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Tanzania Safari Tour Guides And The Two Most Common Vehicles For Visitors


Traveling without a vehicle is difficult. Especially if the country you're visiting is wide. When you go on safari in Tanzania, there are tour guides and vehicles that are literally provided and used for visitors.

Tanzanian Drivers And Tour Guides

Professional and registered Tanzanian safari and tour guides will give you an orientation and briefing at the start of your safari, and they will be with you the whole time. They can answer questions about safaris and wildlife, or make suggestions if you ask. All of the safari guides are registered with the Tanzanian Parks Board and have a lot of experience with African plants and animals, geography, and animal behavior.

All of the Tanzanian guides had to go through a lot of training, both academic and in the field. They all went to the Umbwe Wildlife College in Tanzania. Most tour guides can speak English and one of the following languages: French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian, to name a few. Tanzanian tour guides can also take you to Kenya, which is in East Africa.

How Many Vehicles Are In Tanzania

Tanzania Motor Vehicle Sales: Passenger Cars totaled 675.000 units in December 2019. This represents a decrease from the previous month's total of 998.000 units.

What Cars Are In Tanzania

Top 10 Brands

  • Toyota
  • Lexus
  • Land Rover
  • Nissan
  • Hyundai
  • Mitsubishi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Suzuki
  • Volkswagen

Safari Vehicles

There were many 4 x 4 safari vehicles used, as well as vehicles that were specially converted for maximum space and comfort. The vehicles had hatched roofs and sliding windows so that safari game drives and tours could be easily seen and photographed.

In order to make sure that all safari vehicles work well, they are checked out on a regular basis in one of three big workshops in Arusha. Two before every safari, one after every safari, and one for designing and converting new cars into safari and tour vehicles are the three jobs. To make sure that safari vehicles can be repaired in case of emergencies, a professional mobile 4 x 4 workshop is used. This workshop was built to meet the needs of emergency repairs in the wild. They also have two-way radios, and many cars include 4 x 4 drive.

Two Most Used Vehicle In Tanzania Safari

Standard Landcruiser

Light brown Standard Landcruiser in a white background
Light brown Standard Landcruiser in a white background

The Land Cruiser has a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which makes it go faster and farther. Using this set-up, you get 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. Full-time four-wheel drive comes with the car. With a ride that's smooth and well-placed, the Land Cruiser is a good car to drive.

This passenger car will allow visitors/tourists to get to beautiful places in Tanzania more quickly and easily.

Standard Minibus

White and black standard minibus in a white background
White and black standard minibus in a white background

Minibusses have average lengths of 23' (7.01 m), widths of 7'4" (2.24 m), heights of 8'9" (2.67 m), and seat capacities of 14 (+2). Minibusses, also known as shuttle buses, are vehicles with passenger capacities that are less than that of a full-size bus but greater than that of a minivan.

This is the real definition of small but useful!


Considering all of the information provided above will help you gain insight into Tanzania's inner workings; you will see how they approach visitors and what services they provide to ensure that your trip is worthwhile.

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