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.

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Our entry into tour van rental business:

Our journey to establishing one of the fastest-growing family-owned safari Land Cruiser rental companies began with our frustration in finding a good affordable and reliable Land Cruiser for a post-wedding game drive a few years ago. At that time, we were ready to splurge and get a Landcruiser for a game drive in Masai Mara. We didn’t know much about the 40s, 60s, 70s or the 80s series Toyota Landcruiser models and this resulted in us getting the most affordable option unbenown to us that we had settled for the worst possible deal.

Upon first glance, the Landcruiser we selected appeared well-maintained. Without hesitation, we chose the 1978 Toyota 40-Series Land Cruiser(J-610), specifically noted by its registration number, KAW. Notably, in Kenya, vehicle registrations begin with KAA, KAB, KBA, KBB, KBC, and the most recent, KDX. Hence, a vehicle bearing the KAW label indicated many years of service. The aged car’s limitations were evident as it struggled on even slight inclines, barely managing speeds over 35km/hr in hilly terrain, primarily relying on gears 1 or 2. It took us more than 5 hours to get from Lake Nakuru Lodge to Osoro Camp in Masai Mara, a distance which typically takes 2 hours.

This has been a story that we’ve told over and over and we now laugh about it but it was so frustrating at that time that I won’t wish anyone on a safari to randomly pick a Landcruiser. I think its easy to get carried away with new paint in the car or get sold on ‘old models’ are tougher and stronger or that all Landcruisers are the same. I tell you the truth. They are not the same.

Our entry into tour van rental business:

Our own path to becoming one of the fastest growing family-owned safari landcruiser rental company started out of our own frustration to find a suitable new-model 70s-series Landcruiser to hire for a game drive after our wedding a few years back. We ended up renting a 1978 Toyota 40-Series(J-610) Landcruiser and I believe it was a KAW. The car was so old we could feel and almost symthathize for its struggle. In any tiny incline of 5% of more, its best gear was gear 1 or 2 and could not exceed 35km/hr in any hill.

Our journey to establishing one of the fastest-growing family-owned safari Land Cruiser rental companies began with our frustration in finding a good affordable and reliable Land Cruiser for a post-wedding game drive a few years ago. At that time, we were ready to splurge and get a Landcruiser for a game drive in Masai Mara. We didn’t know much about the 40s, 60s, 70s or the 80s series Toyota Landcruiser models and this resulted in us getting the most affordable option unbenown to us that we had settled for the worst possible deal.

Upon first glance, the Landcruiser we selected appeared well-maintained. Without hesitation, we chose the 1978 Toyota 40-Series Land Cruiser, specifically noted by its registration number, KAW. Notably, in Kenya, vehicle registrations begin with KAA, KAB, KBA, KBB, KBC, and the most recent, KDX. Hence, a vehicle bearing the KAW label indicated many years of service. The aged car’s limitations were evident as it struggled on even slight inclines, barely managing speeds over 35km/hr in hilly terrain, primarily relying on gears 1 or 2. It took us more than 5 hours to get from Lake Nakuru Lodge to Osoro Camp in Masai Mara, a distance which typically takes 2 hours.

This has been a story that we’ve told over and over and we now laugh about it but it was so frustrating at that time that I won’t wish anyone on a safari to randomly pick a Landcruiser. I think its easy to get carried away with new paint in the car or get sold on ‘old models’ are tougher and stronger or that all Landcruisers are the same. I tell you the truth. They are not the same.

Getting started with Tour Van Business:

We conducted thorough research on tour van rental businesses specializing in high-end, comfortable Landcruiser vans, also known as the African Jeep. We were pleased to find a few reputable companies offering top-notch customized Landcruiser safari vehicles and we were challenged to find ways to define ourselves. We knew for sure that we could do better than many ‘briefcase’ rental companies without a vehicle to their name and care very little about the customer experience.

As young entrepreneurs, we aimed to distinguish ourselves through exceptional service. We handpicked experienced drivers with impressive track records, trained as tour guides. To ensure quality, we went on game drives with multiple driver-guides. Beyond vehicle performance, we strongly believe that a knowledgeable guide can elevate your safari from ordinary to unforgettable.

