For the last few years, Kenyans have purchased vehicles in droves as evidenced by the endless traffic jams in our roads. Some will look for a good driving school in Kenya before importing their car of choice while others will prefer to attend driving lessons after the car has landed.
Either way, we thought we should compile a list of driving schools in Kenya to help you narrow your search.
The good thing is that Kenya has some very good driving colleges such as the aa driving school kenya branches.
We also have some old schools like glory driving school and rocky driving school. Some of the newest kids on the block include petanns driving school the mother of of petanns institute of business studies.
petanns driving school owner is musician Peter Muinami Chege.
Choosing a Driving School In Kenya: What to Look for
So, which driving school should you enroll for? Well, I know you are thinking about the price but you need to look beyond the money.
For example, it has been widely reported in the media of some driving schools which will quote for you a certain price (normally very cheap) only to find that you have to pay a whole lot of small, small hidden fees by the time you’re completing the course.
You will be asked about certificate fees, internal examination fees, and such little extras.
So, don’t be blinded by the price. Here is what else you need to focus on:
Do they have enough cars? And what is the condition of the cars? Some driving schools in Kenya have some ancient and poorly maintained cars. Of course, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to foretell the kind of service you can expect from such dinosaur-age vehicles.
Some other schools are staffed with corrupt trainers who ask for bribes to allow you to touch the steering!
Yes, you heard me right. Some ask for as much as shs.200 as an ‘incentive’ to permit you to drive even for a few hundred meters! And mind you, you have already paid the fees!
When researching the college, ask about the instructors and where possible, avoid corrupt such schools like plague since it can be too costly.
- Customer Care
Certain driving schools have world-class customer care staff. But we also have a few with rude and unhelpful people manning the front desk.
Such staff will be very welcoming when you are enrolling and paying the fees. They then somersault and become harsh and rude. Personally, I love to be treated well and will stay away from such places.
After all, it’s my money!
- The Flexibility of Training Hours
If you are working, look for a driving school that isn’t too rigid with hours. Luckily, many of the schools are pretty flexible and don’t mind setting a custom training schedule to accommodate your busy schedule.
- What Other services Do they give you
As the competition heats up, it’s common to find a driving school in Kenya advertising freebies such as defensive driving, first aid, customer care, basic mechanics, and such.
Well, if available, why not? But don’t just be swayed by the free stuff only. Before biting the bait, check that the quality of training is first okay to avoid later regrets.
List Of Driving Schools In Kenya
Here is a comprehensive list of list of driving schools in Kenya and their contacts plus locations..
AA Driving School
AA Driving School is one of the oldest Driving Schools in Kenya and hands down, one of the very best.
AA Driving School in Kenya has branches across the country and exclusively offers NTSA approved curriculum.
AA Driving School Contacts
Physical Location: Renaissance Corporate Park-Upper-Hill, Nairobi(Head Office)
Telephone: 0709 933 000 /0709 933 999 /0720227267 /0720261576
AA Kenya SMS code: 21062
PS-1: Here is the current AA Driving School Fees Structure.
PS-2: Click here to view AA Driving School other branches location and contacts all over the country
Heltz Driving School / Heltz Driving Academy
Heltz offers quality practical lessons and won’t ambush you with hidden charges like some of the naughty driving schools in Kenya.
Heltz Driving School Contacts
Physical Location: Sheikh House, Opp. Imenti House(formerly Universal college), Near Odeon Cinema, Nairobi
Telephone: 0722 614473/0722 873914/0738 873914/0733 340082
Rocky Driving School
Another of the pioneers, Rocky Driving School has been training drivers and driving instructors since early 90s.
Rocky owns a large fleet of small cars, minibuses, and trucks and you will enjoy being served by their friendly instructors.
Rocky driving school Locations and contacts :
- Industrial Area-Factory Street (Head Office)
- Harambee Avenue -Kagen House, ground flr.
- Tom Mboya Street- opp. Odeon Cinema.
- Buruburu -behind Tuskys Supermarket.
- Ngong Road- Prestige Plaza.
- Kariobangi- next to K.C.B Bank
- Eastleigh -Social Hall Building (9th Street)
- Kangemi- opposite flyover
- Doonholm- near GreenSpan
- Westlands -near the mall, next to Oilcom Petrol Station
- Others: Ruaka, South C, Kitengela, AthiRiver, Kisumu, Kericho, Nyeri, Naivasha, Kisii etc
Petanns Driving School
Petanns driving school has over 70 branches countrywide.
According to their website, Petanns aims to deliver professional driving skills to all Kenyans to reduce road carnage.
Petanns driving contacts and Locations:
Physical Location: Capital House, Moi Avenue, Next to Ambassadeur Hotel.
Telephone: 0721328383/0705 050504/ 020 221 99 33(Direct Line)
PS: Go to Petanns website to confirm the location of your nearest branch.
Glory Driving School
Glory Driving School is an award winning Driving School and like the rest, trains under revised NTSA Curriculum.
They have a couple of strategically located branches across the City.
Glory driving School contacts and Locations:
Main office- Reinsurance Plaza, Mezzanine Flr., along Aga Khan Walk/ Taifa Road
Pangani- Inside Glory Star Hostel (Thika Road)
South B- Mukoma Road, adjacent to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church/ Near Vumia House
Telephone: 0721 345729/0703 500 717/0723278898
Seniors Driving School
Iqra Driving School Nairobi
Telephone: 0721 215 261
Locations: Hurlingham Plaza, Argwings-Kodhek Rd, Nairobi & First Avenue Eastleigh
School: Budget Driving School
Telephone: 020 2221612
Location: 1st Flr, Princely House(Moi Avenue)
Sony Driving School
Telephone: 020 2229738
Locations: Mageso Chambers, Moi-Avenue, And Several Other Branches In Nairobi
Wings Driving School
Telephone: 0722 309415
Location: Muhoho Ave, Nairobi West Nairobi
Top Gear Driving School Nairobi
Telephone: 0722 784235
Location: Tena Estate, Outering Road, Nairobi
Kenya Institute (Of) Advanced Driving Nairobi
Telephone: 0711 140352
Location: Isiolo Road 13, Nairobi
Driving School In Kenya: Other Options
- Anon Driving School
- Accurate Driving School
- Imperial Driving School
- Neptune Driving School
Forklift Training School In Nairobi
You can check out theKihbt (Kenya Institute Of Highway(S) & Building Technology), Commercial St in Nairobi
Telephone: 0726 999220
Defensive Driving School
For specialized defensive driving training, you can contact Defensive Driving Systems Limited. The school is located along Seminary Road, Langata /Karen area in Nairobi
Telephone: 020 2431550
Trailer Driving School In Kenya
School: East Africa Heavy Commercial/Vehicle Driver Development Institute
Telephone: 0776 726 024/ 0786 815 878
There you have it- our guide on how to choose a driving school in Kenya. We have collected for you the contacts and where it was possible, the fees to allow you to budget.
And with that, we hope you are now in a position to make an inspired decision. So, can we meet on the road?
PS: If you there’s a school we left and you feel it deserves to be in this list, kindly drop its name in the comments. We will be happy to include it.