This information is correct as of December 2015
Explore Kenya's beautiful coastline on your own schedule with car hire at Malindi Airport.
Where to hire a car at Malindi Airport
There are no car hire companies on-site at Malindi Airport, however it's possible to hire a car once you get to town. Some car rental agencies offer a meet-and-greet service.
Petrol stations near Malindi Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There's a Shell petrol station on Malindi Highway, just a few turns before the airport if you're approaching from Malindi Town.
Driving around Malindi Airport
The Malindi Highway passes the airport and is part of the B8 road which connects Mombasa to Garissa. The road is a single-carriageway with a speed limit of 80 kmph (about 50 mph). Traffic in Kenya drives on the left-hand-side of the road, just like in Britain, so that's one less thing to get used to. If you're planning a self-drive holiday in Kenya it's a good idea to know exactly where you're going. Either bring a map or choose a car hire package that includes a sat-nav. If you're planning on going off-road it's a good idea to hire a 4x4 or SUV.
Getting to your destination
There's plenty to see and do along Kenya's coast. We've put together a quick guide to reaching some of the most popular destinations in the region.
Home to one of the world's oldest marine reserves, and the point where Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed, Malindi Town is a fantastic beach destination infused with history and beauty.
It takes just over five minutes to drive into downtown Malindi from the airport, if the traffic is light. Some of the hotels in Malindi offer free private parking: it's best to confirm this before booking.
Lush jungle meets snow white sands and turquoise waters in this beautiful town. It's a turtle-nesting area, so you might be treated to the sight of baby sea turtles making their way back to the ocean depending on what time of year you visit.
It takes about half an hour to drive to Watamu from Malindi Airport in light traffic.
Indian, Arabian and African culture combine in East Africa's largest port town. Historic sights, buzzing marketplaces, and an amazing nightlife characterise this exuberant city: one of Kenya's top tourist destinations.
If you can't find cheap flights to Mombasa, why not fly to Malindi and drive? Mombasa is just two hours away from Malindi Airport by car. Plenty of hotels on the outskirts of Mombasa have car parking. There are also plenty of free and paid car parks dotted throughout the city.
Prices subject to change