We identified a need for clear, affordable pricing accessible to everyone and eliminating all hidden fees by going for an all-inclusive daily rate. In addition, we focused on offering extra services such as air evacuation cover for accidents, ensuring our guests feel secure knowing their safety is our priority.

Price Consideration: Why we opted for used Land cruiser for our tour business:

We opted to purchase a used 2013 Landcruiser with under 70,000 kms, enjoying nearly a Kenya Shilling 2 million discount compared to a new 2023 model with zero mileage. Despite lacking the manufacturer warranty, the financial savings were compelling.

The customized features from our previous tour van rental company, including the upgraded interiors, pop-up roof, reclining chairs, and more, added significant value. This choice spared us the complexities of engaging Landcruiser body builders, predominantly located in Tanzania due to their cost-effective parts sourcing compared to Kenya.

Dealing with car importation from the UK or Japan wasn’t also something we wanted to go through. We knew where our main selling points were and how we could go about attracting customers that will appreciate our offerings.

A challenge we encountered was sourcing a new Landcruiser from markets like the UK or Japan. Ultimately, we secured a nearly-new but used Landcruiser through a collaborative partner with over 20 years of industry experience, who has been instrumental in our growth.

Interested in the price of a new 2024 Landcruiser pick-up? Expect it to start at over $80,000 before any customization for a safari setup. If you’re open to a used Landcruiser with customization and low mileage under 100,000 kms, prices can range from $40,000 to $60,000. Unfortunately, we are not selling any of our Landcruisers at the moment if that’s what led you to this page.

Why opt for a Land cruiser Tour Van for your Safari?

Landcruiser vans are renowned for their suitability for safari adventures, primarily due to their robust build, advanced technical features, and unparalleled durability in challenging terrains. Here are some key technical aspects that make Landcruiser vans ideal for safari tours:

1. Rugged Suspension System

  • Type: Most Landcruiser models are equipped with a heavy-duty suspension system designed for off-road performance. The suspension often includes coil springs or air suspension in higher-end models, providing superior ride quality over rough surfaces.
  • Durability: The suspension components are built to withstand the stresses of off-road driving, including large potholes, rocky paths, and uneven terrain often encountered on safari routes.
  • Adjustability: Some models offer adjustable suspension settings, allowing drivers to optimize the vehicle’s height and damping for different types of terrain, enhancing both safety and comfort for passengers.

2. Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) Capability

  • System: Landcruiser vans come with full-time or part-time 4WD systems, featuring high and low ranges that can be selected based on the driving conditions.
  • Traction Control: Advanced traction control systems work in tandem with the 4WD to maintain grip in slippery or loose conditions, ensuring the vehicle remains stable and controllable on sandy, muddy, or wet surfaces.
  • Differential Locks: Certain models are equipped with locking differentials, which can lock the axles together, providing equal power to all wheels and significantly improving traction in extreme off-road conditions.

3. Powerful and Reliable Engine

  • Engine Types: Landcruisers are powered by a range of engines, including V8 and straight-6 configurations, known for their reliability and power. These engines are designed to offer sufficient torque at low RPMs, crucial for off-road driving and steep climbs.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Despite their power, many Landcruiser engines are engineered to be as fuel-efficient as possible, considering their size and the vehicle’s weight, which is essential for long safari tours where fuel stations are sparse.

4. High Ground Clearance and Approach Angles

  • Clearance: High ground clearance is critical for navigating over obstacles commonly found in the wild, such as rocks and fallen logs, without damaging the vehicle’s undercarriage.
  • Approach and Departure Angles: Landcruisers are designed with favorable approach, departure, and breakover angles, allowing the vehicle to tackle steep inclines and declines without the front or rear bumpers scraping the ground.

5. Durable Build and Protective Features

  • Frame: The body-on-frame construction provides an extra layer of durability and strength, essential for withstanding the rigors of off-road driving.
  • Underbody Protection: Skid plates and other protective features guard vital components such as the engine, transmission, and fuel tank against damage from debris and rough terrain.

6. Interior Comfort and Safety Features

  • Comfort: Despite their rugged exterior, Landcruiser vans offer a comfortable and spacious interior, with features such as air conditioning, adjustable seating, and noise insulation to enhance passenger comfort during long drives.
  • Safety: Equipped with modern safety features like airbags, stability control, and ABS brakes, passengers are kept safe even in challenging driving conditions.

