About Roadtrip Africa

About Roadtrip Africa

Since 2011 we rent out reliable 4x4 cars in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar.

Roadtrip Africa does not work with intermediaries. Everything before, during and after your trip is handled by the Roadtrip Africa family, with our on-the-ground teams in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar and the booking office in the Netherlands.

Reservations are done online. Since we need time to prepare the car for your trip and are often fully booked well in advance, we rarely take walk-ins.

Whether you want us to plan a carefully designed route with overnight stays in hand-picked lodges or you rent a 4x4 car with camp gear to make your own travel plans. We provide just the support you need.

Why travel with Roadtrip Africa? 

  • Over 10 years of self-drive experience in Africa 
  • We own our fleet, no intermediaries
  • Reliable 24/7 roadside assistance 
  • We provide you with the best information for an optimal preparation
  • Best value for money
  • Dutch–African team, our companies are managed and co-owned by locals  

Our Story & Values

It all started with Okke and Laura from the Netherlands, back in 2011. When they were living in Uganda, they had many friends coming over to visit who wanted to explore Uganda at their own pace at an affordable rate. However, this was not possible at the time. No other company offered reliable 4x4 cars for self-drive with camp gear and route planning assistance.

 An idea was born and now -  many years later - we are proud to still be the market leader in East-Africa in the self-drive industry. We have increased our fleet, expanded to Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar and can count on a loyal community of (returning) Roadtrippers from all over the world.

The Roadtrip Africa bookings office is based in the Netherlands. We have local offices in Kampala, Arusha Nairobi and Ivato (Madagascar). We are a small and efficient team of Dutchies, Ugandans, Kenyans, Tanzanians and Malagasy. Many of our team members have been with us since the very beginning.

 It is a core value of Okke and Laura to work on the basis of trust and respect. We are upfront and sincere. That is how we relate to our clients and entrust our team. We encourage our staff members to learn & grow and are proud that we have reached the stage where our African offices are managed ánd co-owned by local members of our team. We believe it combines the best of both worlds – Dutch accuracy and reliability, mixed with hands-on knowledge of the country and how things ‘roll’ over here, added with a contagious joy for life.