Arusha,Tanzania

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Self Drive Car Add-ons to expect from Us

At Gladiola Adventure, we have committed ourselves to being a reliable, responsive, and affordable 4WD car rental solution for your self-driving adventures in Tanzania. Now, you can blaze your trails through Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya with our rented 4×4 vehicles, starting and ending in your preferred locations.

Our car rental fleet in Tanzania is tailored for the bush! It includes a selection of Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Rav4 vehicles, widely used and recognized as the most reliable 4×4 cars in Tanzania.

Anticipate a well-serviced Toyota vehicle that is perfectly suited for the challenging bush roads in the region. In the unlikely event of a breakdown, rest assured that we provide 24/7 roadside assistance. We have a close network of workshops throughout the region for minor onsite repairs, and our Arusha office always has a replacement car ready for you.

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4x4 Land Cruiser(s)

Included with our Land Cruiser(s) Comprehensive insurance, VAT inclusive, Radio with a USB port, Rescue tools, Car explanation booklet & a roadmap, Unlimited Kilometers, Electrical Fridge

Other 4X4 Vehicle

Included with our Rav4s Comprehensive insurance, VAT inclusive, Radio with a USB port, Rescue tools, Car explanation booklet & a roadmap, Unlimited Kilometers, Electrical Fridge. Please note these vehicles are not allowed to serengeti, lake natron and the Nyerere Nnational Park for these areas the Landcruiser is required.

4 × 4 Safari Vehicles for self-drive rentals in Tanzania

4×4 Car Rental, 4PAX Land Cruiser Double Cab Campers Canopy

For 270 USD/day, rent a fully equipped 4PAX Land Cruiser Double Cab Campers Canopy (two rooftop tents, each fitting two adults) for self-drive or with the option of a driver-guide and personal cook at an additional cost. The driver is available at 40 USD/day, and a cook can be provided for 25 USD/day.

Please note: This vehicle can only be available for a minimum of 6 Days.

4×4 Car Rental, 2PAX Landcruiser with Alu Hercules Fixed Rooftop Tent

For 240 USD/day, rent a fully equipped 2PAX Landcruiser with an Alu Hercules Fixed Rooftop Tent for self-drive. Opt for a driver-guide and personal cook at an additional cost – 40 USD/day for the driver and 25 USD/day for a cook.

 

Please note: This vehicle will cost 260 USD/day if booked for less than a minimum of 4 Days.

4×4 Car Rental, 2PAX Land Cruiser Double Cab Campers Canopy

For 240 USD/day, rent a fully equipped 2PAX Land Cruiser Double Cab with a Campers Canopy (one rooftop tent, accommodating two adults) for self-drive or opt for the driver-guide and personal cook option at an additional cost. The driver is available at 40 USD/day, and a cook can be provided for 25 USD/day.

Please note: This vehicle can only be available for a minimum of 6 Days.

4×4 Car Rental, 2PAX Landcruiser with Tentco Rooftop Tent.

For 210 USD/day, rent a fully equipped 2PAX Land Cruiser with a Tentco Rooftop Tent for self-drive or choose the option with a driver-guide and personal cook at an additional cost. The driver is available at 40 USD/day, and a cook can be provided for 25 USD/day.

Please note: This vehicle will cost 230 USD/day if booked for less than a minimum of 4 Days.

4×4 Car Rental, RAV 4 (3 doors)

For 70 USD/day, rent a fully equipped RAV4 (3 doors) for self-drive. Optionally, you can hire a driver-guide at the cost of 40 USD/day for the driver. Additionally, camping gear with a ground tent for the RAV4 is available at 15 USD/person/day.

Please note: RAV 4 (3 doors) will cost 80 USD/day if booked for less than a minimum of 4 Days.

4×4 Car Rental, RAV 4 (5 doors)

For 90 USD/day, rent a fully equipped RAV4 (5 doors) for self-drive. Alternatively, you can choose the option with a driver and camp gear at an additional cost of 40 USD/day for the driver-guide and 15 USD/person/day for camping gear with a ground tent.

Please note: RAV 4 (5 doors) will cost 110 USD/day if booked for less than a minimum of 4 Days.

4×4 Car Rental, Suzuki (5 doors)

For 100 USD/day, rent a fully equipped Suzuki (5 doors) for self-drive. Alternatively, you can choose the option with a driver and camp gear at an additional cost of 40 USD/day for the driver-guide and 15 USD/person/day for camping gear with a ground tent.

Please note: Suzuki (5 doors) will cost 120 USD/day if booked for less than a minimum of 4 Days.

