Cheapest car hire in Senegal

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

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Senegal



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    XOF  774.03/Ltr

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  • 2
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Senegal

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Fuel prices in Senegal

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2020 1.00 1.18
Oct , 2020 1.00 1.18
Sep , 2020 1.00 1.18
Aug , 2020 0.99 1.18
Jul , 2020 1.00 1.18
Jun , 2020 1.00 1.18
May , 2020 1.00 1.18
Apr , 2020 1.00 1.18
Mar , 2020 1.00 1.18
Feb , 2020 1.00 1.18
Jan , 2020 1.00 1.18
Dec , 2019 1.00 1.18

Car rental price statistics in Senegal

  • € 281.82
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 151.85
    Highest daily price:
    Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 22
    Total cars available
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai i10
  • 11
    Location with most cars:
    Dakar-blaise Diagne International Airport
  • € 40.3 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 €40.30 per day for a (mini) class car from Sixt. The average price to hire a car in Senegal is just €78.00 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Senegal is a Mitsubishi Pajero car for a (fullsize) class from Sixt costing €151.90 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 33 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 11 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Senegal?

Current fuel prices in Senegal are €1.18/ltr for petrol and €1/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €47 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 (mini) class car such as the Kia Picanto for as little as €282.10 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.

Senegal Mini Guide

As France's first and most favoured colony in West Africa, Senegal is still very French in character, although it has been independent since 1960. It was the only colony where French citizenship was granted to Africans and where conscious efforts were made to educate Africans to become “French-men”. The largest ethnic group in Senegal is the Wolof people, traditionally farmers on the Savannah, but who now include wealthy, educated townspeople who control Senegalese economic and political life.

The economic and political nerve centre of Senegal is the capital, DAKAR, on the volcanic Cape Verde peninsula which juts into the Atlantic and is the most westerly point in Africa. Most of the Senegal consists of low plains, covered with sand or dry savannah of the Sahara and Sahel. The lowest, coolest and wettest part is the south-west, which is the most densely populated.

The rural areas are inhabited and farmed by over 80 per cent of the Senegalese. In the villages, the huts of extended families are enclosed in fenced compounds. Work on the land for the whole family begins in June or July when the rains bring relief from the oppressive heat, and almost overnight the flat, brown countryside turns green. The men go to the fields early and return late; the women help there, as well as doing domestic chores.
Tribal customs determine whether women are allowed to work in the millet fields, the main source of food for the family. However, the women work with crops for sale – weeding, spreading fertiliser and harvesting. The main cash crop is groundnuts; Senegal is one of the world’s leading producers of groundnut oil.

The women also have their own plots of vegetables, and if there are near rivers which can be used to flood the fields they grow rice too. The vegetables and rice supplement a meagre diet which is based on millet. Surpluses are sold to bring the women an income- giving them some independence in this Islamic society. About 90 percent of Senegalese are Muslims.

Indeed, the name of the country comes from the Zenaga Berbers of Mauritania, who invaded the region in the 11th century, and converted the people to Islam. However, the strictest rules of the faith are not always observed. South of the Sahara, for instance, women do not customarily wear the veil.
Cattles, goats and sheep are kept by most families, but it is bad taste to as a Senegalese farmer how large his herds of flocks are. These are the symbols of his wealth and prestige, their number known by his neighbours but never admitted by the owned. Hard times have come to Senegal with the drought that has afflicted the Sahel across the whole of West Africa.

Grain stores are low and food does not always last the year; many go hungry for two or three months before the October harvest. More irrigation is needed to make the food supply secure against the erratic rains and agricultural techniques in the dry areas need to be improved. Today, the country depends on food import and international aid.

Whether wanting to retrace some of the former route of the Dakar Rally in a 4x4 or just looking for cheap car hire in Senegal, there is a car hire deal to suit you. 

The most popular car rental agents in Senegal:

  • Avis (Tel: +221 33 849 77 55)
  • Europcar (Tel: +221 33 865 08 12)
  • Sixt (Tel: +221 33 820 15 95)

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

Can you rent a car in Senegal?

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.

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Fuel Prices in Senegal

  • Price of petrol in Senegal in September

    € 1.18/Ltr

    ($ 1.44/Ltr | 774.03/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Senegal in September

    € 1.00/Ltr

    ($ 1.22/Ltr | 655.96/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Senegal in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 47.20  ($ 57.80) | € 40.00  ($ 48.98)
Compact € 47.20  ($ 57.80) | € 40.00  ($ 48.98)
Full Size € 59.00  ($ 72.25) | € 50.00  ($ 61.23)
SUV € 70.80  ($ 86.70) | € 60.00  ($ 73.47)
Carrier € 82.60  ($ 101.15) | € 70.00  ($ 85.72)

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