Best activities to do on a self drive safari

July 28, 2022 By Blog Comments Off

Best activities to do on a Kenya Self-drive safari

Apart from the existing Safari trips of planning and booking a whole trip with a travel agency. Now is the right time to hit the road for a self drive safari in Kenya.  something new and exciting; a self-drive tour. You can experience the ultimate feel of freedom and get all the excitement you can imagine with the incredible option of renting a car and drive on your own & at your pace, and time.

Taking out a car for a a on Self-drive in Kenya, lets you enjoy a different activity which gives you an up close and breath-taking view of spectacular scenery;  animals and birds among among other wildlife. In order to enjoy the best of your time in Kenya, you need early preparations such as Booking a car for hire with Self Drive Kenya, places to visit, activities to do among others.

Among the top tour activities to put on your bucket list, here are the top recommended (not in order of priority) from our travel experts especially while driving around the country on your own.

Game drives

Just before sunrise,  wake up for a cup of Kenyan tea or coffee  and depart for an early morning game drive, such that by the time the sun rises, you  will be  out in the Savannah, enjoying the chilly weather and the calm atmosphere along  with exclusive animal viewing.  Early morning game drives are most incredible since you will be seeing multitudes of predators in the wilderness hunting, or feeding on the pray.

While on your self drive Kenya Camping safari, you can either  enjoy a heavy bush breakfast in the wilderness, otherwise you can return to your hotel of residence for that tasty breakfast.

Whereas the afternoon game drives commence instantly in the late afternoon /early evening after taking a tasty lunch, and a nap, or a little bit of relaxing  and return to the camp/campsite or lodge just before the darkness falls.

The best vehicle options to get is the one with a pop-up roof like safari Land cruiser, Extended Land cruiser, Hardtop Land cruisers, V8 Land cruisers and Safari Vans though others like Rav4s and xtrails  can also do it well, but the nature of the tracks within these packs may cause alot of tear and wear to the car..
In parks like Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Mount Kenya National Park,  Samburu game reserve, Nairobi National Park, Tsavo West National park and the  most famous Maasai Mara, you can enjoy more of game viewing by catching incredible glimpse of many wildlife safari animals from the comfort of the 4×4 self drive cars including many wildebeests, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, zebras, Gazelles grazing in the vast planes of the wildlife National parks and game reserves.

Watch the Wildbeest Migration:

Witness the captivating event of about 1.5 million wildebeests and a big population of Zebras  migrate overland  in search for food  and water.  This event remains intact every year, and occurs between July and August following the rainy season.

Bird Watching

Kenya ranks among the first 20 countries destined for bird watching. The country holds a record of bird watch that you can spot about 342 species  within a day, representing about 3/4 of the bird species found in Africa making it the best place to be should you desire to go on a bird watching  holiday. There are a lot of places to go bird watching in Uganda while driving yourself, taking a pick from over several forests, gorges and National parks/reserves such as; Nairobi National Park, Mount Kenya National Park, Samburu and Buffalo springs National reserve, Lake Naivasha , Kinagop Plateau, Lake Baringo, Kakamega forest, Masi Mara national reserve, Arabuko Sokeko Forest, Mida creek among others.

Various Palearctic migrants flock arrive in Kanya;s marine and inland shorelines between the months of October and February, while swallows, terns and waders are also common; yet between June and July weavers and bishops are in breeding plumage and many Southern African migrants visit.

Kenya’s birding destinations make excellent centers for bird watching such as Maasai Mara’s rosy-throated longclaw and magpie shrike; the Samburu for the rare shining sunbird and pink breasted lark; and Nairobi National Park for the northern pied-babbler and Pangani long claw. Kenya’s handful of endemics include the Tara River cisticola, the Aberdare cisticola; Hinde’s pied-babbler; William’s lark; Sharpe’s pipit; and Clarke’s weaver.

This diverse range of habitats supports a great diversity of bird species – and makes a bird watching holiday in Kenya very rewarding!

City Tour

Kenya is a safari paradise with its various parks and wildlife refuges. But but many usually forget that Nairobi (the safari capital) also provides some of the best unique self drive travel experiences in Kenya.

In our self drive Kenya land cruiser or private safari minivan, You will drive just minutes away from Nairobi city center to the Giraffe Manor to get up close with the giraffes, watch baby orphan elephants play in the mud as they are being fed in sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and visit the legendary home of Karen Blixen, National museum of Kenya, Nairobi National Park and the Bomas of Kenya. Besides the visiting all attraction sites tha Nairobi has to offer, do not forget to grab lunch at the carnivore restaurant or similar.

