Information about hiring a car or other vehicle in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi.
|Type of Vehicle||CD||4×4||Cost per Day (Unlimited Mileage)|
|A||Toyota Axio, Fielder||3,500|
|B||Toyota Premio, Allion||4,500|
|C||Toyota Voxy, Noah (Vans)||8,000|
|D||Toyota Rav4 / Suzuki Vitara||6,600|
|G||Toyota Hiace with pop-up roof||18,500|
|I||Shuttles & buses 25, 27, 33, 51 and 62 seaters||From 18,000|
CD – Chauffeur driven only. Price includes gas and cost of driver from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Price excludes driver’s overtime, meals and entry into wildlife parks.
Safari – Vehicles are safari ready with pop-up roof for wildlife viewing and our exclusive Safari kit.
The minimum the vehicles can be hired is for 4 days.
Rates and Conditions
All rates are expressed in Kenya Shillings (KSh), and don’t include fuel and oil, but are inclusive of maintenance. Some vehicles have automatic transmission and others manual transmission. Rates may be adjusted during the year so check when booking.
4X4 Car Hire Nairobi
Kenya’s national parks and game reserves are generally accessible with a 2WD vehicle. If you are touring as a group, a tour van with a pop-up roof will get the job done. However, if you intend on taking a safari during the rainy seasons (between March and May or between October and December) you should go for a 4×4 because some roads in the wildlife parks become quite muddy after rains requiring a hardy vehicle to traverse them.
If you intend to drive around the city, a 2WD vehicle is recommended because it is more fuel-efficient and it is also cheaper to hire compared to a 4×4.
The cost for hiring a low consumption 2WD vehicle starts from US$ 35 and a 4×4 vehicle starts from US$ 75 per day without insurance. The cost of hiring a tour van (7 seater) starts from US$ 180 per day and a mini-bus (25 seater) US$ 260 per day with insurance and driver included.
Insurance prices are between US$ 23 and US$ 32 per day. It is important that you pay for insurance as it prevents you from paying for the full worth of the vehicle in case of an accident or theft.
The cost of hiring a car does not include gas and a deposit is always required, often totaling to the estimated sum of hire.
Car rental companies can provide you with a driver for about US$ 20 per day.
Most car rental companies will ask you to pay using a credit card or a signed travelers cheque.
Car Hire in Nairobi – Requirements
To get a driving license in Kenya you have to be above the age of 18 years.
Driver should be above the age of 23 years and have at least 2 years driving experience.
A driving license from the country of residence or any international driver’s permit is generally acceptable, and must bear no current endorsement during the last 2 years.
Driving is done on the left side of the road.
The vehicle should have PSV (Passenger Service Vehicle) inspection and insurance stickers. Both stickers should be displayed on the windshield as opposed to an insurance sticker that reads “Private”.
Other Pages That May Interest You
- Kenya Safari Packages
- Safari Holidays in East and Southern Africa
- Hotels in Kenya – Luxury and Budget Hotels
- Hennessis Hotel Nairobi from $55 – 3-star
- Kenya National Parks and Reserves
- Family Safari Holidays