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Safaris Panoramic Road

Nairobi - Embu - Nanyuki - Nakuru - Masai Mara N.P. - Kendu Bay - Musoma - Seronera - Karatu - Arusha - Marangu - Mkomazi N.P. - Dar es Salaam

Expect on your itinerary

Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Landscape Landscape
Wildlife Wildlife
Culture Culture
Urban life Urban life
Historical sites Historical sites
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Safaris Panoramic Road ACTIVATE MAP Stages12 km2,388 h/stage4.6

Best months to drive

I II III IV V VI
VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Safaris Panoramic Road in Kenya?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,890EUR drive & more 263EUR sleep & more 693EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,712EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,602EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 3,938EUR drive & more 363EUR sleep & more 1,848EUR eat & more 1,008EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 3,219EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 7,156EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 6,300EUR drive & more 450EUR sleep & more 3,465EUR eat & more 1,512EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 5,427EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 11,727EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 4,725EUR drive & more 538EUR sleep & more 583EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,877EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 6,602EUR
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Safaris Panoramic Road Road Trip Itinerary

Safaris Panoramic Road is an ideal choice for all road trip lovers. It is a wonderful opportunity for explorer. The route takes you through such beautiful places as Nairobi, Nanyuki, and Nakuru. The route described in this article was designed for 21 days of travel, but you can easily complete it in 15. You are also free to extend your trip and discover the remaining part of the region, which is of equal interest. There are 2,388km to travel, and travellers will spend on average 4.6 hours a day driving. Ready for the journey? Let’s set out
number of days 21 number of days
route length 2,388 km route length
budget fair budget
good for explorer good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level high accident level
During Safaris Panoramic Road, travellers will have an excellent opportunity to admire wonderful natural gems. The road trip is a great opportunity to see a number of interesting spots relatively stress-free and for a reasonable price. Those who are into flora and fauna will be pleased with the numerous options to spot wildlife during the journey. If you are expecting to take advantage of comfortable places to spend the night, the accommodation options on the way do not offer top comfort, yet they still are value for money. Despite the fact that the adventure is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, staying careful while on the road will increase the security of you and your passengers. Travelling on the left and a high number of accidents are characteristic features of the road conditions in the region. The period between November and February is thought to be the best for taking the itinerary.

START Nairobi

Distance 2,388 km Driving time 55.1 h Pace: slow 549.2 kWh Airports NBO
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Your journey starts at the Nairobi Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Nairobi - Embu

Distance 129 km Driving time 3.1 h Pace: modest 33.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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2 Embu - Nanyuki

Distance 178 km Driving time 4.0 h Pace: modest 46.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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3 Nanyuki - Nakuru

Distance 208 km Driving time 4.3 h Pace: modest 54.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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4 Nakuru - Masai Mara N.P.

Distance 240 km Driving time 6.4 h Pace: slow 55.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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5 Masai Mara N.P. - Kendu Bay

Distance 158 km Driving time 4.7 h Pace: slow 36.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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6 Kendu Bay - Musoma

Distance 266 km Driving time 6.4 h Pace: modest 69.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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7 Musoma - Seronera

Distance 215 km Driving time 4.8 h Pace: modest 55.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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8 Seronera - Karatu

Distance 164 km Driving time 4.1 h Pace: slow 37.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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9 Karatu - Arusha

Distance 140 km Driving time 2.6 h Pace: modest 36.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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10 Arusha - Marangu

Distance 118 km Driving time 2.9 h Pace: modest 30.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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11 Marangu - Mkomazi N.P.

Distance 135 km Driving time 2.9 h Pace: modest 35.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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12 Mkomazi N.P. - Dar es Salaam

Distance 436 km Driving time 8.9 h Pace: modest 113.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Safaris Panoramic Road Road Trip Summary

We have no doubt that our journey will become an ideal inspiration for your future travels.
The tour we’ve suggested can be used as a foundation that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with original beauty spots.
If car travel is a travel mode that you prefer, there are a number of essential traffic regulations to follow and a list of things to bear in mind to make your road trip smooth and safe. These tips will surely become useful for holidayers who are considering renting a vehicle or renting a camper.
It is vital to follow the local road rules when on a tour around Kenya. To be on the safe side, try avoiding alcoholic beverages at any price. Holidaymakers ought to remember that the amount of alcohol that the driver can consume is low and cannot exceed 0‰. Exceeding the maximum permissible speed, which is 50km/h, inside the cities may result in a speeding ticket. When it comes to rural areas, you should be mindful of the fact that the maximum allowed speed is 80km/h. When travelling on highways, you cannot exceed the permissible speed of 100km/h. It is best to equip your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit and drive with your headlights on at daytime for your own safety.
The majority of holidaymakers wonder about the costs of the whole trip. Well, depending on the needs of the holidayers, the money that you have to spend will differ. A wide range of budget possibilities is presented below.
The cost of gasoline for the cheapest option to cover the planned 2,388km while travelling around Kenya can equal as much as 263 EUR. Economy overnight stays are estimated to cost up to roughly693 EUR. Travellers who want to benefit from this option will spend about 756 EUR on restaurants and food. Travellers will have to pay about 1,890 EUR if they go for the cheapest car rental offer as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from approximately 1,712 EUR to around 3,602 EUR.
Holidayers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 363 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the road trip. Cost amounting to 1,848 EUR can be expected by all travellers who are considering standard overnight stays. Holidaymakers can expect that the standard option in terms of restaurants and food will cost about 1,008 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard hire vehicle should expect a cost of around 3,938 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay roughly 7,156 EUR for the whole itinerary, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle rental will spend roughly 3,219 EUR.
Holidayers who would like to take advantage of the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium offer. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 11,727 EUR for holidayers who are considering vehicle hire and 3,219 EUR for those who do not want to rent. Travellers who would like to cover the itinerary in a premium hire car should expect a cost of around 6,300 EUR. In the premium version of the adventure, the cost of the gasoline needed to cover all stages around Kenya is around 450 EUR. Drivers who are interested in top services in all aspects of their tour should expect to pay more or less 1,512 EUR for food and restaurants and more or less 3,465 EUR for accommodation.
Safaris Panoramic Road is also ideal for camper fans. For those who are interested in this transport option, you should expect the costs of around 4,725 EUR. If you are wondering about the gasoline costs for the whole tour, they will amount to more or less 538 EUR. Camper lovers should expect to pay more or less 756 EUR for expenses connected with food and approximately 583 EUR for overnight stays.
You can check all of the expenses in the section Road Trip Costs.
The best travel opportunity when visiting the part of Kenya presented in our road trip idea is between November and February. There are countless beautiful scenic drives and road trips that we offer on our website if you like Safaris Panoramic Road. The great versatility of travel opportunities will surely meet the expectations of the most demanding holidayers.

Facts for safer driving in Kenya

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 80 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 100 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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