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Dakar car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Dakar

  • Dakar car hire presents several advantages over alternative transport options. With car hire in Dakar, you have the freedom to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. Visit popular attractions, such as the vibrant Sandaga Market or the stunning African Renaissance Monument, with ease. A car also allows you to venture outside Dakar, making destinations like the stunning Pink Lake or the charming town of Joal-Fadiouth more accessible. Enjoy the convenience, flexibility, and ability to customise your itinerary that car hire in Dakar provides.
  • When getting a hire car at Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS), it is essential to know that the car hire desks are located in both terminals. In Terminal 1, you can find the car hire offices on the Ground Floor, near the Arrivals area. In Terminal 2, the car hire desks are also conveniently situated on the Ground Floor, close to the Baggage Claim area. Remember to check the specific terminal you will be arriving at to ensure a smooth and efficient car pick-up process.
  • When driving in Dakar, be aware of the vibrant street culture and the potential for unpredictable traffic situations. Motorcycles are a common sight and can weave through traffic, so exercise caution and be prepared for sudden manoeuvres. Pedestrians often cross the road outside designated areas, so always stay alert and anticipate pedestrians stepping out unexpectedly. Additionally, keep an eye out for informal street vendors and livestock on the roads, as they may also impede traffic flow.
  • When driving in Dakar, be mindful of rush hour traffic, which typically occurs from 07:00 to 09:00 and from 17:00 to 19:00. During these times, expect congestion on major routes, including the VDN Highway, Route de la Corniche, and Place de l'Indépendance. While Dakar does not experience heavy snowfall or dangerous mountain roads, it is important to note that the rainy season (July to October) may lead to temporary road closures and challenging driving conditions due to flooding. Stay updated on weather conditions and plan accordingly.
  • Book your car hire in Dakar at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Dakar are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Dakar

  • What is the most popular car hire in Dakar?

    Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Dakar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Dakar?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Dakar?

    A Mini car hire in Dakar costs R1 190 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Dakar?

    An Economy car hire in Dakar costs R653 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Dakar?

    A Luxury car hire in Dakar costs R2 220 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Dakar?

    For driving in Dakar, pick a sturdy and versatile SUV or crossover vehicle. Dakar's roads can be diverse, with some areas experiencing uneven surfaces and occasional potholes. An SUV or crossover provides better ground clearance and handling capabilities. Dakar is a bustling city with a vibrant street culture, so having a larger vehicle can provide added safety and visibility. Whether you're a family exploring the city or an adventurous traveller venturing into surrounding areas, an SUV or crossover is a reliable choice. Using car hire in Dakar offers a variety of options to suit different travel needs and preferences.

  • What's the speed limit in Dakar?

    The speed limits in Dakar can vary depending on the type of road and surrounding conditions. In general, within city limits, the speed limit is typically 50 km/h (31 mph). However, be mindful of specific areas where lower speed limits may apply. For instance, near residential areas, schools, or densely populated neighbourhoods, the speed limit can drop to 30 km/h (19 mph) to ensure pedestrian safety. Additionally, look out for speed cameras, particularly along major routes such as the Route de Rufisque and the VDN Highway, where adherence to speed limits is enforced.

  • Where are the best places to park in Dakar?

    When parking in Dakar, plan for paid parking in certain parts of the city. Utilise secure car parks near popular attractions, markets, or commercial areas, such as Plateau and Medina. These parking facilities typically charge around 500 XOF per hour (around 0.65 GBP). Additionally, some hotels and shopping centres offer parking spaces, either free or for a nominal fee. Be cautious while parking on the streets, as unauthorised parking can lead to fines or towing.

