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Cross Border Car Rental Rwanda

Enjoy the freedom to roam beyond borders with our cross border car rental Rwanda services. Most travelers around the globe are now more interested in taking long trips on vacation through a string of countries than ever before. This will always require them to rent a reliable and high-performance car, regardless of the countries they drive through. This will make their overland journeys a spectacular and remarkable adventure experience if they choose the right car for their entire voyage.

Your Drive Rwanda is a Kigali-based car rental company offering affordable cross border car rental Rwanda services. You can start planning a memorable trip in Rwanda and across neighbouring countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya with ease at the best rates. We will get you a suitable rental car for your entire trip on favourable booking terms. Always remember to book an East African tourist visa ($100), which will easily give you access to these countries with just one visa.

Our fleet

Your Drive Rwanda has a wide range of rental cars suitable for your cross-border trips or vacations to Uganda, Kenya, or Tanzania. Our extensive, regularly serviced, and well-maintained fleet includes the versatile Toyota Rav4, the 4×4 Land Cruiser V8/VX, the robust 4×4 Land Cruiser Prado TX/TX with rooftop tent, the 4X4 Land Cruiser V8/VX with a convenient pop-up roof, the 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser Extended, the 4X4 Land Cruiser V8/VX with rooftop tent, the Nissan Patrol, Safari vans like the Super Custom and Hi-Ace Drones, Overland trucks, and Mini-vans. We also offer substantial discounts for long-term car rental services, making it a cost-effective choice.

These well-maintained rental cars are known for their robust performance and ability to handle any terrain under any weather conditions. They are well-suited and reinforced for rugged landscapes and bumpy roads, and they are the vehicles we recommend for long-up country and off-the-beaten-track trips.

Tips for border crossing

Going on vacation to explore a neighbouring country is an exciting expedition, but the idea of crossing borders into another country in a rental car can be daunting and intimidating, especially if you are not prepared with the right documentation. However, it can be far easier than you expect if you read the right requirements. Below are some tips on crossing over country borders while driving your rental car—things you must know to avoid surprise delays or, even worse, being denied access to cross the border:

You will need to have a valid passport with at least three blank pages in order to cross into another country. East African residents who possess the East African passport may not require a visa to travel around neighbouring countries. Visa requirements for some African countries have also been eased. However, foreign residents can still book the East African Tourist Visa (at $100), which allows them to travel around East Africa to Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya with a single visa. Traveling with an emergency travel document other than a valid passport or a national identity card (ID) will save you from surprise delays on your trip or vacation. You can check the country-specific visa requirements and ensure to make the visa application no less than 4 weeks before your travel date.

A valid international driver’s license or national driver’s permit is critical not only for gaining border entry into another country but also for driving in the country should you be stopped by a roadblock. A local driver’s license, which is applicable to the East African Community, is also usually recognized if you already have one.

You will need to present a certified copy of your vehicle registration or license papers at the border station to allow you to cross over with a rental car. A letter of authorization from the rental company may also be required to accompany the license papers, giving you permission to take the vehicle over the border. The exact dates of travel must be indicated clearly on the document. You may also be required to produce a police clearance certificate, so be sure to check if this is needed.

Make sure that the car rental handed over to you is duly insured so that should something happen to the vehicle during your travels, the insurance policy through the car rental company will cover the accidental damage or loss.

You may need particular stickers and reflective tape on the bumpers in some countries, especially if you are traveling with a caravan or trailer. It is equally important to check the requirements of the country you will be driving in to ensure you adhere to them. This will also help you prevent any unnecessary delays or issues with traffic officials while on the trip.

While not all places have ATMs, you should remember to have some cash on hand to pay for any border crossing charges. If they do, there’s a likely chance that they will be offline, your card won’t work, or you don’t want to find yourself looking for an ATM in the middle of the night. So it is advisable to have some cash on hand, usually the US dollar, if you can’t immediately find local currency. They also have the best exchange rate.

You will need to keep all your important documentation together to ensure you are on the right track. Also, remember to be patient and ensure you have the right dates; don’t overstay, as issues may arise on your way back.

What is a cross-border fee?

A cross-border fee is usually applied to your car rental in order to cover the extra insurance required to drive the vehicle across the border of the country from which you rented it. Paying the cross-border fee guarantees that your insurance will remain valid throughout your trip. However, booking your car rental with Your Drive Rwanda allows you to enjoy your trip or vacation without necessarily incurring the cross-border fee. We organize all the required documentation or paperwork and provide necessary advice on the required insurance when driving in another country.