Best Time To Visit Tanzania

Tanzania is nice and cool to visit all year round. The best time to visit for a self-drive safari depends entirely on what you want to see and experiences. The entire country has a pleasant tropical climate, but there are large regional climatic variations, mostly influenced by elevation. The hottest and most humid part of the country is the coast, with high temperatures and little drop in the evenings. Low lying areas like Lake Eyasi and Moshi are also hot, but less humid. Read more information about | The best time to visit Tanzania | from this page.

What You Need To Know Before Going On Self-Drive

Going on a self-drive safari in Tanzania is something many want to tick off the bucket list. Because it is an experience like no other. The wildlife, the landscapes, and ultimate outdoor adventure come all in an African safari. If you are planning a self-drive safari in Tanzania any soon, here are some very useful tips that you can follow during your travels. Some important information for self-drive in Tanzania is covered in this section. | Read more | on this section which elaborates more about,

  • How are the road conditions in Tanzania?
  • Do’s and don’t when driving in Tanzania.
  • How does it work with navigation?
  • What happens in case of a breakdown or accident?
  • How to deal with traffic police in Tanzania?

What is Budget Self Drive Safari In Africa?

When you embark on self-drive safaris in Africa, you are in the driver’s seat. Enjoy game driving through Africa’s premium game parks while you decide how long to spend watching wildlife. Our budget self-drive safaris are booked and operated through us only. Therefore no agents fees, no commissions, no unnecessary costs that at the end of the day you pay for at your trip price – we have wiped these off the equation! Saving you money! As we don’t know what your preferences are, all activities like park fees are optional and you pay directly as you go. This saves your money as again there are no unnecessary bank charges, transfer fees, exchange rate losses, credit card charges (unless you use your credit card) as you are paying directly.

These safaris are designed for people like you, energetic like-minded travelers who want to make their dollar go as far as possible and only to the activities that you really want to do. You may opt to rent a car (vehicle) with camping equipment i.e rooftop tent and other camping gears or without camping gears. These gears include cooking and cutlery, camping chairs, a table, an electric fridge, a rooftop tent, etc. Read more from these page about | Camping Gears List |

Best places to visit for self-drive & game viewing in Tanzania

  • National Parks

Tanzania is a country known for its vast wilderness areas and parks. Most of them are seasonal in terms of self-drive and game viewing.  They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs. Read more about |List of the National Parks | in Tanzania which you can visit on a self-drive safari.

  • Game Reserves

As part of Tanzania’s wildlife conservation strategy, certain areas of land or sea have been declared as protected areas by the President of Tanzania after consultation with the relevant authorities. These areas are specifically protected for maintenance of biological diversity, natural or associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means. Special rules and regulations apply for these areas, e.g. related to settlement, tourism, hunting, and other activities. Depending on their status, the areas are divided into four categories. | Read more about game reserves | in Tanzania.

Fight to Tanzania

Many airlines fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) and other small airports for domestic. Mili Adventure Africa head office and vehicles are located in Arusha, Tanzania.Read more here

Delivery And Drop Off Services In Tanzania

It is possible to start or end your self-drive tour from another location other than Arusha. The costs are forwarded to the hire. Note that your car rental agreement starts and ends on the date the car leaves and returns to our office. The days required to bring back the car to our office are added as rental days. Delivery or drop off at Mili Adventure Office in Arusha, free. Airport transfer (JRO), one way US Dollar 30. Delivery or drop off Dar es Salaam US Dollar 200. Have another location in mind for car rental? Contact us to inquire about the possibilities.

