guide to driving in KENYA

You can travel all over Kenya by road, thanks to our extensive network of well-paved roads and highways. Before you hit the road, familiarize yourself with Kenyan traffic regulations.

Drive on the Left

In Kenya, traffic flows on the left side of the road.  Be prepared to adjust if you’re used to driving on the right.

Give way to the Right

Yield to oncoming traffic on your right, especially at roundabouts and unmarked intersections.

Driving License

An international driver’s license is recommended along with your valid home country license.

Unforgettable adventure

Kenya’s cities range from metropolitan business hubs to cities by the lake shore. Journey through each diverse city-scape to get a feel of the Kenyan urban scene.


Use caution, as road conditions can vary. Be aware of pedestrians and livestock, and avoid driving at night.

Safety Belts

Seatbelts are mandatory for both driver and passengers in the front seat.

Speed Limits

Speed limits vary depending on the road type. Generally, they range from 50 km/h (31 mph) in towns to 80 km/h (50 mph) on highways.


Look for designated parking areas and avoid blocking traffic flow. Pay attention to signage for restrictions.

Places to go on a road trip


Discover every corner of Kenya through our different modes of transport

things to do on a road trip


Discover every corner of Kenya through our different modes of transport

Zero To Hero Kite
Surfing Experience

Zero To Hero Kite Surfing Experience

The Zero to Hero experience is something you must consider adding to the tail end of your safari. Take advantage of Kenya’s incredible location, Watamu, along the Kenyan Coast and take on the trade winds that blow throughout the year as well as the ideally shallow sandy waters which make exploring the ocean fun and safe.

Golfing in the Wild

Golfing in the Wild

From its panoramic perch atop Ol Donyo Opurru (‘Mountain of smoke’ in Maa), this silver eco-rated resort enjoys astonishing views that stretch from the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha to the jagged Mount Longonot crater and then beyond to the slopping shoulders of the Aberdare mountain forests. Stay on and delight in the lodges world-class accommodation, conferencing, culinary and service standards.

Big Cat Safaris Nairobi

Big Cat Safaris Nairobi,
Central And Southern

In the conservancies, every tent you stay in is protecting 700 acres of wildlife habitat while limiting the impact to the environment from vehicles to about 1 vehicle to 1400 acres. By the end of the 8-day experience, you will be planning to return, only this time as a stranger no more, but as a friend.