Tanzania Road Transport

Road transport is the most widely used form of transport in Tanzania, carrying over 90% of the passengers and 75% of the freight traffic in the country. The road network in Tanzania currently comprises 86,472 kilometers of roads, of which 12,786 kilometers are trunk roads, 21,105 kilometers are regional roads and the remaining 52,581 kilometers are district, urban and feeder roads. 

Tanzania’s Ministry of Works, Transport, and Communication through the Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) is managing the national road network of about 33,891 kilometers, comprising 12,786 kilometers of trunk and 21,105 kilometers of regional roads. The remaining network of about 53,460 kilometers of urban, district and feeder roads is under the responsibility of the Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG).

Tanzania on Google Map

Tanzania Road Trips

Tanzania is made for self-drive adventures. Tanzania road trips have a little bit of everything thrown in: visit the Arusha, Tarangire and Serengeti parks; head to the numerous lakes including Manyara, Tarangire, Victoria, and the crystal clear waters of Tanganyika (great for snorkelling) and, of course, take in the majestic silhouette of Kilimanjaro. 

If all of this great exploration isn’t enough on your road trip through Tanzania, you’ve also got idyllic beaches and islands to take a break away from it all.  The white sands of the Zanzibar archipelago are practically made for some post-safari RnR, whereas the oceans surrounding the Spice Islands are heaven for divers.