Best Vehicle for Safari in Tanzania



I am travelling to Tanzania for the first time, I want to do Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti! My idea is self drive with my wife, we are all below 40 years of age!


  1. Can we afford to drive on our own?
  2. What kind of vehicle is best for us?

Thank you in advance!

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  1. If you are coming back to Tanzania for the first time, and want to do all these National Parks, you better get a driver or a guide for the comfortable and enjoyable Safari! that doesn’t mean you cant do it on your own, you can but it is an adventure in itself…..
    You need a regular or extended Land rover or Land cruiser vehicles, depending on the size of your party. The vehicles must be 4FWD, with plenty of space, and a pop-up photographic roof hatch (Good for photos and experience). Windows can all be opened.

    You do not need an air condition. Air conditioning simply does not work on safari – the drives in national parks are too rough and dusty, and the system does not work. In any case air conditioning is not necessary – the vast majority of the time you will have the large roof hatch open, spotting animals, and all the windows open to let cool air in.
    For a comfortable ride the vehicle should feature the following:

    • Hardtop Photographic Rooftop (to provide sun protection)
    • Seat Belts
    • Cooler Box (bottled water provided)
    • First Aid Kit
    • Radio Communication
    • Binocular
    • Animals & Birds Handbook
    • Coffee & tea basket
    • Spare tyres
    • Guaranteed window seats



    • Entrance aid (on request)
    • Seats for children of all ages
    • Three point seats belts for children
    • Guaranteed window seats
    • Seats for children of all ages
    • Inverters and power sockets


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