In summary, the combination of a rugged suspension system, 4WD capability, reliable and powerful engines, high ground clearance, durable construction, and comfort-oriented interiors make Landcruiser vans exceptionally suited for safari tours. These technical attributes ensure that the vehicle can handle the diverse and demanding environments of safari adventures, offering passengers a safe, comfortable, and memorable experience.

Landcruiser Tour Van Capacity:

In our conversations with clients, a common point of clarification arises regarding why our Land Cruiser is configured for 7 passengers, whereas the typical seating capacity is 8. The distinction lies in our deliberate choice to equip our Landcruiser with a mini refrigerator. This addition, aimed at enhancing the safari experience by providing refreshments within easy reach, necessitates the reduction in passenger capacity to ensure everyone on board enjoys ample space and comfort. These refreshments come in handy during those long road rides especially during July dry season/migration period.

For those in smaller groups or seeking a more intimate exploration, we also offer the “short chase” cruiser, perfectly suited for up to 5 passengers. This option allows for a personalized journey, offering flexibility and closer encounters with the wilderness.

It’s important for potential renters to be aware that, to maximize comfort and the overall safari experience, we recommend organizing groups of no more than 7 passengers for our standard Land Cruiser configuration. Our commitment to your safari experience drives our vehicle setup, ensuring that each journey through the breathtaking landscapes is both comfortable and memorable, with every detail, including the convenience of on-board refreshments, thoughtfully considered.

How much does it cost to rent a Landcruiser for a safari?

Our all-inclusive fee structure is what sets us apart in the safari experience, ensuring that when you rent a Land Cruiser for your adventure, you encounter no hidden fees. Our transparent pricing ranges from $200 to $300, with the variance primarily due to the time of year, reflecting seasonal demand and availability. This comprehensive fee not only covers the rental of a meticulously maintained Land Cruiser, perfectly suited for the rugged terrains and spectacular landscapes you’ll explore, but it also includes the services of our experienced driver-guides, fuel costs, and any vehicle and driver entrance fees to parks or reserves.

Here are all the inclusions;

  • Fuel fee
  • Entry fee to parks and reserves for vehicle and guide
  • Insurance
  • Add-on health insurance cover + comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • Bottled water

Exclusions:

  • Guest entry fee to parks
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips
  • Accommodations

Transfer pricing vs game-drive pricing:

Many of our competitors fail to disclose hidden fees and tend to surprise customers with exorbitant charges when transferring them from the airport to popular destinations like Masai Mara. For instance, transfer rates can soar to around $270, while game drives may cost $220. Considering that game drives cover shorter distances and thus require less fuel compared to the 200+ kilometers journey from Nairobi to Masai Mara, the pricing for game drives is usually more budget-friendly than transfers. Beware when booking a Landcruiser rental so you don’t fall for such.

Who should hire a landcruiser:

Hiring a Landcruiser tour van in Kenya is an excellent choice for a wide array of travelers seeking to explore the country’s unparalleled natural beauty, wildlife, and cultural heritage. The ruggedness, reliability, and comfort offered by a Landcruiser make it ideally suited for the diverse Kenyan landscapes, from the savannahs teeming with wildlife to the mountainous terrains and the sandy beaches. Here’s a detailed look at who should consider hiring a Landcruiser tour van in Kenya and why:

1. Wildlife and Nature Enthusiasts

Kenya is world-famous for its rich biodiversity and iconic safari destinations, such as the Maasai Mara, Tsavo, and Amboseli National Parks. A Landcruiser, with its superior off-road capabilities and enhanced viewing features like pop-up roofs, provides wildlife and nature enthusiasts an unmatched opportunity to get up close and personal with the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and other wildlife in their natural habitat, all in safety and comfort.

2. Adventure Seekers

For those looking to delve into the heart of Kenya’s most rugged and remote landscapes, such as the Northern Frontier District or the slopes of Mount Kenya, the Landcruiser’s durability and 4WD capability enable adventure seekers to traverse challenging terrains that are otherwise inaccessible with standard vehicles.

3. Photography and Filming Crews

Photographers and filmmakers drawn to Kenya’s scenic vistas and diverse wildlife find the Landcruiser to be an invaluable asset. Its stable and reliable performance in off-road conditions allows crews to carry heavy equipment and navigate through various terrains, ensuring they capture the perfect shot without compromising on mobility or safety.

