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National Car Rentals in Gaborone: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Gaborone has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. 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 wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your next trip to Botswana even better with a National car rental.

Why drive with CarRentals.com?

With all there is to do and see in and around Gaborone, you'll want to explore more than the block your hotel is on during your visit. Whether you are wanting to have dinner at that new bistro across town or check out some of the local favorites, you'll want your own car to explore as much as possible while on your trip. Wherever you drive to in Gaborone, if you wish to get the most out of your visit, having access to your vehicle is key.

Founded by a couple dozen independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything SUVs to economy, allowing you to pick the best ride for your next trip.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get a Gaborone National car rental at a great rate?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rates, no matter when you book. However, getting ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.

Do I need to bring anything special when I get my car rental in Gaborone?

You'll need to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What is the minimum age to rent a car in Gaborone?

Most suppliers in Gaborone require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Take time to go over National's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category rentals in particular.

Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Gaborone?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Gaborone. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and great for short drives. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a mid-size car or SUV will have more room and be a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Gaborone vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Botswana?

In Botswana you do need to have insurance before you rent from National. Many of the major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Gaborone. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage with 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. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the model and make of the car.

What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?

We advise a full to full policy. You pick up your National rental with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back to National. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Gaborone certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.

Can I get a one-way rental from National?

National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at a different National. Don't forget there may be an additional fee when you choose one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Gaborone, having your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of Botswana, you can go wherever you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or figuring out a bus schedule.

Before your next trip, book your National Gaborone rent-a-car and visit all the must-do activities at your own pace. Go through CarRentals.com and cruise the open road in Gaborone, Botswana.