Attempting to rent a car and drive oneself around Cairo is something we would discourage in the strongest terms. If you manage to find (and fend) your way driving through the aggressive streets of Cairo, parking will prove to be an even greater challenge. Either you will spend half your day looking for a parking place or you will be ripped off by a monadi (one of the self-employed valet parking boys).
Major car-rental agencies have offices in Cairo; cars come with or without chauffeurs.
Budget Rent-a-Car. Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Cairo. 02/2265–2395; locations.budget.com/eg/cairo/cai.html.
Europcar. Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Cairo. 02/2268–9088; www.europcar.com.
Hertz. Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Cairo. 10/2224–2660.