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4x4 Kenya Self Drive Safaris from $80

On your Kenya self drive roadtrip, you need a car that will give you a hassle free for that much needed memorable experience.

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About Kenya Self Drive

Who we are

Looking for a reliable + affordable car rental Kenya service provider, Kenya Self Drive Ltd is the best option. We offer the best car for your self drive Kenya roadtrip. Whether you plan to go off-road or on-road, count on us.  

Our fleet comprises of both small compact vehicles and big 4×4 SUV cars for hire in East Africa. All you need to do is contact us and we shall give you the ride of your choice for that Kenya self drive safari. 

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+256 704-538-374

Kenya Self Drive Ltd – the best car rental company based in Nairobi offers the best car hire Kenya vehicles for your trip. With over 15 years experience, this transport and tour company boasts of a fleet of cars for hire including 4×4 cars, 2WD vehicles, small and big Suvs for hire in Kenya, self drive Kenya saloon cars, small 4×4 cars like Toyota Rav4, land cruisers, safari land cruisers, land rovers, 25 seater minibus coasters, safari vans, super customs, luxury cars for hire in Kenya, budget self drive Kenya cars and much more.

Self drive Kenya becomes easy and safe when you hire from a company that values its customers and puts the interests before anything. We guarantee you a 100% safe self drive Kenya experience in the national parks and in various places in East Africa.

Kenya Self Drive Ltd does not only give you a car for self drive in Kenya but also can give you the best driver if needed to take you places around this East African country. Book a car in Kenya today and you will get the best experience on a road trip.

We give you more than cheap car rental in Kenya by giving you other services like camping gear plus car hire in Kenyacar hire with rooftop tent, land cruiser with rooftop tent, a land rover with rooftop tent, vehicle hire in Kenya and accommodation booking, arranging itinerary for Kenya safari, a guide map to help you on the road locate the various places and much more. 

And for travelers interested in self drive East Africa (through Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda), we have the right and best 4×4 cars to give you a hassle free experience while on your roadtrip. 

Are you interested in long term car hire in Kenya or short term 4×4 self drive car hire in Kenya? We are the best company to give you freedom with the car at any time. We give you unlimited mileage car rental offers as you control your own adventure.  We also have one-way car hire options for those interested in hiring the car in Uganda and dropping it off in Nairobi – Kenya or  Arusha -Tanzania.

Go on and hire a car with Kenya Self Drive Ltd! See Self Drive Tips in Kenya. You can as well check out our various self drive packages Kenya you can copy. 

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Popular Kenya Self Drive Cars to select

Kenya Self drive is your go to option if you are looking for best car hire experience that is pocket friendly and designed to get you on-road and off-road hassle free. Are you planning a roadtrip drive in Kenya or self drive Kenya safari expedition? Look no-further and rent a vehicle with us. Below are some of our popular 4×4 self drive rental cars in Kenya from which you can select to suite your self drive packages Kenya

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Land Cruiser Hardtop

Looking for a reliable 4×4 car for your self drive Kenya roadtrip? This is the right car. Our Land Cruiser Hardtop is a manual car with a diesel engine

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Land Cruiser V8

Drive your way through Kenya diverse landscapes with our Land Cruiser V8 – a full time 4×4 car and with a strong petrol engine. This is of automatic transmission. 

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Land Cruiser GX manual

Shift gears as you explore the country on your Kenya self drive roadtrip with our Land Cruiser GX manual. Its of manual transmission and a strong diesel engine. 

On a budget?

Our Affordable Kenya Self Drive cars to choose from

Kenya Self drive - safari van

Traveling as a family and would want a car with extra comfort for your Kenya self drive safari trip? Our Safari Vans are available at very unbeatable rates. 

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Land Cruiser Prado

Travel in style and comfort with our Land Cruiser Prado TX/TZ – one of the best and cheaper 4×4 car rental Kenya. This is a 4 – 5 seater without sacrificing comfort for anyone. 

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Toyota RAV4

This is one of the best and popular cars amongst travelers who seek to visit closer destinations in Kenya. Its the cheapest self drive Kenya available for hire. 

