Self drive Kenya Safaris

Self drive Kenya safaris offer an adventurous and immersive way to explore the diverse landscapes and unique wildlife of this rich East African country. Having a variety of about 24 national parks and 15 national reserves to choose from, tourists can embark on their own adventure at their own pace and with their own vehicle. Have an enjoyable adventure by renting 4×4 land cruiser with all the necessary camping gears. Remember to move with binoculars and good camera to capture the memorable moments you during your self drive safari in Kenya.

As you embark on a self drive Kenya safaris, you will have the chance to witness Kenya’s incredible biodiversity up close. From the extensive savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the beautiful lakes of the Great Rift Valley, you will experience a variety of wildlife species, such as the iconic Big Five which are; rhinos, lions, elephants, leopards and the Cape buffaloes. Expect to encounter rare and endangered wildlife species such as the Grevy’s zebra and the Rothschild’s giraffe.

Rental cars in Kenya cost according to their specifications and functionality. The rental rate ranges from $35 to $200 per day.

Yes you can, it is very simple to hire a car in Kenya as you only need to meet a few requirements such as; valid passport & driver’s license.

The cost of self drive in Kenya depend on the type of car you want and its specifications. Self drive in Kenya ranges from $35 to $200 per day.

Popular destinations for self drive Kenya safaris

Kenya is a very beautiful East African country with a lot of unique wild life creatures and stunning land scapes. Exploring this country on self drive is a perfect choice as it gives you a memorable experience while navigating off the beaten paths. The country has a lot of destinations to visit during your self drive safari and among those are;

The Masai Mara National Park

Masai Mara National Park is situated in the southern region of Kenya along the Great Rift Valley. It lies 224 kilometers away from the Capital Nairobi. This national park is one of the most popular Kenyan destinations for safari as it harbors variety of wild life which includes about 90 species of mammals and 500 bird species. This national park is well known for the rich savannah vegetation that cats as a habitat to these unique species of animals.

A self drive safari in Masai Mara National park will give you an opportunity of sporting all the Big five animals which are lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and rhinos. You will also see other animals such as cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, wildebeests among others and birds such as Hamerkop, Turaco, giant kingfisher, saddle-billed stork, Kori bustard and many others.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park formally known as the Maasai Amboseli National Reserve lies in the Southern part of Kenya 365 kilometers South East of Nairobi the Capital city of Kenya. The park is crowned by Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro as it gives very stunning views of the mountain. It is well known its big herds of Elephants and hence the nick name Home of the African Elephants. During a self drive safari in Amboseli National Park, you will have a chance to view four of the Big five animals which are Elephants, Lions, Leopards & Buffaloes and other animals such as zebras crocodiles, hyrax, Lesser Kudu among others. The park is also home to about 400 bird species which makes it a paradise for bird lovers. Among the birds in Amboseli national park are African spoon bill, Hamerkop, Grey crowned crane and many more. Including Amboseli National Park on your next trip to Kenya will give you a very memorable and immersive Kenya safari experience.

Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park is the largest national park in Kenya seating on a surface area of 22000 km2. The park is located in the south eastern part of Kenya and it lies in the Taita-Taveta County in the semi desert areas of Kenya. Being Kenya’s largest national park, Tsavo has a lot to offer to its visitors and among these are the big five animals which include Lions, leopards, Rhinos, Buffaloes and elephants. The park also harbors about 500 bird species which makes it a perfect destination for bird lovers. Among the bird species to see in Tsavo national park are Somolia Ostriches, Golden Pitpit, African finfot, Papyrus Ganolek, Lesser kestrel and many more.

Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park is situated 175 kilometers Northeast of Kenya’s capital city Nairobi. The park is home to a wide range of animals such as; elephants, buffalos, water buck, elands, zebras, white colobus monkeys and various species of antelope. The park’s scenic beauty is enhanced by the great Mount Kenya, the second highest peak in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro.

