Botswana car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Botswana

EconomyC$ 39/day
CompactC$ 56/day
Pick-up truckC$ 139/day
Compact SUVC$ 101/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Botswana

  • When visiting Botswana, consider renting a car from the different car rental agencies in Gaborone, Maun, Francistown, and Kasane. Renting a car has several advantages compared to public transport, including convenience and flexibility to visit various locations within Botswana on your schedule and at your own pace. Unlike public transport, which can be limited, especially in rural areas, using a rental car will grant easy access to various attraction sites, including Moremi Game Reserve, Central Kalahari Game Reserve (accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles), Makgadikgadi Pans, and Tuli Block.
  • Due to work commutes, peak traffic hours in Botswana occur from 7 am to 9 am and 4:30 pm to 6 pm on weekdays in cities like Gaborone, Maun, and Francistown. Additionally, commercial areas like central business districts may experience increased traffic from 12 pm to 1 pm. When using a rental car, avoid driving around these areas during peak hours to avoid being caught up in traffic.
  • If you have a child in the rental car, ensure you have a child seat, as that is a legal requirement in the country. Children younger than three years old must have a rear-facing child seat, while those between the ages of four and seven or weighing less than 79 lbs. should be in booster seats. If you do not have your child seat, consider renting a car from Bluu, Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz, which offer child seats at an additional fee, subject to availability. Ensure you make a reservation for the child seat.
  • You can cross the border to other countries, including South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, from Botswana using a rental car. You will incur cross-border charges and insurance surcharges. Before picking up the rental car from your agency, ensure you get permission from the agency for cross-border travel. You will need a valid passport, a driver’s license recognized in Botswana and the country to which you’re headed, vehicle documents, and a copy of the rental agreement to cross international borders.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Botswana for C$ 96 or less
  • Book your rental car in Botswana at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Botswana

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Botswana?

    On average a rental car in Botswana costs C$ 95 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Botswana?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Botswana.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Botswana?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis (C$ 39/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Botswana?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Botswana?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Botswana are Gaborone (40% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Botswana) and Kasane (7%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Botswana?

    On average a rental car in Botswana costs C$ 767 per week (C$ 110 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Botswana?

    On average a rental car in Botswana costs C$ 3,286 per month (C$ 110 per day).

  • What is driving like in Botswana?

    Driving in Botswana is relaxed, with most drivers being courteous, especially in rural areas. Urban areas are congested with heavier traffic. Most roads are well-maintained, but you may encounter unpaved roads in rural areas. Botswana has an abundant number and species of wildlife; therefore, you most likely will encounter animals when driving. Exercise caution when driving, especially on rural roads, and slow down when you see them. The most common roads in Botswana are pickup trucks, SUVs, sedans, and minibuses.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Botswana?

    In Botswana, the minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old, though drivers under 25 and over 70 may face additional fees with certain rental agencies. To rent a car, you'll need a valid driver's license, either a local one or an international driver's license, along with a passport or ID card. A major credit card in your name as the renter and a confirmed reservation are also necessary. If you possess an international driver's license, it must be accompanied by a valid license from your home country.

  • How are gas prices in Botswana?

    The price of gasoline in Botswana ranges from 14.6 BWP to 17.34 Botswanian Pula per liter, equivalent to about $1.09 to $1.29. Botswana gas stations are readily available in towns and cities and along major roads. The acceptable payment method for gasoline in the country is in cash in local currency. You can also use major credit cards, including Mastercard and Visa. Most of the fuel stations offer full-service options, including tire pumping.

  • What are the speed limits in Botswana?

    The speed limit in Botswana varies with the road you are driving on. On highways, motorways, expressways, and open roads, the speed limit is 120 km/h (75 mph), while in urban areas, the speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph). The speed limits may increase or reduce occasionally; therefore, check for speed signage when driving. Maintain the required speed limit on the different streets to avoid potential fines for speeding.

Car rental directory

  • bidvest

    Bidvest car rental locations in Botswana

    8 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Botswana

    5 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Botswana

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Botswana

    4 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Botswana

    4 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Botswana

    4 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Botswana

    2 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car rental locations in Botswana

    1 Location

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car rental locations in Botswana

    1 Location

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Average price

C$ 110/day

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C$ 96/day

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.