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We take you everywhere. Whether you’d like a self drive East Africa; self drive Tanzania, Self drive Uganda, Self drive Kenya

why choose us

Leading Kenya Self Drive company

There various reasons why you should choose us for your next self drive Kenya adventure and why we stand out and still the best car rental company to trust. These include; 

24/7 road assistance; We are there throughout your trip to make sure you do get the assistance you need even when you are miles away from us. 

Cars are comprehensively insured; In case of any damage on the car, be rest assured that you are protected. 

Unlimited mileage car rental: Unlike others, we do not limit you on where you need to stop while driving. We give you the freedom to fully explore Kenya on your Kenya self drive trip. 

Route planning: We are not just a car rental company, in case you need assistance regarding planning your routes, we will guide you at no cost. How cool is that!

Honesty, trustworthy and reliable car rental company; We have no hidden charges. We are always open from the start to the point you return the car. 

Unbeatable car hire prices: We will not say we are the cheapest but our prices are unbeatable and pocket friendly. Whether you want a budget self drive Kenya car or Luxury, we are the right company. 

Well-serviced and comfortable cars: Before we give out our cars, we make sure they are suitable enough to be on the road. 

How to Rent a Car in Kenya for Self Drive or Car Hire with a Driver?

Thinking of car hire in Kenya for either self drive or hire a car in Kenya with a driver? Well, there are things you should know before choosing the right company to book with. Here at Kenya Self Drive Ltd, we have the best vehicles including the 4×4 land cruisers for hire in Kenya, 4×4 Toyota Rav4, safari vans and more.

Car rental Kenya is as easy as visiting out contact page, then go on and fill in the contact form with your details then send. Once we receive your inquiry, we shall advice you on the best car to rent in Kenya basing on your travel plans and destinations. Our well trained team will answer all your car rental Kenya questions and those related to Kenya self drive safaris. No stone will be left untouched if you engage our specialists in auto renting Kenya.

Alternatively, you can talk to us directly on our office mobile numbers (+256704538374/+256781451037). These support numbers are always on 24/7 hours a day and our car rental specialists are ready to receive your call concerning hiring or seeking advice about car hire in Kenya.

Lastly if you are in Kenya or a place nearby, you can visit our offices in Nairobi and book a car for either Kenya self drive safari or car rental Kenya with a driver. The advantage with this option is that you inspect the car you intend to rent before booking it.

Therefore, hiring a car in Kenya is very simple with Kenya Self Drive Company!

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    Don't take our word for it, See what others say about us