Dakar car rental reviews and directory

GREEN MOTION

10,0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Dakar

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Mermoz VDN

+221 33 821 60 11

Monday08:30 - 20:30
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Really great service from Alioune. A+

1 out of 1

Hertz

2,8

Cleanliness

3.1

Comfort

3.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.0

Value for money

2.6

6 locations in Dakar

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107 Rue Joseph Gomis

+221 33 889 81 81

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:30 - 18:30
Tuesday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
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Thursday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
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Blaise Diagne Airport

+221 78 620 08 27

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Hotel Meridien President

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Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport

+221 33 820 11 74

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Novotel

+221 33 849 61 37

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Sofitel-teranga Hotel

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Wednesday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
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2,0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
The car was not read. The rental asked me to come back the day after. I cancelled the reservation. BR,

2,0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I booked a car on 278 eur and had to pay 660 eur for a vehicle they prepared for me. Had no other option at the Dakar airport 4 AM. Vehicle was old, bumped from all sides, noisy, far from something what you expect from Hertz and Kayak. Lady at the counter was ok and polite, but se's not a customer's problem solver, she only delivers what is prepared. So, more than double rate comparing to what is booked, inadequate vehicle by it's condition, poor looks and unsafe feeling for driver/passenger. I'm very interested what Kayak and Hertz will do on this case. Explanations like 660 eur with 600 free km included is better than 278 eur +0.38 eur/km does not work. Because of feeling unsafe in this vehicle I had to change my vacation plans and did only 375 km in 6 days of rent. Very unpleasant experience!

4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2023

KAYAK
When my vehicle wasn't available, they told me I had two choices: wait for a car to be returned (may happen/ may not) or pay more for an upgrade. Being pressed for time I paid, but only because they refused to honor the original reservation .

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
the price was double than what you quoted me

2,0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
TLDR-the car was a total wreck, literally the only thing working properly was the radio. Pickup was a disaster, drop off smooth. Hertz Dakar forgot our reservation and so had to drive the car to the office from the garage after we arrived. This took over an hour, and put us in the middle of Friday prayers so we had to wait more. I budgeted two hours for pickup but total round trip time (from Mammelles) was four hours. The car itself was more a rent-a-wreck than a rental car. Basically every maintenance light that could be on was on. The car had obvious been in a front-impact collision and the driver’s door would only stay closed if pulled very gently and then locked. The A/C wheezed out tepid air, which didn’t actually cool and the whole dashboard vibrated when the fan was turned past a certain point. The car maxed out at 100km/hr and vibrated furiously while there. We had to creep over speed bumps for fear that the suspension would collapse. I’m shocked that this car was on the road let alone a rental, even by Senegal standards it was quite poor. Positives: Drop off was smooth The car had a fire extinguisher and all the reflector triangles it should.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
No Show !!!!!

1 out of 3

Avis

6,7

Okay

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2 locations in Dakar

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Locations in Dakar

Commune De Diass

+221 33 849 77 55

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Loxea Senegal Km2 5 Bd Du Cent

+221 33 849 77 55

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:15 - 17:15
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0014:15 - 17:15
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Budget

6,3

Okay

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4 locations in Dakar

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Commune De Diass

+221 33 889 46 80

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Place L Independance Immeuble

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Route Des Almadies

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Yoff Senegal

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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keddy by Europcar

6,2

Okay

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5 locations in Dakar

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Dakar Airport

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Dakar Airport

+221 77 333 83 06

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Dakar Downtown

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Dakar Vdn X Pyrotechnique Lot N24- Opposite Cites Gorgui

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N°22 Liberte 6 Extension Vdn Mermoz

+221 77 333 32 97

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Europcar

5,5

Fair

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2 locations in Dakar

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Blaise Diagne International

+221 77 794 25 84

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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N22 Liberte 6 Extension Vdn

+221 77 333 32 97

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Sixt

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2 locations in Dakar

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269 Rue LIB 02

+221 33 820 15 95

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Accès Aéroport

+221 33 957 10 11

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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10 travellers who hired a car in Dakar gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car hire locations in or near Dakar

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Mini

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Dakar car hire information

Pick-up locationDakar
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Airport locations9