Top Self-Drive Safari Destinations in East Africa

For first-time travelers to East Africa, the idea of going on a self-drive safari might look to be difficult because it comes with driving in a foreign country. Yet, with a tour guide, you enjoy the invaluable advantage of an experienced pair of eyes to spot wildlife, along with someone knowledgeable to handle the driving, directions, and most importantly your safety. However, for those who have an adventurous spirit, going for a self-drive safari offers an opportunity to bring you closer to the very essence of Africa, which is after all, the freedom to discover and explore the wonders of…

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5 Tips for Planning a Budget Safari to Kenya

Since your childhood, you have been thinking of visiting Africa, particularly Kenya, and immediately when you started earning some money, you started to save for your memorable and lifetime Kenya safari. But how do you plan a memorable budget safari to Kenya without investing all you’re saving on just one safari? Now we are here to ensure that you plan a budget and memorable safari to Kenya without being too expensive. 1: Travel during low season Kenya has two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season makes the low season that starts from April to June…

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How to Get an Affordable Car Rental Service in Uganda

Uganda is a beautiful and diverse country that offers a wealth of adventure opportunities to tourists from all around the world. From gorilla trekking in the misty forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to hiking in the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda has something for everyone. And the best way to explore this stunning country is by renting a 4×4 safari vehicle. Car rental services in Uganda are becoming more affordable and popular, making it easier than ever before to hire a 4×4 and explore the country on self-drive and at your own pace. Whether you are a solo traveler or traveling…

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What we Learned from our Overland Trip in Africa

Reflecting on our overland self-drive safari in Africa, it feels like ages ago when we were sitting innocently in Europe, dreaming about the possibility. Now, after driving in 10 African countries and covering over 30,000 km, it’s time to contemplate the valuable lessons I’ve gained from this experience. The memories of our unforgettable days spent in the reliable 4×4 Land Cruiser we hired from 4×4 Self Drive Africa Ltd will forever remain with us. We rolled through Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, and South Africa, creating amazing moments along the way. To begin with, when you…

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Things to consider when choosing a rooftop tent

Choosing to go camping is the best option when planning a self-drive safari in Kenya, but before that, there are several things you should consider before choosing the rooftop tent you should go with on your self-drive camping safari in Kenya. Comfort Choosing to go for a camping safari is the cheapest and most budgeted way to explore Kenya but this doesn’t mean that you should compromise your right to enjoy a comfortable night. So when contacting the car rental company to book your 4×4 with a rooftop tent, make sure you make it clear to get a tent with…

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Which Vehicle is better for Self Drive Safari in Africa – SUV or MUV?

When planning a road trip or self-drive safari in Africa, you will need to choose the right vehicle for your trip depending on the destinations you plan to visit and the road conditions in those destinations. The common vehicles to use on road trips are SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicle) and MUVs (Multi Utility Vehicle) but in this post, we will help you to distinguish which vehicle to use on which road trip and when. Despite the fact that SUVs and MUVs have almost the same designs, the two types of vehicles are important in different ways. The SUVs are made…

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The Best Vehicles for Road Trip based on Gas Mileage

The best way to explore any destination is by self-drive or going on a road trip, choosing the best car for your road trip safari can be challenging and you a vehicle that can offer comfort and a great feature for the long journey. However, which one can be the main reason for a car to be called a road trip vehicle? Is it the large space or the comfort and strong engine? Actually, the best car for a road trip will need a combination of all of that. The first thing needed is comfort. It can be provided if…

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My First Experience in Renting a Car in Kenya

I experience both positive and negative car renting experiences – back to back and I want to share with you both of them Next to organizing my self-drive safari in Africa, hiring a safari vehicle to use on my safari in Africa was the next step. But often there is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty associated with the whole process. Am I really getting a good deal? Their best deal? Are they taking advantage of me? Do they really care about making sure I am a satisfied customer, or only about my money? I inquired about several online car…

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Why Go Self Drive in Kenya

Whenever you think about going on a self-drive safari in Kenya, you just know that it’s a perfect choice and it comes with a lot of fun and many advantages though there are also some disadvantages. Self-drive safaris offer a lot of freedom than traditional guided safaris. For example, you get to decide when you start and stop your safari as well as how long you go out on your own safari tour. Going to Kenya for a self-drive safari is such an amazing option for several reasons just as long as you have all the essential camping equipment and…

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Masai Mara in Kenya – All You Need to Know

It is irrefutable that the Masai Mara is perhaps of the most famous national parks in Africa. The first time I thought of taking a safari to Africa my first choice was to visit Kenya and its wide-open grasslands. The fact that the country is home to the real African safari and the Masai Mara is the focal point of the tourism business should come as no surprise. The reserve is found in the southwestern part of the country approximately 260km from Nairobi the capital of Kenya. This 1,510 square kilometers game reserve hosts a variety of wildlife including the…

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