All you need to know…
…about car hire, driving in Ghana and other practicalities about your car rental booking.
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Secondly: cash in Ghana. Cash payments would need to be deposited in our USD or Cedi account at any Ecobank branch (cash payment to be made no later than the day of travel).
A third online payment option is payment by credit- or debitcard or PayPal (both online)
Please note: Car rental service includes a driver and his expenses / Mileage is free. The car comes with the appropriate insurances.
Toll fees are not included. Fees are 1 Ghana Cedi per toll booth.
Please note; do not pay the driver to fill the tank. Kindly fill it in person. Thank you.
Since our rental station is based in Accra, we charge additional fuel expense in case you wish to be dropped off outside Accra.
Your rented car comes with an experienced Ghanaian driver. He receives a daily allowance for his service. This covers his daily expenses. There is therefore no reason to feel obliged to pay for these. However do feel free to invite the driver for a drink / lunch if you wish to do so.
Please note: Drivers communicate with our office to find budget accommodation when traveling outside Accra and are refunded for the cost.
Our drivers are helpful and familiar with most of the routes, places and sites in Ghana and Accra. In case the driver is not familiar with a place you can of course assist him to find your way.
Furthermore drivers have good English language skills, apart from English they speak one or more of the local languages, such as ‘Twi, Ga, Ewe’ etc. The driver will be happy to assist you in case of language problems (if there are no English speakers around), or if there is any other problem.
About working hours: Normally the driver works from 6 a.m. to max. 8 p.m. but no problem if it there would be an extra hour occasionally.
Please note that we are not responsible for medical expenses (caused by road accident or otherwise / irrespective of who bears responsibility). Same applies to expenses caused in the event of a missed flight. We are also not responsible for damaged luggage or loss of valuables. We therefore strongly advice travelers to Ghana to take out an insurance policy covering accidents, repatriation, theft, medical expenses etc.
If the driver is being fined (for example for overspeeding) it is the drivers responsibility to pay the fine.
However in case the car cannot be repaired on the spot, you may wish to charter a taxi. The car will follow you to your next destination as soon as the car is fixed. We will refund taxi expenses up to an amount of 50 USD. In case of any serious faults that cannot be repaired the same day, we will arrange a replacement for your vehicle as soon as possible.
In short: Cost of repairs and maintenance are the responsibility of the car owner and/or ‘Ayikoo tours’. The party renting the vehicle will pay for the fuel & the agreed amount of daily rent. Any advanced cost for damages or technical problems will be refunded (in cash) upon return in Accra.
Furthermore take into account that cars in general do not give way to pedestrians. It is advised for pedestrians to give way to cars at all times. In case you need to cross a busy street at least make a gesture to attract attention from drivers. When you ride a bicycle beware of taxi’s and small buses as they can suddenly stop or park to pick up passengers.
Due to limited streetlights or lack of streetlights, or otherwise trucks being stranded on the road it is not advisable to travel long distances after dark.
We advise you to store your driver’s telephone number to make communication easy.