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Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip

Nairobi - Eldoret - Kampala - Fort Portal - Queen Elizabeth N.P. - Kabale - Bwindi N.P. - Gisenyi - Kigali - Mwanza - Musoma - Kisii - Narok

Expect on your itinerary

Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Landscape Landscape
Wildlife Wildlife
Urban life Urban life
Beach Beach
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
Comfort Comfort
Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages13 km3,010 h/stage4.8

Best months to drive

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VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip in Kenya?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,800EUR drive & more 338EUR sleep & more 660EUR eat & more 720EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,718EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,518EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 3,750EUR drive & more 450EUR sleep & more 1,760EUR eat & more 960EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 3,170EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 6,920EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 6,000EUR drive & more 563EUR sleep & more 3,300EUR eat & more 1,440EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 5,303EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 11,303EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 4,500EUR drive & more 675EUR sleep & more 550EUR eat & more 720EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,945EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 6,445EUR
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Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip Itinerary

Avid road trips enthusiasts can expect a plethora of interesting things to see while on Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip. Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip is an exquisite travel opportunity for adventurer. On your way around this trip, you will explore such places as Nairobi, Kampala, and Fort Portal. The road plan presented in this article was designed for 20 days of travel, but travellers can definitely complete it in 14. There is always a possibility to extend your road trip if you are charmed with the allure of the region. The average time that you will spend on the road daily is 4.8 hours, and drivers have about 3,010km to cover. Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s hit the road!
number of days 20 number of days
route length 3,010 km route length
budget fair budget
good for adventurer good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level high accident level
During Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip, holidayers will have a superb opportunity to marvel at fabulous nature. The whole experience during the adventure will be stress-free, and you will visit plenty of interesting venues. The high density of green areas on our road trip provides you with an opportunity to spot numerous wildlife examples. If travellers are expecting to take advantage of comfortable places for an overnight stay, the accommodation options on the way do not offer top comfort, yet they still are good value for money. Even if the adventure is characterised by a lower security in comparison to other trips, staying careful while on the road will increase the security of you and your passengers. There is a high number of accidents and you travel on the left in Kenya. If you are wondering about the best time to take the road trip, make your plans somewhere between November and February.

START Nairobi

Distance 3,010 km Driving time 62.4 h Pace: modest 782.6 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 - Eldoret

Distance 330 km Driving time 6.3 h Pace: modest 85.9 kWh View map Itinerary
junction of road trips attractive landscape interesting cultural site accommodation options
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2 Eldoret - Kampala

Distance 348 km Driving time 7.8 h Pace: modest 90.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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3 Kampala - Fort Portal

Distance 298 km Driving time 5.0 h Pace: fast 89.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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4 Fort Portal - Queen Elizabeth N.P.

Distance 116 km Driving time 2.0 h Pace: modest 30.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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5 Queen Elizabeth N.P. - Kabale

Distance 205 km Driving time 4.2 h Pace: modest 53.3 kWh View map Itinerary
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site attractive landscape accommodation options
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6 Kabale - Bwindi N.P.

Distance 52 km Driving time 1.7 h Pace: slow 12.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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7 Bwindi N.P. - Gisenyi

Distance 168 km Driving time 4.5 h Pace: slow 38.7 kWh View map Itinerary
junction of road trips border crossing
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8 Gisenyi - Kigali

Distance 214 km Driving time 5.7 h Pace: slow 49.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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9 Kigali - Mwanza

Distance 552 km Driving time 10.9 h Pace: modest 143.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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10 Mwanza - Musoma

Distance 219 km Driving time 4.1 h Pace: modest 57.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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11 Musoma - Kisii

Distance 186 km Driving time 3.9 h Pace: modest 48.3 kWh View map Itinerary
junction of road trips accommodation options border crossing
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12 Kisii - Narok

Distance 165 km Driving time 2.9 h Pace: modest 43.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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13 Narok - Nairobi

Distance 157 km Driving time 3.5 h Pace: modest 40.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip Summary

Hopefully, the presented journey idea has become a perfect inspiration for your future holiday excursions.
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 interesting attractions of your choice.
If car travel is the preferred travel mode for you, there are a number of vital traffic regulations to follow and a number of things to remember to turn your adventure into pleasure. These tips will surely become useful for tourists who are interested in car hire or renting a camper in Kenya.
When driving around Kenya, there are a number of traffic rules to be bore in mind. Alcohol is best to be avoided at any price while sightseeing in a vehicle. Holidayers ought to remember that the permitted level of alcohol in blood is very low and amounts to only 0‰. In order to avoid speeding offence, it is best to never exceed 50km/h, which is the maximum speed when travelling around the build-up areas. In non-build-up areas, travellers can travel at the maximum allowed speed of 80km/h. While on highways, you can drive at the maximum speed of 100km/h. In order to stay safe, it is best to equip your car with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher and drive with your headlights on at daytime.
But what are the costs of the whole trip. Depending on the budget option of your choice, the amount of money that you have to pay during the whole adventure will vary. Below, you will find the budget possibilities.
We estimate that the cheapest option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 14 stages across Kenya will cost roughly 338 EUR. Travel expenses connected with economy overnight stays will cost up to approximately 660 EUR. Holidaymakers who take advantage of this option will spend more or less 720 EUR on restaurants and food. If your aim is also the cheapest car hire option, you will pay approximately 1,800 EUR. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the costs of the road trip from around 1,718 EUR to more or less 3,518 EUR.
Tourists who are looking for greater comfort and the standard option will pay around 450 EUR for the fuel needed to cover the trip. Cost amounting to 1,760 EUR can be expected by all tourists who are considering standard overnight stays. The standard option in terms of food and restaurants can cost up to approximately 960 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire vehicle can expect a cost of around 3,750 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total approximately 6,920 EUR for travellers who would like to try vehicle rental and 3,170 EUR for those who are not interested in rental.
Drivers who are searching for the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium offer. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay more or less 11,303 EUR for the whole Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip, whereas those who are not interested in car rental will spend roughly 5,303 EUR. Travellers who would like to cover the tour in a premium hire vehicle should expect a cost of more or less 6,000 EUR. When it comes to the top standard option of the adventure, the gasoline cost will be up to more or less 563 EUR. Holidayers should expect to pay more or less 1,440 EUR for food and restaurants and more or less 3,300 EUR for accommodation options if they are interested in the exclusive standard of services.
Our tour can be easily adjusted to the expectations of all camper fans. If you choose this transport option, you will pay up to roughly 4,500 EUR. You will spend around 675 EUR on fuel allowing to cover all stages of the Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip. You should expect to pay about 720 EUR for expenses connected with food and roughly 550 EUR for accommodation if you are searching for camper hire.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the above details in a simple way.
The part of Kenya presented in our Victoria Lake Loop Road Trip is superb to be explored between November and February. There are numerous exciting road adventures that we offer on our website if you’d like to see other of our road trip options. The wide spectrum of travel opportunities will surely meet the expectations of the most demanding drivers.

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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