Roadtrip Tanzania is the only company in Tanzania specializing in self-drive car rentals, so you can Drive Your Own Adventure on your safari in Tanzania.
Our fleet consists of Toyota Landcruiser and Toyota RAV4 vehicles, both reliable and widely used 4WD cars in Tanzania. We own all our rental cars and never subcontract from third parties. Hire a 4x4 jeep in Tanzania for as low as €59/day with unlimited mileage and including Bradt Travel Guide, road map, comprehensive insurance, and 24/7 roadside assistance.
Roadtrip Tanzania works with a number of very experienced and truly lovable driver guides. This option is great for road trippers who don't fancy driving themselves, want a more relaxed experience or want to learn more about the local culture and wildlife in Tanzania.
All the guides we work with are fluent in English and Swahili. Looking for a German, Spanish or French speaking driver-guide for your road trip in Tanzania? Some of our driver guides are also fluent in German, Spanish, or French. Let us know, we're happy to assist.
Most restaurants and lodges in Arusha, Dar es Salaam and the most popular tourist areas accept debit and credit cards. ATMs are widely available across the country in all bigger provincial towns. Stanbic Bank, Standard Chartered, Barclays, and CRDB are your most reliable banks, accepting Maestro, MasterCard and Visa. These banks are not widely available along the coast and the interior. We strongly recommend that you bring some additional Euros or US Dollars with you in cash for unforeseen things. Also, bring additional cards, as the daily uptake with a foreign card is limited at the ATMs. US Dollars (bills not older than 2006) and Euros can be changed to Tanzanian Shillings at any Forex Office in most provincial towns. NOTE: fuel can only be paid in cash in Tanzanian Shillings.
Tanzania is not a cheap travel destination and is the most expensive of all countries where we operate. The park entrance fees are quite steep, so going on a safari is expensive, especially in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. However, it is definitely possible to enjoy Tanzania with a smaller budget. Camping is a great way to save on accommodation costs, renting a RAV4 is cheaper than a Landcruiser, the Usambara and the Udzungwa Mountains are great low-budget destinations, and traveling along the Tanzanian coastline is cheaper than staying in Gocarsnow.
Going out for dinner is cheap in Tanzania. The average price of lunch or dinner at a restaurant or lodge is between US$ 5-US$ 10. When staying in an upmarket lodge inside a national park, this will typically be around $10 for a two-set lunch course and between $ 15 -$ 20 for a three-set dinner.
Accommodation standards are high. The price range for accommodation in / close to the most famous safari parks is listed below. Note prices for hotels in the rest of the country are much lower, where you have decent mid-range hotels for about $ 50 / double room.
A 10% tip is considered high but received with gratitude. If you're happy with the service, please be generous. Tips at most places are equally shared among all staff.