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Hire Safari Car in Tanzania: Many travelers nowadays prefer the flexibility of planning their own Safari itinerary, booking accommodation online and then hiring a vehicle for the tour. Nonetheless, car rental in Tanzania for your safari is best well thought through for obvious reasons. First, you want to ensure you rent a reliable and suitable vehicle at a good price, easier said than done, as safari vehicles are inherently subjected to higher wear and tear. Second, the vehicle supplier from whom you rent the car ought to be established, licensed and above board. Lastly, keep in mind that self drive car rental in Tanzania is not for everyone. 

The process and paperwork is involving and deposits are required to cover for damage, accident or theft. Standards of driving in Tanzania are vastly different to other parts of the world and roads are usually in poor state away from the main highways. Getting stuck, breaking down or risking an accident are not uncommon. The best option for many tourists is to hire a safari vehicle with a Driver-Guide included at a minor additional fee, as low as USD 25 per day, as this avoids you being responsible for damage, accidents or theft of the vehicle while offering the advantage of an expert Driver-Guide, making the trip stress free so you can sit back and enjoy the experience. 

Note also that self drive cars typically do not have a game viewing roof while proper Safari vehicles have these built in, making all the difference in viewing wildlife in the parks. Listed below are options for hiring a Vehicle with a Driver – Guide for your Serengeti or Tanzania Safari.

The dominant type of Safari vehicle in Tanzania and East Africa is the 4×4 Landcruiser Safari Jeep. 

These are often Toyota Landcruiser Jeeps converted into Safari vehicles with the addition of pop up game viewing roofs [ front and main], safari customization, and addition og UHF radio calls and suitable seating. Some vehicles also come with air conditioning and electric cooler boxes. 

Safari Jeeps are more capable off road and marginally more comfortable as well over rougher sections of road, but will cost significantly more to hire than safari tour vans.

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Hire Safari Car in Tanzania FAQ

Yes we have car seats for every age group from new-born upwards, please make the branch aware of your exact requirements at time of booking.


Yes of course, we provide a 24/7 delivery/collection service to any airport within Tanzania

Yes, 25 years and over but depending on the vehicle you require we can sometimes insure slightly younger please ask for more details.

Yes, it is a pre-authorised deposit of between 30% to 50% depending on the vehicle, this is fully refundable on return of the vehicle.

We will assess damage on return of the vehicle and obtain estimate/s for damage then contact with you, the hirer to discuss.


 Yes, includes insurance for 1 named driver.


Any national driving license which is in English will be accepted.  If your license is not in English, you can accompany it with an officially certified translation. However please be aware that an international drivers license is required by law and that you might be asked for it at road blocks or during police controls.

Not a problem! We are aware off-road driving is not as common in Europe as it is in Africa, and we have prepared an extensive beginners guide for our clients. Our staff will instruct you in the operation of the car and we will show you a video detailing important advice about driving on gravel roads. Most of our clients are first-timers with four-by-fours and gravel roads, but if you follow our advice, it couldn’t be any easier.