Guided Vs Self Drive in Kenya
A Self-drive road trip is an endeavor to take a drive on your own without hiring a driver guide as you explore fascinating destinations. This gives you an opportunity to enjoy rewarding road trips on your own pace, cruise along the scenic roads and delight in your own unforgettable adventure memories.
A guided trip is a convenient and stress-free way to discover a new destination with all the trip details already organized for you, and with a team to support you every step of the way.
This is especially the case when you’re looking to explore more remote destinations where food drops are needed, when you prefer an experienced guide on hand to keep you on track, or when carrying a full pack with all your camping gear seems overwhelming and tiring.
At Kenya car rental, we are glad to present to you some of the astounding advantages of Kenya self-drive tours over Driver guided road trips;
MERITS OF SELF-DRIVING
While on a self-drive road trip, you get chance to delight in your own stopovers whenever you feel like doing it. You as well start the safari any time you want and end when you want. However, this depends on which destinations you are planning to visit.
Self-drive road trip is one of the cheapest ways to get around fascinating places. You don’t need to prepare extra fees for the driver guide charged by the company. If you have your own international driving license, then this is one of the opportunities to save some dollars on your safari.
Another interesting fact about self-drive safaris is that you can choose to stop so as you are able to take clear pictures and video at your pace without anyone rushing you. Clear pictures will always remind about your self-drive trip adventure.
Saves you from inconveniences from Strangers
Taking a drive on your own offers you a chance to delight in your own adventure and you don’t need to share your experience with strangers. Most travelers find it hard to bond with strangers; instead they find them annoying and a little inconveniencing along the way because of their weird behaviors. And with a self-drive, it’s you to choose who travel with in your car.
When you choose a self-drive road trip, we grantee you all the ultimate comfort on your safari. There will be no need for you to fight for a window seat with Strangers. Be ready to enjoy a flexible seating with enough leg room space, enough cargo space and you have all the freedom to play your own music. Such comfort can be hard with guided road trips.
MERITS OF GUIDED TOURS
Local and knowledgeable guides
Secret spots, tips and the best of laughs, it takes a special kind of person to be a guide. In addition to being friendly and engaging, they are skilled at getting groups to interact and become fast and lifelong friends.
If you’re new to the area, don’t speak the local language or just want good advice; tour guides can be an invaluable resource. Our local guides are passionate about their country or region you are exploring and will help bring to life the history, culture, flora and fauna of their homelands. They are often what make your walking, cycling or rafting adventure extra special.
As well as knowing hidden gems, our professional team of local guides and tour leaders can enhance your adventure so you can focus on your outdoor experiences and less about getting lost or what happens should you get into an accident.
Our guides also know about environmental regulations and local customs, so you can rest assured that the correct protocols are being followed. You’ll also be supporting the local economy of the destination you are visiting with your money going back to local businesses and its community.
Increased chance of success
Want to reach the prized summit of Mount Kenya or have always wanted to trek its peaks but were too worried about altitude sickness? Our guides and tour leaders are highly experienced; they’ve seen it all and can help you overcome the biggest of hurdles.
Think of your tour leader or guide like personal trainers that will help you push your limits and walk that final kilometre or gear up for a long climb with their “can do” attitude.
While our team tries to ensure that travellers are of an adequate fitness level to complete their chosen adventure, we recommend guided trips for people who are nervous about their fitness level and capabilities and may benefit from the support of an experienced guide.
Our tour leaders are with you from the time your trip commences until it concludes and work tirelessly to ensure your holiday runs smoothly. Our team understands our travel style and expectations of an active holiday and can tailor trips to the group’s interests, that way everyone has a great experience.
For cycling trips, even though you’re travelling in a small group, you can still ride at your own pace – as far or as little as you feel comfortable – knowing a support vehicle is close by for you to hop on should you want a break from your cycle.
You can forget the stress of researching the best walking or cycling routes for hours on end, or where the next town is to find food. Leave the planning and the boring stuff to the experts so you can focus on the exciting adventure ahead. Our guided itineraries are fully supported with plenty of quality inclusions – from comfortable accommodation to hearty, delicious meals.
Comfort, value and more inclusions
Enjoy the best hand-picked accommodation and restaurants to make sure you get a high-quality experience and have somewhere comfortable to relax and unwind after a long day on foot or bike. We’ll keep you energised for your adventure with most meals and dietary requirements catered for and snacks provided.
The inclusiveness of a guided holiday showcases great value for a quality experience, with the added flexibility of tailoring your experience based on your interests and fitness level.
The guides are your eyes and ears of a tour and are trained to problem solve in difficult or unsafe situations (including medical emergencies). Having them around definitely takes the edge off should things not go as expected. It’s always reassuring to know you are in safe hands with our experienced team.
Get access to more of the destination
With all the logistics taken care of and a support team backing you from beginning to end of your trip, you can simply focus on your beautiful surrounds and enjoy the solitude between walks or rides.
World Expeditions have been pioneering remote, “out there” adventures on paths less travelled for over 45 years, crafting itineraries that allow travellers to delve deep into the culture and nature of a destination. So, it definitely helps to choose an experienced adventure specialist for your guided tour to get the chance to explore places you could not easily get to on your own.
Reduce your environmental footprint
While the active elements of your adventure by bike, on foot or on water does not emit carbon emissions, World Expeditions have calculated any emissions from your accommodation and have purchased credits in renewable projects so that you can be assured that your adventure tour is 100% carbon offset.
Regardless of whether you are a family, solo, group, we provide a wide range of rental cars that can be customized for a self-drive road trip, guided tours adventure. In case you would love to book with us, feel free to get in touch our professional reservation team. Contact Kenya car rental for more information.