Roadtrip Africa
Roadtrip Africa
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Operating in East Africa since 2011, Roadtrip Africa offers 4x4 car rental for self-drive safari or road trips with a driver-guide in Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania.
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Kampala, Uganda

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Travellers' Choice
2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Overall, we had an amazing and unforgetable time with Roadtrip Africa in Madagascar - we can for sure recommend this address for everyone, that wants to do an individual roadtrip in Madagascar and have an experience from another kind. We have booked a vehicle from Roadtrip Madagascar with a driver for 15 days with camping equipment. Even we were not sure about the driver at the beginning, because we usually do roadtrip by ourseleves, it was the best decision so far and we would recommend everyone to do so in Madagascar, you will learn so much more about the countries, see places and do stuff, you would probably not do on your own (we are experienced "solo" roadtrippers, also in other countries). The destinations of our trip were the national parks in the interior of the country, the journey south to Tulear & then the west coast to Morondava and back to the main city (so we made a circle without any flights in between). Following you will find some details reviews and points, we thought are might helpful for future travelers:

- Briefly about us: We are a couple (27 years old), “active vacationers” & had no demands on comfort. The aim was to see & experience as much as possible during our 2 week vacation.
- Booking: On request we received sufficient information about the trip from Sam. Advice was given via email - we usually received answers on the same day. Payment also went smoothly. Unfortunately, our detailed plans and informations about our expectations for the trip did not reach the driver in full (as we heard not unusual and for sure something that the company could work on) - which we then made up for on site.

- Vehicle: Was well maintained, clean and didn't cause any major problems on the 2500km - despite some challenging terrain. Minor damage could be repaired on route without affecting our trip.Camping: The equipment was complete, clean and usable. The mats, tent & sleeping bags didn't really convince us - but they served their purpose. (Note: In our opinion, a ground tent is perfectly adequate. We could hardly have made use of a roof tent on our trip).

- Driver: We traveled with Michaël (nickname "Mika") as our driver / guide and were VERY satisfied. As meantioned before, we were a bit unsure about taking a driver - but it was the best decision ever. He not only did an amzing job as a driver, he also helped us with so many good inputs/ideas, made a lot of calls for us and organized plainty of stuff for us. He was super flexibel (we changed the plan several times) and at the same time really confidant. He made sure that we are feeling good and safe - and this was the case 120% all the time. Michaël had the amazing ability, to care a lot about us and give as at the same time a lot of space. He was there when we needed him and let us enjoy our time alone, when everything was fine. Michaël has been doing this job for a long time and knows all the insider tips & tricks to get through police checkpoints as well as to see the most beautiful places. He is well connected and knows people in almost every place, which contributes to a smooth process and sometimes better prices. He speaks fluently Malagasy (which he teached us on our trip as well), French and English and even a bit of German. His knowledge about Madagaskar was huge and he almost could answer all of our hundreds of questions we had during those two weeks. We can only recommend him from the bottom of our hearts. After a short time, Michaël was not only our driver but also a friend and travel partner. We had amazing talks on the long drives and a lot of fun together!
Written 16 June 2024
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Thibault H
Geraardsbergen, Belgium1 contribution
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Jun 2024 • Couples
My girlfriend and I booked a 4WD with Roadtrip Africa to explore Kenya for a week. While we usually self-drive, we opted last-minute for a driver/guide this time around. Our main reasons were that this was our first time in Africa and that we had to drive on the left (while we're used to driving on the right). This was probably the best decision we could have made. Our driver/guide, Robert, was not only immensely friendly, helpful, and patient, but also enriched our experience in unexpected ways.

As a local, his insights into Kenyan culture and history significantly enhanced our understanding and appreciation of the places we visited and things we saw along the way. Not having to drive ourselves meant that we didn't have to stress about traffic, road conditions, navigation, security checks, technical issues with the car etc. He saved us a lot of time, because he just had so much knowledge of every place we visited and could act as our intermediary (e.g. for payment methods, entry fees, camp sites etc.) He is well connected with local guides and quickly reached out to them when we wanted to make use of their services.

