Roadtrip Tanzania | Drive Your Own Adventure

Planning your Tanzania roadtrip? Ever since 2011, we have provided cars, camp gear and routes for independent travellers. Your self-drive adventure in Tanzania begins with us!

How do you want to explore Tanzania?

Tanzania self drive car rental

Roadtrip Africa is the first and only company in Tanzania to specialize in car rentals for self-drive Tanzania holidays.

Our fleet consists of Toyota Landcruiser and Toyota RAV4 vehicles, both reliable and widely used 4WD cars in Tanzania. We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties, ensuring that you can explore Tanzania with peace of mind. 

Hire a 4x4 jeep in Tanzania from € 59/day with unlimited mileage and including Bradt Travel Guide, road map, comprehensive insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance.

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4x4 car hire Tanzania with driver

Would you like to explore Tanzania on your own terms, but feel unsure about a self-drive holiday? Roadtrip Africa works with experienced drivers.

This option is great for roadtrippers who don't fancy driving themselves, want a more relaxed experience, or want to learn more about the local culture and wildlife in Tanzania. All our drivers are experienced tour guides and bush mechanics.

The driver-guide is there to facilitate and ease your travels, yet you remain in charge of your own holiday and itinerary.

For the additional cost of € 40/day, all the suggested road trips on our website are also possible to book as a Tanzania private guided tour. 

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Rent a car with camping gear

Whether you are travelling to Tanzania on a budget, love the outdoors, or don't want to book your accommodation ahead of time - roadtripping in Tanzania with a set of camping gear in the back of the car gives you a lot of flexibility.

Our Toyota Land Cruiser car hire in Tanzania can be equipped with a rooftop tent, or you can hire a dome tent. Both options come with a complete set of quality camping gear, including a mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, table and chairs.

Camp gear set with ground tent € 5   pp/day
Camp set with rooftop tent (Landcruiser only)  € 25 car/day
Electrical fridge (Landcruiser only)  € 5   car/day 
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Experiences from fellow Roadtrippers

Wow, what an amazing company to deal with from start to finish!

Mike from the USA

Renske in the front office was so patient in answering my endless questions from the USA. Fester met us at the airport with the truck and walked us through everything. He was so nice and refused to leave until we were comfortable. The truck itself...
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Unbelievable trip made enjoyable by Roadtrip Africa

Guy from the UK

Tanzania certainly had it’s challenges but that was half the adventure, however the response in country was outstanding and without it we may have struggled or it could have tarnished the experience, because of Yusuphu the challenges made our trip...
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Commitment and customer satisfaction are top priority

Fabian from Germany

The communication in advance worked very well and the handover of the car also went smoothly. We had complications with our car during our trip and the exchange with the manager on site (Tanzania) was great. The company accommodated us very satisf...
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Suggested roadtrip itineraries in Tanzania

Are you getting excited about planning your Tanzania roadtrip? Take a look at our suggested routes to get a better understanding of distances and driving times, and build your trip from there. As Tanzania travel company specialists, we know all the hidden corners of Tanzania and are happy to point you in the right direction as you plan your self-drive safari.

Tanzania 8 days 700 km

Taste of Tanzania

When following the Taste of Tanzania itinerary,  you visit the most famous safari parks of the country: Tarangire, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. This circuit is ideal for Tanzania first-timers, travellers who primarily visit Tanzania for safari, want modest driving hours a day and have limited time. 7 car rental days are recommended to follow this Tanzania route. 

Tanzania 22 days 1950 km

Bush to Beach - Northern Route

The bush-to-beach Tanzania safari is the ultimate one-way road trip and righteously our most popular! Start in Arusha and hand over your car in Dar es Salaam (or vice versa). This Tanzania itinerary is ideal for those looking to combine the classic safari experience with mountain scenery, culture, and a beach road trip, away from the crowds and resorts. Because of the variation, It's also a great itinerary for family holidays. The Usambaras and Swahili coasts are not touristy and easy to explore on a budget. We recommend 21 car rental days.

Tanzania 14 days

Northern Circuit - Tanzania off the beaten track

This exciting circuit combines the premier safari parks in Tanzania with hidden gems. It contains scenic driving on back roads, the ability to do walks and hikes, and cultural encounters. You'll explore Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, and West Kilimanjaro. This route is among our favourites! 

We recommend 13 car rental days to follow this Tanzania self-drive itinerary