 per day
Mini 5 4 1 from €30.9 per day