Tanzania Self Drive Tours

Explore the stunning landscapes and wildlife of Tanzania on an unforgettable adventure with our self-drive tours. Experience the thrill of an adventure self-drive safari as you navigate through the vast plains of the Serengeti and the iconic Ngorongoro Crater. Discover the beauty of Tanzania at your own pace and enjoy the freedom of a self-drive tour. With our expert team of safari guides, we will help you plan the perfect route and provide you with all the necessary information for a safe and exciting self-drive experience.

All Tanzania self-drive tours, also known as Tanzania self-drive safaris, within northern Tanzania commence and conclude in Arusha. This idyllic location offers the ideal opportunity to unwind and efficiently arrange your equipment, whether you choose to begin or conclude your journey here. Choose from a range of self-drive cars and embark on a journey that will leave you with lifelong memories.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore Tanzania’s incredible wildlife and landscapes on a self-drive tour. Book your self-drive adventure with us today!

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Self Drive Tour Destinations

All our Tanzania Self Drive Tours (Tanzania self drive Safaris) are designed for the northern circuit, which includes renowned national parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Arusha, and Lake Manyara. Additionally, our self drive tours offer the opportunity to visit other captivating places in the northern Tanzania safari circuit, such as Lake Eyasi, Natron, and Oldoinyo Lengai. During your trip, please remember to carry maps of all your destinations to easily explore the areas. For vast park like Serengeti you may choose to seek assistance from a guide at the park headquarters whenever desired. Choose Wilds of Africa for an unforgettable Tanzania safari experience, including camping, chimpanzee trekking, and Kilimanjaro Climb.

Tell us about your self-drive requirement in Tanzania and we will provide you with expert assistance. At Wilds of Africa, we specialize in Tanzania Safaris, camping safaris, chimpanzee trekking, and Kilimanjaro Climb. We are here to cater to your needs and ensure your self-drive experience in Tanzania is unforgettable.

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Requirements for Self drive Tours in Tanzania.

To participate in Tanzania self drive tours (Tanzania self drive safaris), foreigners must have a valid international driving license and must follow the country’s driving rules and regulations.

For visitors entering the parks, permits can be paid at the park entrance gate by credit card (Visa or Mastercard). If you prefer, Wilds of Africa can assist you by calculating the required park fees based on your self drive tour itinerary. You can then transfer the money to us and we will make the payments on your behalf. We will also provide you with the reservation numbers for each specific park, which you can use at the entrance gate.

Please note that payment for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is different from other parks under the Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA). To pay by credit card at the gate, you need to obtain an entrance quote. Wilds of Africa can arrange this for you upon arrival and handle your quote. Alternatively, you can visit the NCA office in Arusha or Karatu from Monday to Friday to obtain the quote in person. Online options are not available.

Best Time for Self Drive Tours/Safaris in Tanzania

Visitors can embark on self-drive safaris in Tanzania throughout the year, but the optimal time is during the dry season from June to October. During these months, the road conditions significantly improve, offering a smoother and more enjoyable experience. Moreover, the animal sightings are enhanced due to the shorter grass and less dense shrubs. Discover the wonders of Tanzania’s wildlife and embark on an unforgettable self-drive tour with Wilds of Africa.

Tips for Self Drive Tour/Safaris: The Do's and Don'ts

Follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable Tanzania self drive tour with Wilds of Africa

  • Keep a safe distance: It is important to maintain a minimum distance of 20 meters (65 feet) from larger mammals like elephants and buffalo. Respecting their space ensures their safety and yours.


  • Respect wildlife: Avoid making noises or honking your horn to attract animals for a better photo. Let them behave naturally and observe them from a distance. Remember, the well-being and conservation of the animals come first.


  •  Be cautious around certain animals: Exercise extra caution when approaching animals with their young or solitary male elephants and buffaloes. Keep a respectful distance and observe their behavior from afar.


  •  Avoid stressed or injured animals: In the interest of their well-being, it is vital to keep a safe distance from any stressed or injured animal you may encounter during your self drive tour.


  • Watch your snacks: Refrain from carrying bananas or citrus fruits in your vehicle while in wildlife areas. Elephants have a keen sense of smell, and these fruits may attract unwanted attention.


  • Embrace these essential guidelines on your self drive tour for a memorable and responsible adventure in Tanzania.

Cost For Tanzania Self Drive Tours

The price range for Tanzania self-drive tours (Tanzania self-drive safaris) starts at US $200 per vehicle per day. If camping gear such as tents, mattresses, chairs, and tables is required, the cost will increase. For vehicles with roof tents, the price is US $220 per vehicle per day. Kindly provide us with the details of your Tanzania self-drive tour (Tanzania self-drive safari) requirements, and we will provide you with a customized quote accordingly.

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Why choose Wilds of Africa for your self-drive tour?

Self Drive Safaris Vehicle

Our vehicles are meticulously serviced before each departure, ensuring optimal performance and safety throughout your safari adventure. With comprehensive insurance coverage, you can embark on your journey with peace of mind, knowing that any unexpected incidents will be promptly addressed. In the event of a breakdown, our dedicated rescue team is readily available to provide timely assistance. We offer convenient vehicle delivery services within the northern Safari Circuit of Tanzania, allowing you to start your exploration without any hassle. With years of experience in self-drive tour rentals in Tanzania, our knowledgeable team possesses extensive expertise of all the captivating safari destinations in the country. We take pride in offering the utmost quality and excellence in self-drive tour services, making us the ideal choice for your exploration in the region.

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