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Do I need to rent a car in Nairobi?

Should you rent a car in Kenya?

Car hire is a perfectly reasonable thing to do in Kenya – there are plenty of car rental companies looking for your business (especially in Nairobi) attest to that. In fact, if you really want to see Kenya, doing it under your own steam (walk/cycle/drive) is by far the best way.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Nairobi?

Cheap car rentals in Nairobi

Economy $34/day
Standard $51/day
SUV $75/day
Minivan $78/day
Full-size SUV $147/day

What do you need to rent a car in Kenya?

In general, a domestic driver’s license will be accepted to rent a car in Kenya, though a few agencies may insist on an International Driver’s Permit (IDP). It is important to always travel with your rental documents, driving license, and passport on hand.

Do people drive cars in Kenya?

Although they do exist, many of the locals do not really follow the traffic rules in Kenya. That, in and of itself may entice you to consider alternative means of transportation such as renting a car with a driver. According to traffic laws in Kenya, the norm is to drive on the left-hand side of the road.

Should I drive in Kenya?

Road safety in Kenya



Most roads are well maintained and most traffic users know and obey to the driving rules quite well. However, always drive defensively and at limited speed, lock your doors and avoid driving after dark due to badly lit roads and livestock that can cross the road unexpectedly.

Is it easy to drive in Kenya?

It is an enjoyable experience. Yes, driving standards are not great and you cant expect drivers to give way, stop at red traffic signals etc, but I regularly and increasingly see similar standards from UK drivers, so maybe the Kenyan standards aren’t that bad! Outside Nairobi is much better, on the whole!

What is required when hiring a car?

Car rental requirements



Valid driver’s licence which has been valid for at least three years with a minimum age of 21 years old. A credit card to make the payment and hold a deposit.

Where can I hire a car in Nairobi?

Nairobi Car Rental & Nearby Locations

  • 1 Nairobi Downtown .17 miles away. Westlands/Chiromo Road. (254) 731 663000. Mon – Fri 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM; Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. …
  • 2 Head Office 4.98 miles away. Aspire Centre. (254) 703 046 517. …
  • 3 Nairobi Airport 8.14 miles away. Jomo Kenyatta Int Airport. (254) (254) 731 663000.


How much does it cost to hire a jeep in Kenya?

Relatively, a land cruiser cost of hiring ranges from KES15,000/- for use within Nairobi National Park only. Secondly, for a full-day hire, we charge KES20,000/-. Similarly, when you need to hire it for a safari to tourist destinations such as; Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo, and Samburu, it’s KES20,000/- to 35,000/-.

Can a tourist drive in Kenya?

All foreign nationals are required to convert their international or country of origin driving licenses to a Kenyan one once they arrive in Kenya. If a foreigner has an international driving license they are allowed to use it in Kenya for a maximum of three months.

Is Uber reliable in Nairobi?

Uber is the next big thing in Taxi [ cab] services in Nairobi. The app is fantastic and also allows whoever recommends you to earn some royalty points. Very reliable, highly recommended.

How do I drive a car in Nairobi?


Quote from video: But I think the best way to drive in this roads in a row be just go slowly to take your time. And not hard with anyone stick to the left and go slowly.

Can I drive in Kenya with a UK license?

Road travel



You can drive in Kenya with a valid UK driving licence for up to 3 months, or on a valid International Driving Permit. If you’re staying longer or living in Kenya, you’ll need to get a Kenyan driving licence.

What is the first rule of road in Kenya?

The number one rule of the road in Kenya is to always drive on the left-hand side of the motorway. An exception is when overtaking. But when doing so, overtake from the right-hand side of the road. Only overtake or change lanes when the road ahead is safe or clear.