Car Rental & Rent a Car Deals in Tanzania

Compare prices on car rental in the whole of Tanzania with online booking. Through our search engine you can book a rental car in 3 simple steps. A car rented from us is free from surprises when you pick up the car. All our prices include airport fees, free mileage and necessary insurances, local taxes and fees. Let us help you find rental cars in Tanzania online. Good prices on luxury, family and economy cars. If you only want to rent a cheap vehicle from a specific agency of your choice, you can choose that when you do your search.

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Search for a city or an airport and choose your destination from the list. If you search for a country or an island, auto suggestion will list the largest airports in that country. Search and book in advance if you want an extra-large car and/or extra options such as booster seat, car seat, infant car seat, GPS, tow hitch, roof rack etc. It is also possible to rent a car for one way drive, called a one way rental. You collect the car in one place and return it somewhere else, e.g. another city or country.


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We compare rental car prices and car rental from several companies in all popular destinations in Tanzania, and find the best prices on rental cars. Search for and book in cities and communities such as, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Zanzibar, Arusha, Mbeya, Morogoro, Tanga, Dodoma, Kigoma, Moshi, Tabora, Songea, Musoma. We list prices from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you arrive.

More about Tanzania

Tanzania is a country with approximately 41,893,000 inhabitants and is located in Africa. Total surface/area 945,087 km² / 364,900 mi². It is the 6th largest country on Africa when it comes to inhabitants and the 13th largest regarding its surface. The capital is Dodoma which has 180,500 inhabitants. It consists of 31 regions/states/counties and the largest are Dar es Salaam Region, Mwanza, Mbeya, Tabora, Morogoro, Kagera, Kigoma, Dodoma, Tanga, Mara, Geita, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Simiyu, Shinyanga, Singida, Mtwara, Ruvuma, Manyara, Pwani, Rukwa, Iringa, Lindi, Njombe, Zanzibar Urban/West, Katavi and Pemba North. Tanzania is the 30th largest country on when it comes to inhabitants and the 32th largest regarding the surface. Other names for this country is Tansania, United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, Tanzanie. The official languages that are used in the country are e.g. English, Arabic, Swahili (macrolanguage). The top five highest mountains are Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m / 19,341 ft), Mawensi (5149 m / 16,893 ft), Hanang (3417 m / 11,211 ft), Luhombero (2576 m / 8,451 ft) and Sisaba (2462 m / 8,077 ft). Websites mostly have the top domain .tz. The official currency is Shilling (TZS) and is used for your payments. Dar es Salaam (c. 2698700 pop), Mwanza (c. 436800 pop), Zanzibar (c. 403700 pop), Arusha (c. 341100 pop), Mbeya (c. 291600 pop) are the five largest cities. +255 is the country code to use to make a call to the country. Get more suggestions on attractions, culture and tips for destinations to visit during your stay in Tanzania, and see what the weather is normally like, and find a map. Countries with close borders are Mozambique, Kenya, Congo, Rwanda, Zambia, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi. Is it included in the price to cross national borders? Usually not, the car rental company may charge a fee to cross national borders to Mozambique, Kenya, Congo, Rwanda, Zambia, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi. All additional costs are paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency, Shilling (TZS). It is stated in the rental terms and during the booking whether it is allowed to cross national borders and to which countries.

Activities & tourist attractions in Tanzania

Do you travel with children and want to visit a Zoo? Tropical houses, tropicarium, zoo, animal parks, aquarium and terrarium are Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Tortoise Sanctuary and Jozani Sea Turtle and Tortoise Sanctuary. Kunduchi Wet N Wild Water Park and Kariakoo Amusement Park are water parks, amusement parks, or theme parks. Looking for activities and experiences with the kids?

Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in Tanzania

There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in Tanzania: Small SUV, Compact cars (Compact), Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Special cars (Special), Hybrid cars, Intermediate, Fullsize elite, Estate, Convertible, 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Mini elite, 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), Medium SUV, Luxury elite, Luxury cars (Luxury), Cargo van, Exotic cars (Exotic), Large truck-lorry (Large truck), Intermediate elite, Mini cars (Mini), Moped, Minivan, Premium cars (Premium), Electric cars, 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan), Standard cars (Standard), SUV / Jeep (SUV), Economy cars (Economy), Economy elite, Compact elite. Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as Dar es Salaam Region, Mwanza, Mbeya, Tabora, Morogoro, Kagera, Kigoma, Dodoma, Tanga, Mara, Geita, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Simiyu, Shinyanga, Singida, Mtwara, Ruvuma, Manyara, Pwani, Rukwa, Iringa, Lindi, Njombe, Zanzibar Urban/West, Katavi and Pemba North etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.

Cars you can rent in Tanzania are e.g. Hybrid cars, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Hyundai H1, Kia Carnival, Luxury cars, Compact elite, Fullsize cars, Economy elite, Moped, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Chevrolet Cruze, etc. Cargo van: e.g. Toyota Hilux Double Cab, Ford Ranger 2.2 Single Cab, Mini elite, etc. Economy cars: e.g. Hyundai i20, Nissan Micra, Toyota Yaris, Mini cars, 5 seater minivan, Minivan, Electric cars, Exotic cars, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Prado 4X4, Toyota Rav4, Convertible, etc. Medium SUV: e.g. Toyota Rav4, Intermediate elite, etc. Small SUV: e.g. Suzuki Escudo, Standard cars, Small-medium truck-lorry, Large truck-lorry, Compact cars, etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Toyota Minibus, Premium cars, Estate, Luxury elite, Fullsize elite, Special cars, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like Zue Island, Ziragura Island, Zinga Island, Zimo Island, Zeru Island, Zanzibar Island, Yombi Island, Yodzu Island, Yarugu Island, Yambe Island, West Islet, Watiro Island, Wambuji Island, Vundwe Island, Vikunguni, Vianza Island, Vesi Island, Uzi Island, Uvinje, Usumuti Island, Kisiwa Usubi, Ulwile Island, Ulenge Island, Ukombe Island, Ukerewe Island, Ukara Island, Ukanga Island, Tumbatu Island, Toten Island, Tele Island, Tefu Island, Sumwago, Sumtamma, Sume Island, Sukuti Island, Sozihe Island, Sosswa Island, Songo Songo Island, Songe Island, Songa Mnara Island, Sizu Island, Sina Island, Simaya Island, Siawangi Island, Shungumbili Island, Shuka Island, Shadowa, Seza Island and Sata Island etc, the range is smaller.

Parking and traffic regulations

Renting and driving a car is usually easy and effortless, but as in all countries there are many traffic regulations in Tanzania you must follow. If you are going to visit and drive in large cities such as Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Zanzibar, Arusha, Mbeya, Morogoro, Tanga, Dodoma, Kigoma, Moshi, Tabora, Songea, Musoma, prepare yourself for a lot of traffic, especially in rush hour and that it is sometimes difficult to find parking. Try to memorize the most common parking and traffic regulations before you leave to ensure that your car trip is safe, and to avoid trouble with the police.

Tips on how to find a rental car in Tanzania

How do you find the cheapest rental car in Tanzania? Book your car online, it is cheaper, easier and saves time. Book as early as possible, it becomes more expensive the closer you get to your trip. Book before you leave, especially if you are going to collect your car at an airport, such as Julius Nyerere International Airport, Mwanza Airport, Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Arusha Airport, Mbeya Airport, Tanga Airport, Dodoma Airport, Kigoma Airport, Moshi Airport and Tabora Airport. When you are searching with us you will find the best prices. When you are looking for a rental car in Tanzania, compares, for example, these companies: Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Europcar.

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Frequently asked questions about car rental in Tanzania

Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in Tanzania?

Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.

Can I rent a car if I’m under 25 or over 75 in Tanzania?

Yes, most car rental agents have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation.

Can I book without a credit card in Tanzania?

Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.

Where can I purchase car rental insurancein Tanzania?

We recommend purchasing the damage refund insurance at the time of booking. Our insurance partners offer a complete damage refund insurance package which is up to 50% cheaper than what you would pay at the rental supplier’s desk. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.

Car rental companies we compare in Tanzania

When you are looking for a rental car in Tanzania, compares, for example, these companies: Europcar, Budget, Sixt, Avis, Hertz and First Car Rental.

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