Suggested road trips in Kenya
We believe roadtripping is the best way to travel in Kenya: you are not tied to a strict schedule of arrivals and activities, have the possibility to stop whenever you want for however long you want, and are much more in touch with the environment around you.
Our suggested routes provide travel inspiration on where to go and what to see in Kenya, and it gives a better understanding of distances and travel times.
Many people underestimate driving times big time. Make sure your travel plan is not too ambitious and share your day-to-day itinerary with Roadtrip Africa, so we can cross-check feasibility.
- Follow a carefully designed route
- Airport pick up & drop off
- 24 /7 roadside assistance
Taste of Kenya
When following the Taste of Kenya you'll visit Nakuru, the Masaai Mara, Navaisha & Hell's Gate, and you can include a memorable stay at an authentic Masaai Camp. This circuit is ideal for Kenya first-timers, those who primarily come to Kenya for safari, want modest driving hours a day, have limited time, or want to combine their road trip with a beach holiday add-on.
This circuit offers an exciting combination of safari, cultural experiences and true hidden gems. We're fond of including private conservancies, as more activities are on offer and allowed, and they receive fewer visitors than the parks managed by the Kenya Wildlife Services - so safaris in private conservancies are really rewarding. This route is also great for families, because of the variation of activities and modest driving hours per day. You'll get to visit Meru National Park, Samburu, Ol Pajeeta Conservancy, Laikipia, Nakuru, Naivasha & Hells Gate and the Masai Mara. This route is among our favourite!
Bush to Beach
The bush-to-beach Kenya safari is the ultimate one-way road trip! Start in Nairobi and return your car to any of the towns or airports along the coast. This tour lets you sample the best Kenya has to offer; safari, culture and beach. Go on a self-drive safari in Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo National Park, savor excellent Swahili cuisine, go diving in the Indian Ocean, and enjoy picture-perfect palm-fringed white beaches in Diani, Kilifi and Watamu.