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The perfect rooftent self-drive holiday in Kenya

Kenya is a destination that will exceed your wildest expectations. The country boasts an incredible diversity that is simply breathtaking. Choose one of our routes and explore the stunning landscapes, from the savannahs to the white sand beaches of the coast. Set up your rooftent in the perfect location and experience the incredible wildlife that Kenya has to offer. Watch majestic elephants roam by, or catch a glimpse of a lion on the prowl. Enjoy delicious local cuisine and take in the vibrant culture. And as the day winds down, make sure to catch the stunning sunset. Kenya is truly amazing!

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Best time to travel to Kenya

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Kenya’s climate varies greatly from coast to highlands, with tropical humidity on the coast, dry heat in the savanna or semi-arid areas, and cool air in the highlands. Temperatures in these places are consistent throughout the year, with an average of 27°C along the coast, 21°C to 27°C in the hinterland, and 19°C to 24°C in Nairobi and the highlands over 1,500 meters.

Safari Seasons

If you’re planning a safari in Kenya, it’s important to consider the different safari seasons to ensure that you have the best possible experience.

Long Rains Season – April/May

The ‘long rains’ fall during a ten-week period in April and May, which makes it the wettest time of the year. It’s best to avoid this season as heavy rainfall can make travel difficult, and many lodges and camps may be closed.

Short Rains Season – November/December

The ‘short rains’ fall over a five-week period between November and December in most sections of the country. It’s typically a brief and strong tropical rainfall that primarily occurs late in the afternoon and evenings. The short rains can be a good time to see the baby animals and migratory birds.

Shoulder Season – June, January, February, and March

The rains have finished for the most part during these months, although some light showers are still possible. The nights can be cool at altitude, but the days are warm and sunny. This season is a good time to go on a 4×4 drive rooftent camping safari, as the weather is pleasant, and there are fewer tourists.

High (Dry) Season – July, August, September, and October

During this season, the weather is dry and sunny, making it the perfect time to spot wildlife in their natural habitat.


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Kenyan hospitality

Travelling in Kenya is safe, and the locals are known for their warm hospitality. You’ll be welcomed with a cup of chai tea and fresh fruits, and the locals will be happy to share their knowledge of the area and suggest hidden gems to explore.

Travel in the wilderness

When travelling in the remote wilderness areas, it’s essential to exercise caution. We advise against venturing into the wilderness with only one car, as if you encounter any issues, such as getting stuck or car trouble, it can be challenging to find help. We recommend travelling with at least two, or preferably three cars. Additionally, we suggest renting a recovery kit to get your car out in case it gets stuck.

By taking the necessary precautions, you can enjoy a safe and unforgettable 4×4 rooftent adventure in Kenya. We at our 4×4 car rental with rooftent company can provide you with well-maintained vehicles and equipment, as well as expert guidance to ensure that your journey is both comfortable and secure.

How to get around?

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Travel in a 4×4 with rooftent

There is only one way you get to see all the highlights and hidden gems: travel Kenya in a 4×4 with rooftent!

You need a strong, reliable car to take you on the unpaved tracks, rocky mountain roads beaches and desert. Our premium 4×4 cars are build to take you wherever you want to go! They are fully equipped with all the essential camping equipment and rooftent, so you can set up camp wherever you want to. This gives you optimal flexibility when travelling in Kenya. 

Adventure with service

We provide the opportunity for you to stay in one of our partner hotels in the charming neighborhood of Karen, Nairobi, both before and after your 4×4 rental adventure in Kenya. Karen is known for its safety, green surroundings, and an array of appealing shops, cafes, and restaurants. Conveniently located in Karen, our service center houses our 4×4 cars and rooftop tents. We’ll ensure the delivery and pickup of the vehicle take place in this area, allowing you to embark on your adventure bright and early in the morning.

Our Adventure Specialists will help you with planning the ideal itinerary to Kenya. Check out the available options below, or visit our dedicated rental page


Drive the Kilimanjaro Coastal Route or the Rift Valley Route

Get ready to embark on an amazing adventure in Kenya with two exciting routes to choose from: the Rift Valley route and the Kilimanjaro and Coastal route. Driving either one of these routes will make your trip absolutely unforgettable! You can pick the route that suits you best by adding the Route Manual plus GPS package to your cart. It’ll be your trusty guide, ensuring you never miss a beat along the way.


We’ve carefully hand-picked these routes. Besides the highlights of Kenya via amazing roads, they provide you campsites with safe and secure spots for rooftent camping. Our campsites are selected to protect you from any encounters with wildlife or unwanted visitors, thanks to the security measures in place.


You have the freedom to take things at your own pace and explore these routes at your leisure. Feel free to soak up the beauty of the places that truly captivate your heart. You can for example stay an extra night in the campsite you enjoy. It’s your adventure, so make it truly yours!

The Rift Valley Route

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Experience the natural wonders of Kenya’s Rift Valley with our captivating 8-12 day tour. Drive a 4×4 vehicle equipped with a rooftent as you journey through magnificent destinations like Mount Longonot, Lake Nakuru National Park, and the iconic Masai Mara. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Great Rift Valley, encountering diverse wildlife and awe-inspiring landscapes along the way.

Kilimanjaro & Coast Route

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Ready for an unforgettable 10-16 day escapade along Kenya’s Kilimanjaro & Coast Route? Discover awe-inspiring destinations like Amboseli National Park, Watamu Beach, Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Mombasa, Shimba Hills National Reserve, and Chyulu Hills National Park. Get set for exhilarating wildlife encounters, mesmerizing landscapes, and incredible memories that will stay with you forever!


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200km per day included
200km per day included
Insurance Included
Insurance Included
1 Driver Included
1 Driver Included
Rooftent & Equipment Included
Rooftent & Equipment Included
Personal Service
Personal Service
GPS Routes Available
GPS Routes Available


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Explore the stunning landscapes and wildlife of Kenya!

As you travel through Kenya in a 4×4 car with rooftent camping, there are several must-see highlights that you won’t want to miss:

Explore Maasai Mara National Reserve

Known for its abundant wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalos), Maasai Mara is a must-visit destination for any 4×4 adventure enthusiast. Drive through the park and set up camp to immerse yourself in the natural surroundings.

Visit Lake Nakuru National Park

Famous for its flamingo population and diverse birdlife, Lake Nakuru is another top wildlife destination in Kenya. You can also spot rhinos, giraffes, and baboons while driving through the park.

Take a scenic drive on the Great Rift Valley

This 4,000-mile-long geological formation runs through Kenya and offers stunning views of the landscape. Drive along the winding roads and take in the beautiful vistas from the comfort of your 4×4.

Camp at Hell’s Gate National Park

This park is named after its towering cliffs and gorges, and is a great place to set up camp and explore on foot. You can also drive through the park and admire the stunning rock formations and wildlife.

Drive to Mount Longonot

This dormant volcano offers a challenging drive to the top, but the views of the Great Rift Valley from the summit are well worth it. Set up camp at the base and take a day to tackle this scenic drive.

Visit Tsavo East National Park

As one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya, Tsavo East offers a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, zebras, and hippos. Drive through the park and set up camp to fully experience the natural surroundings.


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