Camping

Camp gear rental Roadtrip Tanzania

We can equip your Landcruiser with a rooftop tent. Obviously, the pop-up roof can not be used anymore. Or you hire a dome tent with the Landcruiser or RAV4. The costs are USD 25 / day for the rooftop tent or USD 5 per person / per day for the dome tent. Both tents come with a full set of quality camp gear consisting of the following items: 

  • Folding foam mattress 
  • Sleeping bag with pillows and bedsheets
  • Table and chairs
  • Storage box
  • Gas tank & burner, BBQ roaster
  • Cups, plates & bowls
  • Pots, frying pans, cutlery set with knife, can opener, cork screw
  • Coffee press
  • Cutting board
  • Dish towel, detergent, washing line & pegs
  • Headlights and solar table lamp

What to take on safari - ground tent or rooftop tent? 

Can't decide? Read our blog about the pro's & con's of a rooftop tent versus a dome tent. 

Why you should go camping in Tanzania 

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 with a full set of camping gear in the back of the car gives you a great sense of flexibility.

Tanzania is very suitable for camping. Accommodation is expensive in Tanzania. Luckily, there are numerous campgrounds all over the country so it is possible to explore Tanzania on a budget. From basic bush campsites inside the parks, to private campgrounds operated by a lodge owner. The latter enabling you to stay at a secured site with good amenities whilst sleeping for a dime. Moreover, the opportunities to camp are year-round because of the warm climate. The more fancy lodges will charge about USD 10 pp. Basic nature camp sites costs as little as USD 5 / tent. Wild camping is not recommended.

Campsites do not require any advance arrangements - most of them can't even be booked in advance. Refer to our accommodation page for a list of our favourite campsites in Tanzania. Also, the Bradt Travel Guide that comes with your Roadtrip Tanzania rental car has detailed and updated information about most campsites.