The best way to experience Tanzania is with a self drive safari. Kitawa Safaris Tanzania offers car hire and camping gear rental at the most competitive rates. Enjoy the country at your own pace in a Kitawa Safaris 4x4 and Drive Your Own Adventure!
Whether you would like to set your own trail and camp under the stars in one of our 4WDs with camping gear, or follow one of our carefully planned Tanzania tours with overnight stays in pre-booked lodges, Kitawa Safaris Tanzania provides you with the reliable vehicle and the peace of mind to set off on the adventure of a lifetime
Our fleet for 4x4 rental cars in Tanzania consists of the Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Landcruiser. These are the most reliable and widely used 4x4 vehicles in Tanzania, and perfect for a self-drive safari. We have chosen these type of cars as they are very common as well as economical to drive, whilst being able to cover almost every terrain, giving you the best value for money. We own all our.
vehicles and never sub contract from third parties. Rent a 4x4 with Kitawa Safaris Tanzania and Drive Your own Adventure!Each car is fully serviced at our workshop after every single trip, and we can rely on a close network of upcountry workshops for minor on site repairs. In the unlikely event that you have a breakdown, rest assured that we offer 24/7 roadside assistance and always have a replacement vehicle ready. Please refer to our policies published on this website for more information.
By East African standards, the road conditions in the Northeastern parts of Tanzania are very good. All the primary roads connecting to most places of interest are smooth asphalt. Then there are gravel roads, so-called off road driving. Usually for the last part of your daily trip (when reaching your accommodation, forest, mountain, beach or inside the game parks), you’ll be driving on these gravel roads. The condition of these roads tends to be variable from one season to the next, and is most difficult during the rainy season. On these roads you should always expect the unexpected. Most importantly, act confident, but take it easy and reduce your speed! The longest unsurfaced sections are the gateways to the safari parks in the South: from Kibiti to Selous (c. 90 km) and from Iringa to Ruaha (c. 110 km). Also, the main "highway" intersecting the interior from Dodoma going north up to Bonga is unsurfaced, but roadworks are implemented and the road should be asphalted by 2016. This stretch of 260km will now take you a full day to complete.Do's and dont's when driving:
The Toyota RAV4 is a sporty, compact and robust 4WD. The car is also easy and economical to drive. The RAV4 has a four-speed automatic transmission and is in continuous four-wheel-drive, an excellent feature given the hilly terrain in Tanzania. The fuel consumption is very low compared to other 4x4 models, giving you the best value for your money. The RAV4 has a gasoline engine and a fuel capacity of 60 litres with a calculated range between 650 – 700 km depending on the terrain and your driving behaviour. Our fleet consists of two models, both with the same engine and transmission specifications:
A smaller 3-door RAV4, suitable for up to two people with camping and a reasonable amount of luggage. The standard 5-door RAV4, which can fit up to four people. In case you go camping, the maximum is three adults with a reasonable amount of luggage..
The ultimate safari car, the Toyota Landcruiser is a very sturdy and reliable car. It has a powerful Diesel engine and high ground clearance. This car is a must have on rough roads to such places as Serengeti. It's fabulous for safari as it has a pop-up roof for game viewing. In case you are planning to hire a car with more than three adults and camping equipment, the Landcruiser is a better fit than the RAV4