Guyana (French Guyana) Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving In Guyana
Driving abroad in Guyana (on the left of the road) can be potentially very hazardous with a high rate of fatalities. Cars, large commercial vehicles, horse drawn carts, bicyclists, motorcycles, free range livestock, stray dogs, pedestrians, aggressive “mini-buses” and sleeping animals all share narrow, poorly maintained roads. Often aggressive, speeding and poorly trained drivers on the same roads as slow-moving vehicles can make Guayana a dangerous self drive location. Driving at night poses additional concerns as many roads are not lit, some drivers do not lower high beam lights,and livestock and pedestrians may be wandering in the road. You should exercise caution at all times while driving and avoid driving outside of Georgetown at night when possible. The road from Cheddi Jagan International Airport can be dangerous, especially at night. I’d advise not to get off a flight and pick up your car at the airport. Get it delivered the next day.
If you’re stuck whilst in the country there are a list of phone numbers offering car rental on the site below. None seem to have their own website though so my view is to only use these companies as a last resort.
Below are the websites of two local travel agencies who should be able to help you arrange car rental in Guyana
Guyana Self Driving Rules –
Neither of the big companies seem to allow cars to be driven out of the country. I couldn’t establish from the local companies whether they allow this.