Cheapest car hire in Zambia

Mazda 3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.71 EUR/day
Mazda 3

7 Days rental at 473.97 EUR from 21/02/2022

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Top tips when hiring a car in Zambia

  • Drive on the left hand side of the road in Zambia, the steering wheel will be on the right side of the car
  • An International Driving Permit will be required if your stay extends beyond 90 days
  • Roads in and around Lusaka are generally very good, although outside of the cities, the standard drops significantly
  • 4x4 and single / double cab pick-ups are always popular to rent in Zambia
  • There are no toll roads in Zambia

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Average prices per day for car hire in Zambia

January€ 80
February€ 65
March€ 64
April€ 82
May€ 65
June€ 64
July€ 80
August€ 81
September€ 80
October€ 79
November€ 79
December€ 79
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Zambia

Dec , 2021

€ 1.47

€ 0.95

Nov , 2021

€ 1.46

€ 0.89

Oct , 2021

€ 1.26

€ 0.89

Sep , 2021

€ 1.18

€ 0.90

Aug , 2021

€ 1.17

€ 0.91

Jul , 2021

€ 1.12

€ 0.75

Jun , 2021

€ 1.11

€ 0.65

May , 2021

€ 1.09

€ 0.79

Apr , 2021

€ 1.11

€ 0.80

Mar , 2021

€ 1.13

€ 0.83

Feb , 2021

€ 1.04

€ 0.80

Jan , 2021

€ 1.00

€ 0.68

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Dec , 2021 1.47 0.95
Nov , 2021 1.46 0.89
Oct , 2021 1.26 0.89
Sep , 2021 1.18 0.90
Aug , 2021 1.17 0.91
Jul , 2021 1.12 0.75
Jun , 2021 1.11 0.65
May , 2021 1.09 0.79
Apr , 2021 1.11 0.80
Mar , 2021 1.13 0.83
Feb , 2021 1.04 0.80
Jan , 2021 1.00 0.68

Car rental price statistics in Zambia

  • € 473.97
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 67.71
    Highest daily price:
    Mazda 3
  • 1
    Total cars available
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Mazda 3
  • 1
    Location with most cars:
    Lusaka Airport
  • € 67.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AVIS - Lusaka Airport

FAQs about car hire in Zambia

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

Car hire in Zambia starts from just €67.70 per day for a (compact) class car from Avis. The average price to hire a car in Zambia is just €67.70 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Zambia is a Mazda 3 car for a (compact) class from Avis costing €67.70 per day.

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

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

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

Who is the best car hire company in Zambia?

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

What is the most popular car hire location in Zambia?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Zambia is Lusaka Airport with 1 car hire companies and 1 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Zambia?

Current fuel prices in Zambia are €0.948/ltr for petrol and €1.466/ltr for diesel as of 27 December 2021, it’ll cost on average €38 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €59 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Zambia?

Speed limits in Zambia are in km/h and are generally 50-60 km/h on urban roads, 100 km/h on rural roads and 100 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Zambia?

Avis is the cheapest car hire company in Zambia offering a (compact) class car such as the Mazda 3 for as little as €473.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Zambia?

The most popular car hire category in Zambia is the Mazda 3 available from 1 car hire companies in over 1 locations.

Should you rent a car in Zambia?

Depending on your reason for visiting Zambia will determine if you should rent a car or not. For the most that need any form of independent transport a rental car is the only viable option as public transport is not as established as other African nations. Private taxi and transfers are available, however for true independent travel a rental car offers many benefits. 4x4 rentals, trucks and pick-ups (single or double cab) are always popular as road conditions outside of the major towns and cities deteriorate quickly. We work closely with Avis Car Rental in Zambia to offer the highest standards from an internationally accredited car rental agent at prices you'll not find cheaper anywhere.

Most popular locations to collect car hire in Zambia;

Zambia Mini Guide

It’s got lots of amazing safari parks, with widely varying ecosystems so you’ll never get bored of looking at the animals and the countryside. You can marvel at Victoria Falls, track gorillas in dense jungle or watch lion, elephant and more in the world’s biggest canyon; the Great Rift Valley. It’s a relatively safe country to visit and as long as you exercise common sense you should encounter no difficulties. The capital Lusaka, is of interest as a place to stay for a day or so before heading out to explore the natural wonders of the country.

Getting There
The only direct flights to Zambia from the UK go to Kenneth Kaunda Airport in Lusaka. BA operate a weekly flight to the capital from London Heathrow whilst you can also fly from Amsterdam with KLM. Once in Lusaka, local airlines can connect you with regional airports, the most popular being Livingstone Airport – the entry point for the Victoria Falls. At any of the airports it’s best to hire a car to get around rather than rely on public transport or taxis.

What to See in Zambia
You’ll get nowhere without a hire car but collecting a pre-booked hire car from Lusaka Airport or from car hire Livingstone Airport will open up a whole new world to you. The capital has the National Museum which details the struggle for independence and a little history on the British era in Zambia.

Outside of the capital, the attractions are the national parks which include West Lunga, a densely forested park and the Lower Zambezi, a park almost untouched by tourism. The highlight of any trip to Zambia has to be the Victoria Falls which, surprisingly, are twice as tall as Niagara and twice as wide. They are known locally as the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ for the spray that is produced through which the sound of the falls is heard.

Why rent a car in Zambia

Zambia is a large country and has a wide variety of terrain; from dense jungle where you might be lucky to see gorillas, to the open dusty country of the Great Rift Valley. To see it all you’ll need a combination of internal flights and great car hire. We can help you with the car hire by offering you low prices on car hire from any of Zambia’s Airports.

Popular car hire destinations in Zambia

  • Car Hire Livingstone
  • Car Hire Lusaka
  • Car Hire Ndola

Useful links if renting a car in Zambia

  • Zimbabwe
  • South Africa

Fuel Prices in Zambia

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