Camping

Camping gear rental with Roadtrip Tanzania

We can equip your Landcruiser with a rooftop tent. Obviously, with this option, the pop-up roof can not be used anymore. Alternaively, you can hire a dome tent with either the Landcruiser or RAV4. The costs are €25 /day for the double rooftop tent, €30 /day for the Family rooftop tent or €5 per person / per day for the dome tent. All tents come with a full set of quality camping gear consisting of the following items: 

  • Folding foam mattress 
  • Sleeping bag with pillows and bed sheets
  • Table and chairs
  • Storage box
  • Gas tank & burner
  • 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 pros & cons of a rooftop tent versus 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 a very suitable country for camping, and safari accommodation in Tanzania is expensive. Luckily, there are numerous campsites all over the country, so it is possible to explore Tanzania on a budget. From basic bush campsites inside the parks to private campsites operated by lodge owners - 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 Tanzania's warm climate. The more fancy lodges will charge about USD $10 p.p. Basic nature campsites 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.