Drive Your Own Adventure

Roadtripping at your own pace is the best way to experience Tanzania. Take the road less travelled - hire a 4x4 and Drive Your Own Adventure, whatever your budget.

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Car rental for self drive

We are 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.

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

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Car rental with driver-guide

Roadtrip Africa works with a number of experienced and truly lovable driver-guides who speak good English as well as fluent Swahili. 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 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 just don't want to book your accommodation ahead of time - roadtripping in Tanzania with a full 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 full 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 roof top tent (Landcruiser only)  € 25 car/day
Electrical fridge (Landcruiser only)  € 5 car/day 
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Best Tanzania self drive itinearies

Take a look at our suggested routes for your self-drive Tanzania adventure to get a better understanding of distances and driving times, and build your road trip from there. Make sure your travel plan is not too ambitious and share your day-to-day itinerary with us, so we can cross-check feasibility. We know all the hidden corners of Tanzania and will be 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, 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, those who primarily come to Tanzania for safari, want modest driving hours a day, and have limited time. 6 to 8 days / 5-7 car rental days are recommended to follow this 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 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. It's also a great itinerary for family holidays, because of the variation. The Usambaras and Swahili coasts are not touristy and easy to explore on a budget. We recommend a minimum of 16- 22 days / 15-21 car rental days.

Tanzania 13 days 1430 km

The wild South East

This roadtrip begins and ends in Dar es Salaam and takes you to the less visited national parks of south east Tanzania. Ideal for those that want to get off the tourist trail at friendly prices. Go on world class safaris in Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve, experience local village life in traditional Tanzanian highland villages, and go birding and chimp trekking in the Udzungwa Mountains.