Visit the Hot springs in Lake Bogoria

You can also take a drive to the famous Lake Bogoria and watch the incredible hot springs. You can find numerous fumaroles and boiling springs, located along the shores of the lake. You will realise that the hot water springs are as a result  of two different geothermal waters.

Immerse yourself into Impressive & Scenic Views of Watamu

Immerse yourself to Africa’s beach destinations- Watamu. A place with spectacular and tranquil beaches in a small village on the Kenyan coast just North of Kilifi, near the city of Malindi. Watamu is placed between pristine beaches and a abundant tropical forest, famed for its unique, relaxed and its peaceful way of life. Above all This small palace welcomes visitors looking  for a quiet ambience to relax, discover and enjoy the wonders that it has to offer.

However, although it’s a family holiday, a romantic getaway or a wild coastal adventure, you’ll never forget the Wonders of Watamu.

Hike Mount Kenya

Standing tall at 17,000 feet (3,800 meters), Mount Kenya is still famed for having Africa’s second highest peak after Kilimanjaro. The mountain, although no one speaks much about it like Kilimanjaro and Rwenzori Mountains, it still offers the best challenging climb, through its beautiful routes of Sirimon, chogoria, and Naromoru . With this you can have the mountain, all to yourself from a 3 days trek to at most 8 days including, its major most hiked peak of point Lenana.

White Water Rafting & Kayaking on River Tana

It sounds super cool to view Kenya’s nature from the river point of View during rafting or Kayaking on River Tana. While rafting over the rapids, through the beautiful valleys and the scenic landscape of the environment, you will be able to view bird and animals, who come to refill by the River side.

Tips For Renting A car in Kenya

Tips For Renting A car in Kenya: All You Need To Know before Renting A Car In Kenya

Tips for renting a car in Kenya: Renting a car in Kenya and self-driving is a unique way of exploring Kenya, although there are still some things you need to know before going on a Kenya road trip.

You might be in Kenya, or just planning to come to Kenya either to stay otherwise travel for some days , as you visit many tourist attraction sites like the Masai mara, the Amboseli national Park, Aberdare National parl, OIpejeta, Samburu National game reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha National park, Hells Gate national Park among others.

Kenya is the second biggest country in East Africa after Tanzania, and with its wide population, you will find almost no land to settle in, but with many interesting destinations that are worth visiting. This alone provides absolute freedom of going on road trips and planning your own travel itineraries, that makes sense for solo travelers, or couples, even groups to rent a car so as to stop anywhere they  liked — exploring local villages, mountains, beaches and historic cities at their own  pace.

Despite the reputation for crazy driving (and drivers), you will absolutely love traveling in Kenya on a self-drive or guided holiday

Tips For Renting acar in kenya

Below are some important tips renting a car Kenya, to help you save money and stay safe while driving here!

Kenya Travel Restrictions  to travelers coming to Kenya 2022

 

Kenya is now open to all travelers including American tourists. However, all you need is proof of your COVID-19 vaccination(s) or a negative test result before being allowed entry.

Many hotels, attractions, and private tours are open with new health & safety protocols in place, and you still have to follow certain guidelines.

You can find the latest updates on traveling to Kenya from https://kcaa.or.ke/covid-19/covid-19-travel-requirements

How To Rent A Car In Kenya Guide

  1. Renting A Car For A Solo or group in Kenya ?

If you are a fun of a minibus, Land cruiser extended, safari Land cruiser, by all means, You will have to hire a driver guide as well. It’s a decent way to see many destinations in Kenya if you don’t have a lot of time.

No planning, no driving, just sit back and let someone else do all the work!,

But if you’re traveling Solo, you prefer the challenge of independent travel which provides the true exploration, with no set schedule or timetable.

You will drive around many  Kenya destinations with the freedom to stop anywhere fun you happen to find as you drive around,  discovering places off-the-beaten path — that bus tours might miss.

If that’s the kind of traveler you want to be, then rent a car in Kenya is the way to go!

Another interesting bit of having a rental car is the ability to store luggage in the trunk, so you can explore cities with small travel backpacks rather than carrying  luggage and huge suitcase everywhere.

