Our fleet

What do you need when you hire a car in Kenya? A sturdy 4x4 vehicle to handle the roads and a reliable service in case something goes pear shaped. At Roadtrip Kenya, we have a fleet of Toyota RAV4s and Toyota Landcruisers, all sturdy 4WD vehicles. All our cars are owned by us, and serviced by our workshop in Nairobi.

What's in the car?

  • Air conditioning
  • Radio with audio connection port for your mp3 player or SD Card with roadtrip music.
    & Spare tire, car jack, spanner and wrench
  • Jumper cables and towing cable
  • Detailed roadmap of Kenya and lots of maps from National Parks
  • Latest Lonely Planet travel guide
  • Car information booklet
  • Garmin GPS navigation with Tracks for Africa

In case you need assistance, we are available 24/7 on the phone. In the field, we can rely upon a network of workshops for minor repairs. In case of a major problem, we have a replacement vehicle ready. Please refer to our policies for more information.

Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is sporty, compact and robust, as well as being easy and cheap to drive. In our experience, the RAV4 is able to take you around Kenya in almost any season. The RAV4 has an automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel-drive, which is an excellent feature given the hilly terrain of Kenya. The fuel consumption is low compared to other 4x4 models, giving you the best value for your money. The RAV4 has a gasoline engine and a fuel capacity of 60 liters with a calculated range between 650 – 700 km depending on the terrain and driving behavior.

Our fleet consists of two models, both with the same engine and transmission specifications:

  • Toyota RAV4 - the standard 4 doors
  • Roadtrippers at the Ngorongoro crater rim
  • Spotting giraffes from nearby
  • Roadtrippers on a Lake Victoria round trip
  • Toyota RAV4 - the smaller 2-doors
  • Roadtrip Tanzania on safari
  • Interior of a Toyota RAV4

Toyota Landcruiser

The ultimate classic safari car, the Toyota Landcruiser is a very sturdy and reliable car. It has a powerful Diesel engine and high ground clearance. This car is a must-have on rough roads to such places as The Maasai Mara. In case you are planning to hire a car with more than three adults and camping equipment, the Landcruiser is a better fit than the RAV4.

We do not allow the Toyota RAV4 into the Maasai Mara. For the Maasai Mara, you need a Toyota Landcruiser.

Driving precautions and travel tips

All the primary roads radiating out of Nairobi are tarmac roads, and will bring you comfortably to your safari destination. Road conditions are good for African standards and ever improving, so expect to encounter some roadworks along the way. There are also unsurfaced roads. The ‘C’ and ‘D’ roads especially are usually unsurfaced. Some unsurfaced roads are still in a good condition, but most roads are notorious for their large potholes, rocky surfaces and river overflows. Some poor ones are:

We have been exploring Kenya by road for many years. The experience is rewarding and safe, as long as you follow these precautions:

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