4. Families and Groups

The spacious interior and customizable seating configurations of a Landcruiser tour van make it an ideal choice for families or groups traveling together. Its capacity to comfortably accommodate groups ensures that everyone can enjoy the journey together, making it perfect for family vacations, reunions, or group tours looking for a shared adventure in Kenya.

5. Eco-Tourists and Conservationists

Individuals and organizations dedicated to conservation efforts or eco-tourism find the Landcruiser tour van conducive for navigating Kenya’s ecosystems with minimal environmental impact. Its reliability means less likelihood of breakdowns in sensitive areas, and its efficiency can be a boon for those looking to minimize their carbon footprint while exploring conservation sites and participating in wildlife research or community projects.

6. Luxury and Comfort Seekers

The modern Landcruiser tour van is not just about rugged capability; it also offers luxury and comfort features such as air conditioning, comfortable seating, and entertainment systems. Those looking to explore Kenya’s landscapes and wildlife without sacrificing comfort will find the Landcruiser to be an excellent choice.

7. Corporate Retreats and Team-Building Exercises

Businesses and organizations aiming to foster teamwork and offer unique experiences to their employees will find hiring a Landcruiser tour van for corporate retreats or team-building exercises in Kenya’s natural parks and reserves to be exceptionally rewarding. The shared experiences in such an inspiring setting can enhance team cohesion and morale.

Expert tips to save when renting a Landcruiser safari van:

Renting a Land Cruiser tour van for your safari adventure can be a significant part of your travel budget. However, with some strategic planning and insider knowledge, you can find ways to save money without compromising the quality of your experience. Here are expert tips to help you economize on your next safari vehicle rental:

  1. Book in Advance: Early booking often secures the best rates. Rental companies may offer discounts for reservations made well ahead of the travel date, as this helps them manage their fleet more efficiently. If you reach out 6 months or so in advance, you may get up to $30 discount per day.
  2. Travel Off-Peak: Rates for renting a Land Cruiser can vary significantly with the season. If your travel dates are flexible, consider planning your safari during the off-peak season when demand is lower, leading to more competitive pricing. Our pricing is relatively lower during off-peak season than during the peak June to September peak season.
  3. Group Travel: Maximize the vehicle’s capacity by organizing a group safari. Splitting the rental cost among more passengers can significantly reduce the per-person expense. Since we price our Landcruiser rental rates per day and not per person, a group of 5 sharing $250 will cost each person just $50 making you go on a very budget safari. Sometimes we organize group safaris in our Kambu Mara Camp but may not always guarantee availability at any specific day.
  4. Negotiate for Longer Rentals: If you’re planning an extended safari, inquire about discounts for longer rental periods. Companies are often willing to offer lower daily rates for rentals that span several days or more. Definately talk to us about a discount if you want to rent for longer periods.
  5. Compare and Contrast: Don’t settle on the first quote you receive. Take the time to compare offers from different rental companies, but ensure you’re comparing like-for-like in terms of vehicle condition, included services, and additional benefits.
  6. Check for Included Extras: Some rentals include additional features like coolers, camping equipment, or GPS navigation systems at no extra cost. These can provide added value and save you from renting them separately.
  7. Understand the Insurance Coverage: Ensure you fully understand what is covered under the insurance policy included with your rental. Opting for comprehensive coverage might seem more expensive upfront but can save money in the event of an incident.

, specifically noted by its registration number, KAW. Notably, in Kenya, vehicle registrations begin with KAA, KAB, KBA, KBB, KBC, and the most recent, KDX. Hence, a vehicle bearing the KAW label indicated many years of service. The aged car’s limitations were evident as it struggled on even slight inclines, barely managing speeds over 35km/hr in hilly terrain, primarily relying on gears 1 or 2. It took us more than 5 hours to get from Lake Nakuru Lodge to Osoro Camp in Masai Mara, a distance which typically takes 2 hours.

This has been a story that we’ve told over and over and we now laugh about it but it was so frustrating at that time that I won’t wish anyone on a safari to randomly pick a Landcruiser. I think its easy to get carried away with new paint in the car or get sold on ‘old models’ are tougher and stronger or that all Landcruisers are the same. I tell you the truth. They are not the same.

