Tanzania Self Drive

With over 100 private and licensed car hire companies, it is very possible for one to hire a car in Tanzania for self-drive experience since the country is a home to more than 20 national parks and sanctuaries.

Officially known as the United Republic of Tanzania, Tanzania is a country positioned in the Eastern part of Africa within the African Great Lakes Region. The country borders several countries in different directions including Uganda to the north, Kenya to the northeast, Comoro Islands and Indian Ocean to the east, Zambia to the southwest, Mozambique and Malawi to the south and then Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. With an area of approximately 947, 303 square kilometers, the country boasts several attractions including Africa’s highest mountain – Kilimanjaro Mountain which is located in the northeastern Tanzania. Other attractions include the national parks, sanctuaries, cities, reserves, historical and cultural sites, lake and rivers and many others.

While travelling at these adventurous places, you can hire a car from a trusted car rental company which will also design for you a package that will help you throughout your self-drive exercise. Among the vehicles to hire for your road trip include extended safari land cruiser, mini vans, Toyota harrier, Nissan patrol, Rav4s, Land cruiser hard top and many others. These 4×4 vehicles are comfortable and strong enough to encounter the remote destinations of Tanzania especially the safari parks. During your self -drive, explore the hidden secrets of Tanzania including;

Serengeti national park

Positioned in the northern part of Tanzania, Serengeti national park is among the largest protected areas in the country stretching over an area of approximately 14,763 square kilometers. Established in 1940, the national park is known for hosting the largest annual animal migration in the world which involves the flock of over 1.5 million blue wildebeests, thousands of zebras, elands and Thomas’ gazelles. Also, the national park is known for hosting the largest population of lions on the African continent. Other wildlife in the park includes elephants, cheetahs, buffalos, hyenas, impalas, wild dogs, ostriches and many others.

Ngorongoro conservation area

In the northern region of the country, the conservation area is known for encompassing the area where the oldest fossils of the earliest humans were found. The area where the remains were found is known as Olduvai Gorge and the first fossil was discovered by a German professor who was looking for butterflies in 1911 in that same area. Other remains which are believed to be about 2 million years old were discovered by the Leakey family. Besides the oldest remains, the area is a home to several wildlife species including the black rhinos, cape buffalos, hippos, blue wildebeests, Grant’s zebra, elands, waterbucks, Thomson’s gazelles and many others.

Tarangire national park

Named after Tarangire River that crosses through the park, Tarangire national park is suitable for a self-drive since it is a home to a number of wildlife species that can be sighted around the river while taking water. With an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers, the national park encompasses several unique features including the old baobab trees, and several termite mounds. On the African continent, the national park is known for hosting the largest population of African elephants and the rare tree climbing lions. For the birders, Tarangire national park is among the best destinations hosting over 600 bird species.

With all the above and many other unmentioned attractions, the United Republic of Tanzania is among best the countries where one can hire a car for a self-drive experience so as to drive through all the stunning and adventurous destinations.

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