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Kenya Car Rental Mini Guide

Renting a car and self-driving in Kenya should give you little cause for concern beyond the usual and preparations and cautions you should exercise when renting a car anywhere else in Africa. Outside of major towns and cities, road conditions can be very poor, but planning your journey and hiring the right car will see safe passage across this beautiful country.

If you want to explore Kenya fully and see all that this amazing country has to offer then hiring a car to travel around is a great option. Avis and Europcar are both well represented in Kenya providing a car rental service reminiscent of car rental all over the world.

Most popular location to hire a car in Kenya

Facts about Kenya

  • The country of Kenya is named after Mount Kenya which is a well known landmark and also second among Africa's highest mountain peaks.
  • Kenya's climate varies from tropical around the coastal areas to arid in the north and northeast of the country.
  • Kenya boasts many wildlife reserves such as the Masai Mara which is home to many different species, some endangered.
  • The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling (KES).
  • The official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English.

Cheapest car hire in Kenya

Suzuki Alto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.76 EUR/day
Suzuki Alto

7 Days rental at 341.32 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Alto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.76 EUR/day
Suzuki Alto

7 Days rental at 341.32 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Alto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.76 EUR/day
Suzuki Alto

7 Days rental at 341.32 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Alto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.76 EUR/day
Suzuki Alto

7 Days rental at 341.32 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.41 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Estate

7 Days rental at 464.88 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Axio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.41 EUR/day
Toyota Axio

7 Days rental at 464.88 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Axio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.17 EUR/day
Toyota Axio

7 Days rental at 470.22 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Axio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.17 EUR/day
Toyota Axio

7 Days rental at 470.22 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Axio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.17 EUR/day
Toyota Axio

7 Days rental at 470.22 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Axio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.17 EUR/day
Toyota Axio

7 Days rental at 470.22 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Axio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 70.69 EUR/day
Toyota Axio

7 Days rental at 494.84 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 70.69 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Estate

7 Days rental at 494.84 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 71.77 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Estate

7 Days rental at 502.42 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 57.95 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 405.71 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 57.95 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 405.71 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 57.95 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 405.71 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 57.95 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 405.71 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.93 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 426.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 62.56 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 437.92 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 62.56 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 437.92 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 62.56 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 437.92 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 62.56 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 437.92 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 94.78 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 663.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 94.78 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 663.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 94.78 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 663.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 94.78 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 663.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 125.65 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 879.59 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 129.93 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 909.54 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Pajero

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 207.27 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Pajero

7 Days rental at 1450.90 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Pajero

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 207.27 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Pajero

7 Days rental at 1450.90 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Pajero

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 207.27 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Pajero

7 Days rental at 1450.90 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Allion

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 76.37 EUR/day
Toyota Allion

7 Days rental at 534.62 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Allion

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 76.37 EUR/day
Toyota Allion

7 Days rental at 534.62 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Allion

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 76.37 EUR/day
Toyota Allion

7 Days rental at 534.62 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Allion

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 76.37 EUR/day
Toyota Allion

7 Days rental at 534.62 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Lancer

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 84.64 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Lancer

7 Days rental at 592.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Lancer

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 84.64 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Lancer

7 Days rental at 592.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan NV200

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 95.04 EUR/day
Nissan NV200

7 Days rental at 665.34 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan NV200

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 95.04 EUR/day
Nissan NV200

7 Days rental at 665.34 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan NV200

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 95.04 EUR/day
Nissan NV200

7 Days rental at 665.34 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Kenya

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Kenya
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero is a popular model in Keyna, offering 4x4 capabilities, space for 5 adults and 5 sets of luggage
  • The Toyota Hiace is ideal for larger groups offering space for 7 adults plus luggage
  • There are no toll roads in Kenya
  • Speed limits are in Km/h with a maximum limit of 110km/h on highways
 

Popular car hire destinations in Kenya

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Kenya

  •  

    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    110kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    110kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    KES  180.94/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    KES

    Currency

  •  

    NO

    Tolls

  •  

    23

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Kenya

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Auto-union
4
4.8/10
28
€ 48.76
€ 67.17
€ 76.37

Car rental agent statistics in Kenya

  • 4.8/10
    Highest rated agent:
    AUTO-UNION
  • 4.8/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AUTO-UNION
  • 28
    Total number of reviews in
    Kenya
  • 4
    Most Locations in Kenya:
    AUTO-UNION
  • 1
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 4
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Kenya

