Kigali Car Rentals
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Kigali Car Rentals is a premier Rwanda Car rental/ car hire agency based in Kigali, Rwanda. We provide affordable exotic, luxury, and standard car rental services in Rwanda. Whether you need a 4x4 for Self drive or need a ride guided by professional drivers to take you around Rwanda, we will offer the best Rwanda Car rental experience.
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Mitch
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Friends
This is definitely the best spot to rent a car in Kigali. Frank was incredibly communicative through WhatsApp, the price is extremely fair, and it made going around Kigali and Rwanda extremely convenient. I highly recommend renting a car from Kigali Car Rentals for any trip to Kigali. They will pick you up from the airport with the car and drop you back off at the end of your trip.

I rented a Toyota prado for 8 days and went all throughout the country, including to Akagera and Volcanoes. You definitely want a Prado for Akagera as the roads are fairly bad. For non self safari a rav4 probably suffices but I was happy to have the Prado throughout as it made adventuring in rural areas more comfortable (off the main highway all roads are unpaved). The prado also has a massive fuel tank which meant I just had to fill it 1.5 times despite driving constantly and throughout the country for 8 days.

The Prado did an absolutely outstanding job in self safari in Akagera, including on the steep climbs and challenging rounds. It’s an incredible car. I popped a tire on self safari in Akagera (something that isn’t surprising given the roads) and the Prado had a spare tire and all the necessary tools for an easy tire change. When I got back to Kigali Frank gave me a new back up tire so I could continue my journey.

Frank also helped us find the PCR test in Kigali needed to see the Gorillas and provided a map for borrow (google maps is only 75% effective in Rwanda I would say)

All in all, I will definitely rent again on my next trip and highly recommend the same to anyone.
Written July 13, 2022
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Kathryn
Portsmouth, UK5 contributions
Couples
We couldn't recommend Frank and his team highly enough, from our first enquiry and quote request through to returning the car they were friendly, super fast at communicating and really flexible. The price was spot on especially with no hidden insurance premium, drop off and pick up tailored to our trip and no mileage restrictions. The car itself was great, very modern and economical we had zero issues with it even on rougher terrain round the national parks. If you are looking for a hassle free, super flexible car hire company dont bother looking anywhere else! We were thrilled!
Written February 24, 2022
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thats great thank you . warm regards frank +250783008990 on whatsup /mobile us well
Written April 6, 2022
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A_KaiserHughes
Seattle, Washington5 contributions
Friends
We wanted to drive ourselves from Kigali to Gisenyi. As we planned our trip, Kigali Car Rentals was fast to respond, the price was transparent (no hidden fees), the car was dropped off on time, and the entire process was easy as could be. Kigali Car Rentals provides high quality rental services at great prices and I highly recommend them.
Written November 1, 2021
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thanks so much for choosing our company and hiving us a good feed back . regards frank +250783008990 on whatsup and mobile as well
Written November 18, 2021
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Ladybug_1978
UK4 contributions
Couples
We hired a RAV4 from Kigali Car Rentals for six days to explore Rwanda. The prices are very reasonable and the car hire was straightforward, quick and hassle-free. Communication was great too. Unlike other places I've hired from, I didn't have to leave a huge deposit or pay extra to have an additional driver. The car had a few scrapes but nothing serious and it drove well, including on unmade, gravel roads. Highly recommend this place for car hire in Rwanda.
Written June 25, 2022
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Justin
49 contributions
Friends
Kigali car rentals makes a visit to Rwanda easy. With pick up and drop off service, and a quality vehicle it is a good value and great service. We rented a car for 6 days for short trips from Kigali to Musanze and Muhazi and also for travel around Kigali. The car we had handled the dirt roads in some of the remote areas in Muhazi well, and the dashboard gps navigation and back-up camera was a nice feature, it came in handy. We'll continue to use them when we visit Rwanda!
Written July 14, 2022
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Brian T
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I had a very excellent experience working with Kigali car rental. Specifically, I rented a car at a very good rate that was of sufficient quality for a small road trip I did north of Kigali. The staff of Kigali car rental were excellent to work with. I was able to pay for my car rental using the credit card which was very welcomed. The entire process of the check-in and check-out of the car was very smooth. I recommend this company if you're looking to do self driving in Rwanda. I was pleased enough with the service that I decided to use them again for a larger vehicle for a longer trip. Note that as of June 2022, their office is in the back of the ‘Jesus is Able’ house on the third floor, so if you need to find them just ask somebody in one of the businesses on the first floor on the side of the building that is facing the road.
Written June 14, 2022
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Priscilla K
Lagos, Nigeria57 contributions
I found Kigali Car Rentals via a travel blog about Rwanda and booked a self-drive Rav4 vehicle for a week. The logistics surrounding booking the car, and arranging a pickup and return were seamless. Frank was highly responsive and flexible with our requests via WhatsApp and emails. We were involved in a minor car incident at the tail end of our trip and Frank sorted that out effectively with the other driver involved. I thought we got good value for our money and can certainly recommend this rental company for your trip to Rwanda.
Written August 20, 2022
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Ingrid B
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Couples
Awesome experience!!
Booked a car online 3 days before arriving in Kigali via email with Frank the owner, and he was with his team waiting for us at the airport as planned. From far the best prices, no hidden fees, very professional and very kind. They also provided info on house rentals and anything we needed to know.

We had to leave sooner than expected and Frank greatly accomodated us. We will come back this year and will definitely use their services again.

We greatly recommend them for car rental, guide tours but also for any services you may need while in Rwanda.

One of our best experience during our many travels around the world!

Ingrid & Mario
Written April 3, 2022
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thanks a lot ingrid and mario regards frank +250783008990 on whatsup and mobile as well
Written April 6, 2022
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yam
Kameido, Japan12 contributions
Solo
This is definitely one of the most impressive experience in Rwanda of mine. I searched about more than 20 companies online and found this agency was the cheapest option for a solo traveler. It costed only a half of normal standard price of Safari tour companies. But still, the experience is so awesome and never be forgettable.

The itinerary was like meeting with the driver at 5 in the morning and we headed to the akagera National Park taking two and a half hours, arriving at the park at around 7:30. We had a spent almost 7 hours there to go through the south gate to the north gate, almost the entire places of this National Park.
Capturing a lots of animals running around Savannah, the scenery was almost like something on movie. On the road we've got a small trouble as we are stuck in the mud, however the other ranger give us some help to get out of the mud and also a great experience for me to feel 'Africa' (I would say such little happenings make your experience special, rather than just visiting a zoo)!

I'm very sure to be back here in the near future and will hopefully contact to this company again.
Written March 3, 2020
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Samer E
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Family
This is the second time I use this service and again it was impressive. We (four adults) rented the Prado car with a driver (Emmanuel) and had a smooth roadtrip in Rwanda for 15 days from the Akagera NP to Nyungwe and Volcanoes NPs passing by Lake Kivu towns in the way. Emmanuel was particularly knowledgable with many contacts to organise permits and activities in all the areas visited plus offering a lot of self-guided info into agriculture and wildlife (particularly birds) of Rwanda
I look forward to the next trip
Written September 27, 2022
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