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Out of Africa Road Trip

Dar es Salaam - Mikumi N.P. - Mbeya - Karonga - Nkhata Bay - Nkhotakota - Lilongwe - Lusaka - Livingstone - Chobe N.P. - Maun - Gobabis - Windhoek

Expect on your itinerary

Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Landscape Landscape
Wildlife Wildlife
Culture Culture
Urban life Urban life
Historical sites Historical sites
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Out of Africa Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages12 km4,391 h/stage6.0

Best months to drive

I II III IV V VI
VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Out of Africa Road Trip in Tanzania?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 2,520EUR drive & more 500EUR sleep & more 924EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,180EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 4,700EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 3,465EUR drive & more 663EUR sleep & more 1,848EUR eat & more 1,008EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 3,519EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 6,984EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 6,930EUR drive & more 825EUR sleep & more 2,772EUR eat & more 1,512EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 5,109EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 12,039EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 4,725EUR drive & more 988EUR sleep & more 583EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,327EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 7,052EUR
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Out of Africa Road Trip Itinerary

Out of Africa Road Trip is undoubtedly one of the most captivating road trips in Tanzania. This road trip was created with adventurer in mind. Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, and Karonga are places that you will be passing while behind the wheel. The road plan presented in this article was designed for 21 days of travel, but travellers can definitely complete it in 15. There is also an option to extend your adventure. If you are wondering about the time spent on the road, it will be approximately 6.0 hours daily, and tourists will travel 4,391km . Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s begin the journey!
number of days 21 number of days
route length 4,391 km route length
budget fair budget
good for adventurer good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level high accident level
During Out of Africa Road Trip, travellers will spend a lot of time outside the cities where they will have the opportunity to admire picturesque natural landscapes. The adventure promises stress-free experiences with plenty of interesting venues to see. Our trip is also a perfect opportunity to spot wildlife. Travellers should expect that the accommodation on the way does not offer that much comfort, but it is still value for money. In spite of the fact that the journey is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, constant awareness of what is happening on the road will ensure the safety of you and your passengers. When in Tanzania, the accident level is high, and you will be driving on the left. The period between July and October are the recommended months for the itinerary.

START Dar es Salaam

Distance 4,391 km Driving time 72.0 h Pace: modest 1,141.5 kWh Airports DAR
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Your journey starts at the Dar es Salaam Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Dar es Salaam - Mikumi N.P.

Distance 316 km Driving time 6.1 h Pace: modest 82.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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2 Mikumi N.P. - Mbeya

Distance 512 km Driving time 9.1 h Pace: modest 133.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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3 Mbeya - Karonga

Distance 160 km Driving time 3.2 h Pace: modest 41.7 kWh View map Itinerary
accommodation options border crossing
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4 Karonga - Nkhata Bay

Distance 303 km Driving time 13.3 h Pace: slow 69.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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5 Nkhata Bay - Nkhotakota

Distance 193 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: fast 57.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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6 Nkhotakota - Lilongwe

Distance 213 km Driving time 3.6 h Pace: modest 55.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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7 Lilongwe - Lusaka

Distance 716 km Driving time 9.4 h Pace: fast 214.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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8 Lusaka - Livingstone

Distance 482 km Driving time 7.0 h Pace: fast 144.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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9 Livingstone - Chobe N.P.

Distance 79 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: fast 23.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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10 Chobe N.P. - Maun

Distance 607 km Driving time 7.3 h Pace: fast 182.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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11 Maun - Gobabis

Distance 603 km Driving time 6.9 h Pace: fast 181.0 kWh View map Itinerary
accommodation options border crossing
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12 Gobabis - Windhoek

Distance 209 km Driving time 2.1 h Pace: fast 62.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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  Windhoek

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Out of Africa Road Trip Summary

We believe that our itinerary idea has become a superb inspiration for your future holiday excursions.
Our tour can be used as a base that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting attractions.
If car travel is a means of travel that you prefer, there are a number of vital traffic regulations to follow and a bunch of things to keep in mind to make your road trip smooth and safe. These tips will surely become useful for holidayers who opt for car hire or camper hire in Tanzania.
There are a number of traffic rules to be followed while travelling around Tanzania. When moving around Tanzania in a car, try avoiding alcoholic drinks at all costs. Travellers ought to remember that the amount of alcohol that can be consumed is not that high and amounts to only 0.8‰. Exceeding the maximum permissible speed, which is 60km/h, when travelling around the urban areas may lead to a speeding ticket. When it comes to undeveloped areas, the maximum speed is 100km/h. When driving along highways, you cannot exceed the maximum car speed of 110km/h. It is best to equip your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit and drive with your headlights on at daytime to increase the safety of you and your passengers.
One of the decisive factors when scheduling an itinerary is costs. Of course, depending on the budget option that interests you, the money that you have to pay for your travel expenses will vary. Take a look at the available budget options.
If you’d like to benefit from the budget option to cover the planned 4,391km across Tanzania, it can be roughly 500 EUR. Economy accommodation options may cost tourists approximately 924 EUR. The travel expenses connected with restaurants and food within this option will cost up to roughly 756 EUR. Travellers will have to pay around 2,520 EUR if they choose the cheapest rental car option as well. Thus, you can expect the travel expenses to be more or less 2,180 EUR without vehicle hire and 4,700 EUR with car rental.
Tourists who are looking for greater comfort and the standard option will pay around 663 EUR for the fuel needed to cover the trip. If you are into standard accommodation options, expect that the expenses may amount up to more or less 1,848 EUR. Tourists can expect that the standard option in terms of food and restaurants will cost roughly 1,008 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard rental car can expect a cost of around 3,465 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay more or less 6,984 EUR for the whole trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle rental will spend approximately 3,519 EUR.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will meet the expectations of the most demanding drivers. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay approximately 12,039 EUR for the whole tour, whereas those who are not interested in car rental will spend around 5,109 EUR. Travellers who would like to cover the tour in a premium rental vehicle should expect a cost of about 6,930 EUR. When it comes to the top standard configuration of the adventure, the gasoline cost will be up to around 825 EUR. Travellers who will go for top services in all aspects of their tour should expect to pay more or less 1,512 EUR for restaurants and food and approximately 2,772 EUR for accommodation options.
Out of Africa Road Trip can be easily adjusted to the needs of all camper enthusiasts. When it comes to this travel means, the expenses are approximately 4,725 EUR. If you are wondering about the money that has to be spent on gasoline during the whole tour, it will amount to approximately 988 EUR. Drivers who choose camper rental should expect to pay more or less 583 EUR for accommodation and about 756 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the presented expenses in detail.
The part of Tanzania mentioned in our adventure idea is great to be visited between July and October. There are multiple beautiful journeys that are available on our website if you’d like to see other of our road trip opportunities. We hope that the broad spectrum of options will surely live up to the expectations of the most demanding holidayers.

Facts for safer driving in Tanzania

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.8
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 100 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 110 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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