Visa Requirements

Foreigners seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania should be in the possession of valid passports or any other travel document. The passport or any other travel document is to be presented to the Immigration Control Officer at any entry point, such as Border station, Airport, or Harbour. The travel document must be presented along with one of the following

Entry Requirements

Foreigners seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania should be in the possession of valid passports or any other travel document. The passport or any other travel document is to be presented to the Immigration Control Officer at any entry point, such as Border station, Airport, or Harbour. The travel document must be presented along with one of the following

Valid Visa
  • A residence permit or
  • A pass

NOTE: A visitor must also present an onward or return ticket together with proof that he/she has sufficient funds to support himself or herself while in Tanzania. Read more about | Tanzania Visa and Travel Insurance |

Mili Adventure Africa Terms & Conditions

Please take the time to read the Terms & Condition of Mili Adventure Africa. Confirming a rental or booking with Mili Adventure Africa assumes that you have read, fully understand and accept the terms and conditions described below.

Terms & Conditions For Self-Drive Car Rentals

I. General & Use of The Vehicle.

The “Owner” means “Mili Adventure Africa”, “You” or the “Hirer” means the person(s) who have signed the car rental agreement, The “Rental Agreement” means the rental agreement made between You and the Owner, “Vehicle” means the vehicle which is rented by you, as described in your online reservation form. The Hirer shall return the Vehicle on the agreed date and time, as specified in your online reservation form unless the Owner has specifically agreed otherwise.

No refunds shall be given for early returns.

The Hirer shall have a valid driver’s license (of the country of residence and/or an International Driver’s License). It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that he/she carries the driver’s license with him/her whilst driving. The Vehicle is to be operated only by the Hirer who has signed the rental agreement and his authorized travel companions.

Any loss or damages arising from the use of the vehicle by an unauthorized driver shall be borne by the Hirer. Any losses or serious damages of the camping gear shall be charged to the Hirer at replacement value. Any fine or penalty from the traffic police shall be settled by the Hirer.

The Vehicle is rented with a full tank of fuel and shall be returned to the Owner with a full tank in order to prevent refueling charges. The Hirer is required to fill up on fuel only at larger gas stations. In some of the smaller gas stations, fuel can be mixed with other liquids or additives, which may seriously damage the Vehicle’s engine.

II. Maintenance

All Vehicles are checked and serviced before being rented out and you will receive the vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition. The Hirer shall return the vehicle in the same condition as it was provided at the start of the rental. You are responsible for the Vehicle during the rental period and you will use the Vehicle in accordance with good driving practices and in compliance with all country laws. Your maintenance of the vehicle includes checking engine oil and other lubricants, coolant water, and tire pressure.

We recommend doing so every time you are topping up fuel. The costs of the Vehicle’s maintenance during the rental period shall be covered by the Hirer. Failure to maintain appropriate fluid levels may result in engine damage, for which damage the Hirer shall be liable. If any dashboard warning lights illuminate, the Hirer should consult the car symbol checklist and, in case of doubt, contact the Mili Adventure Africa office.

III. Mechanical Breakdowns & Repairs

In case of a mechanical breakdown of the vehicle which cannot be repaired within 24 hours and which is not the result of your negligence, fault, or by that of an approved driver, a replacement vehicle will be provided and paid for by the Owner on the shortest term possible.

Kindly note that replacement vehicles will have to come from Arusha Mili Adventure Africa head office. In case the vehicle needs to be repaired during the rental period, the Hirer ensures that;

i. Mili Adventure Africa is contacted for authorization prior to any repairs to the vehicle.

ii. A receipt is issued and given to Mili Adventure Africa upon return of the Vehicle.

iii. When bringing the vehicle to any garage, valuables should not be left in the vehicle (even the car tool kit) as it is not uncommon for items to be stolen at the garage. Hirers are required to replace items lost or stolen from the vehicle (including spare tires, jacks, and other tools which come with the vehicle).

IV. Accidents

In case of an accident, whether it is your fault or those of the third party, the Hirer shall always immediately notify Mili Adventure Africa and take pictures of the damaged vehicle and the other vehicle(s) involved in the accident. In case of an incident involving one or more vehicle(s), details of these vehicle(s) and their driver(s) should be identified and reported, such as the driver’s ID, telephone number, number plate, and insurance registration number. After an accident, the Hirer should not leave the vehicle unattended, as it is not uncommon for unattended vehicles to be vandalized.

