We offer a unique and flexible way to experience Tanzania’s wonders. Our adventurous self-drive tours include 4×4 car rental, park permits and accommodation, combining freedom and flexibility with comfort. Our well-planned routes and Tanzania safari tours range from a short 8-10 day circuit (to possibly combine with a Zanzibar add-on) to an exciting 20+ day roadtrip, showing you all the marvels and diversity that Tanzania has to offer. Would you like a customized itinerary? Let us know and we’ll create a tailored route for you.

Are you not so keen on driving yourself? Then rent a car with a local driver! Our team at Roadtrip Africa works with well-trained and truly lovable driver guides, who can give you all the insights on beautiful Tanzania. 

At Trip Insight Tanzania, we  not work with intermediaries, so rest assured that we handle all hotel reservations, car rentals, and roadside assistance ourselves, while offering the most competitive rates.

Tanzania self-drive tours


  • Reliable rental vehicle 
  • Carefully designed itinerary
  • Hand-picked lodges – best price-quality
  • Park entrance permits
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Driver-guide (optional)

Pick your self drive Tours

Northern Safari Circuit - 10 Days

Tanzania is gifted by Mother Nature, but its northern region is the spoiled kid. One legendary safari park after the next; the Northern Circuit is the classic safari self-drive circuit of Tanzania. This is an ideal itinerary for Tanzania first-timers who primarily come for safari, have limited time, or want to combine their road trip with a Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar add-on.

Land Cruiser Safari Vehicle
Kilimanjaro Airport Transfers to Briston Serengeti Hotel

Tanzanin off the beaten track

This exciting circuit combines the premier safari parks in Tanzania with stunning hidden gems. It contains scenic driving on back roads, walking and hiking treks, and beautiful cultural encounters.
You'll explore Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, and West Kilimanjaro. This route is among our favourites! We recommend 14 days / 13 car rental days

Bush to Beach - one way road trip

The bush-to-beach Tanzania safari is the ultimate one-way road trip and righteously our most popular one! Start in Arusha and hand over your car in Dar es Salaam (or vice versa). This Tanzania itinerary is ideal for those looking to combine the classic safari experience with mountain scenery, culture, and the beach, while staying away from the crowds and large resorts.

What to expect on a self-drive tour:

Tanzania is Africa’s ultimate safari destination and a roadtrip paradise. The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar are justifiably popular, but there are so many more hidden gems to explore. 

At Trip insight tanzania, we design well-paced and varied itineraries for your Tanzania self-drive tour. We take care of all the details, including the park entrance permits and reservation and payment of accommodations. The tours below are sample routes. Would you like a customized itinerary? Let us know and we’ll create a tailored route for you.

We handpick outstanding small-scale and eco-conscious lodges and campsites. The lodges we select for our tours fall within the mid-range and luxury price segment, as we find these places offer the best price-quality ratio. Do you feel like splurging it for some nights? Just let us know, and we can include some high-end properties on request. Our team of experts knows Tanzania inside out, so you can trust us to guide you to the very best spots in the country.

Planning your self-drive tour in Tanzania

Are you keen on exploring Tanzania in a 4×4? Keep these tips in mind when planning your self-drive in Tanzania: 

  • When travelling during the peak season (July – Sept, Dec – Feb), you must confirm your car rental and hotels many months in advance. When booking a self-drive tour with us, we will of course help you with that.
  • Make sure you read through our Practical Information Guide before visiting Tanzania. Here, we try to cover all the essential information and practical tips for independent travel in Tanzania. We share the spec sheets of our safari cars so you know which vehicle to choose; we tell you about visa and entry requirements, what the road conditions are, how to drive safely, the entrance costs of the safari parks, and much more.
  • If you like to read up on things to do in Tanzania before committing to a certain itinerary or tour, then check out our Tanzania travel blog. Here you’ll find many destination guides about fun things to do and the best places to visit in Tanzania
How to get to Ngorongoro