A self drive safari through Mount Kenya National Park allows for freedom and flexibility while exploring the park’s different ecosystems, from vast forests to the open savannah grasslands. Renting a 4×4 vehicle is a must when planning to navigate this national park due to the harsh terrains. You can as well enjoy camping within the park, providing a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the wilderness.

Lake Nakuru National Park.

Lake Nakuru National Park is located in Central Kenya, Northwest of Nairobi, and the capital city. The park was named after the vast Lake Nakuru which is situated in the southern region of the park. The park harbors the Big five animals which makes it a perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts. The Big five animals include; Lions, African Buffaloes, Elephants, Rhinos and Leopards. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to other wild animals which include Zebras, Giraffes, Impalas, and Waterbucks among others. It harbors more than 400 species of birds making it a heaven for bird watchers.

Samburu National Park

Samburu National Park is situated 350 kilometers away from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya in the rift valley province. It is home to a variety of animals, such as, elephants, lions, and giraffes. A self drive safari in Samburu National Park gives you an immersive wildlife experience, giving you the freedom to choose their own routes, follow you itinerary and spend as much time as you want observing the wildlife. During Self drive Kenya safaris in Samburu National Park, expect to spot a lot of wild animals which include cheetah, elephants, leopards, lions, zebra, impala, giraffe among others and birds such as; Somali Ostrich, Secretary bird, Kori bustard, Black-winged stilt, Black-faced sandgrouse and many  more.


Best cars to rent for self drive Kenya safaris

Land cruiser V8

Land cruiser V8

The Land cruiser V8/VX is a rugged and reliable 4×4 vehicle that is perfect for exploring the diverse landscapes of Kenya. With its spacious interior, the Land Cruiser V8 can comfortably accommodate up to a maximum of 5 passengers while on safari, making it a convenient choice for group travel. Whether you’re planning an off-road adventure or simply cruise on the highway, the V8 land cruiser is a perfect choice. Contact us today @selfdriveskenya to book this spacious land cruiser for your next trip to Kenya.

Land cruiser TX

The land cruiser TTX/TZ is a very strong 4×4 SUV known for its durability and exceptional off-road capabilities. Whether you are planning to explore the rugged terrain of Kenya or have a long road trip, the Land Cruiser TX is very reliable. It has a very spacious interior and comfortable seating, it can accommodate up to 5 passengers. This Land cruiser is equipped with a powerful engine that ensures a smooth and comfortable drive. For a better travel experience, consider choosing a Land cruiser TX/TZ for your next trip to Uganda.

Land cruiser GX

The Land cruiser GX manual is a very strong, reliable and versatile 4×4 vehicle designed to tackle harsh terrains. The GX land cruiser which is available for self drive Kenya safaris comes in a Manual Transmission giving the drivers full control over the gears, ensuring a smooth and powerful driving experience. Are you seeking a car that will deliver high performance especially when navigating through Kenya’s national parks? The Land cruiser GX is a perfect choice for you.

What do I need to self drive Kenya?

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    In order for you to do self drives Kenya, there are essential things you need to know and have. Among these essential things are;

    The most relevant thing you need to have is a valid driver’s license from your home or an International Driving Permit. While on self drive Kenya safaris, you must carry these documents whenever you are operating a vehicle in order to avoid disturbances.

    It is very ethical for you to be aware of the local traffic rules and regulations in Kenya before attempting to drive on its roads. The most crucial thing to note is that in Kenya vehicles drive on the left side of the road. The speed limits are 50 km/h in urban or busy centers and 80 km/h on highways. Always obey the traffic signs and signals, and be cautious of pedestrians and other road users. Please do not follow the local drivers as most of them drive recklessly.

    When going for self drive Kenya safaris, you are advised to purchase a health insurance. Having a local SIM card for your mobile phone will help you make emergency calls in case of any problem faced during your safari.

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    At self drive Kenya, we offer a variety of self drive options for both local and international travelers. With a wide range of 4×4 vehicles to choose from, travelers are free to select the one that can fulfill their desires.

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