V. Damages, Waiver, and Mili Adventure Africa Insurance

Subject to this clause, the Hirer is liable;

i. For the loss of or any damage to the hired vehicle during the rental period.

ii. For all third-party property damage of any person, which is caused or contributed to by the Hirer or an approved driver or which arises from the use of the vehicle by the Hirer or an approved driver;

iii. For all third-party bodily injury, which is caused or contributed to by the Hirer or an approved driver or which arises from the use of the vehicle by the Hirer or an approved driver.

In the event of an unintended collision between the vehicle and any other object (including another vehicle) during the rental period that results in damage to the Vehicle or to the property of any third party, Mili Adventure Africa waives your liability provided;

i. You have accepted our terms & conditions by having signed the online car rental agreement;

ii. Mili Adventure Africa agrees that you and/or the approved driver were not at fault.

iii. You have complied with the terms of the car rental agreement.

In the event of theft of the vehicle during the rental period, Mili Adventure Africa waives your liability provided;

i. The car was parked at a secured, private compound and there are clear signs of break-in such as a damaged garage door.

ii. You have processed and cleared a police report;

iii. You have provided Mili Adventure Africa with any details of the incident that Mili Adventure Africa requests.

Mili Adventure Africa Insurance will not waive your liability damages arising if any of the following events has occurred:

i. Driving in excess of speed limits. The maximum speed limit inside the Parks is 25 km/hour.

ii. Single vehicle incidents or rollover.

iii. Damage to the vehicle is caused by careless, willful, or reckless driving.

iv. Damage to the vehicle is caused by a lack of proper care/maintenance of the vehicle.

v. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

vi. Driving on restricted roads/areas.

vii. Water submersion or saltwater damage is caused

viii. Wrong fuel use.

The following damages do not fall under the waiver subject to this paragraph and are NOT covered by the Mili Adventure Africa Insurance:

i. Personal bodily injury and/or belongings of the Hirer or the approved driver. The Hirer is advised to obtain travel and medical insurance.

ii. Underbody coverage: damage to the underbody of the vehicle is considered a result of careless driving. 

iii. Windows.

VI. Liability

Mili Adventure Africa shall, to the maximum extent permitted by law, not be liable for any loss, damage, or injury of any nature of the Hirer or the approved driver. Mili Adventure Africa cannot accept liability or pay compensation for unforeseen circumstances beyond its control or its staff, including flight delays/cancellations or acts of government or other authorities, road closures, extreme weather conditions, fire, technical and/or mechanical problems to transport and all similar events beyond Mili Adventure Africa control.

VII. Booking and Payment Details

Payments/ deposit for car rental can be made by Bank Transfer to our account or cash on arrival.

i. Deposit 50% of the total amount to confirm your reservation and 50% two weeks before arrival

ii. Deposit the whole total amount charges to confirm your reservation and reduce bank charges Mili Adventure Africa accepts USD Dollars notes which are printed after 2003 and Euro.

Payments can be made by Bank Transfer, for which we send you bank details i.e. account name, account number, and swift code. Their bank transfer charges forwarded to the Hirer. Your Online car rental agreement serves as an invoice. Once the invoice is cleared, you receive a payment receipt.

VIII. Cancellation Policy Accommodated Self-Drive

Cancellations are only effective on written notification. If cancellation is prior to 4 weeks before departure your deposit is forfeited. If your cancellation is made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare, charges will be levied.

The scale of charges, expressed as a percentage of the car rental prices, is as follows:

More than 8 weeks’ notice – Deposit forfeited.

Less than 8 weeks notice – Deposit plus 25%.

Less than 4 weeks notice – 50%.

Less than 3 weeks’ notice – 60%.

Less than 2 weeks notice – 100%.

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