ItemPercent
January€ 106
February€ 100
March€ 96
April€ 95
May€ 97
June€ 86
July€ 104
August€ 105
September€ 105
October€ 107
November€ 106
December€ 110
ItemPercent
January€ 80
February€ 81
March€ 78
April€ 79
May€ 80
June€ 70
July€ 86
August€ 88
September€ 87
October€ 86
November€ 80
December€ 83
ItemPercent
January€ 205
February€ 189
March€ 178
April€ 193
May€ 196
June€ 183
July€ 202
August€ 205
September€ 203
October€ 208
November€ 204
December€ 210
ItemPercent
January€ 108
February€ 104
March€ 104
April€ 99
May€ 99
June€ 98
July€ 108
August€ 109
September€ 106
October€ 110
November€ 106
December€ 107
ItemPercent
January€ 52
February€ 53
March€ 53
April€ 42
May€ 46
June€ 45
July€ 55
August€ 55
September€ 52
October€ 52
November€ 50
December€ 50
ItemPercent
January€ 231
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November€ 230
December€ 233
ItemPercent
January€ 226
February€ 206
March€ 196
April€ 211
May€ 214
June€ 197
July€ 221
August€ 223
September€ 220
October€ 225
November€ 225
December€ 231
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Kenya

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2021

€ 0.88

€ 1.03

Jan , 2022

€ 0.88

€ 1.03

Feb , 2022

€ 0.88

€ 1.03

Mar , 2022

€ 0.92

€ 1.06

Apr , 2022

€ 1.01

€ 1.16

May , 2022

€ 1.10

€ 1.25

Jun , 2022

€ 1.06

€ 1.22

Jul , 2022

€ 1.08

€ 1.24

Aug , 2022

€ 1.09

€ 1.25

Sep , 2022

€ 1.12

€ 1.27

Oct , 2022

€ 1.10

€ 1.26

Nov , 2022

€ 1.35

€ 1.47

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2022 1.35 1.47
Oct , 2022 1.10 1.26
Sep , 2022 1.12 1.27
Aug , 2022 1.09 1.25
Jul , 2022 1.08 1.24
Jun , 2022 1.06 1.22
May , 2022 1.10 1.25
Apr , 2022 1.01 1.16
Mar , 2022 0.92 1.06
Feb , 2022 0.88 1.03
Jan , 2022 0.88 1.03
Dec , 2021 0.88 1.03

Car rental price statistics in Kenya

  • € 341.32
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 420.44
    Highest daily price:
    Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 94
    Total cars available
     
  • 10
    Most popular model:
    Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 34
    Location with most cars:
    Mombasa - Airport
  • € 48.8 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AUTO-UNION - Mombasa - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Kenya

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

Car hire in Kenya starts from just €48.80 per day for a (mini) class car from Auto-union. The average price to hire a car in Kenya is just €151.50 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Kenya is a Mitsubishi Pajero car for a (fullsize) class from Green motion costing €420.40 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Kenya?

We often have special offers on car hire in Kenya including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Kenya?

Car hire prices in Kenya are kept low thanks to the 3 car hire companies across the country. With over 4 car hire locations and 324 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Kenya.

Who is the best car hire company in Kenya?

Based on over 28 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Kenya Is Auto-union who score on average 4.8/10 across all locations in Kenya.

What is the most popular car hire location in Kenya?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Kenya is Mombasa - Airport with 3 car hire companies and 34 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Kenya?

Current fuel prices in Kenya are €1.467/ltr for petrol and €1.347/ltr for diesel as of 7 November 2022, it’ll cost on average €59 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €54 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Kenya?

Speed limits in Kenya are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 110 km/h on rural roads and 110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Kenya?

Auto-union is the cheapest car hire company in Kenya offering a (mini) class car such as the Suzuki Alto for as little as €341.60 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Kenya?

The most popular car hire category in Kenya is the Mitsubishi Pajero available from 2 car hire companies in over 4 locations.

Should you rent a car in Kenya?

World renowned for having some of the most beautiful and fascinating areas of natural beauty, Kenya is a very popular destination for tourists who are keen to explore the savannahs teeming with wildlife, glorious beaches and coral reef, national parks and mighty mountains.

Hiring a car in Kenya is easily the best way to get around in comfort and safety and gives you the freedom of being your own boss at the wheel. We have a great range of vehicles to choose from depending on your budget and requirements.

Many tourists in Kenya like to hire an off road vehicle to cope with the demanding terrain if they plan to go off the beaten track. We have a good range of SUVs and 4x4 rentals in Kenya to choose from with models like the Toyota Rav4 and Daihatsu Terios always popular

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Car Hire Mombasa
€64.9
 
 
Estate 5 5 5 from €64.9 per day
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Car Hire Mombasa Airport
€64.9
 
 
Estate 5 5 5 from €64.9 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €81.3 per day
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Car Hire Nairobi
€64.9
 
 
Estate 5 5 5 from €64.9 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €81.3 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €67.5 per day
Car Hire Nairobi Airport
€64.9
 
 
Estate 5 5 5 from €64.9 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €81.3 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €67.5 per day