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Top tips for renting a car in Mali

  • When visiting Mali, Africa, consider renting a car instead of public transport, as there are many perks. Renting a car from one of the available rental agencies allows you to move around the country to any location at your preferred time and pace. With a rental car, you can have privacy and convenience as the vehicle offers ample space for your luggage, especially when you want to go on day trips. With a rental car, you can conveniently and quickly visit several attractions in Mali, including National Park of Mali, La Dune Rose, and Place du Cinquantenaire.
  • The roads in Mali are well-maintained, with most of them paved. However, when driving to the south of Bamako and Timbuktu, the streets are unpaved, which may be challenging for certain vehicles; therefore, consider renting a four-wheel-drive vehicle to maneuver the roads quickly. During rainy seasons, typically between June and September, the streets in Mali may become impassable, especially on unpaved roads. Avoid driving into unfamiliar rural roads and consider renting an all-wheel-drive vehicle to navigate the roads easily.
  • When visiting Mali with a child, consider having a child seat, which is not mandatory but is advisable in the country, for your child’s safety. Consider carrying your child restraint advice or renting one from the car rental company. Consider using a child restraint device for a child less than 135 cm tall. When renting a child seat from your rental company, consider requesting installation services from the company, as they offer the service as an additional service to renters, which can help you be sure it’s installed correctly.
  • You can cross the border from Mali to neighboring countries, including Togo, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon, with a rental car. However, you must inform the rental agency of your cross-border plans to get a permit from the agency. You must have a driving license, passport, International Driving Permit, proof of insurance, vehicle documents, and a rental agreement to cross the border with a vehicle from Mali.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Mali for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Mali at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Mali

  • What is the most popular rental car in Mali?

    Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Mali.

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

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

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

    On average a rental car in Mali costs $262 per week ($37 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Mali costs $1,124 per month ($37 per day).

  • What’s driving like in Mali?

    Driving in Mali is relaxed, with most drivers following traffic rules. Be sure to adjust your driving to stay on the right-hand side. You will encounter many police checkpoints along the way, especially on the road leading to Bamako. Be extra careful when driving in Bamako, as there is a large number of motorbikes barely following traffic and road rules. The rural areas of Mali are easy to drive on, especially since you will encounter fewer stops at police checkpoints. However, most rural roads are unpaved and may be challenging to drive on during rainy seasons.

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

    To hire a car in Mali, you must be at least 21 years old for most companies. However, some companies may have an age limit of about 25 years. If you are below 25 years old and looking to hire a car in the city, you may incur young renter fees in most rental companies. Some companies have an age restriction of at least 25 years for renters looking to larger vehicles, including SUVs. Ensure you have a valid driver’s license and identification documents for a streamlined renting process.

  • How are the gas prices in Mali?

    The price of gasoline in Mali is about 866 XOF (1.447 USD) per liter and 3278.17 XOF (5.48 USD) per gallon. The gas stations are readily available along the main roads, specifically in urban areas. Most gas stations offer full services, including tire pump services, but you will do the fuel pumping in most stations.

  • What are the speed limits in Mali?

    The default speed limits in Mali are 40 to 60 km/h, equivalent to 25 to 40 mph in urban areas and 100 km/h (60 mph) on rural roads and highways. There are no speed limit cameras in Mali. However, you occasionally meet traffic police checking for speed violators at checkpoints. Ensure you check for speed limit signage along the roads, as certain streets may have lower speed limits.

Car rental directory

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    Europcar car rental locations in Mali

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    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Mali

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  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Mali

    1 Location

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