car hire in Kenya

Tips for driving your rental car in Kenya

If you're travelling to Kenya, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Kenya is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Nairobi counts 3,138,369 inhabitants. In Nairobi lives 7,1% of the entire country's population, which counts over 44,040,000 inhabitants. In Kenya the language spoken most widespread is english but people also speak swahili. The time zone in Kenya is GMT+03:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Kenya is G and the electric voltage is 240 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Kenya is +254, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Kenya

With a fuel cost in Kenya averaging at 1,01 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Kenya shares its land borders with Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 100,299, which ranks Kenya as the 32nd country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Kenya there is a left-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Kenyan Shilling (KES). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 110 km/h. Bear in mind that in Kenya, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kenya

Kenya boasts six UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the natural site of Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest and the natural site of Lake Turkana National Parks. GoCarHire.co.uk lets you cancel or amend your booking completely free if done at least within 24h from the vehicle pick-up.