Hire A 4x4 car in Kenya

Self-drive & Discover Magical Kenya

Welcome to Kenya! Drive East Africa offers high-quality 4×4 car hire and rentals for your adventure in Kenya. Our skilled professionals are dedicated to making your trip unforgettable. Experience the natural wonders of a safari, conduct business, celebrate a wedding, or create family memories. Explore Kenya with Drive East Africa, your trusted partner.”

Why choose us for a Kenya 4x4 self-drive trip?

Drive East Africa Happy Customer Reviews

Nathan Hames
Nathan Hames
Hired a landcruiser for our trip to Kenya, Kennedy met us at the airport as soon as our flight landed and the vehicle did exactly what we wanted it for, great for safaris and exploring the country and can’t thank Kennedy enough for this help.
Roberto Cidda
Roberto Cidda
My wife and i have just returned from a beautiful 2500 km ride from Queen Elizabeth park to Murchison Falls, Kidepo and Moroto down through Jinjia and then Entebbe. The excellent Toyota Prada 4x4 and the continuous assistance of the company allowed us to make a wonderful trip. The car has never given us any problems. I highly recommend this company to all travelers who want to experience the self drive in Uganda. roberto
Shakirah Nakiyingi
Shakirah Nakiyingi
A professional and customer centric service. Thank you Drive EA👏
Harry Watts
Harry Watts
We had the most wonderful experience in Uganda. It was a trip of a lifetime and Kenny from Drive East Africa made our experience so easy. His communication before the trip was amazing, always very quick to respond to any questions I had about the Gorilla / Chimpanzee trekking passes (which he also organized for us). The car was a Land Cruiser and it was very reliable on our 2500km+ journey, and camping inside the roof tent was comfortable with the additional bedding that was provided. I would recommend Drive East Africa in a heartbeat to anyone who was planning a trip to Uganda. Thank you for making our experience so unforgettable!
Victor Aliguma
Victor Aliguma
Curiously, I was able to hire a self drive Land cruiser from this company. I'm happy that it all ended well. Good customer care, they don't put you on pressure and their cars are well maintained with AC. If you want car hire, look no further. It's a good company I recommend it.
Jiahao Zeng
Jiahao Zeng
Great experience with this company. We’re hesitant to do a self drive trip in East Africa so we did a mini three day trip first in Uganda. Turned out to be the highlight of our trip in east Africa! For those not sure, I highly recommend this company!
Sarah Nankinga
Sarah Nankinga
Out of this world adventure trip! The Roof-top tent Land cruiser was a perfect way to realise our African adventure experience..v ver comfortable and efficient. Thanks to Drive East Africa Ltd

4x4 self-drive vehicle rental prices in Kenya

Drive East Africa Prices Include

Tires | 24/7 Road Side Assistance | Free Replacement Car

Self-drive Kenya itinerary ideas

From USD 1,240

11 days Kenya self-drive safari adventure

From USD 1,750

14 Days Kenya Rooftop Tent Self-drive Safari

4x4 rental driving tips in Kenya

When driving in Kenya, be cautious and follow traffic laws and signals. Wear your seatbelt, watch for pedestrians and livestock on the road, and be prepared for varying road conditions. Unlike other countries, drivers need to yield to larger vehicles, use hand signals in certain places, and drive on the left side of the road. Knowing the lead driving customs and rules will help make your trip safe and enjoyable.

In Kenya, roundabouts are circular intersections that aid traffic flow in cities and towns by preventing congestion and enhancing safety. They are recognizable through circular painted lines on the road and a center island that divides the traffic lanes. When driving in a roundabout, Kenyan drivers should yield to vehicles already within and signal when they intend to exit.

In Kenya, highways have a 100 km/h limit and urban/residential areas have a 50 km/h limit. Some highways may be 80 km/h and certain sections have a minimum of 50 km/h. Penalties for violating speed limits range from fines to imprisonment. Follow speed limits for safety and be aware of the current limit while driving defensively.

Car theft is rampant in Kenya, especially in cities like Nairobi and Mombasa. High-end vehicles are targeted, often sold illegally or used for other crimes. Despite increased police patrols and anti-theft measures, corruption and lack of resources make it challenging to address the problem. Car owners can install security features like alarms, tracking devices, immobilizers, and park in well-lit areas to reduce the risk. Drivers are advised to be alert to surroundings and avoid driving at night.

Fueling a car in Kenya is easy. There are plenty of fuel stations throughout the country, and the attendants are always willing to help you choose the best fuel for your car. Regardless of whether you are a local or a visitor, fueling your car in Kenya is a hassle-free process.

Top Self-Drive Kenya Destinations


Maasai Mara National Reserve

This world-renowned Maasai Mara Park, is route to consider for the big five and wildebeest greatest show. The park has good marked roads ideal for a self drive safari.

Amboseli National Park

Embark on a wondrous journey to Amboseli in Kenya, where majestic and mighty elephants roam in their full glory. Enjoy breathtaking vistas of Mount Kilimanjaro, towering over the sweeping savannahs and lush grasslands.

Hell's Gate National Park

Explore Hell’s Gate, a Kenyan park home to grazing zebras, giraffes, impalas, and buffaloes that can be explored safely by bike or on foot.

Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West is a vast national park in Kenya, spanning 9065sq-km. It boasts various landscapes, including swamps, natural springs, rocky peaks, and plains with greenery.