Self-drive safari in Tanzania

A self-drive safari through Tanzania offers the chance to discover the stunning sceneries, many animals and cultures of Tanzania on your own. Enjoy Tanzania at your own pace with a 4WD jeep provided by Explore Tanzania!

Explore Tanzania offers a reliable 4WD car, so you can start your own carefree adventure.

Build your own route and rent just the car including camping equipment.
Or let us assemble a tailor-made trip with a stay in one of our Green Camps or other lodges/tent camps that have already (partially) been booked for you.

Self-drive opties

There are multiple opportunities for a self-drive safari in Tanzania

Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is sporty, compact, robust and also easy to handle and economical. In our opinion, an RAV4 is a great car to take you to many places in Tanzania.
The RAV4 is an automatic and four-wheel drive, great for the sometimes hilly terrain in Tanzania. Compared to other four wheel drive cars, the RAV4 uses little gasoline.
The RAV4 has a gasoline engine and a 60-liter tank where you can drive approximately 650 to 700 kilometers depending on the terrain and driving style.


  • With a RAV4, a safari in the Serengeti National Park, Lake Natron and Ruaha National Park (and everything west of it) is not permitted.
  • The 5-door Toyota RAV4 is suitable for a maximum of 2 people with camping gear and luggage / a maximum of 4 people and luggage.
    When you go camping with 4 people, the car is too tight.
  • You navigate with the app from from your own mobile phone and a local SIM card.

4WD Landcruiser

With this car a safari in the Serengeti National Park and Lake Natron is allowed.
The 4WD Landcruiser is suitable for a maximum of 4 people with camping gear and luggage.


  • You navigate with the app from from your own mobile phone and a local SIM card.


  • 5-door Toyota RAV4: from € 72 per day
  • 4WD Landcruiser: from € 125 per day
  • Camping equipment: from € 6,50 per person per day


  • AC
  • Radio with USB and iPod plug
  • Spare tire
  • Jack
  • Rope and jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Detailed roadmap
  • Bradt Travel Guide
  • Info booklet about the car
  • Extensive insurance

Camping and equipment

A campsite doesn’t have to be reserved in advance. You’ll be assigned a campsite at the entrance to the park. Only at Ngorongoro and Lake Natron you must first request a reservation offer before you can enter the park. On this you indicate on which campsite you will stay.

Camping equipment consists of the following items:

  • Tent
  • Matrasses and sheets
  • Sleepingbag and pillow with sheet
  • Chairs
  • Table
  • Coolbox (non-electric, mainly for storing food)
  • Storage box
  • Gas cylinder & gas burner
  • Cups, plates, bowls and cutlery
  • Pans
  • Coffee (percolator)
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Can opener & corkscrew
  • Handy box (washing line, clothes pegs, tea towel, matches, pens etc.)
  • Extra pegs
  • Dishwashing level & washing-up liquid
  • Headlights
  • Solar table lamp with charger for mobile phone

Will you go for a self-drive safari?

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