Renting a car in Addis
The first thought which crosses any one’s mind when considering renting a car is safety which in turn leads to concern of car conditions. Any business transaction made in Addis is a point of concern because it’s like a gamble; you just never know what you will get. So, in this article I will narrow down the best places to rent a car considering prices and variety of cars. But first there are a listof general requirements which need to be fulfilled.
There is no need to mention that a driver’s license is mandatory. Though, if you aren’t a citizen of Ethiopia you need a driver’s license from a country where the steering wheel is on the left. A cash deposit is necessary but the amount depends on the chosen company. A foreign license is only valid here for no more than 40 days. Most companies only rent their cars for a duration of 15 days. All cars have a third person liability insurance but other type of insurance is either covered by the rentee or the company depending on their agreement. Having established this we can move on to some of Addis’s favorite car rental companies.
Some car rentals are better than others, some are expensive and some are cheap. So we can narrow them down to five based on variety of cars and budget of the rentee.
Abc Car Rent, one of Ethiopia’s first car rental companies, is probably the most famous and well appreciated car rental companies. The ABC’s marketing team is disposable to your special needs such as Meetings, Weddings, Conferences and Special events with their wide range of vehicles and luxury Buses.
Adika Tour and Travel has 10 years of experience under its belt. Since its establishment, Adika offers efficient and prompt service to its customers. They’re in the same league as Omo and Abc tour and travel. They have categorized their car rentals into three categories; executive, wedding and holiday and shuttle services.
Omo Tour and Car Rental Company has been operating in tour operation and car rental services for more than 20 years. Their main office is based in Addis Ababa, Bole District, which is two minute drive from Bole International Airport. They have several types of cars which can accommodate clients who need a car for almost anything from family vacations, a business traveler or special occasions such as weddings.
Kidicho tour and travel, compared to the above, has more reasonable prices. They provide cars for weddings and special occasions, trips, fieldwork, construction, tours, office uses and personal use. They are a good choice for personal and office use.
Zalalam tour is another well known and well organized car rental company. They have a range of car options which they’ve categorized into classes; luxury and weddings, economy, four wheel drive, pickups, and buses.
Accomplishing anything in Adds is like walking into a minefield but the above mentioned car rental companies are very reliable and efficient, probably the best in Ethiopia.