If you want to see everything Dakar has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own ride, you can drive anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming getaway to Senegal more enjoyable with a National car rental.
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With everything to do in and around Dakar, you'll be wanting to explore more than just the area surrounding your hotel during your trip. Whether you have to have dinner at that well-reviewed chophouse across town or try some of the local favorites, you'll want your own auto to see as much as possible during your visit. Whatever you end up doing in Dakar, if you want to get the most out of your time in the city, having your automobile is a must.
Originally founded by a couple dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything SUVs to economy, allowing you to pick the ideal car for your upcoming vacation.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I find the best deals on a Dakar National rental car?
We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. But reserving ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Make sure to not add an additional driver and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I have with me when I pick up my vehicle in Dakar?
You'll need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Dakar?
Most suppliers in Dakar set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to review National's policy to find out what the total cost is before you book.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Dakar?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Dakar. Economy or compact vehicles are easier to park and great for short commutes. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a mid-size or SUV will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Dakar getaway can choose a higher-end model like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Senegal?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from National in Senegal. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip to Dakar. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the model and make of the car.
What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?
We recommend a full to full policy. You should get your vehicle with a full tank. If you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Dakar?
Dakar certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Dakar?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at another location. Don't forget there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Dakar, having the keys to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of Senegal, you can drive when you like, without trying to wave down a taxi or sign up for a ride-share.
Before your next trip, book your National Dakar rental car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your own pace. Reserve through CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Dakar, Senegal.