    Joseph S
    Joseph S
    Great local car hire Communication was clear and quick, and the service was flexible to our travel times with pick up and drop off at Entebbe. Land Cruiser ran well!
    Tom C
    Tom C
    Magnificent tourist stay in Uganda with Sulaiman. Magnificent stay in Uganda. We visited the country for two weeks with Sulaiman, a young, very experienced tourist guide who introduced us to his country with enthusiasm and passion. I recommend the experience with Sulaiman, 5 stars!
    A pleasant surprise! We were more than satisfied. The vehicle was in extremely good condition. Tires, brakes and air conditioning. We mostly drove over bumpy, unpaved roads. The staff were friendly and courteous. Even though we arrived in the middle of the night, he explained everything to us in a friendly and calm manner. We will book here again next time.
    Marie G
    Marie G
    Awesome!!! Nice People and Great Car. Car was in good condition and worked without any issues. You get what you ordered, good service, very polite and friendly guy. It was 4 in the morning and still he took his time to explain in detail how to use the car. Always again!
    Raphael S
    Raphael S
    Strong and reasonably reliable RAV4 with excellent customer service I hired a Toyota RAV4 5-door and camping gear for a total of 10 days during a self-drive holiday around Uganda. The customer service was excellent and impeccable. I arranged the hire over WhatsApp (+256 704 538374), where all my queries were answered. The car was delivered to my guest house in Entebbe 15 minutes early (!) by a guide / driver. He got us to read and sign the terms of hire, and check around the car. He returned to the guest house at the end to pick it up. The car itself was robust and sufficient for our needs. It handled the bumpy roads of Uganda very well. The 4-wheel drive helped us out when we got stuck in mud in a game park! The rear seats could be folded down and we used this to store our tent, mattresses, and luggage with ease. We had a few minor issues with the vehicle during the hire. These were discussed with Sulaiman, the hire company frontman, on return, but I thought it prudent to note them here so you get an idea of car reliability: - The rear view mirror socket was loose and the mirror rarely stayed in one place - The front lights both worked, and were sufficient for car visibility in the dark, but did not illuminate the road ahead comfortably - The windows at times would not roll up/down. This tended to self-resolve with time - One of the windscreen wipers kept coming off every 10-15 minutes during use. We had to attach it using tape - We checked the water, steering fluid, brake fluid, and oil on hire: these were fine. During a refuel at a Total station, a mechanic checked the gearbox fluid and showed us that it was low. It needed refilling, costing 29,000 Shillings. Except for the above minor issues, the car was safe and satisfying to drive. I would not recommend hiring camping gear from this company. We were given a tent, two mattresses, a gas stove, two fold-away chairs, a fold-away table, and a box with cups, cutlery, pans, and plates in it. We were assured that the tent was for two, but when we first used it, we could hardly fit one of us inside! The mattresses only just fit in the tent lengthways and had considerable overlap on each other. The setup had clearly not been thought through or tested by YDU. As a result, we changed our plans to stay in guest houses throughout our travels, so I cannot comment on the stove, table, chairs, or cooking equipment. Needlesstosay, this is car hire company, so expect a decent car but not necessarily the best in camping equipment.
    kajetan z
    kajetan z
    As expected We took the Toyota Prado Tx. We got it for a good deal. The car was an old model and a little banged up, just what we needed for the off road driving in the parks. Everything preformed as expected, the staff was responsive and reliable. PS: don't drive in the night in Uganda! The pot holes are everywhere and the incoming traffic doesn't care and uses hi beams all the time, blinding you in the process, making it impossible to see them. The insurance doesnt cover anything at night (it says so in the contract) so you are taking on massive risk.
    Clare K
    Clare K
    The most reliable 4x4 Land cruiser I and two friends rented a 4x4 Land Cruiser V8 for business meeting in Eastern Uganda "Jinja" for a week. First, the driver "Charis" delivered the vehicle to us at Entebbe airport at no extra charge. We drove to Jinja and enjoyed the high comfort of this vehicle. It was very reliable and we drove at zero mileage. They have the best cars and I recommend them for your next car rental in Uganda. Your Drive Uganda is the best
    OUR DREAMS CAME TRUE , WE SAW GORILLAS We never knew what to see when we made our booking with your drive oganda , we hired a safari van for our 22 days in oganda safari and everything went as expected, the company offered us the best driver guide over all guides, Charis was super and reliable, very smart and kind, he always made sure we are fine, made sure we see almost everything, starting from nature ,all animals in their wildness where seen, we tested the true African wildness, we saw more than we expected on our safari, thank you Charis , thank you your drive oganda.
    Clare M
    Clare M
    Perfect car for my road-trip This has been so far one of the best car rental in Uganda service provider I have used. I hired a Land Cruiser Prado for a roadtrip in uganda and this worked beyond my expectations for the entire period. They delivered the car while it was clean and everything I had requested for was brought along with the car. I would definitely recommend them and use Your drive Uganda next time.
    Katie S
    Katie S
    Would highly recommend We had an excellent experience! Pious was a great driver and very accommodating. The car worked well. Would highly recommend!

    Our Other Kenya Self Drive Services

    Unlike others, our services are not only limited to car rental in Kenya. We have various Kenya self drive services that you can include on your bucketlist for a memorable trip. These include. 

    Car rental Kenya with rooftop tent

    Planning that self drive in Kenya trip but would want to sleep while watching a thousand stars in the sky? Our car rental Kenya with rooftop tent is the best option. Book a Toyota land cruiser with rooftop tent from Kenya Self Drive Company. We have the best rooftop tents for hire in Kenya ate a very friendly price.