Getting started with Tour Van Business:

We conducted thorough research on tour van rental businesses specializing in high-end, comfortable Landcruiser vans, also known as the African Jeep. We were pleased to find a few reputable companies offering top-notch customized Landcruiser safari vehicles and we were challenged to find ways to define ourselves. We knew for sure that we could do better than many ‘briefcase’ rental companies without a vehicle to their name and care very little about the customer experience.

As young entrepreneurs, we aimed to distinguish ourselves through exceptional service. We handpicked experienced drivers with impressive track records, trained as tour guides. To ensure quality, we went on game drives with multiple driver-guides. Beyond vehicle performance, we strongly believe that a knowledgeable guide can elevate your safari from ordinary to unforgettable.

We identified a need for clear, affordable pricing accessible to everyone and eliminating all hidden fees by going for an all-inclusive daily rate. In addition, we focused on offering extra services such as air evacuation cover for accidents, ensuring our guests feel secure knowing their safety is our priority.

Price Consideration: Why we opted for used Landcruiser for our tour business:

We opted to purchase a used 2013 Landcruiser with under 70,000 kms, enjoying nearly a Kenya Shilling 2 million discount compared to a new 2023 model with zero mileage. Despite lacking the manufacturer warranty, the financial savings were compelling.

The customized features from our previous tour van rental company, including the upgraded interiors, pop-up roof, reclining chairs, and more, added significant value. This choice spared us the complexities of engaging Landcruiser body builders, predominantly located in Tanzania due to their cost-effective parts sourcing compared to Kenya.

Dealing with car importation from the UK or Japan wasn’t also something we wanted to go through. We knew where our main selling points were and how we could go about attracting customers that will appreciate our offerings.

A challenge we encountered was sourcing a new Landcruiser from markets like the UK or Japan. Ultimately, we secured a nearly-new but used Landcruiser through a collaborative partner with over 20 years of industry experience, who has been instrumental in our growth.

Interested in the price of a new 2024 Landcruiser pick-up? Expect it to start at over $80,000 before any customization for a safari setup. If you’re open to a used Landcruiser with customization and low mileage under 100,000 kms, prices can range from $40,000 to $60,000. Unfortunately, we are not selling any of our Landcruisers at the moment if that’s what led you to this page.

Why opt for a Landcruiser Tour Van for your Safari?

Landcruiser vans are renowned for their suitability for safari adventures, primarily due to their robust build, advanced technical features, and unparalleled durability in challenging terrains. Here are some key technical aspects that make Landcruiser vans ideal for safari tours:

1. Rugged Suspension System

  • Type: Most Landcruiser models are equipped with a heavy-duty suspension system designed for off-road performance. The suspension often includes coil springs or air suspension in higher-end models, providing superior ride quality over rough surfaces.
  • Durability: The suspension components are built to withstand the stresses of off-road driving, including large potholes, rocky paths, and uneven terrain often encountered on safari routes.
  • Adjustability: Some models offer adjustable suspension settings, allowing drivers to optimize the vehicle’s height and damping for different types of terrain, enhancing both safety and comfort for passengers.

2. Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) Capability

  • System: Landcruiser vans come with full-time or part-time 4WD systems, featuring high and low ranges that can be selected based on the driving conditions.
  • Traction Control: Advanced traction control systems work in tandem with the 4WD to maintain grip in slippery or loose conditions, ensuring the vehicle remains stable and controllable on sandy, muddy, or wet surfaces.
  • Differential Locks: Certain models are equipped with locking differentials, which can lock the axles together, providing equal power to all wheels and significantly improving traction in extreme off-road conditions.

3. Powerful and Reliable Engine

  • Engine Types: Landcruisers are powered by a range of engines, including V8 and straight-6 configurations, known for their reliability and power. These engines are designed to offer sufficient torque at low RPMs, crucial for off-road driving and steep climbs.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Despite their power, many Landcruiser engines are engineered to be as fuel-efficient as possible, considering their size and the vehicle’s weight, which is essential for long safari tours where fuel stations are sparse.

4. High Ground Clearance and Approach Angles

  • Clearance: High ground clearance is critical for navigating over obstacles commonly found in the wild, such as rocks and fallen logs, without damaging the vehicle’s undercarriage.
  • Approach and Departure Angles: Landcruisers are designed with favorable approach, departure, and breakover angles, allowing the vehicle to tackle steep inclines and declines without the front or rear bumpers scraping the ground.

