car hire in Tanzania

Tips for driving your rental car in Tanzania

If you're travelling to Tanzania, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Tanzania is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Dodoma counts 287,200 inhabitants. In Dodoma lives 0,6% of the entire country's population, which counts over 48,260,000 inhabitants. In Tanzania the language spoken most widespread is swahili but people also speak english. The time zone in Tanzania is GMT+03:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Tanzania is D / G and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Tanzania is +255, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Tanzania

With a fuel cost in Tanzania averaging at 0,97 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Tanzania shares its land borders with Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 53,731, which ranks Tanzania as the 56th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Tanzania there is a left-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Euro (TZS). Speed limits in town are 60 km/h and on motorways they are 110 km/h. Bear in mind that in Tanzania, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tanzania

Tanzania boasts seven UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the both cultural and natural site of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the cultural site of Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara. Find any car types on, from city cars to luxury vehicles and costs are always transparent.