  1. Where To Rent Your Car In Kenya

The best site to book your car is www.selfdrivekenya.com. They have a wide selection of 4×4 rental fleets; Land cruiser Tx/Tz,  4×4 safari Land Cruiser extended, Land cruiser Lx, Nissan X-trail, Safari mini vans, coaster vans  and the Toyota Rav4 to help you enjoy your adventure at its best. This is the easiest way to rent a car in Kenya.

At Self drive Kenya, you get to enjoy more deals like car rental with rooftop tent, long term rentals, car hire with camping gear, car hire with pop up roof for game viewing and renting a car on one way basis, where there is no need to return the car at the Initial position, where you picked it from.

Some of my the favorite Kenyan drives so far are; exploring the beautiful Lake Nakuru for birding, visiting the Masai mara for the Big five, while around the city, you can visit the Sheldrick Elephant trust and the Giraffe Monor so as to get near the Giraffes and an epic photography road trip along the rift valley plains and the Mombasa beaches.

  1. Car Rental Insurance In Kenya

Most Kenya companies out of which www.selfdrivekenya.com is part, have their fleet  insured under a policy of motor vehicle insurance as per the kenya Insurance act. The Insurance only covers head collision, theft and fire for the car, but not personal life insurance for the person renting the car, therefore you are urged to come handy with life insurance from your home country.

However this same Insurance does not cater for any damage caused by negligence

such as driving when drunk, wheels/trims, cigarette burns, Tyres, tools, windscreen, side mirrors or any burned vehicle part to the interior of the vehicle, radio /MP4 screen, reversing camera, lights, body parts, engine parts or any other parts related to the vehicle accessories etc, are not covered by insurance and is the full responsibility of the hirer for any loss of any damage to the vehicle, plus

actual towing storage impound and other related expenses. If at all the vehicle is driven under your driver’s negligence: you shall be debited for any damage caused to the engine/ battery, radiator or cylinder head due to your negligence.

When you meet an accident, you are urged to instantly  notify the police in-case it is another party’s guilt is to be ascertained, or if any person is injured.  This is because it  is the operator who will claim the insurance for the damages caused to the car.  Most of the excess insurance charged by tour operator companies , usually depend on the type of car say;

Toyota Rav4 USD 500

Land cruiser Prado TZ & TX 1500 USD

Luxury jeeps: LX 7.0 Series, V8, GX, TXL land cruisers Excess insurance is $ 2000USD.

The hirer will comply with the terms and conditions of the insurance policy and pay the owner any excess in the event of the claim

Rooftop Tents and camping gears are also not part of the insurance in case of any damage, therefore client shall pay an amount similar to the manufacturer price of $1000

     4.Gas Prices

Gas (petrol) prices in Kenya keep on fluctuating, depending on situations. Currently in Kenya the fuel seem expensive to locals, but remember that the rest of the world quotes gas in Liters, not Gallons. The prices as of June 20th 2022, gas costs about $5.129 per gallon ($1.355 per liter) while diesel is , $4.516 per gallon ($1.193 per liter), hence a Diesel car will always save you some money on gas.

     5.Automatic vs Manual

In most cases, Automatic cars are more expensive to rent in Kenya than manual cars, which you must specify what type you want when reserving.

And if you have never driven a manual jeep before, then don’t hesitate to hire one in Kenya, but otherwise, you can hire a driver with knowledge of a manual. However, it is more safe to get an automatic, even if it costs more.

       6.One-Way Rentals

In most cases, most clients prefer to pick their rental cars from either Jommo Kenyatta international Airport or hotel of their residence, and return to the same spot after their road trip, while others would love to go one way, that the destination of pick up is different from the drop off point, which then calls for a one way additional fee for one way car rental. These fees are even more expensive if you want to drop the car off in a different country like Tanzania or Uganda because, you will need to Pay for the cross border license — which can add a few hundred USD to actual price.

      6. Book In Advance

It is always advisable to book the car  early enough, prior to the arrival date/pick up date so as to get a good deal especially if you want to travel to popular destinations. Six months early seems to be the sweet spot for the best rates.

Consider going on your Kenya road trip during the peak tourist seasons, or off-season to get affordable rental car rates.

When crossing the border from Kenya to Tanzania, or Kenya to Uganda by car, the rental companies often charge a fee (COMESA charge) to cross borders with the cars, ranging between $50 to $200.

      7.Rental Car Requirements In Europe

Self Drive Kenya like any other car rental company in Kenya has their own rules when it comes to renting a car  for self drive or with a driver.  We usually just want the driver to be at least 21 years of age, photocopy a valid passport and your home English driver’s license, although the International driving license would be much better.

