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Driving Tips Tanzania

Hire From Trustworthy Agency

In Tanzania, there are some companies that offer car rental services for self-drive safari and some don’t. It’s important to look for a reliable company that provides cars with good standards that will suit your safari without problems. Mili Adventure Africa offers car rental services of standard quality. Assisting you with planning your safari, and booking cheap rate. Rent a car with a rooftop tent, or ground tent and camping equipment.

Valid Driving License

A driving license will help you as a tourist to hire a car for the self-drive safari. A valid license from your country or an international driving permit can be used. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a legal document that validates your license internationally and allows you to drive in a foreign country. It can be acquired from the destination or a country coming from. IDP can be helpful if one has no International Driving Licence and It is valid for 12 months.

Mechanics Skills

As a tourist on self-drive safari, it is crucial to have some necessary skills like map reading and mechanic skills. On your safari no one will accompany you, having these skills will help. You should have understood the basic mechanic skills when the car has a problem. You can be able to fix it rather than waiting for a mechanic that might take some time to arrive. Furthermore, having some necessary tools to fix any minor breakdown will be great. Map reading will help you take the exact route of your safari. Due to the unavailability of networks in many places, we advise to download and use maps.me application which works offline.

Accommodation Tanzania

Tanzania has a vast spread of accommodation options, ranging from luxurious lodges, mid-range hotels and the cheap, rough-around-the-edges guest houses. On a camping safari, one will be in charge of camping arrangements whether the public or private campsite. However, private campsite inside the park, should be booked a day before. Hotel and lodges can be booked prior to the commencement of the safari. All processes of accommodation services can be well arranged by the company

Travel and Health Insurance

Before embarking on your safari it’s important to be assured that you are in good condition. Never forget to take your basic medications and the first aid kit with all the necessary tools that can help you treat yourself with minor injuries like scrapes and cuts. However, you can make an arrangement with the correspondent company from your country to prepare your health insurance before your safari. This will help you get medical assistance anytime you need it.

Our reviews

Billy Bell
Billy Bell
2024-07-09
What an awesome experience! Khalid was very responsive and flexible in reserving the Land Cruiser. After filing out the initial inquiry form, we communicated via WhatsApp. Khalid was very accommodating due to a slight change in our plans, as well as helpful in answering questions about certain parts of our trip. We are a family of 6 and this was a perfect fit for us! We visited Tarangire and Arusha National parks and had a blast. If you want to make your own itinerary, then I would highly recommend renting the Land Cruiser from Mili Adventure Africa.
Arne Schepker
Arne Schepker
2024-03-16
The Mili team and Khalid were very attentive, friendly and reliable - both before and during our trip. The car was a 90s build LandCruiser which is sturdy and can be repaired anywhere. We had no issues (beyond the expected with a 30 year old car). The equipment worked well, especially the self-built gas stove (2 cookers) was great. Again any time!
Georgia Ross
Georgia Ross
2023-09-01
We hired a Land Cruiser with double roof top tents for 36 days through Khalid at Mili Adventures. We took it through Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Cross border paper work, vehicle and equipment was perfect, no issues! Khalid was great to deal with and also good pricing compared to other rental companies we looked at. Khalid was super accomodating to any requests we had. Thanks for such a seamless rental experience! 100% would recommend.
Hugo Lakin
Hugo Lakin
2023-01-20
We rented the Land Cruiser and it was unreal, awesome car that flew over any terrain.
Václav Velát jr.
Václav Velát jr.
2023-01-17
Mili nás zachránili, když auto z jiné půjčovny bylo havarováno po cestě k nám. Nakonec to bylo to nejlepší se nám mohlo přihodit. Domluva proběhla bleskově. Suzuki Escudo je za tu cenu jednoznačně nejlepší auto na safari a v terénu se mu vyrovná pouze Land Cruiser. Kluci z půjčovny nám nedoporučovali jet v našem období do Serengeti, ale nakonec to byla nejpohodovější část našeho výletu. Jen po cestě ze Serengeti do Ngorongor musíte jet pomalu, protože malé auto nezvládá cestu tak dobře jako kolem projíždějíci Land Cruisery. Byli jsme i u Lake Natron kde to je krásné, ale poplatky jsou nesmyslné a v Tarangire, kde se nám vůbec nelíbilo a raději bychom zůstali den navíc v Serengeti, protože cena je podobná, ale Serengeti je podstatně velkolepější. Vrácení auta po 1500km v Dar Es Salaam taky proběhlo v pohodě a bylo nám odpuštěno i pár drobných a pochopitelných škrábanců na autě. Moc děkujeme, Mili Car Rental a Suzuki Escudo jsou rozhodně nejlepší kombinací na Safari. Jsme tak spokojeni, že jsem napsal první recenzi v životě :)
Daniel Stüssi
Daniel Stüssi
2022-01-09
We rented the Suzuki Escudo for 10 days and had an amazing time in the nationalparks Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Natron. The car is very well equipt and has everything you need. Khalid did an amazing job. He helped wherever he could and was very responsive. I truely recommend Mili Adventure of you want to discover Tanzania by yourself!
Isabelle Wolfensberger
Isabelle Wolfensberger
2022-01-09
Khalid hat uns super beraten, das Auto ist gut ausgestattet und bei Fragen wurde einem schnell geholfen. Wir haben den Ngorongoro und Serengetti Nationalpark besucht und alles hat ohne Zwischenfälle geklappt. Um die Fahrten etwas angenehmer zu gestalten, könnte man sich überlegen ein grösseres Fahrzeug als unseres (Suzuki) zu wählen.
Bettina Wenzel
Bettina Wenzel
2021-10-19
Rented a car for a self-drive safari. The car was in a good state and the camping equipment included was comfortable and sufficient.
Isabelle Dracacci
Isabelle Dracacci
2021-08-15
Excellent experience - one week in Northern Tanzania with a driver We had an excellent experience with Mili Adventures and recommend it 100%. Communication with Khalid was easy and straightforward. He offered a competitive price for a one week car rental with a driver. The Toyota Rav 4 was in good condition and Sereva the driver met all our expectations. He was driving carefully, providing advice when needed, and always had a positive mindset. We have been very happy to contract with Mili Adventures. This is a small reliable company that is worth supporting!