Roadtrips with car rental and accommodation

Suggested road trips in Tanzania

We've set out some really nice road trips in Tanzania. Great if you would like to experience the privacy and flexibility of self-drive, but peace of mind about which route to take and where to stay. Each competitively priced self-drive trip offers a carefully designed set route with stays in pre-booked lodges. All the selected lodges are hand picked by ourselves and are the places we like to stay when we are roadtripping ourselves; small-scale, good price-quality ratio and owner-managed when possible.

Or, use our suggested routes as a starting point to build your own from there. The sense of freedom to not plan your itinerary ahead but let it unfold when you're there, is true vacation for some of us. And with camp gear in the back of your car, you will always find a place to sleep. Consult the Before You Travel page for tips about independent travel in Tanzania. 

Accomodated roadtrips

  • Follow a carefully designed route
  • Stay in hand-picked lodges
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • 24 /7 roadside assistance

Tanzania 11 days 850 km

Highlights of the North

Tanzania is truly gifted by Mother Nature, but the Northern region really is the spoiled kid. You tumble from one legendary safari park to another, all within a stone's throw distance. For those who love wildlife, want modest driving hours a day, have limited time or want to combine it with a Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar add-on, the Highlights of the North makes an unforgettable road trip.

Tanzania 18 days 1650 km

Bush to Beach

Where in the world can you combine world class safari, visit tribal villages, hike in lush forested mountains and swim in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean - into one epic trip? This is the ultimate one-way road trip. Start in Arusha and end in Dar es Salaam. The Usambaras and Swahili coast are far less touristy and possible to explore on a budget.

Tanzania 13 days 1430 km

The wild south east

This roadtrip starts and ends in Dar es Salaam and covers the far less visited parks of south east Tanzania. Ideal for those that want to get of the tourist trail for friendly prices. Go on world class safari in Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve, experience local village life by spending the night in two typical highland villages, and go birding and primate trekking in the Udzungwa Mountains.

Like to discover other countries?

Uganda

Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa. Beautiful nature, relaxing culture and friendly people who will make you feel at home. The silverback gorillas are a true highlight. Often referred to as “Africa condensed”, Uganda has the best of everything the continent has to offer, packed into one small, but stunning, country. This means you can drive between almost all of the country’s top highlights in less half a day.

Uganda
Uganda

Kenya

There is possibly no better place in the world to watch herds of elephants than in Amboseli National Park, whereas Masaai Mara is home to some of the highest concentration of wildlife in the planet. Be sure not to skip the coastline, the exotic desert of your road trip that feels wildly different from the rest of Kenya.

Kenya
Kenya

Madagascar

For the true 4x4 adventurer. Few places on earth offer such an intense kaleidoscope of nature and cultural heritage, and half the fun is getting to these attractions. The endless white, sandy beaches, rain forests, baobabs, the remarkable Tsingy and National Parks that only see 100 visitors a year. Combine this with a cultural melting pot of mixed African and Asian ancestries and the French that left their mark on the cuisine, and you understand that we happily obeyed to your wishes of adding Madagascar as our latest destination.

Madagascar
Madagascar