5. Durable Build and Protective Features

  • Frame: The body-on-frame construction provides an extra layer of durability and strength, essential for withstanding the rigors of off-road driving.
  • Underbody Protection: Skid plates and other protective features guard vital components such as the engine, transmission, and fuel tank against damage from debris and rough terrain.

6. Interior Comfort and Safety Features

  • Comfort: Despite their rugged exterior, Landcruiser vans offer a comfortable and spacious interior, with features such as air conditioning, adjustable seating, and noise insulation to enhance passenger comfort during long drives.
  • Safety: Equipped with modern safety features like airbags, stability control, and ABS brakes, passengers are kept safe even in challenging driving conditions.

In summary, the combination of a rugged suspension system, 4WD capability, reliable and powerful engines, high ground clearance, durable construction, and comfort-oriented interiors make Landcruiser vans exceptionally suited for safari tours. These technical attributes ensure that the vehicle can handle the diverse and demanding environments of safari adventures, offering passengers a safe, comfortable, and memorable experience.

Landcruiser Tour Van Capacity:

In our conversations with clients, a common point of clarification arises regarding why our Land Cruiser is configured for 7 passengers, whereas the typical seating capacity is 8. The distinction lies in our deliberate choice to equip our Landcruiser with a mini refrigerator. This addition, aimed at enhancing the safari experience by providing refreshments within easy reach, necessitates the reduction in passenger capacity to ensure everyone on board enjoys ample space and comfort. These refreshments come in handy during those long road rides especially during July dry season/migration period.

For those in smaller groups or seeking a more intimate exploration, we also offer the “short chase” cruiser, perfectly suited for up to 5 passengers. This option allows for a personalized journey, offering flexibility and closer encounters with the wilderness.

It’s important for potential renters to be aware that, to maximize comfort and the overall safari experience, we recommend organizing groups of no more than 7 passengers for our standard Land Cruiser configuration. Our commitment to your safari experience drives our vehicle setup, ensuring that each journey through the breathtaking landscapes is both comfortable and memorable, with every detail, including the convenience of on-board refreshments, thoughtfully considered.

How much does it cost to rent a Landcruiser for a safari?

Our all-inclusive fee structure is what sets us apart in the safari experience, ensuring that when you rent a Land Cruiser for your adventure, you encounter no hidden fees. Our transparent pricing ranges from $200 to $300, with the variance primarily due to the time of year, reflecting seasonal demand and availability. This comprehensive fee not only covers the rental of a meticulously maintained Land Cruiser, perfectly suited for the rugged terrains and spectacular landscapes you’ll explore, but it also includes the services of our experienced driver-guides, fuel costs, and any vehicle and driver entrance fees to parks or reserves.

Here are all the inclusions;

  • Fuel fee
  • Entry fee to parks and reserves for vehicle and guide
  • Insurance
  • Add-on health insurance cover + comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • Bottled water

Exclusions:

  • Guest entry fee to parks
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips
  • Accommodations

Transfer pricing vs game-drive pricing:

Many of our competitors fail to disclose hidden fees and tend to surprise customers with exorbitant charges when transferring them from the airport to popular destinations like Masai Mara. For instance, transfer rates can soar to around $270, while game drives may cost $220. Considering that game drives cover shorter distances and thus require less fuel compared to the 200+ kilometers journey from Nairobi to Masai Mara, the pricing for game drives is usually more budget-friendly than transfers. Beware when booking a Landcruiser rental so you don’t fall for such.

Who should hire a landcruiser:

Hiring a Landcruiser tour van in Kenya is an excellent choice for a wide array of travelers seeking to explore the country’s unparalleled natural beauty, wildlife, and cultural heritage. The ruggedness, reliability, and comfort offered by a Landcruiser make it ideally suited for the diverse Kenyan landscapes, from the savannahs teeming with wildlife to the mountainous terrains and the sandy beaches. Here’s a detailed look at who should consider hiring a Landcruiser tour van in Kenya and why:

1. Wildlife and Nature Enthusiasts

Kenya is world-famous for its rich biodiversity and iconic safari destinations, such as the Maasai Mara, Tsavo, and Amboseli National Parks. A Landcruiser, with its superior off-road capabilities and enhanced viewing features like pop-up roofs, provides wildlife and nature enthusiasts an unmatched opportunity to get up close and personal with the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and other wildlife in their natural habitat, all in safety and comfort.