    Our car rental Kenya with rooftop tent comes with complete camping gear that you will need on your roadtrip. 

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    Car rental Kenya with camping gear

    Are you interested in renting a car in Kenya with camping gear? We have the best and clean camping equipment to use on your Kenya safari holiday. Feel free to contact us and book a car with camping gear today!

    Our camping gear includes all the equipment you need from sleeping bags, cooler box, camping chairs, table, BBQ grill and more that you would like to be included. 

    Car rental Kenya with a driver

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    Car rental in Kenya with a driver is another service we offer. We have well trained driver/guides to help you move to various parts of Kenya and other parts of East Africa.

    Hiring a driver for your roadtrip not only gives you the freedom to sit back and relax and watch the various wildlife species, people, scenic landscapes in Kenya but also helps you save the time driving in a country who’s destination and roads you arent familiar with. 

    Go on and contact us and we shall reserve a car and driver in Kenya for you!

    Unlimited Mileage car rental in Kenya

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    When you hire a car from Kenya Self Drive Ltd, you are not limited when it comes to mileage. Control your journey to all parts of East Africa with our unlimited car hire services. Don’t let anyone control your drive in Kenya and beyond. 

    We have the right 4WD cars that are well maintained and serviced to give you a hassle free experience as you explore this beautiful country. Talk to us today and we will be able to arrange the right car for you. 

    Best 4X4 Kenya self drive cars for your safari

    Looking for the right car to use on your Kenya safaris adventure? We have the best 4×4 self drive cars for hire in Kenya that are best to take to the various national parks situated within different parts of the country. 

    Land Cruiser V8 with popup roof

    Take your Kenya self drive adventure on the next level with renting a Land Cruiser V8 With popup roof that gives you a wide view of the various scenic views of the stunning landscapes and various wildlife species as they roam freely in the national parks. This is the best car for your game viewing experience in Kenya. Contact us and we will reserve it for you. 

    Safari Land Cruiser/ Extended

    Traveling as a family and need a comfortable car for your Kenya safari adventure? Our Safari Land Cruiser also known as Land Cruiser Extended is the perfect choice. This is a 7-9 seater with fully customised seats designed to give you the comfort you need on your roadtrip. This does come with a number of amenities like an eletric fridge, customised comfortable seats, a popup roof and much more. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    These are some of the top questions asked by travelers planning their self drive Kenya. 

    What is the age limit to rent a car in Kenya for self Drive?

    At Kenya Self Drive Ltd we ensure that we give our cars to people of the right age for self drive and this is between 23-75 years of age. Other car hire companies give their cars to clients of underage but this is dangerous because once a client gets a problem then it’s the car rental company to blame.

    When is the right time to rent a car in Kenya?

    There's no right time to rent a car in Kenya. Depending on your travel plans or itinerary, we always ready to give you the right car at any period of time. We rent cars in Kenya during the rainy season and dry season. Therefore, rent a car in Kenya anytime with us.

    What are the road rules in Kenya?

    Before hiring a car in Kenya for self drive, it’s a good practice to find out the road rules and regulations. This helps you to know what to do on the road and avoid penalties by the Kenyan traffic officers. Its also for your own safety to avoid accidents on the road. Some of the road rules you need to follow include driving on the left hand side of the road, ensuring you do not exceed 80KM/hr while cruising on highways and 50KM/hr while in urban areas.

    What is the perfect car for self drive in Kenya?

    It doesn’t matter which type of car you want to hire for self drive in Kenya. What is important is the condition and maintenance of the car. We have all types of cars including 4×4 safari cars suitable for Kenya safaris. Depending on your travel plans, we have the right vehicle for you.

    Are cars Comprehensively Insured?

    Yes, our cars are comprehensively insured and you don’t need to worry about anything while on the road. At Kenya Self Drive Ltd, safety of our clients comes first and we make sure they are comfortable on the road and secure.

    How do I pay for car hire in Kenya?

    If you have selected the right car to hire in Kenya the next thing is to pay. Here at Kenya self drive, we accept payments on arrival at the airport and also sending through our company bank accounts. Feel free to contact us for more details about paying for a rental car in Kenya.

