Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Namibia.
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Driving in Namibia can differ greatly based on your location, but the road system is generally comprised of well-maintained roads that offer easy access to many popular tourist destinations. Exercise caution and use your high beams when driving in rural areas at night, as wildlife is more active after the daylight hours and can be difficult to spot in time.
To legally rent a car in Namibia, you must be over the age of 21, but only Avis and a handful of other providers will allow those under 23 or under 25 to rent a car. In either case, you’ll have to have had your driver’s license for at least a year, and you’ll need an international driving permit if your driver’s license isn’t in English.
Petrol prices in Namibia are slightly higher than the average in the US, depending on where you are in the country. Generally, petrol prices in Namibia are around 49.40 NAD (3.43 USD) per gallon. Petrol stations in Namibia are full-service and rarely accept cards, so make sure to have enough cash for petrol and for tipping the attendant.
The speed limits in Namibia are similar to the limits on roads in the United States. When traveling on urban roads, you’ll have a speed limit of around 60 km/h (37 mph). On gravel roads, the speed limit will be around 100 km/h (62 mph), and on paved roads and highways, the speed limit will be around 120 km/h (75 mph). Speed limits are strictly enforced in Namibia, so driving a bit under the limit is advised.