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Car rental for self-drive

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.

How much should I budget for my safari in Tanzania?


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.

How much should I budget for my safari in Tanzania?

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.

  • Budget: $150 - $250 – Double Room/B&B. Mobile camps inside the parks: $300 - $400
  • Mid Range: $250 - $400 – Double Room/B&B. Inside the parks: $400-600
  • Luxury: $400 - $600 – Double Room/B&B. Inside the parks: $600-800

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.

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1) Driver’s License: A valid driver's license in the name of the main driver. 2) Identification: A passport or other form of identification. 3) Credit Card: A credit card in the name of the main driver with sufficient funds. 4) Voucher: A printed Voucher or an e-Voucher where available.
If upgrades are available for your rental car, they will be offered on our website in the section where you can view your itinerary. Please note that upgrade charges vary by car type and by rental car company. Upgrading at the Rental Car Counter: Upgrade charges will be determined by the rental partner and will be payable directly to the rental company. If you had purchased Collision Damage Insurance with your original reservation, when you accept an upgrade, the insurance is automatically canceled and the charge for the insurance is refunded. If you would like to add Collision Damage Insurance to your new upgraded reservation, it will have to be purchased again
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Rental days are calculated on a 24-hour clock in order to avoid being charged an additional day, you will need to enter the same pick-up and drop-off time.
Yes, you can book a rental car reservation with a different pick-up and drop location (also called one-way rental). Please note, there may be a “Drop off” fee charged by the car rental company.
If it is before your scheduled pick-up time. Go Cars Now cannot guarantee that you can pick up your rental car early. In most cases, however, if you are just picking your car up a few hours early on your scheduled time, car rental company will do their best to accommodate you if cars are available. You can contact the car rental company for early accommodations. If you pick up the rental car earlier and still plan to drop it off at the same reserved time, you may incur additional charges directly from and payable to the rental car company.
No, usually car rental companies will not refund you any money for returning the car earlier. Contact the car provider directly to find out more.
The car provider requires you to pay a deposit to cover any potential damages or future expenses, such as administrative fees, missing fuel, traffic tickets, fines, and other risks. Some car rental providers may offer insurance that would reduce the amount of the deposit. For more information, you will need to ask at the counter. Do not confuse the coverage offered by the car rental provider with Full Coverage from Discover Cars, as they are two different products.