Car rentals in Dar Es Salaam: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Dar Es Salaam whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Dar Es Salaam. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Dar Es Salaam. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Dar Es Salaam?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Dar Es Salaam has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Dar Es Salaam?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dar Es Salaam?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Dar Es Salaam. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Dar Es Salaam in style||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Dar Es Salaam?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Dar Es Salaam is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go through the supplier's terms to figure out what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Does Dar Es Salaam require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Dar Es Salaam?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Dar Es Salaam adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Dar Es Salaam car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.