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Cheap car rentals in Zambia

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Top tips for renting a car in Zambia

  • Getting Zambia car rentals enhances the flexibility of your travel schedule as you won’t have to adhere to public transport timetables or wait for taxis. A rental car in Zambia is also good for those on a budget as it can be more cost-effective, especially if your rental period is for several days or longer.
  • If you are traveling with young kids, you should now that while child safety rules are yet to be standardized, it’s considered acceptable for children younger than 12 to be in child seats. You should contact your car rental company prior to booking to ensure that it can provide you with a booster seat.
  • While there are some paved roads in Zambia, the majority of roads are comprised of gravel and dirt so are not in the best condition. The road quality tends to decrease as you get farther away from populated cities, too. When you get Zambia car rentals, we recommend getting an SUV, as these are often four-wheel drive (4 x 4). This means you’ll be able to drive in the countryside on a range of terrains.
  • When you get a rental car in Zambia, you might want cross the border into one of eight neighboring countries, such as Mozambique or Malawi. If this is the case, then you should inform your car rental company before you do so because; if it’s permitted, you’ll have to pay a surcharge. This means a cross-border policy will be added to your booking so your car is insured in the countries you plan to visit. It’s also important that you familiarize yourself with the road rules of any country you plan to visit, as they will vary from Zambia’s road laws. You might also need different documentation once you cross the border.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Zambia for $98 or less
  • Book your rental car in Zambia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Zambia are around 5% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Zambia are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Zambia

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Zambia?

    On average a rental car in Zambia costs $104 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Zambia?

    Economy (Chevrolet Aveo Sedan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Zambia.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Zambia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar ($63/day).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Zambia?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Zambia are Lusaka (84% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Zambia), Livingstone (12%) and Ndola (4%).

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

    On average a rental car in Zambia costs $726 per week ($104 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Zambia costs $3,110 per month ($104 per day).

  • What is driving like in Zambia?

    Be careful when driving in Zambia as it can be hazardous. Due to many roads not having sidewalks or shoulders, you will often find pedestrians and livestock walking on the roads, throughout the day and night, so vigilance is important. You will also find lots of motorcycles in Zambia, which can make turning precarious, so be sure to check your mirrors regularly.

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

    You need to be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Zambia and have held your license for a minimum of 12 months. The license should also have no major incidents on it. If you’re under 25 years old, you will have to pay a young driver’s surcharge, and you'll also be restricted on the model and type of the vehicle you can rent.

  • How are gas prices in Zambia?

    A gallon of gas costs about 95 ZMW (5.60 USD) in Zambia, with a liter costing around 25 ZMW (1.50 USD). The currency in Zambia is the Zambian Kwacha; the conversion rate is about 17 ZMW to the U.S. dollar. You should remember that most of the gas stations in this country are located in the major cities. So if you’re going on a road trip or heading into the countryside, you should ensure you have enough gas for your journey.

  • What are the speed limits in Zambia?

    The speed limits in Zambia are in kilometers, unlike the U.S., which uses miles. In cities and urban areas, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph). On country roads and highways, the top limit is 100 km/h (62 mph). Both fixed and mobile speed cameras are used in Zambia. If you are caught speeding, your rental agency will charge you for the fine as well as an administrative fee. In addition, they are obliged to pass your details over to the travel authorities.

Car rental directory

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Zambia

    9 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Zambia

    8 Locations

  • interrent

    INTERRENT car rental locations in Zambia

    3 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Zambia

    2 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car rental locations in Zambia

    1 Location

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.