Drive your own adventure

Roadtripping at your own pace is the best way to experience Tanzania. Hire a 4x4 and Drive Your Own Adventure, following roads less travelled, catering to all budgets.

How do you want to travel in Tanzania?

Car rental for self drive

Roadtrip Tanzania is the only company in Tanzania specialized in self drive car rentals, so you can Drive Your Own Adventure on your safaris in Tanzania.

Our fleet consists of Toyota Landcruiser with pop up roof and Toyota RAV4, 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 from as low as USD$ 59 /day, including mobile phone with local SIM card, Bradt Travel Guide, road map, comprehensive insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance.

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Car rental with driver-guide

Roadtrip Tanzania works with a number of experienced and truly lovable drivers who speak good English. Great for those roadtrippers that don't fancy driving themselves and like the company of a guide who can give you deeper insights into local culture, wildlife and reveal their favourite spots. 

For the additional cost of only USD 40 / day, all the suggested road trips published at this website are also possible to make as a private guided tour. Your ultimate customised safari!

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Rent a car with camping gear

Whether you are on a budget, love the outdoors, or just don't want to have to book your accommodation ahead of time: road tripping in Tanzania with a full set of camping gear in the back of the car gives you a great sense of flexibility. We can equip the Landcruiser with a rooftop tent or you hire a dome tent. Both come with a full set of quality camp gear, consisting of a mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, chairs and table.

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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Book a roadtrip with accommodation

Would you like to experience the privacy and flexibility of self-drive, but peace of mind about which route to take and where to sleep? Then book one of our accommodated road trips.

Each Tanzania self-drive trip offers a carefully planned route with stays in pre-booked lodges in different price categories. These are the places we like to stay when we are roadtripping ourselves; small-scale, good price-quality ratio and owner-managed when possible.

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Suggested routes

Not sure yet where to go and what to do when you have hired your roadtrip car? Have a look at our suggested routes to get a better understanding of distances and driving times, and build your trip from there. You can book the trips below with car rental and accommodation, or use it for inspiration only and drive your own adventure.

Tanzania 11 days 850 km

Highlights of the North

Tanzania is truly gifted by Mother Nature, but the Northern region really is the spoiled kid. You tumble from one legendary safari park to another, all within a stone's throw distance. For those who love wildlife, want modest driving hours a day, have limited time or want to combine it with a Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar add-on, the Highlights of the North makes an unforgettable road trip.

Tanzania 18 days 1650 km

Bush to Beach

Where in the world can you combine world class safari, visit tribal villages, hike in lush forested mountains and swim in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean - into one epic trip? This is the ultimate one-way road trip. Start in Arusha and end in Dar es Salaam. The Usambaras and Swahili coast are far less touristy and possible to explore on a budget.

Tanzania 13 days 1430 km

The wild south east

This roadtrip starts and ends in Dar es Salaam and covers the far less visited parks of south east Tanzania. Ideal for those that want to get of the tourist trail for friendly prices. Go on world class safari in Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve, experience local village life by spending the night in two typical highland villages, and go birding and primate trekking in the Udzungwa Mountains.