4×4 Car Rental, 4PAX Landcruiser with Pop-up Roof

For 160 USD/day, rent a fully equipped 4PAX Landcruiser with a pop-up roof for self-drive. Alternatively, choose the option with a driver-guide and personal cook at an additional cost of 40 USD/day for the driver and 25 USD/day for a cook.

Please note: This vehicle will cost 180 USD/day if booked for less than a minimum of 4 Days.

4×4 Car Rental, 6PAX Landcruiser with Driver Guide

For 180 USD/day, rent a 6PAX Landcruiser with a Driver Guide for a game drive. The LandCruiser is only available with the driver-guide option at a cost of 40 USD/day. Clients can also hire a personal cook for 25 USD/day.

Please note: This vehicle will cost 200 USD/day if booked for less than a minimum of 4 Days.

Gladiola Adventure is dedicated to being your reliable, responsive, and affordable 4WD car rental solution for self-driving adventures in East Africa. Now, you have the freedom to chart your course through Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya with our rented 4×4 vehicles, commencing and concluding your journey at your preferred locations.

Here's the bold part – Gladiola Adventure offers unlimited kilometers, allowing you to explore East Africa freely, with overnight stays in pre-booked lodges and campsites across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

And here's an exciting option: Did you know you can hire a local driver-guide and cook from the Gladiola team? That's right! A personal driver-guide and cook for the entire trip, and this option is available for all vehicles in our fleet, including the RAV4s

Competitive Vehicle Delivery Costs

Gladiola Adventure offers delivery services across East Africa. The delivery cost for the first and last days depends on your preferred location for vehicle drop-off or pick-up. Below is a list of our most common locations in Tanzania and their associated delivery costs, which include driver and fuel expenses.

Arusha Airport: $20 per route *pick up and drop-off at our Arusha Office is free- view on map
Kilimanjaro International Airport: $60 per route
Dar es Salaam (Mwalim Nyerere International Airport) $220 per route
Mwanza Airport $220 per route

Note:

* Clients must fill out the vehicle checklist after they have inspected the vehicle for any noticeable faults

* Please report any new damage to the vehicle when handing back the car at the drop-off point.

Insurance

Gladiola Adventure's cars come with comprehensive insurance covering damage from accidents and fire, as well as third-party liability for property and bodily injury. It's important to note that personal injury and possessions are not covered by this insurance and should be addressed through your medical and travel insurance. Clients are required to pay a non-refundable insurance fee per specific vehicle provided. For more details, please refer to our terms and conditions. here.

Crossing the Border

PARK ENTRANCE REGULATIONS- KENYA:

Unfortunately, due to trade barriers between Kenya and Tanzania, safari vehicles like our Landcruiser Hard Top with a pop-up roof are required to be used in the country where they are registered. This means that any Tanzanian registered tour vehicle is not allowed into the Masai Mara and Samburu National Reserve. WHEN PLANNING TO ENTER THESE NATIONAL PARKS IN KENYA ON A SELF-DRIVE, PLEASE CONSULT GLADIOLA ADVENTURE for guidance.

BORDER CROSSING FEE AND COMESA INSURANCE

Border crossing to the following countries is allowed: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya. But will require border crossing fee and comesa insurance

 

Optional driver-guide / cook

At Gladiola Adventure, we have a team of experienced and truly affable naturalists and driver guides who are fluent in both English and Swahili. If you prefer a driver-guide who speaks your language, we're happy to accommodate as long as you book in advance. Our aim is to provide you with a more relaxed experience, allowing you to delve deeper into the local culture and wildlife of Tanzania.

For an additional cost of $40/day, all the vehicles and suggested routes published on our website are available to book with a local driver-guide or cook. The fee is $40/day for the driver-guide and $25/day for the cook. Self-driving with a local driver-guide offers the most flexible and customized safari experience you can have.

Please Note: We restrict clients from hiring drivers outside of Gladiola Adventures due to past unfortunate experiences. For such inquiries, please call Gladiola Adventures Ltd.

Camping Gear

Camping Gear: Planning a camping safari? Gear up and set your own trail, from basic bush sites inside national parks to the best private campsites in these regions (TANZANIA, KENYA, RWANDA, UGANDA). Now, you can rent a car with camping facilities from us at competitive rates.

  • 1 Rooftop Tent with Camp Gear (fits 2 persons): $20/person/day

  • Camp Gear with a Ground Tent: $15/person/day

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    Pre-booked Accommodations, no handling fee.

    To experience the privacy and flexibility of a self-drive safari with peace of mind about the route and accommodation, we've got you covered! Gladiola Adventure offers you the flexibility to book any of our safari programs and self-drive with your rented 4×4, with accommodation included. Alternatively, you can share your safari program with us, and we'll book your accommodations in advance at no handling fee.

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