4x4 car rental in Tanzania

Are you ready for the ultimate self-drive safari in Tanzania? Our fleet of cars in Tanzania offers three options to fit your budget and travelling style: 

  • Camping - Toyota Landcruiser Double Cab
  • Safari - Toyota Land Cruiser with pop-up roof 
  • Budget - Toyota RAV4

At Roadtrip Africa, we own all of our rental cars, and we never subcontract from third parties. Each vehicle is serviced at our workshop in Tanzania after every trip. Furthermore, we have a close network of upcountry workshops for minor onsite repairs. If you have a breakdown, rest assured that we offer 24/7 roadside assistance and always have a replacement vehicle available.

You are welcome to drive your vehicle yourself or hire a car with a local driver-guide. In both cases, we advise you to look at our Practical Info Guide, where we have selected important topics that contain information, practical tips and frequently asked questions about self-driving and independent travel in Tanzania. 

Roadtrip Ready Cars

  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Radio with port for your USB or mini jack 
  • Spare tire and rescue tools
  • 4x4 manual, roadmap, Bradt Guide
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Unlimited kilometres, no hidden costs!

Which car to rent for your Tanzania self-drive adventure?

CAMPING - Landcruiser Double Cab Canopy

The Landcruiser Double Cab is your ultimate all-terrain camping vehicle. The sturdy car has 4 window seats and a customised canopy on the back for easy access to camping equipment and luggage. The Landcruiser can fit two rooftop tents, so it's the perfect vehicle for families and friends. With one rooftop tent mounted, the two roof hatches are still free to be used.

4,2 diesel engine, manual, large 130L fuel tank, 2 spare tires, dual battery, inverter, A/C. Read our full car specs here.

Price/day  *Low season  Regular  *Peak
1- 4 days € 149 € 169 € 179
5- 9 days € 139 € 159 € 169
10+ days € 129 € 149 € 159

* Low: March - May + Nov - 19 Dec. * Peak: July + Aug, 20 Dec - 5 Jan.  

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SAFARI - Landcruiser with pop up roof

It doesn't get more safari than this! The Landcruiser Troopy stretch has six seats and a pop-up roof for wildlife viewing. Note that the car's booth is small, so when you travel with camp gear, the Landcruiser fits a maximum of 4 people only. 

Manual, Diesel, 2x 80 litres, 2 spare tires and inverter. Fuel consumption is around 7-8 km/litre. Note that this car has no A/C. When equipped with a rooftop tent, the pop-up roof is incompatible. Know which vehicle to choose and what to expect: find your full car rental specs here.

Price /day  *Low season  Regular  *Peak
1- 4 days € 129 € 149 € 159
5- 9 days € 119 € 139 € 149
10+ days € 109 € 129 € 139

* Low: March - May + Nov - 19 Dec. * Peak: July + Aug, 20 Dec - 5 Jan

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BUDGET - Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is sporty, compact and robust, as well as easy and economical to drive. The vehicle is an automatic and in permanent four-wheel drive. Fuel consumption is very low compared to the Landcruiser: around 10-12 km/litre. Do note: this car has no A/C.

The RAV4 can fit up to four people, or two people with camping gear. The RAV cannot be equipped with a rooftop tent or fridge, but you can hire a ground tent instead. It is NOT possible to travel to the Serengeti and Lake Natron in an RAV4. Find your full Tanzania car rental specs here.

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

*  1st March - 31st May + November

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Experiences from fellow Roadtrippers
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Unforgettably adventurous yet safe and easy: drive yourself through Africa!

Joep from the Netherlands

Traveling in through Tanzania in a classic Roadtrip Toyota Landcruiser is an unforgettable adventure. Good quality camping equipment, a strong car with panorama roof and a website plus helpdesk with loads of suggestions makes self driving so easy....
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Great price, great service and a even better driver/guide!

Llyrik from Germany

Our driver/guide (Salum) was the best you could possibly imagine. Salum showed us everything we wanted to see. He knew where to find the animals, where to go, where not to go, it was just amazing. We will book again with roadtrip africa in the fut...
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Thank you Roadtrip Africa for make our dream come true!!

Vieguini from Portugal

This team is amazing since the communication for the booking process, the car was great with all the details and specially the driverguide James who love his work, very good feelings, with a lot of experience, drive safe and sometimes in hard cond...
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Add camp gear to your rental car

Car hire Tanzania with camp gear

Whether you are travelling on a budget, love the outdoors, or just prefer not to pre-book your accommodation - self-driving and camping in Tanzania is a great way to explore the country.

Our Land Cruisers can be equipped with a rooftop tent. Alternatively, you can opt for a ground tent, which is also possible with a RAV4. Both options come with a complete set of camping gear, including a mattress, sleeping bag, headlights, cooking equipment, table and chairs and everything else you'll need on your camping trip in Tanzania.

Camp gear set with ground tent € 5   pp/day
Camp gear set with rooftop tent € 25 per day
Camp gear set with 2 rooftop tents or family tent ( 3 - 4 persons)  € 50 per day 
Electrical fridge
€ 5   per day
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Rent your 4x4 with local driver-guide

Car hire Tanzania with driver-guide

Are you looking for an adventurous 4x4 roadtrip in Tanzania but do you feel unsure about driving? Then rent a car with a local driver! 

Having a tour guide and driver all-in-1 is a great option for roadtrippers who want to remain in charge of their holiday and itinerary but prefer someone else to do the driving. At the same time, being accompanied by a local driver-guide means learning more about the local culture and wildlife in Tanzania while you travel. All our drivers speak English and are experienced tour guides and bush mechanics. No stress, difficulties or long hours behind the wheel; your local driver is there to facilitate and ease your travels. 

The cost of hiring a driver is € 40/ day.

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What is included when renting a car from Roadtrip Africa?


  • Car rental with unlimited mileage. Fuel at own expense
  • Car insurance
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Hotel Guide, Bradt Travel Guide, road map


  • Car delivery to airport or hotel
  • Driver - Guide
  • Electrical fridge
  • Camp gear

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