      8. Driving Laws Tourists Should Know

In Kenya, Driving is always on the left, therefore it’s illegal to make a right turn on red lights, and it is always advisable you observe the road rules and the lights. Before you start driving in Kenya, research the meanings of different street signs

    Traffic Camera Speed Traps

Although many countries have automatic traffic cameras, Kenya today relies on both the automatic traffic cameras to enforce their speed limits and the highway patrol officers. Therefore proper driving and keen following of the traffic rules will save few expensive speeding tickets!

    Children’s Car Seat Requirements

If you’re coming on a self drive road trip with young kids, make sure to rent or bring your own child seat or booster seat. Children between the ages of 2 and 12 are required to use an appropriate restraint in cars.

     9.Extra Advice For Renting A Car In Europe

Parking can be a pain in Nairobi city and other buzy towns of Eldoret, Nakuru, Mombasa, Malindi among others, as there usually isn’t a lot of space (if any at all). Therefore rent Self drive Kenya  4×4 cars to make parking easier, and parking on the outskirts of large cities.

Don’t book our cars without reading company rules and regulations.

Use Google Maps on your smartphone for directions. Bring your own hands-free adapter and buy a Kenyan SIM card for your phone at the airport. Just be aware that Google Maps isn’t always accurate some times.

    10.Accident & Breakdown Information

The Kenya Emergency Phone Number is 112, or 911, or 999.

However if your car simply breaks down, and no one is injured, its probably better to call us because you are guaranteed a 24/7 road assistance

Lastly, enjoy your Kenyan road trip with Self drive Kenya, as you proceed to explore small villages, ancient castles, lush mountains of Kenya, and coastal areas of Kenya in our rental car which is definitely the right choice for us.

Contact Self Drive Kenya by emailing us at: info@selfdrivekenya.com, or call/WhatsApp us on +254 115342989

Self-drive road trips allow you to get off the beaten track to see things a lot of  people miss!

Flights from Nairobi to Malindi

March 11, 2022 By Blog Comments Off

One of Kenya’s best-loved coastal beach pr resort towns on the largest water body Indian ocean is Malindi. the way of getting away from the capital city of Kenya to Malindi is by flight. but there other ways of accessing Malindi town on the costs.like by road or by Train

It has different flights during day time and night time, their many flights you can use to access Malindi from Nairobi Fly 540, Air Kenya, and Kenya Airways offer flights that depart from either Wilson Airport (WIL) or the domestic terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. All flights land at the small airport in Malindi (MYD).

The total travel time on flights from the Kenyan capital to Malindi is 1 hour

 

The planes that are used on flights from Nairobi to Malindi are small propeller planes that do not have a lot of space in the overhead bins. As such, if you do not want to check a bag at the desk or plane-side, make sure to bring only a small carry-on.

Nairobi Airport Car hire

Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport Car hire is available for tourists that want to travel independently on self-drive Kenya through Nairobi and the surrounding areas of Kenya.

Kenya has a range of car hire companies that offer self-drive at Nairobi airport. and the majority of the company don’t offer cars for self-drive they have tourist vehicles with the drive

These include international rental car brands like self-drive Kenya and road trip Africa and local Kenyan car hire companies both offering tourist cars with a driver. the have 5seater,seven-seater, and eight-seater,14people and even coasters

Car hire companies at Nairobi airport include self-drive Kenya Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Rent a Car, and Sixt.

When deciding whether to rent a car in Nairobi or use shuttle or taxi transport, make sure to calculate your costs.

Car hire at Nairobi airport can be very expensive, ranging from $70usd for a mid-size car to $200 Dollars for a larger 4X4.

If you plan to do long-term car hire in Nairobi, make sure to negotiate a discount. every company in Kenya give different prices depending on the level of negotiation and the number of days you’re going to hire the car

Top 5 Places to Visit in Kenya on selfdrivekenya

February 16, 2022 By Blog Comments Off

Kenya has no shortage of places to visit. With so much variation in its geography, there are a lot of spectacular areas in the country. Here are what I consider to be the top 5 places to visit in Kenya:

 

1. Nairobi – Most people that visit Kenya skip the capital. It is worth spending a day or two in Nairobi, though, as the city is home to attractions like the Giraffe Centre, the Elephant Orphanage, the Karen Blixen House, and the Mamba Village. Visitors can also go on safari in Nairobi National Park, take tours of the Mathare slum, and visit local markets and museums. The capital is also home to famous restaurants like Carnivore and Talisman, which serve some of the best food in the country.

