There are a few areas in Kenya which are restricted for our rental vehicles (self-drive and/or driver operated) because the road conditions are poor and require technical driving skills, or the area is too remote for us to provide adequate back up support.
Northern Kenya is off limit and you are not allowed to travel there with our rental cars. This is roughly everything north of the line Mount Elgon – Lake Baringo – Samburu National Park - down to Malindi (the area above the red line on the map). This restriction is for both self drivers and vehicles with hired drivers.
For the Masai Mara, a Toyota Landcruiser is required. We strongly recommend going with one of our driver-guides if you want to explore the Masai Mara. Most accidents and breakdowns happen on the road to Masai Mara, due to people not respecting the maximum speed limit. We cannot stress enough that you should drive slowly (25 km/h) and carefully on this road! Single vehicle rollovers are NOT covered by the insurance.
Kindly note that these restricted areas are listed in our rental terms & conditions. Our vehicles have car trackers installed to monitor if a hirer breaches the contract, and you would be fully liable for any costs and loss of security bond.