Tanzania car rentals

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10 Dec — 17 Dec
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  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Tanzania

    5 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Tanzania

    4 Locations

  • 1firstcarrental

    1First Car Rental car hire locations in Tanzania

    3 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Tanzania

    3 Locations

  • autounion

    Autounion Car Rental car hire locations in Tanzania

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Tanzania

    2 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in Tanzania

  • Renting a car in Tanzania can be a great way to explore the national parks for which the country is so famous. Self-drive safaris are permitted in most of the parks for travelers who want to enjoy maximum flexibility. Popular driving destinations include the Serengeti National Park, Lake Tanganyika, Selous Game Reserve, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Zanzibar Island is also a popular self-drive destination, thanks to a lack of public transportation and the manageable size of the island.
  • By far, the best kind of vehicle to rent in Tanzania is a four-by-four: road conditions can be hazardous, and this kind of car will offer added stability on all kinds of terrain. In several areas of the country, such as Serengeti and Gombe Stream National Park, four-by-fours are required for anyone who wishes to drive. When making simple driving excursions on Zanzibar, a normal sedan should be fine, but those wishing to explore remoter areas may find a four-by-four to be a more comfortable option.
  • While the only official seatbelt rules in Tanzania state that they must be worn in the driver’s seat and front passenger seats, anyone with kids who chooses to rent a car in Tanzania is advised to place their children in an appropriate restraint. Rental agencies like Europcar can provide an infant or booster seat for around 11,500-23,000 TSZ (5-10 USD) per day.
  • Some rental agencies will allow cross-border travel into neighboring states such as Kenya, although this is usually dependent on additional insurance, paperwork, and fees. Agencies such as Europcar require renters to state their plans in advance, while First prohibits all international travel. Drivers should usually also inform the agency if planning to take their rental car on the ferry to Zanzibar.

FAQs about hiring a car in Tanzania

Car hire locations in Tanzania

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.