Ascension Island

Ascension Island Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 1,600 kilometres (1,000 mi) from the coast of Africa and 2,250 kilometres (1,400 mi) from the coast of South America, It is governed as part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

Around 900 people live on the Island in one of the 5 settlements- Georgetown (The Capital and main town), the village of Two Boats , Cat Hill (the United States’ main base on the island), Traveller’s Hill (British Royal Air Force base) and Wideawake Airfield .

The Island drives on the left and there are around 40 kilometres (25 mi) of roads on the island, all of which are paved and are generally in good condition. The speed limit is 20 mph in Georgetown and Two Boats Village, and when passing the US Base and either 30 or 40 mph elsewhere. There is only one petrol/diesel station on the island, beside “One Boat” settlement. Opening times are limited. You should also be aware that wild sheep and donkeys can congregate on the roads, especially during wet weather.

This company has a small number of cars available for rent -

http://www.obsidian.co.ac/hirecars.html

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