2. Masai Mara –The giant game reserve for Kenya safaris, the Masai Mara is one of the most popular places to visit in Kenya. Tourists can stay in lodges around the park-like safari lodge or you can camp with selfdrivekenya car with a rooftop tent and go on game drives to see hippos lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, and other African games. Wildebeest migration annually forces many people to visit Masai mara, you can see thousands of the animals make Immigration between two countries from Tanzania into Kenya and back.

3. Rift Valley – Located close to Nairobi, the Rift Valley is one of the top 5 places to visit in Kenya. Home to attractions like Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, and Hell’s Gate National Park, the area is full of beautiful natural monuments and is a great place for adventure travel in Kenya.

4. Mombasa – Like Lamu, people who like water life, Mombasa is a great location for beach holidays in Kenya. Popular with visitors and locals alike, when you think about having a vacation in Kenya don’t leave it out. one of the costs in Kenya with beautiful beaches as well as its historic Arab-influenced old town and prominent sixteenth-century Fort Jesus.

5. Lamu – Lamu Island is one of the most popular places for beach holidays in Kenya. The beautiful isle in the Indian Ocean is a great place for fishing, diving, dhow cruises, and relaxing in the sun. Visitors to Lamu can stay in Lamu Town, Shela, or on neighboring Manda Island.

 

Driving In Kenya

November 16, 2021 By Blog Comments Off

Driving in Kenya: Self Drive & Roadrip Tips For Driving in Kenya

All You Need to Know before driving on Kenya Roads

On which Side of the road should I Drive in Kenya?

Is it hard to drive on Kenya Roads?

Is driving in Kenya Worth it?

Is it Easy to rent a 4×4 car in Kenya and travel?

How much does it cost to drive in Kenya?

What is the Best month to visit Kenya?

Is it Safe to drive in Kenya?

Cross Border Self drive Rules

How will I receive help if My car breaks Down?

How to deal with traffic police in Kenya?

Getting an acceptable route in Kenya?

Kenya roadtrip rules

Driving in Kenya: As you hit the road and head-off on an awe-inspiring adventure, equip yourself with the rules and regulations and get the head’s up about driving in Kenya  Kenya Self driving and road trip guide and safety tips. it is important that before you start driving, Learn about this info:

All You Need to Know before driving on Kenya Roads

Driving in Kenya: Planning on driving the road of Kenya? Get all you need to know about driving on a self drive or car rental with a driver on your journey to Tanzania.

Getting familiar with the  Kenya traffic rules  and regulations might help you to keep secure and confident on the Kenya road and  from getting some unexpected fines. So keeping on them is something we certainly urge every traveler to do before your travels. Here below in this Kenya travel news, you will find responses to at most of your questions but if you have any additional questions that we do not go over here, please go ahead and ask!

On which Side of the road should I Drive in Kenya?

Kenya drives mainly on the left hand side of the road majorly on most right hand 4×4 cars, and if you want to overtake other vehicles you  are advised to use the right lane.

Is it hard to drive on Kenya Roads?

No,  it isn’t , most of the Kenyan urban and city roads are paved with less cases of potholes and easy to drive except for minor roads. The road conditions are continuously improving, and sometimes you may encounter roadworks during your road trip.

The further you go from the large cities and towns, you will meet unsurfaced roads, since several Kenyan roads are in delicate condition, for their wide potholes, rough/rugged surfaces as well as rivers flowing  on them

The speed limit on the Kenyan road is 80 km per hour on the highway and  50km in urban areas. Drive at an average speed of 40 km/hour  when going off-road. If you are keen enough, respect the speed limits then you are very likely to have a safe and interesting trip, with no fines!

Is driving in Kenya Worth it?

Reliable land cruiser-self drive Kenya

If you want to explore, spot and experience most of what Kenya has to offer then the answer is definitely yes! Driving on the Kenya roads for any road trip is the perfect way to discover much of the country.

Wherever you are in Kenya, you are always closer  to the next breathtaking spot to visit and even the view from inside the car is often magnificent. Like for example when driving from Nairobi City on your way to Masai Mara, you will drive through a beautiful scenery of the Rift valley field that will absolutely take your breath away.

Is it Easy to rent a 4×4 car in Kenya and travel?

