Kenya car hire

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Car hire directory

  • autounion

    Autounion Car Rental car hire locations in Kenya

    6 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car hire locations in Kenya

    4 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Kenya

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Kenya

    4 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Kenya

    4 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Kenya

    4 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Kenya

    3 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Kenya

    3 Locations

  • unicornrentacar

    Unicorn Rent A Car car hire locations in Kenya

    3 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Kenya

    3 Locations

  • expresstravelgroup

    Express Travel Group Limited car hire locations in Kenya

    2 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car hire locations in Kenya

    2 Locations

Good to know

Most popular car type

Compact

When to book a rental car in Kenya

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Kenya

  • Public transportation in Kenya is limited, and those who wish to avoid the rigid structures of a guided tour may prefer to rent a car in Kenya. Most national parks, like Tsavo and Amboseli, are open to private vehicles and offer self-drive safari routes, while other areas of the country are best accessed by rental car. These places include Samburu, Mount Kenya, the Maasai Mara, and Lake Nakuru.
  • When renting a car in Kenya, it is almost always essential to opt for a four-wheel drive: road conditions are often unsuitable for a two-wheel-drive vehicle, and many national parks will only accept four-wheel drives. It is also important to check that the vehicle carries some essentials like two spare tires, an extra can of fuel, and plenty of water.
  • While Kenya does not really have official laws on children traveling in cars, kids under 12 are not supposed to sit in the front seat. Despite the fact that laws are not strict, driving conditions make it advisable for all children to travel in an age-appropriate restraint and to be seated in the rear of the vehicle. A few agencies may provide car seats for an additional fee, such as Europcar for approx. 506 KES (5 USD) per day, but this must be checked and confirmed well in advance.
  • Many rental agencies like Avis allow drivers to cross the border to neighboring countries Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda with a rental car, while South Sudan, Somalia, and Ethiopia are usually off limits. These border areas are also considered to be very unsafe and should be avoided. It is important to contact the rental agency in advance when considering a cross-border trip, as extra insurance will have to be arranged. Additional fees of around 30,000 to 46,600 KES (300 to 460 USD) are usually charged for this service.
  • Book your car hire in Kenya at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hires in Kenya are around 14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kenya

Car hire locations in Kenya

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.