4x4 Self drive car hire in Kenya, Nairobi


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What is the best 4x4 rental car in Kenya?

Our company that rents cars offers a diverse collection of modern and distinctive vehicles in Kenya, aiming to provide unmatched rental services. We provide the most cost-efficient 4×4 car rental at US$65/day, as well as luxury range rover at US$170/day, land rover at US$180/day, TOYOTA MARK X at US$70/per day, 4×4 Toyota land cruiser hard top at US$250/day, land cruiser with rooftop tent at US$190/day, Toyota Noah at US$70/day, and budget-friendly Toyota Rav4 as well as luxurious cars for renting purposes.

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Before getting a self-drive safari car, what must I know?

Kenya, located in East Africa, has a population of over 50 million individuals, both citizens and non-citizens. The bustling capital city of Nairobi never seems to rest, and the country can experience scorching weather. However, by driving around, you can freely explore the beauty of this nation.

  • In various locations throughout Kenya, some individuals may attempt to scam you by warning you about oil leaking from your vehicle. Do not stop if this happens; instead, continue on your way. If you do stop, they may pour oil on your car and convince you that it is malfunctioning, so please don’t stop.


  • Before setting off, ensure that the car is in good mechanical condition. It’s a good idea to take photos of the vehicle to document any scratches or damages. As a developing country, Kenya may have individuals attempting to deceive and manipulate you, so it’s best to avoid strangers. 


  • If you need help or directions, try to go to a petrol station as it is safer. Always lock the car when parked or driving and promptly pay parking fees to avoid extra charges. 

How safe is self drive car rental?

  • Self-drive car rental in Kenya is relatively safer than in other African nations. Still, it’s not immune to safety concerns in most developed countries worldwide. 
  • Therefore, it’s essential to keep the car doors and windows locked, avoid leaving your valuables in the vehicle, disregard individuals standing alongside roads attempting to stop you, and pay the town council fee when parking in town. 

Before hiring a self drive in Kenya, what do I need to know?

Planning to rent a car in Kenya? You’ll need to have the following with you:

– An up-to-date driving license

– A valid credit card or alternative payment method (such as cash in shillings, euros, dollars, etc.)

Proof of Identity (either a valid passport or Identity

Can one rent a self-driving vehicle in Nairobi?

Indeed, there are options to rent a car and drive it yourself, whether you prefer a sedan, a 4WD Rav4, a land cruiser, or a 4×4 SUV that can be taken throughout Kenya. Smart budget car hires Nairobi car rental provides new models of vehicles that can be conveniently booked online with great offers. Moreover, there are also smaller SUVs and sedans available for rent. 

How much does self driving car hire cost?

  1. Economy car – Sedan from US$30 or Ksh.3500 per day
  2. Compact car – Sedan from US$40 0r Kshs.4500 per day
  3. Standard car – from Small SUV US$60 or Kshs.7000 per day
  4. Classic car – Big SUV US$140 or Kshs.15000 per day

Top-notch services for renting self-drive cars are available. 

Certain companies have a facility at Nairobi Airport, while others can arrange for the vehicle to be delivered upon arrival. While some only offer 4x4s, others also have sedans for rent. However, Smart car hire enables customers to rent the car they choose. 

To rent a car in Kenya costs how much?

Though car hire prices differ depending on companies, a Rav4 will cost US$65 daily.

I am looking for Rav4 Nairobi car hire information.

Though prices differ depending on companies, a Rav4 will cost US$65 daily.

Can I hire a car in Kenya with a driver?

All car rental companies operating in Kenya offer the option of hiring a private driver, albeit at an additional cost of US$20 per day within Nairobi and US$35 for destinations outside of Nairobi. 

Transfers from Nairobi Airport.

Transportation services are available for those traveling to and from Nairobi Airport. The cost for transportation to and from Nairobi National Park is US$80 per person for a group of two or more people or US$60 for single travelers. 

For those wishing to travel to and from Maasai Park, the cost is US$500 per person for a group of two or more people or US$250 for single travelers. Please note that the park entrance fees are not included in these prices and are an additional cost of US$43 for Nairobi Park and US$80 for Masai Mara. 

Book a car in Nairobi.

Smart Rentals is the answer if you’re looking for a reliable car rental service for your self-drive adventure in Kenya. Our 4×4 vehicles are trusted and come with added benefits for our clients. With a rental car, you’ll be free to explore Kenya’s urban and rural areas. While Kenya is generally safe, like any developing nation, it can present its challenges. That’s why we strongly suggest booking additional services like a driver escort, baby nanny, GPRS, or baby seat in advance to avoid any unexpected setbacks during your self-driving experience. 

Need the best self-drive car hire?

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Smart Rentals, you can enjoy the most attractive rates for a 4×4 car rental at just US$65 per day. 

Can I pick up my cars for hire at Nairobi Airport?

Once you book your car, the driver of the Smart rental will deliver the vehicle at the airport and drop you and your vehicle at a hotel or apartment in Nairobi.

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Can I get a Nairobi airport transfer?

All client who books a car with Smart Rentals is a VIP. So you will enjoy free pick-up from the airport to your destination near Nairobi. But if you only need a transfer, we charge US$30 sedan, US$50 mini-van, and US$80 big van.

Transfer from Nairobi Airport to National parks

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Nairobi tours

  • If you want to visit Nairobi National Park from Airport, it is only 10 miles from Nairobi Airport. However, it will take four hours inside the park. The park is home to much wildlife in the national parks; only the elephant is absent.
  • Smart Rentals is available to assist you in booking your safari in Kenya if you have already booked your flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Park. Additionally, if transportation to the park is not included in your lodge booking, we can help. Click our booking button, and we guarantee a response regarding your transfer within two hours. 
  • Smart Rentals is the go-to car rental company if you’re looking to embark on a self-drive safari in Tsavo National Park, Mount Kenya, or Lake Nakuru. Rest assured that when renting from us, your reservation will be confirmed, and your vehicle will be ready. 


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East Africa car hires service.

Smart rentals allow you to have self drive East Africa car hire 4wd only—one of the best ways is to pick a car hire in Nairobi and drop in Mombasa. There are several car rental locations, and our company in Kenya has no limitations.

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The car rental experts await your call for advice on your ideal car.

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Car for hire in Kenya

Whether you are looking for long-term or short term car rental, 4×4 self drive Kenya, a car hire with a driver, guided Kenya safari, rental car in Nairobi, standard or luxury car, Smart rentals experts will assist you.

Explore Kenya safari

We provide a range of options for experiencing this adventure, including self drive safaris in Kenya, guided safaris in Kenya, travel by road throughout Kenya, and other travel opportunities within the country. Go on a self-drive safari and drive your own adventure car; hire allows you to see what Kenya offers.