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!

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And explore the beauty of Africa on your terms.

Self-Drive Tours

Accommodation + Car Rental + Route + Permits

At Roadtrip Africa, we know how to build a well-paced and varied itinerary for your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tanzania.

Let us help you design a carefully planned roadtrip that includes your car rental, park permits and accommodation. You have the option to drive yourself or choose a guided experience with one of our local driver-guides.

After a full day of road-tripping, our self-drive tours offer accommodation in beautiful hand-picked lodges and campsites. We make sure to look for outstanding places and favour eco-conscious boutique hotels with the best possible price-quality ratio. 

Our Roadtrip Africa Team is there for you all the way, from hotel reservations to car rental and roadside assistance. Benefit from direct bookings – no intermediaries, no false promises, just easy communication and the very best rates. Are you ready to explore the beauty of Tanzania?

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Car rental

Self-Drive or Driver-Guide + Camp Gear (optional)

Roadtrip Africa is the first company in Tanzania to specialize in car & camp gear rentals for self-drive holidays. We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties.

Our fleet consists of Toyota Landcruiser and Toyota RAV4 vehicles. All reliable and widely used 4WD vehicles, and perfectly suitable for your adventurous Tanzania roadtrip.

You are welcome to drive your vehicle yourself or hire a car with a local driver-guide. The driver-guide is there to facilitate and ease your travels, yet you remain in charge of your own holiday and itinerary. The costs for a driver are € 40 /day.

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

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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. For a stress-free experience, you can let the team at Roadtrip Africa design your Tanzania itinerary completely, while also taking care of the reservation and payment of all hotels. Feeling more adventurous? Then just hire a 4x4 car and use our routes for guidance and inspiration. 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 10 days | 803 km

Northern Safari Circuit

Tanzania is gifted by Mother Nature, but its northern region is the spoiled kid. One legendary safari park after the next; the Northern Circuit is the classic safari self-drive circuit of Tanzania. 

This is an ideal itinerary for Tanzania first-timers who primarily come for safari, have limited time, or want to combine their road trip with a Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar add-on. 

We recommend 10 days / 8 car rental days for this Tanzania self-drive tour.

Tanzania 14 days | 997 km

Northern Circuit - Tanzania off the beaten track

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

We recommend 14 days / 13 car rental days to drive this Tanzania itinerary.

Tanzania 20 days | 1750 km

Bush to Beach - one way road trip

The bush-to-beach Tanzania safari is the ultimate one-way road trip and righteously our most popular one! 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 the beach, while staying away from the crowds and large resorts. Because of the variation, this is also a great itinerary for family holidays. 

Experiences from fellow Roadtrippers
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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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