Tanzania safari | Rent your car including a private driver

Are you looking for an adventurous 4x4 roadtrip in Tanzania but do you feel unsure about driving? Then rent a car with a private driver! Our team at Roadtrip Africa works with well-trained and truly lovable driver-guides, who know everything there is to know about Tanzania. 

Having a tour guide and driver all-in-1 is a great option for roadtrippers who want to remain in charge of their own holiday and itinerary, yet 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. 

Looking for a German or French-speaking driver-guide for your roadtrip in Tanzania? Let us know, we're happy to assist in making the most out of your holidays in Tanzania!

Renting a private driver in Tanzania - what to expect

Your experienced driver-guide will get you to your destination safely and is responsible for keeping the car in good condition. Besides driving you to where you want to go, your private driver takes you on game drives in safari parks, knows the best restaurants to stop for lunch, and helps you find the best places to stock up on supplies. He can also help you fine-tune your itinerary along the way and recommend activities, nice campsites and lodges to stay at during your travels in Tanzania. Yet, you remain in charge of your own holiday and itinerary. 

As our drivers are keen to share their knowledge about Tanzania, feel free to ask them anything. You'll return home with a deeper understanding of the country, and will have made a new friend along the way. 

Are you bringing your private driver with you into Tanzania's national parks? Note that the Tanzania National Parks Authority requires you to pay for your entrance permits in advance. If you book a car with a driver, our team at Roadtrip Africa will help arrange the required park entrance permits for you timely.

All the drivers we work with are fluent in English. 

Renting a private driver in Tanzania - what to expect

What are the costs to rent a private driver in Tanzania?

The additional cost of hiring a driver-guide in Tanzania is €40/day. All the proceeds go to the driver. The fee also covers your driver's meals and accommodation. You won't need to arrange extra accommodation, as all lodges have facilities available for driver-guides at a reduced rate.

Are you going camping? Then we'll supply your driver with camping gear. As there are no facilities to eat elsewhere inside the national parks, we appreciate that you factor in your driver when grocery shopping and cooking your meals together. Most drivers are pretty good bush cooks and will be able to help you start a campfire.

Additional costs for your driver are national park entrance fees, varying from $2 - $5/day, depending on the park. Do also note that fuel remains at your own expense. Your Tanzania rental car is delivered to you with a full tank, and should be filled up again when returned.

What are the costs to rent a private driver in Tanzania?

How can I rent a private driver in Tanzania?

Are you eager to start your roadtrip adventure in Tanzania? At Roadtrip Africa, we are happy to assist you with renting the vehicle and driver that suit your wishes. 

We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties. Our fleet consists of Landcruiser Double CabLandcruiser Hardtop and Toyota RAV4 vehicles. All reliable and widely used 4WD vehicles, and perfectly suitable for your adventurous Tanzania roadtrip.

Ready to start driving in Tanzania? Book your rental car and driver today!

Great drivers equal great holidays | Some reviews

The role of drivers is very important when creating memorable holiday memories. As both a driver and tour guide, they need to be knowledgeable, flexible, create a sense of safety, and be great companions. After all, a good sense of humor and some laughs contribute to making the world a better place, right? We are happy and proud to say that we consistently receive glowing reviews from roadtrippers renting a car in Tanzania with our drivers!

Jonathan, UK, August 2022 - read the full review here

''Road Trip Tanzania sorted us out with a great car and a fantastic driver for a really good price. We traveled for 10 days to three national parks and the Usambara mountains. The Landcruiser was 100 percent necessary and 100 percent reliable for the journey. Our driver, Laizer was super calm and great company, and was always happy to go the extra mile to find hidden treasures.''

Ana, France, June 2023 - read the full review here

'' Exceptional experience! Very good communication before our departure. When we arrived in Arusha, Georges came to collect us from our hotel, and we went to the Roadtrip Africa agency where we were met by Yusuphu to pay for our booking. The prices were affordable, there were no nasty surprises on arrival, the prices were as advertised beforehand, as well as those on their website.

Our Safari was memorable, our guide Georges was adorable and very professional, frankly he's great! The agency provides everything for camping: tent, small table, chairs, sleeping bag and cooking utensils with enough to cook your food. I highly recommend Roadtrip Tanzania to everyone! Many thanks to you!"

Emmanuel, France, June, 2023 - read the full review here 

''Our Road trip through North Tanzania Parks (Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro conservation area and Serengeti) was really perfect with Roadtripafrica and th guide Charles who drove us , advised us and helped us organize the trip. Tanzania is a marvellous country to visit and observe animals wild life .'.