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With a well maintained fleet and a team that is passionate about its work, RockView Travel Tours Car Hire delivers dependable car rental services. This company strives to exceed the needs of its clients and raise the bar for quality car rental services.
Bikolinah Logistics offers a 24-hour car rental service-self drive and chauffeur driven. Its fleet of vehicles consists of seven fully equipped 4x4s, four Sedans and one 26 seater Rosa bus. With its proven track record, Bikolinah is trusted by many reputable companies and organizations in Zambia.
With a selection of sedans, SUVs, 4x4s as well as buses, Dominion Travel and Tours offers you the best service in car rental. Their fleet is constantly renewed, which ensures that you will always have a vehicle in optimum condition. The company offers full coverage for the loss, theft and collision of their vehicles.
As a leading car rental company, Chaliko Car Hire offers a wide selection of vehicles for long and short term hire. Their fleet consists of sedans, SUVs, buses (16, 28 and 56 seaters), 4X4s and executive cars. Chaliko’s team ensures that all vehicles are fully serviced and meet their strict safety standards. This company is committed to providing the highest level of service.
Lusambo has a wide range of cars and buses to choose from – large or small, diesel or petrol, automatic or manual. Their staff is readily available to offer additional information for business and pleasure. For conferences, workshops or seminars? The Lusambo team can help with connections around Zambia.
Mudpackers offers a 4x4 rental service with vehicles from Drive The Wild available to collect anywhere in Zambia. The vehicles are ruggedized specially for the terrain in which they get used. Camping gear inclusive of cutlery, table, chairs, groundsheet, stretchers, inflatable mattresses and sleeping bags can also be supplied.
If you're visiting Livingstone with your family and worried about transport fares for your activities, Owen's Taxi and Tours has the solution. Rent a vehicle at an affordable rate! With its modern fleet of well maintained vehicles, this company has built a solid reputation for reliable car rental service.
Vehicle Portal only lists and makes available vehicles in great condition with guaranteed hire quality. All vehicles are comprehensively insured. The company believes that sharing our vehicles within our community helps tackle various challenges such as car over-population, traffic jams, parking limitations and pollution.
Vehicle rental options at City Drive Rent a Car include fully equipped 4x4's, a replacement vehicle service and corporate leases. Whether you are a first time tourist visitor or a business traveller looking for a convenient mode of transport, this company has the right car and rental option for your travel needs
The Wild Life Africa (TWLA) offers customised 4x4 vehicles to make your dream trip happen. Their vehicles are meticulously maintained and perfect for serious adventures, including an upgraded suspension, two rooftop tents (room for 4 adults), dual battery systems, long-range fuel tanks, camping refrigerators and all the camping equipment you need.
Orion Car Rental and Travel Solutions offers a wide range of fleet to choose from, ideal for the executive businessman to the family or group on safari. Chauffeurs are well trained and experienced, willing to assist their clients with any help they may need during the hire. Their vehicles are also available for self-drives.
Choose from a wide selection of vehicles, for your personal drive or experienced drivers to drive you, as you seat back and relax in well serviced and maintained fleet, with excellent interior as well as exterior. Chris Taxi and Tours constantly update its fleet to supply clients with a wide range of choices including minivans, light commercial vehicles, small SUVs, luxury sedans and SUVs.

Car rentals in Zambia

Whether you are exploring Zambia as a tourist or find yourself on a business trip, thriving car hire services in all the major cities of Zambia ensure you get the vehicle you need. Usually vehicles are rented out for travel within Zambia, but there are some companies who cater for car hire across borders. A wide range of vehicles are available from economic city cars to fully equipped safari vehicles, mini buses and 4×4 hire and most companies offer either a chauffeured or self-driven car hire service. 4×4 hire is recommended if you are going out of town but talk to your car rental company about your journey and they will advise you on the best vehicle for your Zambia road adventure.

Car rental agencies primarily serve people who require a temporary vehicle, for example, those who do not own their own car, tourists, business travelers or owners of damaged or destroyed vehicles who are awaiting repair or insurance compensation. Car rental agencies may also serve the self-moving industry needs, by renting vans or trucks, and in certain markets, other types of vehicles such as motorcycles may also be offered.

Cars can be hired from international and Zambian-owned companies in Lusaka, Livingstone, Kitwe and Ndola and you'll find all the usual chain hire companies at the airport. Car rental companies provide car rentals for those flying in and out of the country as well as local clients.

In Zambia find companies that serve international travelers, business executives, and all other adults who want to enjoy superior car rental or shuttle services. Alongside the basic rental of a vehicle, car rental agencies typically also offer extra products such as insurance, Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation systems, entertainment systems, and child safety seats.

Keep in mind that you will have to pay for your petrol and this must be factored into the cost of your car hire. If you want to save money why not hire a more fuel efficient car. If your car hire comes with a full tank of petrol make sure you return it with a full tank of petrol to avoid additional charges.

Choosing a vehicle

Car hire in Zambia is comprehensive - offering drivers everything from small, budget-friendly cars to luxurious sedans that will see you driving in style, no wonder its important to think carefully about what kind of vehicle you’ll need. If you’re traveling with children or with a lot of gear, you may want a large sedan or SUV. If you’re simply looking to save money on rental rates and gas, you’ll want to reserve the smallest available model. Some offer a flat weekly rate, but most charge a daily rate plus mileage, insurance and fuel.

Some car rental companies also offer 4x4 vehicles, so if you plan to rough it on your holiday in Zambia, check with the car hire company as to the capabilities of the off road vehicles available.

Road rules

  • Speed limits in and around cities are enforced, but on the open road buses and Land Cruisers fly at speeds of 140kph to 160kph (not advisable if you're behind the wheel!).
  • If you break down, you must place an orange triangle about 6m in front of and behind the vehicle.
  • At police check posts (which are very common) smile, say good morning/afternoon, be very polite and take off your sunglasses. A little respect makes a huge difference to the way you’ll be treated. Mostly you’ll be met with a smile, perhaps asked curiously where you’re from, and waved through without a problem.
  • Vehicles drive on the left side of the road in Zambia - at least most of the time.
  • The wearing of seat belts is compulsory and talking on a mobile phone while driving is illegal. If you plan to use your mobile phone, pick up a hands-free kit beforehand.

Driving licence

All tourists planning on driving a vehicle in Zambia can drive on their own country's licence for up to three months, so unless you're here long term, you won't need an international driver’s licence.