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Popular Car Hire Services In Nairobi

By Prudence Minayo

There are people who prefer to drive themselves whenever they are in Nairobi while others don’t mind the services of a chauffeur. It is more convenient and less chaotic compared to riding in matatus (public service vehicles). Within Nairobi, there are so many car rental agencies that offer their customers different experiences and also different varieties of cars.

This article focuses on 10 car hire companies in Nairobi and they are:


This is a worldwide brand that has been in Kenya for more than four decades now. It has three locations in Nairobi, that is, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Villa Rosa Kempinski and the Mombasa Road office. They offer unique and premium vehicle brands sourced from the Simba Corp Family including BMW and Mitsubishi which are in line with their target audience.

According to their website they intend to revolutionise the transport sector by:

  • Having at its disposal a variety of fleet of motor vehicles
  • Building its status as the leading independent high-end premier car rental company in Kenya. 

Kenya Car Hire Services 

Kenya car hire and car rental services offer expert advice for your car booking in Kenya. They offer both chauffeur driven and self driven cars at an affordable rate and have both manual and automatic transmission vehicles. The cars can be delivered at your doorstep or at the airport-depending on what you want. They provide a large range of vehicles including:

  • 4×4 Toyota double cabin
  • 9 seats safari van
  • 25 seater coaster bus
  • 4×4 land cruiser 
  • Toyota prado
  • Salon cars

They also offer taxi services.

Hire N Drive Kenya Ltd

They are not only located in Nairobi but in Eldoret, Mombasa and Kisumu as well. They have a wide array of vehicles that are affordable, clean and well maintained. Their support team is available to the customers for 24 hours and some of their car type include:

  • Saloon cars
  • Double cabin
  • 7 seater van
  • 4×4 SUV
  • Compact 4WD

Ace Car Hire Services

They offer competitive prices and up to date information to clients at all times.According to them, they understand that traveling can be a hassle if you are not well organized, which is the reason they provide a variety of car types to compare and choose from for all types of travellers. They also offer chauffeur transfer services and some of their cars include: Mercedes and Range Rovers.

Metro Car Services

They are a family business that pride themselves in their fleet of cars, professional chauffeurs and timely response to customers. Their fleet of cars consist of saloon cars, 4×4 SUVs, executive cars and shuttle buses. They also offer services, like VIP transportation, airport transfers weddings and photography and tour and safari packages.

Nairobi Car Hire

They offer luxury, deluxe, low cost and budget cars and also organize airport and railway pick ups. Their offered services include:

  • Rent a limousine
  • Hotel travel desk
  • Event transportation
  • Conference and delegation
  • Chauffeur drive
  • Self drive
  • Employee transport services
  • Corporate rental car

Kenkam Car Hire Services

Located in Windsor House 3rd floor, they offer quality car hire services at competitive rates. They offer both self drive and chauffeur vehicles and they have a range from small cars to SUVs. They claim to have competent and reliable drivers.

Avenue Car Hire & Leasing

Their client’s primarily consist of multinational companies, Non Governmental Organizations and corporate entities but they also cater for private client’s. Since 1984 when they opened their doors, their range of cars has continued to grow and they offer clients services tailored to their needs. 

Car services include:

  • Short term hire (1-30 days)
  • Long term hire (1-6 months)
  • Chauffeur driven hire
  • Self driven hire
  • Transfers

Their corporate leasing services include: dry lease, semi-wet lease and wet lease. 

Porto Car Hire Kenya

A rental company that offers affordable and reliable car hire services. They provide a wide range of options to enhance customers’ experience and have a 24/7 customer support. Their services include:

  • Pick up services
  • Airport transfers 
  • Self drive cars

They can also find their customers a hotel and offer back up vehicles in case of a break down. 

MyHire & Car Rentals

They describe themselves as Kenya’s first aggregation service in the car rental business and a one stop shop for all travel plans. They have a fleet of cars that can be paid for online and delivered to your doorstep. They also offer group transport, airport transfer services and 24/7 customer care service. 


Owing to the fact that Nairobi is the capital city and a major city to conduct business and hold conferences, it is no surprise that it has a number of car rental companies. The ones mentioned in this article are only 10 but the city has more than this to offer. It is up to the customer to decide which one offers amazing prices and deals.

Note: this article does not in any way endorse these car hire companies. Please share your experiences on the comment section or write us on whownskenya@gmail.com