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

    The cost of car hire in Kenya depends on the type of car one intends to rent, the number of days he/she is to stay with the car, the form of car hire (car rental Kenya with a driver or Self Drive Kenya) and other transport additional services. Here at Kenya Self Drive company advice our clients that to hire a car in Kenya, one should start with $20.

    How can I rent a car in Kenya?

    Renting a car in Kenya for self drive or car hire with a driver is as simple as visiting our contact page and filling in the form then submit. We will get back to you immediately. Alternatively, you can call us directly on +256781451037/+256704538374. You can also visit our offices in Nairobi and book any type of car you want to drive.

    How can I acquire a driving license in Kenya?

    Before driving a car in Kenya, one is required to have a valid driving license issued by the Kenyan authorities. For travelers coming from foreign countries, you will be required to submit a valid copy of your driving license or an international driving license.

    Can I drive the car from Kenya to other countries after hiring?

    Thats right. At Kenya Self Drive Company we offer trans-border car hire services. This means that once you hire a car in Kenya with us, we allow you to cross the border and self drive Uganda, Self drive in Rwanda and self drive Tanzania. Pick the car in Nairobi and drop it off in Arusha or Kampala with us. We will arrange your car and make sure you get a hassle free self drive east Africa experience.

    Is my driving license accepted in Kenya?

    As long as you have a valid driving permit from your native country, you are allowed to drive in Kenya. Here at Self Drive Kenya Ltd ensure that you present your driving permit from your country and your passport prior to giving you a car for self drive in Kenya.

    Is it safe to self drive in Kenya?

    Your safety while on your Kenya self drive is our priority and we can assure you that as long you follow the set traffic guidelines that include driving on the left hand side of the road, and respecting other road users, you will be safe on the road. Kenya continues to be one of the safest countries in Africa where you will be safe throughout your trip.

    Why Rent a car in Kenya?

    There are many reasons why you should hire a car in Kenya. If you are visiting Kenya for a safari adventure, its better to rent a car because owning it is more costly. Also its more time and cost saving to hire a car in Kenya than owning one especially if you are not staying for a long time. Read more about the advantages of hiring a car in Kenya on our website.

    Is it more expensive to hire a car with manual or automatic transmission in Kenya?

    When it comes to renting a car in Kenya, the transmission of the car doesn’t matter. The price of hiring an automatic car in Kenya is the same as that of manual transmission. Unlike other car rental companies in Kenya, we ensure that our clients get the cheapest Kenya car hire offers.
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    Where Luxury meets comfort

    Luxury Car rental Kenya

    Are you interested in hiring a luxury car in Kenya? We have got you covered with our spacious and comfortable luxury cars for hire. Book any type of luxury car in Kenya today.

    Where to go on your Kenya Self Drive Roadtrip

    Kenya continues to be one of the popular destinations across the world with so much that you can see within her boundaries. From diverse landscapes, to beautiful and various widlife species, Kenya is a go to destination if you are looking for a place to visit with your family, honey moon or even on a solo. These are some of the places you can visit;

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    Self drive Masai Mara

    This is one of the popular destinations that you surely need to visit on your Kenya self drive adventure. Masai Mara is the best place to see the big 5 animals (lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos) among other wildlife species as they roam freely in their natural habitat.
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    Self drive Amboseli National Park

    Situated in the southern part of the country is Amboseli National Park, the best place to see free ranging herds of elephants as they roam freely in the park. While here, you will be introduced to scenic views of Mt.Kilimajaro that is found in Tanzania.

    Self drive Lake Nakuru

    Lake Nakuru is popularly known to be one of the best spots to consider visiting if you are a birding ethusiasts. This is known to home to flamingos and others species of birds. On your self drive to Lake Nakuru, you can visit Lake Naivasha. Book your self drive Kenya car with us drive to anywhere you would like to go
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    Affordable airport transfers in Kenya

    Whether you are arriving or departing through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi or Moi International Airport, we have the right car and the best drivers to take you to the airport and from at the right time. Simply talk to us and we will be able to arrange that for you. 




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