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, we strongly recommend going with one of our driver-guides, or take a driver-guide for a safari into the park form the nearby lodges. These guides are experts on the Mara area and can provide a more rewarding experience than taking a ranger from the Mara. We have good experiences with Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp.
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.