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