Drive Your Own Adventure

Think Africa and everything you think of, you will find it in Kenya. Roadtripping at your own pace is the best way to experience Kenya. Hire a 4x4 and drive your own Kenyan adventure!

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Car rental for self drive

We believe that driving yourself at your own pace is the best way for a true Kenya safari adventure. If you are looking to hire a car in Kenya to explore this beautiful country, you have come to the right place!

Our fleet consists of Toyota Landcruiser with pop up roof and Toyota RAV4. We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties. Hire a 4x4 from as low as USD $79 /day, including Lonely Planet guide, road map, insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance.

Kenya has so much more to offer than the beaten path, and we can help you plan your routes carefully so you don't miss out on the best spots. We love this country and have a lot of tips to share to help you get the most out of your ultimate safari in Kenya!

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Car rental with a safari guide

Roadtrip Kenya offers car rental with a driver for your ease. This option is great for roadtrippers who don't fancy driving themselves, want a more relaxed experience, or want to learn more about the local culture and wildlife in Kenya. All our drivers are experienced tour guides and bush mechanics

For the additional cost of only USD $40 / day, all the suggested road trip routes on our website are also possible to book as a private guided tour. The ultimate customised safari!

This is an all-inclusive price and caters for all expenditures incurred by the driver-guide, including meals and accommodation. Aside from this, you will only pay for your driver's entrance fee at the national parks (around $4 per day). Airport pick up and drop off is included in the rental price when you book a car with a driver. 

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Rent a car with camping gear

Whether you are on a budget, love the outdoors, or just don't want to have to book your accommodation ahead of time, roadtripping in Kenya with a full set of camping gear in the back of the car gives you a great sense of flexibility. We can equip your Landcruiser with a rooftop tent or you can hire a dome tent. Both options come with a full set of quality camping gear, including a mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, table, chairs and everything else you need for your camping tour of Kenya.

Camp gear set with ground tent $5 pp/day
Camp set with roof top tent (Landcruiser only)  $25 car/day
Electrical fridge (Landcruiser only)  $5 car/day 
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Suggested routes

Would you like to experience the privacy and flexibility of a self drive safari, and explore the REAL Kenya?

Each travel itinerary offers a route that includes a variety of Kenya tourism highlights and lesser known spots, creating a mixture of landscape, culture and wildlife. The accommodation recommendations are places we like to stay when we are roadtripping in Kenya ourselves; small-scale, good quality-price ratio and owner-managed when possible.

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Suggested routes in Kenya

Not sure yet where to go and what to do in Kenya? Look at our suggested routes for inspiration. You can follow these routes with our rental cars with camping gear.

Kenya 13 days 1387 km

The Central Circuit

The Central Circuit is ideal for those who primarily come to Kenya for wildlife watching, want modest driving hours a day, and have limited time to visit Kenya. You start and end your journey in Nairobi and visit Mount Kenya, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Lake Navaisha and the Masai Mara.

Kenya 12 days 842 km

Bush to Beach

This one-way roadtrip from Nairobi to Mombasa includes the best Kenya has to offer: safari, culture and the beach! Go on a self-drive safari in Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks, then enjoy excellent Swahili cuisine, diving in the Indian Ocean and white beaches in Malindi and Watamu at the Kenyan coast.