Cheapest car hire in Kenya

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

Kenya car hire reviews

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Kenya

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    L

    Road Driving Side

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    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    110kph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    110kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    KES  102.49/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    KES

    Currency

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    NO

    Tolls

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    23

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 9.0/10)

Freddy

South Africa

10/10
Wanted a double

Wanted a double car with closed trunk but could only get a Pajero or Land Cruiser, which was fine in the end. Good price from Europcar.

17/02/2020
John

Australia

10/10
Needed a miniva

Needed a minivan, the Toyota Hiace was ideal for our party. Good price.

05/02/2020
David

Kenya

8/10
Cheap price, ea

Cheap price, easy booking.

24/01/2020

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Car rental agent statistics in Kenya

  • Total number of reviews in
    Kenya
  • 4
    Most Locations in Kenya:
    AVIS
  • Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 4
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Kenya

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Kenya

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2020 0.72 0.83
Oct , 2020 0.74 0.85
Sep , 2020 0.76 0.85
Aug , 2020 0.75 0.82
Jul , 2020 0.77 0.83
Jun , 2020 0.64 0.76
May , 2020 0.69 0.73
Apr , 2020 0.86 0.82
Mar , 2020 0.90 0.96
Feb , 2020 0.96 1.02
Jan , 2020 0.92 0.98
Dec , 2019 0.90 0.96

Car rental price statistics in Kenya

  • € 345.10
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 477.05
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Land Cruiser
  • 116
    Total cars available
     
  • 12
    Most popular model:
    Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 44
    Location with most cars:
    Nairobi - Airport
  • € 49.3 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 €49.30 per day for a (mini) class car from Auto-union. The average price to hire a car in Kenya is just €144.40 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Kenya is a Toyota Land Cruiser car for a (fullsize) class from Green motion costing €477.10 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, Auto-union is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Mombasa - Airport for €49.30 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Kenya?

Car hire prices in Kenya are kept low thanks to the 4 car hire companies across the country. With over 5 car hire locations and 340 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Kenya.

Who is the best car hire company in Kenya?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Kenya Is who score on average /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 Nairobi - Airport with 4 car hire companies and 44 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Kenya?

Current fuel prices in Kenya are €0.831/ltr for petrol and €0.715/ltr for diesel as of 23 November 2020, it’ll cost on average €33 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €29 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 €345.10 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Kenya?

The most popular car hire category in Kenya is the Mitsubishi Lancer available from 2 car hire companies in over 5 locations.

Is it safe to rent a car and drive in Keyna?

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

Kenya Mini Guide

Kenya is a country of incredible natural beauty in which mankind is thought to have originated as a species. Kenya is famous for its fantastic game parks where you can see wild animals such as lions, elephants and wildebeest. The latter animals migrate en masse every year across Kenya from Maasai Mara to the Serengeti – an unforgettable sight if you are lucky enough to witness it. If you hope to experience this amazing act of nature book your accommodation well ahead of time and consider renting a hot air balloon which is the best way to see the wildebeest.

The eastern African country of Kenya is bordered by Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It is possible to drive into Uganda via the Busia border, Ethiopia via the Moyale border and Tanzania via the Namanga border. If you do a long cross border drive make sure you plan your journey carefully as some parts of the northern desert of Kenya can be dangerous due to bandits. The roads are often in bad condition and there are few signs making it easy to get lost, but if you are looking for an adventure then consider hiring a jeep to deal with the dirt tracks and bush. You may also wish to request the optional extra of having GPS as this can be very useful in Kenya. Kenya is a developing country of varying degrees and some people in Kenya may even still be relatively unused to seeing white people.

Most people flying into Kenya will come into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which is in the capital Nairobi. Picking up your Rhino rental car from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you can be in Nairobi’s main business district within half an hour.

The national carrier is Kenya Airways on which you can fly to major cities in Africa such as Harare in Zimbabwe, Cairo in Egypt, Johannesburg in South Africa and Accra in Ghana. Air Kenya also has routes to international destinations like Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Mumbai in India and Amsterdam in Holland. Other airlines which operate out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport are Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Qatar Airways.

If you are flying to Mombasa you will arrive at Moi International Airport where you can also collect a Rhino hire car, while Eldoret airport deals with cargo planes and local flights. For low cost flights within Kenya and the region try the Fly540 airline. 

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.

Climate in Kenya - When to Visit?

Hot and dry is a fair description of the climate in Kenya, however it's actually usually a little cooler in the peak summer months from June to September.
 
Month
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Average °C
20
21
21
22
21
20
19
18
18
19
21
20
Minimum °C
14
14
13
15
15
14
13
12
12
12
14
15
Maximum °C
25
27
28
28
26
25
24
23
24
26
27
25
Sunshine (hours)
7
8
9
8
5
5
6
7
7
8
7
6
Rain (cm)
7
7
4
8
12
12
1
1
3
2
3
15

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
 

Popular car hire destinations in Kenya

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Fuel Prices in Kenya

  • Price of petrol in Kenya in November

    € 0.83/Ltr

    ($ 1.02/Ltr | 102.49/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Kenya in November

    € 0.72/Ltr

    ($ 0.88/Ltr | 88.19/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Kenya in November

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 33.24  ($ 40.70) | € 28.60  ($ 35.02)
Compact € 33.24  ($ 40.70) | € 28.60  ($ 35.02)
Full Size € 41.55  ($ 50.88) | € 35.75  ($ 43.78)
SUV € 49.86  ($ 61.06) | € 42.90  ($ 52.53)
Carrier € 58.17  ($ 71.23) | € 50.05  ($ 61.29)

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