|Full-size SUV||C$ 129/day|
|Passenger Van||C$ 56/day|
|Intermediate SUV||C$ 145/day|
|Compact SUV||C$ 164/day|
On average a rental car in Senegal costs C$ 104 per day.
Compact (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Senegal.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 39/day) and Sixt (C$ 97/day).
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
On average a rental car in Senegal costs C$ 371 per week (C$ 53 per day).
On average a rental car in Senegal costs C$ 1,590 per month (C$ 53 per day).
Senegalese drivers use the right side of the road, as in the U.S., but most roads other than highways have single-lane traffic, which is easier when driving smaller cars like compacts and small SUVs. Like in many other African countries, there is no law regarding the use of rear seat belts; however, we highly recommend securing all occupants as a safety precaution. There are no laws prohibiting drinking and driving in Senegal, so drive with extreme caution at night, especially on roads inbound and outbound of the major cities. Only hands-free cell phones are allowed while driving, and if you or another motorist has a road emergency, dial 17/18/1515 for assistance.
All foreign visitors must be at least 23 years old to get rental cars in Senegal, and most major providers also impose underage driver fees on customers under the age of 25. If you are 75 years or older, inquire about whether any senior fees may apply. In both instances, customers may be restricted from driving certain vehicle classes such as premium SUVs and other luxury cars.
When you need to fill up the tank in Senegal, expect to pay about 890.000 XOF (1.409 USD) per liter of gasoline and approximately 3,369.015 XOF (5.334 USD) if you purchase by the gallon. For those driving diesel cars or vans, the price per liter is approximately 655.00 XOF (1.037 USD) and 2,479.444 XOF (3.925 USD) per gallon. Most gas stations in Senegal are located in the Dakar metro area on the west coast, so we advise advance planning for road trips into the interior and eastern regions of the country.
American motorists driving Senegal car rentals should know that speed limits are posted in km/h instead of mph, and speed limits are generally slower than most U.S. averages. For example, the legal speed limit through residential areas, commercial zones, and streets in city centers is 50 km/h (30 mph), while the limit through rural districts is 90 km/h (60 mph). Most Senegalese highways do not impose maximum speed limits, and locals tend to be heavy-footed, therefore you should always exercise extreme caution driving along major roads.