2. Adventure Seekers

For those looking to delve into the heart of Kenya’s most rugged and remote landscapes, such as the Northern Frontier District or the slopes of Mount Kenya, the Landcruiser’s durability and 4WD capability enable adventure seekers to traverse challenging terrains that are otherwise inaccessible with standard vehicles.

3. Photography and Filming Crews

Photographers and filmmakers drawn to Kenya’s scenic vistas and diverse wildlife find the Landcruiser to be an invaluable asset. Its stable and reliable performance in off-road conditions allows crews to carry heavy equipment and navigate through various terrains, ensuring they capture the perfect shot without compromising on mobility or safety.

4. Families and Groups

The spacious interior and customizable seating configurations of a Landcruiser tour van make it an ideal choice for families or groups traveling together. Its capacity to comfortably accommodate groups ensures that everyone can enjoy the journey together, making it perfect for family vacations, reunions, or group tours looking for a shared adventure in Kenya.

5. Eco-Tourists and Conservationists

Individuals and organizations dedicated to conservation efforts or eco-tourism find the Landcruiser tour van conducive for navigating Kenya’s ecosystems with minimal environmental impact. Its reliability means less likelihood of breakdowns in sensitive areas, and its efficiency can be a boon for those looking to minimize their carbon footprint while exploring conservation sites and participating in wildlife research or community projects.

6. Luxury and Comfort Seekers

The modern Landcruiser tour van is not just about rugged capability; it also offers luxury and comfort features such as air conditioning, comfortable seating, and entertainment systems. Those looking to explore Kenya’s landscapes and wildlife without sacrificing comfort will find the Landcruiser to be an excellent choice.

7. Corporate Retreats and Team-Building Exercises

Businesses and organizations aiming to foster teamwork and offer unique experiences to their employees will find hiring a Landcruiser tour van for corporate retreats or team-building exercises in Kenya’s natural parks and reserves to be exceptionally rewarding. The shared experiences in such an inspiring setting can enhance team cohesion and morale.

Expert tips to save when renting a Landcruiser safari van:

Renting a Land Cruiser tour van for your safari adventure can be a significant part of your travel budget. However, with some strategic planning and insider knowledge, you can find ways to save money without compromising the quality of your experience. Here are expert tips to help you economize on your next safari vehicle rental:

  1. Book in Advance: Early booking often secures the best rates. Rental companies may offer discounts for reservations made well ahead of the travel date, as this helps them manage their fleet more efficiently. If you reach out 6 months or so in advance, you may get up to $30 discount per day.
  2. Travel Off-Peak: Rates for renting a Land Cruiser can vary significantly with the season. If your travel dates are flexible, consider planning your safari during the off-peak season when demand is lower, leading to more competitive pricing. Our pricing is relatively lower during off-peak season than during the peak June to September peak season.
  3. Group Travel: Maximize the vehicle’s capacity by organizing a group safari. Splitting the rental cost among more passengers can significantly reduce the per-person expense. Since we price our Landcruiser rental rates per day and not per person, a group of 5 sharing $250 will cost each person just $50 making you go on a very budget safari. Sometimes we organize group safaris in our Kambu Mara Camp but may not always guarantee availability at any specific day.
  4. Negotiate for Longer Rentals: If you’re planning an extended safari, inquire about discounts for longer rental periods. Companies are often willing to offer lower daily rates for rentals that span several days or more. Definately talk to us about a discount if you want to rent for longer periods.
  5. Compare and Contrast: Don’t settle on the first quote you receive. Take the time to compare offers from different rental companies, but ensure you’re comparing like-for-like in terms of vehicle condition, included services, and additional benefits.
  6. Check for Included Extras: Some rentals include additional features like coolers, camping equipment, or GPS navigation systems at no extra cost. These can provide added value and save you from renting them separately.
  7. Understand the Insurance Coverage: Ensure you fully understand what is covered under the insurance policy included with your rental. Opting for comprehensive coverage might seem more expensive upfront but can save money in the event of an incident.

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