Sao Tome and Principe Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome drives on the right and you need an International driving permit to rent a car. Roads in São Tomé town are paved, but are in poor condition. Outside town main roads are paved but are in even worse condition. Secondary roads are often unpaved. The state of the roads can make the 80 km from Sao Tomé city in the North to Portalegre in the South a full day journey . Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and animals on the roads can be a major hazard especially at night when most roads are unlit. In rural areas outside town, drivers are expected to honk the car’s horn periodically as a warning signal of their approach. Some roads may be impassable without a four-wheel-drive vehicle, especially after rain. Only a few miles of roads exist on the island of Príncipe; the conditions are generally worse than those on Sao Tome.
Sao Tome and Principe Car Rental
This company can arrange car rental on Sao Tome. There are no rental options on Principe
Rental cars can also be arranged on Sao Tome by Hotel Miramar on the email address below.