Available now! Our adventurous self-drive tours include accommodation, 4x4 car rental, and park permits. Combining freedom with comfort. 

Looking for a budget car to rent in Tanzania?

Are you looking for an affordable and reliable car to rent on your travels in Tanzania? The Toyota RAV4 is Tanzania's most widely used 4x4 and the car to choose when looking for a reliable budget option. Sporty, compact, and robust, as well as easy and economical to drive. The RAV4 is automatic and in permanent four-wheel drive. Fuel consumption is very low compared to the Landcruiser: around 10-12 km/liter.

Take note the RAV are not geared for travel to Serengeti and Lake Natron. You can find details of the restricted areas here.

Read our specification sheet and know what to expect when renting a car from Roadtrip Africa. 


Toyota RAV4 Specifications

  • Model: Toyota RAV4.
  • Year of manufacture: 
  • Capacity for 5-door model: Four persons. The vehicle can accommodate two people with camp gear and luggage when camping.
  • Gearbox: Automatic.
  • Engine: 2.5-litre four-cylinder.
  • Tank capacity: 55 litre.
  • Fuel: Petrol.
  • Fuel consumption: 10-12 km/L.
  • 4Wheel Drive: The RAV4 is in permanent 4Wheel Drive, so there is no option to switch 4WD on or off. 
  • Spare tyres: 1
  • Tyre pressure: Depending on the number of people and load, 30 PSI in the front and 35 PSI in the back. You don’t need to do anything further with this. The tyre pressure comes well-adjusted.

The interior and tools

  • Pop-up roof: No.
  • Inverter: No.
  • Dual battery (for fridge)No (not possible to add fridge).
  • Water tank: No.
  • A/C: Yes. Please note that we don’t do field repairs or send a replacement vehicle in the rare case of problems with the A/C. Wiring and piping are sensitive and suffer from bumpy roads and dust. The knowledge and equipment to repair A/C's are sadly not available in the field.
  • Audio: Radio with small speakers and USB and audio port. Bring your own audio cable (mini jack) to play music from your phone.
  • Booth: The booth is small. We advise to pack your luggage in soft duffle bags as they pack easier than suitcases. Please pack light 
  • Tools: 
  • Extras: Bradt Travel Guide, roadmap, and practical information manual. 

Would you like to hire a RAV4 for your road trip in Tanzania? We recommend checking the availability of the car several weeks in advance and even several months ahead during peak season.

Contact us, or fill out the booking form. 

Toyota RAV4 Specifications