While he made suggestions to alter our itinerary for the better, he never forced his opinion on us. The trip remained entirely ours and we always had the final say. He respected our privacy and was never pushy. Having a driving/guide made our Kenya trip so much more relaxing and enriching, because Robert helped us fill in the gaps in our itinerary, avoiding less ideal destinations that we had originally planned (e.g. Lake Nakuru game drives were not worth it because a large portion of the park was inaccessible due to the floods of earlier this year), and shifting activities to other parts of the day (e.g. to avoid the heat or have the most animal activity).

So overall, we would highly recommend everyone to book with Roadtrip Africa and especially with Robert as your driver/guide!
Written 15 June 2024
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Sightsee43795808982
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I spent five days in Massai Mara together with Ken, my driver guide. He was really excellent and we had a great time together. I can absolutely recommend him. We saw so many animals, even black rhinos
Written 14 May 2024
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Francisco P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Our roadtrip experience has been just incredible. Kenya has left us a sweet flavour in our hearts that we will never forget. Robert, our guide, has been AMAZING! He has helped so much to make our dream come true, we have seen many animals just next to our car, we have experience so many activities that we didn’t expect but we were flexible in our plans and he advised us soooooo well. Thank you so much Robert, you are an amazing person who deserve the best!
Written 12 May 2024
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Cristina
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May 2024 • Couples
My experience with roadtrip Africa was really nice but our driver (Robert) was even nicer! We had enjoyed an amazing trip! Robert has been so kind, flexible and he has looked after us so well. I can’t thank him enough. He has helped us to choose the best places to eat, spend the nights and enjoy our time in this incredible country. We have seen so many animals, we have done so many different activities according on our preferences and he has always been so focus on making us just enjoy and being happy. Thank you Robert, you are a very good person and we couldn’t be more lucky having you. Hope seeing you in Spain one day!
Written 12 May 2024
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Oleg C
Dresden, Germany8 contributions
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May 2024 • Solo
I just got back from Tanzania after incredible 6-day safari in Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti with driver and guide Ansi from Road Trip Africa. Traveling in a rooftop camp tent car was awesome and gave us the best views. We had some heart-stopping moments like when a huge elephant almost charged our car and seeing the massive wildebeest migration—it was all epic!

Ansi was super professional, always making sure we were safe and comfortable. He really listened to what I wanted to see and do, and was great at tweaking our plans on the fly to make sure we had the best experience.

If you’re looking for a safari that’s both thrilling and tailored to you, Ansi’s your guy. Big thanks to him for a trip I’ll never forget!
Written 9 May 2024
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filipm146
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Apr 2024 • Couples
We had a fantastic holiday in Uganda. highly recommended! Smooth, correct and clear communication before we left with the employees of road trip Africa. Quick response if you had a question. The driver (Innocent) was a good driver, spotter, friendly and flexible. He had a lot of knowledge of nature, animals, and the history and culture of the country.
Written 22 April 2024
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PekkaRinne
Stockholm, Sweden10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We rented a car with a guide for a 6 day trip up north from Nairobi. Our only plan was to visit Samburu and Reteti elephant sanctuary. We had not booked any lodges and we had tents so we could camp. Ken was our guide and he did an excellent job in recommending both camp sites and lodges. We were probably not the easiest customers either because we had not planned anything ahead. He had also much general knowledge of Kenya and the areas we went through. His knowledge about the fauna and to spot animals were nothing more than excellent. We felt very safe travelling with Ken. In summary we were very happy with borh the vehicle but not least our guide. Highly recommended.
Written 5 April 2024
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Emma B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We hired a car with a driver (Toky) for our honeymoon and drove from Tana to Toliara. The whole service was excellent, including the communication prior to booking. We largely followed the suggested RN7 route, but Road Trip Africa kindly checked our itinerary and gave us lots of helpful tips while planning. The drive itself was fantastic and it was so helpful to have a knowledgeable local as our guide who was very informative and fun! Toky was also so helpful in booking activities and making recommendations for us. Would both highly recommend and use the company again if travelling elsewhere in Africa!
Written 1 April 2024
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Jamie K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I highly recommend Robert he was our Guide and did such an amazing job.
He was very kind and patient with us even though we had so much troubles with our package.
He helped us with ideas so we could get our package back and still do our safari tour.
I honestly was a little bit scared because it is a completely different country and I have never been so far away from home.
But Robert is so extraordinary
I can’t describe how happy I am that he was my Guide
If I ever decide to come back and do the safari again it would be a pleasure to me if Robert was my Guide again
Written 1 April 2024
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