The best time to do a memorable road trip in Kenya is during the summer. Between February and April, when the anticipated heavy rains have not yet begun.
To prevent any accident, it is advisable to adhere to a few fundamental road safety guidelines. It’s simple to prevent accidents while traveling. See how some preparation might help you save a lot of stress when driving by reading on.
Organize every aspect
The best approach to getting to your destination safely is to plan your perfect road trip well in advance. This is done by mindfully preparing oneself for what to expect on the long stretches of highway between major destinations. Knowing the roads basically.
To find rest places along the journey, get a copy of the route map or look them up online. All around Kenya are several undiscovered treasures just waiting to be found.
Throughout the trip, take note of the fuel stops, picnic spots, picturesque viewpoint locations, and lodging possibilities. Thus making the trip more fun.
Take stops frequently
The greatest method to prevent driver fatigue, prevent accidents, and make the most of your road journey is to make frequent rest stops. Keep your car’s fuel tank full at all times because you never know when you could encounter a protracted detour or another fuel-depleting delay.
When the holiday season is at its busiest, hotels fill up rapidly, especially in tourist towns such as Mombasa and Malindi. Prepare well by finding accommodations in advance. Don’t wing it; it’s less enjoyable than you may imagine to drive around a foreign town looking for lodging, and you’ll almost certainly wind up paying more.
Invest in a car charger for your smartphone and save a list of emergency phone numbers and crucial contact information (such as your lodging provider). Make sure someone is aware of your whereabouts at all times, and check in with them each evening.
Be a good citizen when driving
Not only do terrible drivers get into accidents, but you also need to be mindful of other drivers when you’re out on the road.
Turn off your phone and save your battery for emergencies by routinely checking your rear-view mirrors, buckling up everyone in the car, and maintaining constant driving attention. You can easily become distracted from your current task by a ringing phone or persistent message alerts.
Avoid driving too fast; it’s risky and stressful. Instead, take it easy, drive cautiously, and savor the sights that emerge over the horizon. The fuel consumption of your vehicle will also rise as you travel faster.
One of the interesting things about a road trip in Kenya is seeing the rural scenery and wandering wildlife. Unexpected animals crossing, particularly at night, can result in accidents. Always be alert for animals at the side of the road and move slowly towards dense vegetation. They might unexpectedly cross into your path if your not on your game.
Take attention to the posted speed limits as well; they are there for a reason. Keep a safe distance away from vehicles hauling animals and exercise patience if you come across a tractor or other slow-moving vehicles.
Keep in mind that you are a guest at these places, so show respect and be ready for unpleasant surprises.
Plan to drive most of the time during the day, as driving at night is dangerous. In the dark, it’s harder to stay aware of your surroundings. In any case, you’d rather spend your evenings stargazing or around a braai.
Choose the most convenient car
With a larger vehicle, everything will have its place, preventing distractions, ensuring everyone’s comfort, and lessening the usual “are we there yet?” chorus. A calamity is sure to result from irritations and distractions.
While planning a road trip, think about hiring a car so you can explore less-traveled routes. The best option is a 4×4, and a hybrid which helps you reduce your fuel expenses and carbon emissions. Also, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your car has been properly maintained.
Get back on the road
Although a road trip might not seem realistic given current gas prices, you don’t need to travel far to have fun.