Car rental

Our fleet

Our fleet of cars for hire in Tanzania consists of Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota RAV4 vehicles - both reliable 4x4 cars widely used in Tanzania and perfect for self-drive tours. Be aware that these vehicles are not new. The Landcruiser has no air conditioning whilst the quality of the audio or air conditioning of the RAV4 is not comparable to a new car you might drive at home. These sturdy vehicles are just right for the bush! 

Each car is serviced at our workshop after every trip and we have a close network of upcountry workshops for minor onsite repairs. In the unlikely event that you have a breakdown, rest assured that we offer 24/7 roadside assistance and always have a replacement vehicle ready. 

Roadtrip ready cars

  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Radio with port for your USB or mini jack 
  • Car explanation booklet, roadmap, Bradt Guide
  • Unlimited kilometers, no hidden costs!

Which car would you like to rent for your road trip in Tanzania?

Classic - Landcruiser Hard Top with pop up roof

Your ultimate safari car: the Landcruiser Hard Top with pop-up roof. No wildlife remains unnoticed from this viewpoint! This vehicle fits six people comfortably, or four with camping gear. It's manual, has a 6 cylinder (1HZ) diesel engine and high ground clearance. Note it has no A/C. Fuel consumption is around 8 km/litre. This car is a must have on rough roads to Serengeti, Lake Natron and Selous Game Reserve. Possible to rent with electrical fridge and rooftop tent.   

Price per day in euro   *Low season    Regular season 
1- 4 days € 129 € 149
5- 9 days € 119 € 139
10+ days € 109 € 129

 1st March - 31st May 

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Roadtrippers enjoying their coffee in the bush
The stretched Landcruiser fits 6 adults, great if you are travelling with a family in Uganda
Luggage space stretched Landcruiser Rental car in Uganda
Stretched Toyota Landcruiser with pop up roof

Budget - Toyota RAV4 - 5 door

The Toyota RAV4 is a sporty, compact and robust 4WD. The car is also easy and economical to drive, giving you the best value for money. It’s automatic and in permanent four-wheel drive. Fuel consumption is very low compared to other 4x4 models: around  10-12 km/litre. Petrol costs between $1 – $1.20. 

The 5-door RAV4 can fit up to four people, or three people with camping gears. This car is NOT ALLOWED for travels to the Serengeti, Lake Natron and Selous Game Reserve. For these rough roads, the Landcruiser is required.

Price per day in euro   *Low season    Regular season 
1- 4 days € 69 € 79
5- 9 days € 64 € 74
10+ days € 59 € 69

 1st March - 31st May 

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Roadtrippers in style
The Toyota RAV4 is easy & comfortable to drive on a self drive safari in Uganda
Roadtrip Uganda RAV4 rental car with roof rack
Compact but very sturdy, the RAV4 is suitable for most corners of Tanzania

Car rental add ons: camping gear and driver-guides

Rent a car with camping gear

Tanzania is a great country for camping as there are so many campsites, ranging from basic bush sites inside the national parks to private campsites that come with a restaurant and swimming pool.

We can equip the Landcruiser with a rooftop tent and/or electrical fridge, or you can hire a dome tent. Both options come with quality camping gear, including sleeping bags, headlights, cooking equipment, table, chairs and everything else you'll need on your camping tour of Tanzania.

Camp gear set with ground tent €5 pp/day
Camp gear set with roof top tent  €25 per day
Camp gear set with 2 roof top tents, 3-4 people €35 per day 
Electrical fridge
€5 per day
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Rent a car with driver

All of our drivers are skilled, flexible, experienced, helpful and most of all pleasant company. The cost of hiring a driver is €35/ day – this also covers his meals and accommodation. The driver will always sort these out himself. Most lodges have a drivers’ section and provide accommodation and meals for free. When you travel into a national park with a driver, you will also have to pay their entrance fee of €2 - €5 / day, depending on the park.

The driver is responsible for the wellbeing of the car, and the security bond will no longer apply.

If you're taking a driver with you into the national parks, the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA), requires you to have your entrance permits paid in advance, so you won’t be able to just decide on the fly. If you book a car with a driver, Roadtrip Tanzania will help by arranging the required park entrance permits for you in advance.

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What is included when hiring a car from Roadtrip Tanzania?


  • Roadmap and Bradt Travel Guide
  • Comprehensive car insurance


  • Airport transfers
  • Camping gear
  • Electrical fridge
  • Driver-Guide

Are you ready to drive your own Tanzania adventure?

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