The best itineraries for exploring Kenya

At Roadtrip Africa, we offer a unique and flexible way to experience Kenya's wonders. Our adventurous self-drive tours include 4x4 car rental and hotel tips, combining freedom and flexibility with the reassurance of a well-planned route.

Start planning with one of our suggested Kenya itineraries. We have developed some beautiful and exciting self-drive routes, from a short 9-day circuit to an exciting 16-day safari and beach roadtrip, showing you all the marvels and diversity that Kenya has to offer. 

Are you not so keen on driving yourself? Then rent a car with a local driver! Our team at Roadtrip Africa works with well-trained and truly lovable driver guides who can give you all the insights on beautiful Kenya. 

At Roadtrip Africa, our experienced team is happy to help you plan the trip of a lifetime while offering car rentals and 24/7 roadside assistance. Your self-drive adventure in Kenya starts with us!

Let our routes guide you

  • Rent a reliable Landcruiser
  • Enjoy the freedom of the open road
  • Follow a carefully designed itinerary
  • Our Kenya Hotel Guide - covering 15 parks and towns and 70 best places to stay
  • Make use of 24 /7 roadside assistance
  • Plan less, enjoy more
  • Driver-guide (optional)
Kenya 9 days 685 km

Taste of Kenya

During this unforgettable 9-day adventure in Kenya, you'll visit Nakuru, the Masai Mara, Naivasha and Hell's Gate. A memorable stay at an authentic Masaai Camp is also included.

This roadtrip in Kenya is perfect for first-time visitors who are primarily interested in safari, have limited time, prefer shorter driving hours per day, or want to combine their road trip with a beach holiday add-on. 

Kenya 15 days 1188 km

North-Central Circuit

The Kenya North-Central Circuit offers an exciting combination of safari, cultural encounters and true hidden gems. 

This roadtrip is also a great option for families, due to the varied activities and modest driving hours per day. During your travels, you'll visit Meru National Park, Samburu, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia, Nakuru, Naivasha & Hells Gate and the Masai Mara. This route is among our favourites!

Kenya 16 days 1476 km

Bush to Beach

The bush-to-beach safari is the ultimate one-way Kenya roadtrip! 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, savour excellent Swahili cuisine, go diving in the Indian Ocean, and enjoy picture-perfect palm-fringed white beaches in Diani, Kilifi and Watamu.

Extra tips & information

Once you've selected your itinerary and are ready for your self-drive holiday in Kenya, swing by our practical info section. We have selected multiple important topics that contain information, tips and frequently asked questions about self-driving and independent travel in Kenya. 

More questions? Feel free to contact us. Roadtrip Africa is happy to point you in the right direction as you prepare for your adventurous self-drive safari in Kenya

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Excellent service and amazing family adventure in Kenya

Laura from Ireland

Roadtrip Africa made our travel real! The communication has been straightforward from moment one. The agency provided lots of helpful information to make our decisions about the travel. We travelled for 12 days in Kenya with a hired jeep, with no...
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It was great to tour Kenya with Chris as our driver/guide on our trip with Roadtrip Africa. He was very knowledgeable, drove safely, and also made good contact with our boys (aged 13 and 10). All in all, it was a real trip and really a special ex...
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My husband and I have been on the road traveling now for almost 10 years, we have yet to have a better user experience than we have had with Roadtrip Afica. So to Ken and all the team at Roadtrip Africa, thank you once again!
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