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Car rentals in Nairobi: All you need to know

A Nairobi car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the area has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Nairobi. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Nairobi?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Nairobi. You should also:

  • Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
  • Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have outlets in Nairobi?

In Nairobi, we have 5 car rental companies to choose from, like Avis. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Nairobi?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Nairobi. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Nairobi?

Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Nairobi is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate is before you rent your car.

Does Nairobi require rental car insurance?

Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through KEN.Several credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will cover your car rental. But there may be limitations, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Nairobi.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We advise a full to full policy. You should get your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you bring the car back.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Nairobi adventure. It's important to:

  • Walk around your vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Nairobi car rental today

You know you can depend on a great set of wheels that will result in more money to spare when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Nairobi rental car. See you around town.

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