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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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  • Akaash B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great driver and car rental - hire Manzi if you can!
    We recommend renting from Kigali Car Rentals. We hired a car and driver for 8 days to travel to several places around Rwanda. If you have an option to choose the driver we highly recommend Manzi. Manzi is an excellent driver, very friendly and welcoming, and so helpful. We are extremely happy and thankful to have had him as our driver. Renting from Frank was very straightforward and easy to do. You are given a choice of vehicle, a flat daily rate (payment is made upfront) and then pay for fuel along the way. Communication by WhatsApp before we arrived and we extended our trip was great.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Alice W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent car and customer service
    It was really easy to rent a car with Kigali car rentals. They dropped the car off to us and picked it up and were really flexible with dates. The car was excellent and we had no problems with it at all. Great Euronext service and we felt really supported thorough out the trip. I would really recommend renting a car in Rwanda as it gave us loads of flexibility.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 3, 2023
  • phmld
    Sydney, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Car and Driver made travelling easy.
    Hired a car and driver for three days to travel to Lake Kivu and surrounds. Our driver could not do enough to assist us and meet our difficult requests. Always there to help with language barriers and finding the out of the way places. Thanks Frank and the team for all your assistance.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Leosvacations
    Cambridge, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Responsive, flexible, friendly and safe
    We hired a Toyota Prado with driver for 4 days in August 2023, travelling around Kigali and Musanze. Frank is very responsive, helpful and straightforward to deal with. Our driver Peter was fantastic- friendly, informative, punctual and very safe and made our Rwanda trip even more relaxing and enjoyable than we could have possibly hoped. The car was as expected- well used, but reliable, well maintained, cleaned every day, and able to cope with some very tough roads.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 10, 2023
  • Delphine
    Paris, France1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Car hire
    We are so happy to have chosen Kigali Car Rentals. Frank has been extremely helpful with all the car rental arrangements. We wanted to hire a car for our three weeks self drive road trip in Rwanda, followed by one week in Uganda to do the Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga. Frank rightfully recommmanded us to rent a RAV4 on Rwanda, then a Prado on Ugandan side which is what we did, without any regrets. Frank and his team have been reliable, professional and very responsive from day one!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Adeola Y
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reliable, responsive, and affordable.
    Frank was very responsive and the service was great and affordable. Having such a reliable option for a car rental made our trip even better and we were able to move around with ease. Frank was also kind enough to allow us customize the rental options and we were able to make a deal that better suited our needs for self-drive. He also arranged for a driver to deliver the car to us and drop us at the airport when we returned the car. Strongly recommend.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Rob
    Birdhill, Ireland11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy to deal with
    I was travelling solo recently in Rwanda and decided to hire a small self drive Jeep from Kigali Car Rentals. I found them to be very accommodating regarding both pick up/drop off locations and times. I found all our communications to be friendly and customer focused. I would have easily given this review 5 stars, but like stated in some previous reviews, the vehicle supplied was quite substandard. Definitely wouldn’t pass any normal kind of road wordiness inspection. There was always a subconscious concern if I would make it to my next destination, this concern amplified as I was making my way back to catch my home bound flight. I would suggest requesting photos of intended rental before making any arrangement. Secure a decent vehicle and you will be very happy with this company.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Stefanie d
    Pretoria, South Africa21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic service & driver!
    We rented a car with a driver through Frank for our 8 day trip to Rwanda. The communication was good, from first enquiry to booking. When we arrived at the airport, our driver Danny was waiting. Danny was a great driver, driving us to all the sites and waiting patiently for us while doing the activities. It was great to have a driver as it took the stress out of driving and meant we could enjoy all the beautiful scenery along the way. We visited Kigali, did gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and doing the Canopy Walk in Nyungwe National Park. Thank you Frank for making our visit to Rwanda a reality. Highly recommend this company and will definitely use them again!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 15, 2023
  • Freedom59024694715
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Safari in Rwanda and good vehicle from Kigali Car Rentals
    I have recently been to Rwanda for Gorilla Trekking trip and Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park. Since I wanted to get my own experience, I booked the permit through Kigali Car Rentals plus a vehicle. The permit and the vehicle were delivered to my the hotel t haven Boutique in Kigali. The driver who delivered me the car also briefed me about the Gorillas trekking process and I was really satisfied with the info because everything went as per hes guidance. The Vehicle was in perfect condition and matched my expectations.... thanks to Frank the person who handled all the emails. I highly recommed them and will consider them on my next trip to Rwanda and Uganda
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Johan M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More then driving
    As being a family of 5, we rented a Toyota Prado with driver to discover Rwanda. Although the office location was not were Google maps said it was, this was the only drawback we had working with Kigali Car Rentals. Franck, the owner was very friendly and flexible in managing our car delivery at our hotel with driver, Manzi. I can highly recommend Manzi as he did an execellent job not only in guiding our car through traffic and the often rough roads to our acomodations, but also in helping out on our journey through Rwanda as he was fluent in both English and Kinyarwanda. On one occasion he found out our accomodation was better reachable by a free boat service and arranged everything. His skills, honesty and kindness makes Manzi highly recommended as your driver.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 20, 2023
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Kathryn
Portsmouth, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • 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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Mitch
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • 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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WorldwideHustle79
Winston Salem, NC77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
I forgot how we came across Frank and the team, but we’re glad we did. Like many others, we rented a RAV 4 for a self-drive tour of Rwanda’s national parks. We had the car for 8 days total. Picking up the car was simple - met us at hotel. Payment also simple - paid US dollars upon pick up. Frank’s communication was clear and immediate from day one through the end of the car hire. The RAV 4 has seen better days, but that was actually perfect since the roads and driving are likely to leave a mark, and the car purred like a kitten throughout.
Written January 3, 2020
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Gadine M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
My fiance and I had a last minute decision of renting a car during our stay in Rwanda. We reached out to the car rental and they got me a car of my choice. They answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. Our flight was supposed to arrive at the airport in Kigali at around 1am, we were delayed till 2:30am. They waited for us and the driver was very kind. They kept checking on how I was doing through out my stay. Due to not being used to the roads and gates in Kigali, we had scratches on the car. We again let them know and they were kind enough to help us remain calm and solved any issues we had. I would truly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a car rental in Kigali.
Written January 1, 2020
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Fernando A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Would totally recommend, Frank gives excellent service and always responds quickly on whatsapp or by call. He also provided us some camping equipment at a good price. The car was in good conditions to drive around the country for around 10 days.
Beware of traffic cameras !!!
Written February 16, 2020
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Artyom
Tel Aviv, Israel1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
I really enjoyed service of Kigali Car rentals. They delivered me even two cars (Toyota Rav4 and Toyota Land Cruiser Prado). From the beginning I wanted to take only rav4 but as soon I said that I am going to visit Akagera park Frank said that it is better for me to get Prado and offered affordable price. I agreed and haven't regret. Later guide in Akagera said to me that it was a wise dicision because it could be hard to drive there especially after rain. With Prado I haven't encountered any difficulties during the whole my trip. During a trip Frank was always available through whatsapp so when I wanted to extend my rental I could do it easily.
Written December 7, 2020
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Sagar Bahri
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Business
Great Service at a very good price. Frank delivered the car to my hotel for delivery of the vehicle without any charge and even they picked up the car without any charges. I am really happy that I choose kigali car rentals. Frank is really helpful and good person. I strongly recommend kigali car rentals for hiring car in Rwanda. Thanks Frank for a good service
Written June 7, 2021
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thanks you sir
Written September 13, 2021
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Ingrid B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • 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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Ladybug_1978
UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • 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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Brian T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
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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