Safari Car Hire

Land Cruiser Tour Van Hire

This past week, we managed to close a deal and acquired a Landcruiser tour van/vehicle available for hire. If you are looking for the perfect safari vehicle and perhaps wondering how much a Landcruiser tour van price is to hire, we have put together this article to give you all you need to get started booking our new Landcruiser rental tour vehicles. If you’d like to go ahead and book, you can reach us on 0769 103 670 or using our email bookings@kambucampers.com. Adventure Alert! We are thrilled to announce an addition of a safari-ready Toyota Landcruiser vehicle to our …

State of Kenyan Roads

If you are wondering whether Kenyan roads are good or bad, this guide will help with you all you need to understand to prepare for driving through Kenyan roads. One article I came across as I researched this topic had a title that “Driving in Kenya is a Hazardous Affair.” I couldn’t agree more but there are some factors that one should consider before arguing about the state of Kenyan roads. The article’s main argument is that although the quality of the road surface in Kenya is consistently improving, it is still not advisable for first-time visitors to self-drive in …

13 Tips for Hiring a Car in Kenya

When planning for an adventurous safari in Kenya, one of the most important things you need to consider is transportation. The best way to explore the vast and diverse landscapes of this beautiful country is by renting a car with a driver or without one. Not only does it give you the freedom to go wherever you want at your own pace, but it also allows you to experience the local culture and interact with the people. However, hiring a car in Kenya for a safari requires some careful planning and consideration. In this guide, we will provide you with …

A Chauffeur vs a Private Driver: Key Differences

In a safari setting, the distinction between a chauffeur and a driver is what sets our car hire services in Kenya apart. We actually use the terms interchangeably to emphasize that you receive top-notch chauffeur services from our professional drivers, who are also trained as tour guides. The traditional key differentiator of a driver from a chauffeur is that drivers are solely responsible for driving clients from point A to point B, while chauffeurs provide a more elevated level of service by being attentive to the client’s needs and providing a personalized experience. Chauffeurs handle your luggage, run errands, charge …

Driving in Kenya as a Tourist

If you have a valid foreign license from your country that is printed in English or Swahili, and you haven’t exceeded 90 days since arriving in Kenya on a tourist visa, you are allowed to drive on Kenyan roads. However, if your license is valid but printed in languages other than English or Swahili, you will need to obtain an International Driving Permit(IDP). You can get the IDP here. Driving on Kenyan Roads as a Foreigner: Sarah, the co-founder of Kambu Campers, is an American who drove on Kenyan roads for 5 years before obtaining a Kenyan license. Whenever asked …

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6 Roundabout Rules in Kenya

When embarking on a self-drive safari or navigating the roads of Kenya, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules of roundabouts. This knowledge will help ensure your safety and prevent potential accidents from occurring. What is a roundabout? A roundabout is a type of intersection where traffic streams around a central island in a counter-clockwise direction. Roundabouts are designed to reduce congestion, improve safety, and improve the flow of traffic. According to various sources online, the modern roundabout originated in the United Kingdom as a solution to traffic circle issues. In 1966, the United Kingdom implemented a compulsory …

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Hiring a Private Driver in Kenya(How to & Tips)

Looking for tips to have when hiring a private driver in Kenya? In this article, I have shared crucial tips to have when hiring a driver including steps on how to hire a driver. Among our travel options when on your safari in Kenya is hiring a private driver who will also act as a guide. For some travelers without an active license in their resident home countries or who are not comfortable going on self-drive safaris, this could be their only chance to explore the vast wildlife parks and watch animals in their natural habitats. At Kambu Campers, we …

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How Long to Drive my Campervan Per Day

When it comes to camping with your campervan, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. How long you want to camp each day is one of them! Do you want to drive around all day looking for the perfect spot, or do you want to find a place and stay put? In this guide, we’ll explore some options for how long to drive your campervan when camping each day. Read on for more information! How Long to Drive my Campervan when Camping Per Day? When deciding how long to drive in a single day when on a …

7 Places to Park your Campervan

While there is the benefit of sorting your accommodation during your camping safari by using a campervan, you’ll need to understand the regulations around where you can park your campervan in Kenya. Generally, it is illegal to camp anywhere without permission so make sure to check the local restrictions before pitching up for the night. Some info about car parking in Kenya: In towns and cities such as Nairobi, County governments collect parking fees which can range from 50 shillings to 200 shillings per day. In smaller towns such as Narok, it costs 100 while cities such as Nairobi charge …

Driving in Kenya Tips

Whether you are driving yourself in your car or using a rented safari vehicle such as a campervan, 4×4, or SUV, you need to be aware of the rules and regulations that govern self-drive car rentals in Kenya. In this guide, we will provide you with the information you need to make your safari trip a success. What are the road conditions in Kenya? Kenya has well-developed road networks and highways that provide easy access to tourist destinations. Most roads are paved, but you may encounter some dirt roads when traveling in the countryside or other remote areas. As with …