The best Kenya travel itinerary

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.

Accommodated roadtrips

  • Follow a carefully designed route
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • 24 /7 roadside assistance

Kenya 10 days 685 km

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.

Kenya 17 days 1188 km

North-Central Circuit

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!

Kenya 18 days 1476 km

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.

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Tanzania is Africa’s ultimate safari destination and a roadtrip paradise. The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar are justifiably popular, but there are so many more hidden gems to explore. Take the road less travelled and hire a 4x4 with Roadtrip Tanzania to drive your own adventure.



Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa. Beautiful nature, laid back culture and friendly people who will make you feel at home. The silverback gorillas are a true highlight. Often referred to as “Africa condensed”, Uganda has the best of everything the continent has to offer, packed into one small, but stunning, country. This means you can drive between almost all of the country’s tourism highlights in less than half a day.



For the true 4x4 adventurer. Few places on earth offer such an intense kaleidoscope of nature and cultural heritage, and half the fun is getting to these attractions. The endless white, sandy beaches, rain forests, baobabs, the remarkable Tsingy and national parks that only see 100 visitors a year. Combine this with a cultural melting pot of mixed African and Asian cultures and the French influence on the cuisine, and you can understand why we happily obeyed your wishes of adding Madagascar as our latest Roadtrip Africa destination.