All your travel requirements are catered for by the car hire service in Kenya. There are several car hire service firms found especially in Nairobi and Mombasa where you can get saloon cars, big and small 4WDs, SUVs and the 8 seater safari vans.
If you intend to get to some of the remote and undiscovered parts of Kenya , this is the only way to do it. That is to travel by car or a 4WD for parks. You can access all of the national parks in Kenya using your personal vehicle.
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When one hires a car, you get to pay for your own fuel and if you agree on a certain mileage, you may have to pay extra if you exceed. You need to pay for insurance and sometime you may have to pay for value added tax which in Kenya is 16%.
Before getting the car, you will have to leave copies of your crucial documents and a down payment, be an adult of 23 years and above with more than one year driving experience.
Thoroughly check your car before leaving to ensure it is sound and remember to return in with a full tank of fuel to avoid further charges.
There are a number of international and local car hire companies in Nairobi and Mombassa that rent out both cars and 4WD vehicles.