Start your Dar es Salaam Self Drive 4x4 Holiday

Experience the bustling ‘haven of peace’.

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Our Recommended Vehicles for Dar es Salaam

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Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4x4 Camp

A reliable and capable 4x4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equiiped with a roof top tent.

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Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4x4 Camp

The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.

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Nissan Double Cab 4x4 MDE

This is one of Africas most reliable pickup trucks, with the ruggedness to take on any terrain.

Perfect for a self-drive safari. This camping equipped double cab pickup can seat up to 5 adult passengers. Its perfect for exploring the ‘world in one country’ that is South Africa.

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Ford Ranger D/Cab 4x4 Bushcamper

Superbly compact 4x4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4x4 adventure.

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Dar es Salaam Travel Advice

tanzania self drive safari holidayIntroduction

Tanzanias main port city on the Indian Ocean coast which has developed from a fishing village to an eclectic city with African, Arabic and Indian influences.

Tanzania Official Languages

The national language is Swahili

Tanzania Currency

The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling

Where to go and what to do in Dar es Salaam

  • Fish Markets
  • Musuems
  • Dhow boats
  • Day trips to Mbudya island
  • Water sports such as snorkeling
  • Coco Beach on the Msasani Peninsula – where you can try Tanzanian street food, and listen to live music.
  • The Oyster Bay Shopping Center – farmers markets, art galleries and boutique shops.

When to Visit

  • The Serengeti – The best time to visit Tanzania for Game viewing is during the dry season from June to October.
  • Zanzibar – The cool dry months of between June and October or the hot dry months of December to february depending on your personal preferences.

Dar es Salaam Tanzania 4x4 Hire

One thing to understand about Dar Es Salaam is that it is an African city so you need to expect a slightly more rural experience than travelling through Southern Africa. That said, it is a city so you have all of the amenities that you might need to get your trip going and a couple of fantastic hotels to get you set before your trip.

Challenging roads, remote destinations, tropical beaches, exotic spice islands and more await, and to help you navigate those off the beaten path areas, Drive South Africa brings you 4x4 hire in Dar Es Salaam equipped with everything you need on your self drive safari.

Why Rent a 4x4 from Drive South Africa

Drive South Africa offers a range of 4x4 vehicles for hire, fully equipped and insured with affordable rates and flexible hire options. With the convenience and flexibility of a self-drive Serengeti holiday, you will be able to explore the country at your own pace. Book your 4x4 in Dar Es Salaam with Drive South Africa, for secure and affordable online bookings at the best 4x4 rental rates.