Cheapest car hire in Zimbabwe

Top tips when hiring a car in Zimbabwe

  • Drive on the LEFT-hand side of the road in Zimbabwe
  • Avis and Budget are the 2 internationally recognised car rental companies in Zimbabwe
  • Speed limits are posted in KM/H in Zimbabwe, 120km/h being the maximum on the motorway network only
  • The alcohol limit to drive in Zimbabwe is 80mg (0.08% BAC)

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Car rental agent statistics in Zimbabwe

  • Total number of reviews in
  • 4
    Most Locations in Zimbabwe:
  • Average wait time
  • 2
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Zimbabwe

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

Fuel prices in Zimbabwe

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.88 1.00
Aug , 2020 0.83 0.93
Jul , 2020 0.82 0.94
Jun , 2020 2.23 2.55
May , 2020 0.38 0.38
Apr , 2020 0.40 0.40
Mar , 2020 0.47 0.47
Feb , 2020 0.63 0.59
Jan , 2020 0.74 0.70
Dec , 2019 0.70 0.68
Nov , 2019 0.71 0.68
Oct , 2019 1.59 1.43

Car rental price statistics in Zimbabwe

  • € 310.10
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 257.55
    Highest daily price:
    Hyundai H1
  • 24
    Total cars available
  • 8
    Most popular model:
    Chevrolet Aveo
  • 11
    Location with most cars:
    Harare - Airport
  • € 44.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Bulawayo - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Zimbabwe

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

Car hire in Zimbabwe starts from just €44.30 per day for a (mini) class car from Budget. The average price to hire a car in Zimbabwe is just €99.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Zimbabwe is a Hyundai H1 car for a (standard elite) class from Avis costing €257.60 per day.

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

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

Car hire prices in Zimbabwe are kept low thanks to the 2 car hire companies across the country. With over 4 car hire locations and 45 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Zimbabwe.

Who is the best car hire company in Zimbabwe?

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

What is the most popular car hire location in Zimbabwe?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Zimbabwe is Harare - Airport with 2 car hire companies and 11 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Zimbabwe?

Current fuel prices in Zimbabwe are €1/ltr for petrol and €0.88/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €40 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €35 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Zimbabwe?

Speed limits in Zimbabwe are in km/h and are generally 60 km/h on urban roads, 120 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 Zimbabwe?

Budget is the cheapest car hire company in Zimbabwe offering a (mini) class car such as the Hyundai Atos for as little as €310.10 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Zimbabwe?

The most popular car hire category in Zimbabwe is the Chevrolet Aveo available from 1 car hire companies in over 4 locations.

Top locations to hire a car in Zimbabwe

Mini Guide to Zimbabwe:

Zimbabwe has suffered a constant decline since the 1980s following the election of Robert Mugabe as president. The country’s infrastructure has been severely damaged or neglected. The economic state of the country is dire with massive unemployment, hyperinflation and the destruction of the economic structure of the country. Once the breadbasket of Africa, criminal mismanagement of land together with natural disasters, such as extensive droughts have decimated food production so much that many people face starvation. Against this background, the traveller needs to know that unaccompanied travel can be dangerous and you are advised to travel in parties and take advise on where you plan to travel.

Getting to Zimbabwe?
The only truly international airport is Harare and only Air Zimbabwe fly there direct from the UK. British Airways now fly to South Africa and connect to Harare or Victoria Falls Airport. It’s often a better – and cheaper, option to fly to Johannesburg and connect in to Zimbabwe.

See and do in Zimbabwe?
If you intend to see the many wonderful sights of the country it is advisable to travel as part of a group or with an experienced guide to minimise any danger to your party. The Victoria Falls are some of the world’s most spectacular, located in the west of Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River. The falls are twice as tall as Niagara and many times wider but with a lower rate of flow. The area around the falls is considered safe and there are many hotels there too. Another interesting place, but with a greater risk, is the ancient and ruined stone city of Greater Zimbabwe in the centre of the country. Dating from the 15th century, it was the centre of a large civilisation that extended into Mozambique. Lake Kariba is also a popular destination with international as well as Zimbabwean tourists. The lake is beautiful, especially at its eastern end, and has plenty of activities to do.

What Will I eat in Zimbabwe?
Unlike many of the locals, if you’re staying at one of the big hotels you’d have no idea that food is in very short supply. Sadly, the hotels are likely to serve up European fare and it will be almost impossible to get to try traditional Zimbabwean food.

Zimbabwe Factfile

  • Zimbabwe is home to the majestic Victoria Falls
  • It was called Rhodesia, until independence and was named after the adventurer, Cecil Rhodes
  • Through corruption and mismanagement it’s one of the Africa’s poorest countries
  • At 42 years, the life expectancy for Zimbabwe’s males is among the lowest in the world
  • The idea for the Boy Scout movement was developed in Zimbabwe by its founder Lord Baden-Powell
  • If you are renting a car in Zimbabwe for the first time, you'll be pleased to see familiar rental agents like Budget, Europcar and Keddy are located here

Is it safe to hire a car and drive in Zimbabwe?

There are certain precautions your should take when renting a car and self-driving in Zimbabwe but you shouldn't be put off. Hiring a car is a great way to get around Zimbabwe at your own pace and by private car without a driver.

However, the road conditions, particularly out of the towns and cities can be poor with large pot holes and poor surfaces in places. We recommend considering a 4x4 rental or SUV in Zimbabwe to minimise the risk of damage to the rental car from poor road conditions. A car hire excess insurance policy is also worth considering should you be unfortunate enough to damage the car.

Car crime can also be an issue and rental cars are not immune. We advise you to take advantage of the air conditioning and keep the windows up and doors locked. Never leave valuables in the car or on display and consider where you park your rental car.

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Fuel Prices in Zimbabwe

  • Price of petrol in Zimbabwe in September

    € 1.00/Ltr

    ($ 1.22/Ltr | 443.17/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Zimbabwe in September

    € 0.88/Ltr

    ($ 1.08/Ltr | 389.99/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Zimbabwe in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 40.00  ($ 48.98) | € 35.20  ($ 43.10)
Compact € 40.00  ($ 48.98) | € 35.20  ($ 43.10)
Full Size € 50.00  ($ 61.23) | € 44.00  ($ 53.88)
SUV € 60.00  ($ 73.47) | € 52.80  ($ 64.66)
Carrier € 70.00  ($ 85.72) | € 61.60  ($ 75.43)

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