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Car Rental Tanzania from 37 $ per day

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Experience the fascinating country of Tanzania on your own with a rental car. Watch the Big Five on a safari, climb Kilimanjaro or relax on the beach in Zanzibar. With a rental car you can reach all your destinations in Tanzania flexibly and independently. You can find the right vehicle on Book your desired car online in advance and pick it up after your arrival in Tanzania at one of the car rental companies.

Elefanten vor dem Kilimandscharo

Going on safari in Tanzania

Einsamer Strand auf Sansibar

Enjoy the beach in Zanzibar

Car rental Tanzania: Where can I get my rental car?

You can pick up your rental car from these locations on the mainland of Tanzania:

If you want to spend a dream holiday on the dream island Zanzibar, which belongs to Tanzania, you will find car rentals where you can collect your rental car in the following places:

Discover the mainland of Tanzania by rental car

Watch wild animals during a safari in Tanzania

Watch wild animals during a safari in Tanzania

In Tanzania there are many national parks where you can discover the Big Five either with a guide or with a rental car on your own. Watch elephants, lions, gnus, zebras, buffalos and giraffes in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park or Serengeti National Park.

It is best to take an off-road vehicle if you want to go on your own. There won't be any problems with an SUV  as rental car, even on unpaved roads.


You have a beautiful view of Kilimanjaro from Arusha. From here most of the tours to the highest mountain in Africa start. If you climb Kilimanjaro, you will encounter five different climate and vegetation zones. However, the hike is not for people who are not into sports. But if you dare the ascent, you will be thrilled!

Treat yourself to a break on the dream island of Zanzibar

You can reach the spice island Zanzibar either by plane or by ferry from Dar Es Salaam.


Make sure to visit these dream beaches on Zanzibar by rental car:

Beach Distance from Stone Town
Nungwi 62 km
Paje 50 km
Kiwengwa 43 km
Kendwa 61 km
Stone Town
View over Stone Town

View over Stone Town

But not only the beaches of Zanzibar are worth a visit. Stone Town is the oldest district of Zanzibar City and got its name from the coral limestone with which the buildings were made of. Stroll through the many alleys with imposing doors and souvenir shops, enjoy the sunset on one of the roof terraces and visit the Forodhani Food Gardens Market, a night market where you can sample all kinds of delicacies.

You will definitely enjoy your stay in Stone Town.

Make sure you treat yourself to a coffee at Zanzibar Coffee House. The view from the roof terrace is priceless!

  • Spice tour: that's why Zanzibar is called "Spice Island"
  • Kitesurfing on the East Coast: a true paradise for all water sports enthusiasts
  • Conversation with a Massai on the beach: find out how many cows you are offered
  • Fukuchani Village: here you will get to know the original side of Zanzibar
  • Prison Island: find the oldest giant turtle of the island
  • Nakupenda Beach: relax on the sandbank, which only exists at low tide
Two massai at the beach in Zanzibar

Two massai at the beach in Zanzibar

Go on a spice tour in Zanzibar

Go on a spice tour in Zanzibar

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Frequently asked questions about booking a rental car Tanzania

Can I rent a car in Tanzania without a credit card?
No, in Tanzania it is not possible to book a rental car without a credit card.
Until when can I return a rental car {in Tanzania?
In principle, you can return the rental car at any time of the day. It is only important that you return the rental car no later than the time specified at the time of booking.
Do I have to take additional insurance in Tanzania?
If you book fully comprehensive insurance without a deductible, you do not have to take out additional insurance on-site.
How long do I have to cancel a rental car?
You have up to 24 hours before rental time to cancel.

Questions about the price

What does a rental car cost in Tanzania?
A rental car in Tanzania costs on the average 36.14 $ per day.
What does a rental car in Tanzania cost per week?
A rental car in Tanzania costs on average 253.01 $ per week 36.14 $ per day).
How much does a rental car in Tanzania cost for one month?
A rental car in Tanzania costs on average 1,084.35 $ for one month (36.14 $ per day).
Which rental car provider is the cheapest in Tanzania?
Holiday Autos is in Tanzania the cheapest. A rental costs 144.58 $ for 4 days.
What does a small rental car cost in Tanzania?
A small rental car costs in Tanzania 45.99 $ per day.
How high is the deposit for a rental car in Tanzania?
In Tanzania the deposit amounts begin at 250.00 $.
How high is the fee for young drivers in Tanzania?
Drivers under the age of 26 often pay a fee. This deviates strongly from the individual offers. We always show you the price including all fees.
How much does it cost to cancel a rental car?
Up to 24 hours prior to rental, cancellation costs nothing.