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1. Can I drive on a British license?

If you have a license from a Commonwealth country, then you are able to drive with that license here in Kenya for a period of 90 days.  If it is not a license from a Commonwealth country then you have to have an 'international' license. You do need to be over 25 years and have driven for more than 3 years.

2. What kind of insurance policy do you have?

See the policy brief on the right.

3. Do we (the client) have to fuel the vehicles at our expense? 

Yes you do.

4. If we have a breakdown what do we do?

We have a 24 hour break-down service, with a team of excellent mechanics.  We send you out on your safari with a list of telephone numbers, so that you can contact us at any time.

5. How much does fuel/petrol/gas cost in Kenya?

Currently (2012) fuel/diesel/gas goes for slightly more than KSHS 120/ per litre.

6. What about fuel consumption of the cars?

You can use a rough guideline of 1 litre of diesel per 12 KM.

7. What is driving in Kenya like?

In Kenya we drive on the left hand side of the road. The traffic rules and regulations are much like the British system too. Although many roads have been improved, still the minor roads are of variable quality(poorly maintained gravel, potholes....) and many of the access roads to game parks are rough. Night driving is not recommended mainly because of poorly lit vehicles, pedestrains and bicyclists without lights.

8. What is your immediate response to an accident?

Firstly, your health and safety is most important. Are the clients injured? We strongly advice our clients to purchase a temporary insurance with "Flying Doctors". This is very reasonably priced and enables you to be aero-evacuated from any location within Kenya whether sick or injured as soon as possible. Otherwise your safety is paramount and we will get to you soonest.

Being a wildlife photographer I needed a vehicle that was reliable, tough, easy to drive and with several vantage points to take photos from. The vehicle fitted the bill on all these. Not sure how any car survives the Kenyan roads but our defender had no problems. We went to Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara, not really expecting too much but came away with some great shots. The camping kit was spot on, camping on the Mara was incredible watching a pride of lions on the other side of the river just after the sun had dropped and tucking into our camp food by the fire. Patrick’s help up front with bookings and suggestions made the trip go smoothly. When I return I will be using Roving Rovers again.

Brian Matthews
Wildlife photographer, UK



a) The policy covers all sums including claimants costs and expenses which the insured shall become legally liable to pay in respect of any person other than passenger being carried for hire or reward or in pursuance of a contract of employment for:

  1. death of or bodily injury to any person - 800,000/=

  2. series of claim arising out of one event - 1,000,000/=

b) In event of death of any person entitled to indemnity, the policy covers indemnity to his personal representatives.

c) The policy will cover all costs and expenses incurred.

d) In event of accident involving indemnity to more than one person, the limits of liability shall apply to the aggregate amount of indemnity to all persons indemnified and priority will be given to the insured.

e) The Insurance Company may:

  1. arrange for representation at any inquest in respect of any death which may be subject of indemnity

  2. undertake the defence of proceedings in any court of law in respect of any act or alleged offence causing or relating to any event which may be the subject of indemnity


a) The company will indemnify any authorised driver who is driving the motor vehicle provided that he meets the following terms:

  1. Is over 25 years of age

  2. Has over 3 years driving experience

  3. Has not been convicted of careless driving over the past 5 years

b) Passengers are also covered to unlimited amounts as long as there are no passengers above the specified number on the policy.


1. Geographical limit is Kenya only, so no claim is payable outside of Kenya

2. Loss, liability or expenses arising from terrorism

3. Using the vehicle for racing competitions

4. Use while drawing a trailer

5. Loss arising from floods, typhoon, hurricane, volcanic eruptions, earthquake, riots, civil commotion. 

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