Kenya car rentals

Kenya car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Kenya

Compact $53/day
Intermediate $60/day
Intermediate station wagon $63/day
Economy $86/day
Standard SUV $109/day
Pickup Truck $120/day
Intermediate SUV $151/day
Premium SUV $155/day
Luxury SUV $171/day
Passenger Van $200/day
Full-size SUV $226/day
Supplier Choice $409/day
  • 4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Kenya hertz
  • 5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Kenya hertz
  • 5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate station wagon car in Kenya hertz
  • 2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Kenya avis
  • 5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard SUV car in Kenya hertz
  • 5 Adults, 3 Bags Pickup Truck car in Kenya hertz
  • 5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate SUV car in Kenya greenmotion
  • 5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium SUV car in Kenya hertz
  • 5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury SUV car in Kenya hertz
  • 5 Adults, 2 Bags Passenger Van car in Kenya avis
  • 5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size SUV car in Kenya avis
  • 5 Adults, 5 Bags Supplier Choice car in Kenya greenmotion
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Car rental locations in Kenya

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  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Kenya

    5 Locations See all locations

    C/O PO Box 99298, Mombasa, MM
    P O Box 99298, Mombasa, MM
    Jomo Kenyatta Int Airport, Nairobi, NB
    +254 731 663 000
    Westlands/Chiromo Road, Nairobi, NB
    +254 731 663 000
    Aspire Centre, Nairobi, NB
    +254 202 532 610
  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Kenya

    4 Locations See all locations

    Link Road, Mombasa, MM
    +254 773 547 642
    Moi International Airport, Mombasa, MM
    +254 412 313 626
    Off Limuru Road, Nairobi, NB
    +254 724 001 111
    Airport Road 1, Nairobi, NB
    +254 724 001 111
  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Kenya

    4 Locations See all locations

    Po Box 99298, Mombasa, MM
    +254 412 220 465
    Moi International Airport, Mombasa, MM
    +254 202 386 421
    College House, Nairobi, NB
    +254 202 213 330
    Avis Counter, Nairobi, NB
    +254 202 386 420
  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Kenya

    3 Locations See all locations

    Nkrumah Road, Ground Floor- P.O. Box 131, Mombasa, MM
    Mombasa Airport, Mombasa, MM
    Jomo Kenyatta International Apt,- Main Arrival Lounge, Nairobi, NB
  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Kenya

    3 Locations See all locations

    Moi International Airport, Mombasa, MM
    +254 797 486 389
    Airport North Road, Nairobi, NB
    +254 797 486 388
    Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, NB
    +254 797 486 389
  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Kenya

    3 Locations See all locations

    Moi International Airport, Mombasa, MM
    +254 777 223 443
    Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, NB
    +254 777 223 442
    Karen ConnectionLower Plains Road, Suite 19, Nairobi, NB
    +254 777 223 444
  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Kenya

    2 Locations See all locations

    Nkrumah Road, Ground Floor, Mombasa, MM
    Jomo Kenyatta International APT, Nairobi, NB
  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car rental locations in Kenya

    1 Location See all locations

    Nairobi Airport, Nairobi, NB
  • express

    Express Rent a Car car rental locations in Kenya

    1 Location See all locations

    Nairobi International AirportJomo Kenyatta, Nairobi, NB

Top tips for renting 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.

FAQs about renting a car in Kenya

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

On average a rental car in Kenya costs $161 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Kenya?

Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kenya.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Kenya?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($59/day), GREEN MOTION ($171/day) and Avis ($220/day).

What is the best rental car company in Kenya?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Kenya are Avis (10.0, 1 reviews), Dollar (7.3, 6363 reviews), and Hertz (6.5, 4 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Kenya?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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

On average a rental car in Kenya costs $556 per week ($79 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Kenya?

On average a rental car in Kenya costs $2383 per month ($79 per day).

What is driving like in Kenya?

Road conditions in Kenya can vary wildly, and speeding is common. Other things to watch out for include wildlife, people crossing the highway at unmarked points, potholes, loose road surfaces, and mechanical breakdowns (which may require a long wait at the side of the road). Driving in Kenya is on the left, and it is recommended to maintain a defensive driving approach, lock all doors, and never travel after dark.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Kenya?

Most car agencies require drivers to be at least 23 to 25 years old to rent a car in Kenya, with an upper limit of 70 to 75 years usually in place. Some, like Avis, request that drivers have held a valid license for at least two years. In general, a domestic driver’s license will be accepted to rent a car in Kenya, though a few agencies may insist on an International Driver’s Permit (IDP). It is important to always travel with your rental documents, driving license, and passport on hand.

How are gas prices in Kenya?

Gas prices in Kenya tend to hover around 111-131 KES (1.10-1.30 USD) per liter or 4.15-4.90 USD per gallon, larger vehicles like four-wheel drives costing a considerable amount to fill up. Outside of cities, gas stations can be extremely sparse—often hundreds of miles apart—so it is best to fill up whenever possible, carry a can of spare fuel, and always make sure you know where the next gas station is located.

What are the speed limits in Kenya?

The speed limit system in Kenya is quite straightforward, with a maximum limit of 50 km/h (31 mph) in towns and cities and 110 km/h (68 mph) on highways. Speed bumps are common in both urban and rural areas, and they are rarely marked. Both speeders and wild animals on the road are unfortunately very regular occurrences in Kenya, so it is wise to maintain a low speed and drive cautiously.

Cars Africa Kenya

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Rentals are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (gps, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.