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Do you need an International Driving Permit to drive in Kenya

Yes, generally a foreign tourist can drive in Kenya with a valid foreign driving license or international driving permit for up to three months. However, if you plan to stay in the country longer, you will need to obtain a Kenyan driving license.

To rent a car in Kenya, you must provide the following documents:

Driving License: Your national driving license must be valid and translated into English. This requirement will make your driving easier and will ensure compliance with local regulations.

International Driving Permit (IDP): It is recommended to have an IDP, which will serve as additional proof of your driving experience and will simplify the process of renting a car.

Failure to have an IDP in Kenya may result in a fine, which may vary depending on the locality, but usually ranges from 3,000 to 10,000 Kenyan shillings (22 - 72 USD).

Remember also about road safety in Kenya:

Kenya drives on the right hand side, so make sure you adapt to this system.

Road quality can vary greatly, so be prepared for varying road conditions.

Follow traffic rules and always wear seat belts.

Be careful and attentive on the roads, especially in cities where traffic can be heavy.

Following these safety precautions will help you enjoy your Kenya rental car trip without any untoward incidents.