1. You will need an International Drivers’ Permit (IDP) to hire a car – this will be valid for 12 months after the date of issue. Remember to apply for the permit before leaving the UK.
2. Look out for surprising hazards in the road, including cows, dogs, tractors, potholes and triple speed-bumps.
3. If you are travelling through an area with no petrol pumps then stores will often sell petrol by the litre in recycled water bottles. Sellers will occasionally dilute this with water, so try to obtain your fuel from a reputable source.