Reasonably yes! It is very easy especially with selfdrivekenya.com . We at self drive Kenya are  more than willing to help you and you can always count on us for any assistance through our contact info@selfdrivekenya.com, or whatsApp: +256 774 819223, +254 72280251.

Besides, we can also refer you tour sister companies www.selfdriverwanda.com , www.selfdrivetanzania.com, and www.4x4selfdriveuganda.com  in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda  to choose from and if you have any questions, you can just send them an email through info@selfdriverwanda.com , info@selfdrivetanzania.com , info@4x4selfdriveuganda.com  and we do recommend 4×4 vehicles for all your travels

How much does it cost to drive in Kenya?

How much does it cost to drive in Kenya?” probably is the  question you would ask yourself overtime before you plan a self drive or driver guided road trip adventure.  The cost normally depends on the vehicle you want to hire in Kenya.

The average cost of a regular 4×4 vehicle starts from $50 to $100 per day or more. And if you want to rent a rooftop tent land cruiser, safari van, extended land cruisers, coaster bus, then that is everywhere from $120-$250 per day, depending on the vehicle and time of year you are planning to visit.

Don’t forget the cost of accommodation, which is why it is so great to travel on a land cruiser with a rooftop tent with camping gear as then that is not even an issue as you have it with you where ever you go. The price for accommodation per night is everywhere from per night.

Price for petrol and diesel keep fluctuating, which is why you always have to be updated abut the current fuel prices.

What is the Best month to visit Kenya?

Self Drive kenya safari in kenyaKenya can be visited all year round, and with a 4×4 rental cars, you are good to drive on any road type. During the wet season, some roads truly become notorious and impassable.

Is it Safe to drive in Kenya?

Pretty yes! But remember this! car-hijackings are more frequent in Nairobi and Mombasa but can occur in anywhere within Kenya

Secondly, avoid high crime areas of Nairobi including Kibera, Mathare, Huruma, Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Mukuru Kwa Reuben, Korogocho, Kariobangi Kangemi, Mwiki and Kawangware, not forgetting Mombasa You should also remain anxious at night wherever you’re driving and on the roads that link Nairobi city centre to residential areas.

You must often the Mombasa road between Jomo Kenyatta Airport (JKIA) and Nairobi city as there are cases of car-jacking on the old airport road as well as Jogoo Road.

Cross Border Self drive Rules

Our Self drive Kenya cross border  Self Driving Rules allows you to cross borders from Kenya into Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda only if you have purchased a COMESA License. Our 4×4 cars may also be allowed to be driven in the COMESA countries of Southern and Eastern Africa but there is likely to be an additional charge for that. If you intend to drive the car outside Kenya you should advise the our company  during reservation.

How will I receive help if My car breaks Down?

Self drive Kenya rents out well serviced second hand cars. Break down cases(which is rare) may occur in rough regions which is something you should take into consideration. However we urge our travelers to adjust their itineraries for the unavoidable circumstances, as we also help in offering a 24/7 back up support.

We have reliable and qualified mechanics at all sections in Kenya to assist you and they will try their best abilities to get you back on the road.

On the other hand , in case the breakdown will lust for more than 24 hours, then we will replace the car with an alternative model, although it may take a while  to receive the car depending on the location

On behalf of a flat tire issue, this should be repaired by yourself. Self drive Kenya car rental agreement explains how to deal with this. Otherwise, we are just a phone call away.

In case of an accident, contact us instantly. We will quickly advise you to contact the police. Rather for insurance reasons, it’s important that you receive a police report. You will need to take pictures of the damage/situation. We also request that you should not leave the car unattended  to our company  consent.

How to deal with traffic police in Kenya?

traffic police in KenyaThere are a number of traffic police officers on the Kenyan Roads, who will often pull you a side of the road to check if your car is insured, the tires look okay, and vehicle kit including the required fire extinguisher, triangles and a first aid kit, which is already  catered for by Self drive Kenya.

Never the less, you will also be asked for a valid driving license from your country of residence.

In case you didn’t break any law such as speeding, dangerous overtaking, there is nothing you’ll be accused of except when you commit an offence, you are entitled to paying a fine, which is usually from $50 and more.

Getting an acceptable route in Kenya?

Download and install an offline navigation app  maps.me on your smart phone, called maps.me. Despite the Country Map, self drive urges all its customers to use the App. Other apps like iOverlander is also recommended while most of the campsites in Kenya is marked on the App as you follow.