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 Senegal Car Rental Mini Guide

Car hire in Senegal is readily available from Dakar and Blaise Diagne International Airport where you'll find internationally recognised car hire companies Avis and Sixt present. Familiar rental desks and high standards are provided by both rental agents offering access to self-drive car hire in Senegal.

Do you need 4x4 rental in Senegal?

You don't need a 4x4 rental in Senegal, however it's a very good idea if you heading out of Dakar. Many of the rural roads in Senegal are unpaved and whilst a regular rental car might suffice, you'll feel safer in a 4x4 rental. The Mitsubishi Pajero is widely available and offers an excellent rental proposition.

Senegal Factfile

  • Its name is taken from the Senegal River that defines it north and eastern border
  • The largest and capital is Dakar and is famous for the Dakar Rally
  • Senegal fully engulfs the small west African country of The Gambia

Cheapest car hire in Senegal

Citroen C-Elysee

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.32 EUR/day
Citroen C-Elysee

7 Days rental at 520.26 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C-Elysee

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 76.99 EUR/day
Citroen C-Elysee

7 Days rental at 538.98 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 68.01 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 476.11 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 70.43 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 493.05 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 77.82 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 544.78 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 80.63 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 564.41 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 94.21 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 659.50 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.62 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 683.36 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Pajero

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 199.12 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Pajero

7 Days rental at 1393.87 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Pajero

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 206.40 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Pajero

7 Days rental at 1444.82 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Ciaz

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 85.12 EUR/day
Suzuki Ciaz

7 Days rental at 595.84 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Ciaz

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 88.17 EUR/day
Suzuki Ciaz

7 Days rental at 617.25 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 120.43 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 843.01 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 124.79 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 873.56 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 138.12 EUR/day
Renault Duster

7 Days rental at 966.87 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 143.14 EUR/day
Renault Duster

7 Days rental at 1001.99 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Senegal

  • Drive on the RIGHT side of the road in Senegal, the steering wheel will be on the left side of the car
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero is one of the most popular models in Senegal due to it being 4WD
  • Avis and Sixt, two of the worlds most popular car rental companies have offices in Senegal
  • There is no specific law related to drink driving, however we advise against driving if drinking alcohol
  • There are no motorways in Senegal, the fasts urban speed limit is just 50km/h
 

Popular car hire destinations in Senegal

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Senegal

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    n/akph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    XOF  895.38/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    No law

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    CFA

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    23

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Average prices per day for car hire in Senegal

ItemPercent
January€ 60
February€ 67
March€ 60
April€ 69
May€ 72
June€ 75
July€ 72
August€ 72
September€ 74
October€ 73
November€ 69
December€ 69
ItemPercent
January€ 65
February€ 68
March€ 65
April€ 66
May€ 70
June€ 74
July€ 71
August€ 70
September€ 66
October€ 73
November€ 74
December€ 74
ItemPercent
January€ 160
February€ 160
March€ 162
April€ 172
May€ 182
June€ 193
July€ 184
August€ 182
September€ 175
October€ 185
November€ 185
December€ 185
ItemPercent
January€ 92
February€ 91
March€ 93
April€ 92
May€ 97
June€ 103
July€ 98
August€ 97
September€ 90
October€ 101
November€ 102
December€ 102
ItemPercent
January€ 41
February€ 43
March€ 40
April€ 45
May€ 49
June€ 52
July€ 48
August€ 47
September€ 48
October€ 50
November€ 51
December€ 51
ItemPercent
January€ 92
February€ 88
March€ 93
April€ 92
May€ 97
June€ 102
July€ 98
August€ 97
September€ 90
October€ 104
November€ 106
December€ 106
ItemPercent
January
February€ 83
March
April€ 83
May€ 83
June€ 83
July€ 83
August€ 83
September€ 83
October€ 83
November
December
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Senegal

DieselUnleaded
Jun , 2022

€ 1.00

€ 1.37

May , 2022

€ 1.00

€ 1.18

Apr , 2022

€ 1.00

€ 1.19

Mar , 2022

€ 1.00

€ 1.18

Feb , 2022

€ 1.00

€ 1.18

Jan , 2022

€ 0.99

€ 1.17

Dec , 2021

€ 1.00

€ 1.18

Nov , 2021

€ 1.00

€ 1.19

Oct , 2021

€ 1.01

€ 1.19

Sep , 2021

€ 1.00

€ 1.19

Aug , 2021

€ 1.00

€ 1.18

Jul , 2021

€ 1.00

€ 1.18

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2022 1.00 1.37
May , 2022 1.00 1.18
Apr , 2022 1.00 1.19
Mar , 2022 1.00 1.18
Feb , 2022 1.00 1.18
Jan , 2022 0.99 1.17
Dec , 2021 1.00 1.18
Nov , 2021 1.00 1.19
Oct , 2021 1.01 1.19
Sep , 2021 1.00 1.19
Aug , 2021 1.00 1.18
Jul , 2021 1.00 1.18

Car rental price statistics in Senegal

  • € 476.07
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 206.40
    Highest daily price:
    Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 20
    Total cars available
     
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai i10
  • 10
    Location with most cars:
    Dakar-blaise Diagne International Airport
  • € 68.0 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    SIXT - Dakar City

FAQs about car hire in Senegal

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

Car hire in Senegal starts from just €68.00 per day for a (economy) class car from Sixt. The average price to hire a car in Senegal is just €111.10 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Senegal is a Mitsubishi Pajero car for a (fullsize) class from Sixt costing €206.40 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in Senegal 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 Senegal?

Car hire prices in Senegal are kept low thanks to the 1 car hire companies across the country. With over 2 car hire locations and 30 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Senegal.

Who is the best car hire company in Senegal?

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

What is the most popular car hire location in Senegal?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Senegal is Dakar-blaise Diagne International Airport with 1 car hire companies and 10 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Senegal?

Current fuel prices in Senegal are €1.365/ltr for petrol and €1.005/ltr for diesel as of 6 June 2022, it’ll cost on average €55 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €40 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Senegal?

Speed limits in Senegal are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 80 km/h on rural roads and n/a km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Senegal?

Sixt is the cheapest car hire company in Senegal offering a (economy) class car such as the Hyundai i10 for as little as €476.00 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Senegal?

The most popular car hire category in Senegal is the Hyundai i10 available from 1 car hire companies in over 2 locations.

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Car Hire Dakar
€52.8
 
 
Standard 4 5 4 from €52.8 per day
Van / minivan 4 4 0 from €77.6 per day
Suv 5 5 3 from €72.6 per day
Car Hire Blaise Diagne International Airport
€42.2
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €31.2 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €42.2 per day
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