Kenya Safari Guide – Travel info- Self Drive East Africa

Kenya Safari guide provides the comprehensive information regarding Kenya Safari , When to self drive in Kenya , Rental Cars in Kenya & Ultimate destinations to explore on self drive Safari with Self drive East Africa. Self Drive in Kenya is a unique safari option that can only be enjoyed in  reliable Safari Landcruiser model 2014 under the 76 series owned by Self Drive East Africa the leading car rental operator in East Africa.  Travel to Kenya and experience one of Africa’s best travel destinations for all budgets. We believe that a well-informed traveler is a safer traveler. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to pearl of Africa.

On this pages the self drive East Africa writer focuses on the basic travel information for Kenya including visas, health, safety, weather, currency, when to go, how to get there, and local transport options will help ensure you’re properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Kenya for yourself.

Self-drive in Kenya is safe and economical as it is known to be one of the safest countries in Africa, and with very friendly people most of who speak good English and Swahili, and has experienced noticeable improvement in all security categories. Self-drive business in could not be in a country that is not safe.

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Kenya serves as a leading example of regenerative destination management, particularly in the big five watching in famous national parks and game reserves. The big five  have made significant efforts to increased self drive Safaris in Kenya for unique experience in the wilderness of East Africa

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  1. Visa & Passport Requirements

Every visitor to Kenya must be in possession of a passport that is valid until six months after the initial date of travel, Travelers receive entry for 90 days and visas for onward travel can be obtained in Nairobi.

  1. Health

Make sure you get travel insurance since quality health care is not cheap. You can drink the boiled water and drinking water straight from rivers can put you at risk of diseases.

Yellow Fever vaccinations are recommended upon entering Kenya to avoid unnecessary inconveniences, Malaria occurs throughout Kenya, and prophylactics are strongly advised in order to avoid infection especially during the rainy season. If you are traveling from a country where Yellow Fever is present you will need to prove you have had the inoculation by presenting a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate. Both Typhoid, measles and Hepatitis A vaccinations are highly recommended.

  1. Safety- Driving in Kenya

If your not experienced driver , Don’t consider Self drive in the capital of Kenya and you require to have extra defensive driving skills to manage the driving in Kenya unlike the case for Rwanda and Tanzania.

Personal Safety – Crime is only a serious concern in a few specific places, and violent crime against tourists is fairly unusual but you should be careful when changing large amounts of money, make copies of your passport, and keep them in your luggage and just be careful about walking around at night especially in the major cities.

Roads – The roads in Kenya are among the best in East Africa which makes it a good place to rent a car and do some independent sightseeing. Try to avoid driving at night since the roads aren’t well lit and animals tend to venture on to them at will.

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Recommended Vehicles for self drive in Uganda

  • Toyota Land cruiser

Land cruisers are one of the most popular vehicles that work on safaris in Kenya. The 4X4 cars take travellers on guided safaris to nature reserves and other tourist destinations around the country. Types of Toyota land cruisers that never go wrong on a safari include the land cruiser 5-seater and land cruiser extended. These cars are designed purposely for such kinds of safaris to wildlife reserves in Kenya. You can as well use the V8 land cruiser and LX land cruiser. They are strong and perfect for road trips.

  • Seven-Seater Safari Land cruiser – Extended Version

This is one of the most popular 4×4 vehicles for luxurious group safaris in Kenya. The vehicle is offered with a professional English-speaking driver / tour guide. It can take up 6-7 people very comfortable on the road and it can navigate each and every part of the country. It has 2 spare tires, lift jack, mini-fridge, Air-conditioned, charge sockets, with a pop-up roof for excellent game viewing and photographing. Book it now with a driver. Price Excludes Fuel

Land Cruiser 76 Series LAND CRUISER 76 SERIES

Toyota Landcruiser 76 series most reliable  Self drive Jeep for long term rental in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda on Lake Victoria drive expedition or family with Double Rooftop tents.


Landcruiser 78 series takes the lead for family & group travels to Kenya , Tanzania on Self drive adventure with pop up roof or rooftop tents for wildlife watching in East Africa! it comes with Long range fuel tanks ( 2 tanks ) Diesel.

When planning a Kenya Safari tour to visit the wildlife of Kenyan National Parks , its visited all year a round although there are months without massive tourism.  The climate in Kenya is hot and wet all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season from June to August and December to February, when temperatures are more pleasant and rains are rare. This is also the best time for game-viewing, as animals are drawn to waterholes by a lack of water elsewhere and if you wish to plan your trip around the annual migration of the wildebeest you should go between end of July to September.

Although, the weather in Kenya ensures you a pleasant African trip any time of year, there are some wildlife events that occur only during certain times. If you wish to witness these events, your Safaris planner advises you as to climate, including rainfall, temperatures, humidity, room rate, tour prices and other factors. One of the most popular wildlife events is the Great Migration that arrives in the Masai Mara from the Serengeti during the long cool, dry season – around late July to October.

  1. What to Pack

Temperatures in Kenya vary depending on the region and season but in general days are hot and nights can be unexpectedly chilly, so layering clothing is your best bet on a Kenyan safari. Opt for cool, cotton fabrics in neutral colors for the daytime and a fleece or jacket for morning and evening game drives. Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots are a must.

  1. Currency

Kenya’s currency is the Kenyan shilling and travelers can use either currency in shops, lodges, markets and restaurants throughout the country. Visa and MasterCard credit cards are generally accepted throughout Kenya though holders of other credit cards are advised to check whether their card is acceptable and ATM machines are widely available in the main cities and towns. Self-drivers should note that credit cards are not accepted at petrol stations.

  1. People & Culture

Cultural Tours in Kenya takes you for an amazing encounter with Kenya’s indigenous tribes. Visiting Kenya’s tribes exposes you to their traditional beliefs, dances, pastoral life, festivals, marriage ceremonies, polygamous practices, food and lifestyles. While visiting theses tribes, you will notice just how hospital Kenyans are to foreigners. The Kenyan culture is so interesting that many visitors have chosen to stay permanently after interacting with the locals.

Pure Swahili is spoken almost solely on the coast. Of the tribal languages, the majority falls into one of two major language groups: Bantu and Nilotic.

Bantu-speaking people

  • Luhya, Gusii, Kuria, Akamba, Kikuyu, Embu, Meru, Mbere, Tharaka.
  • Coastal Bantu: Swahili, Mijikenda, Segeju, Pokomo, Taita, and Taveta.

Nilotic-speaking people

  • Luo, Maasai and Samburu, Turkana, Teso, Njemps, Elmolo, Kalenjin, Marakwet, Pokot, Tugen, Kisigis, Elkony.

Cushitic-speaking people

  • Boni, Somali, Rendille, Orma, Boran, Gabbra