Car Hire from Dar es Salaam Airport
Dar es Salaam Airport is also known as the Julius Nyerere International Airport and serves the city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Skyscanner can help you find the best car hire from Dar es Salaam Airport deal available.
Where to hire a car at Dar Es Salaam Airport
Europcar and Sixt offer car hire from Dar es Salaam Airport, both are located in the terminal building.
Petrol Stations near Dar Es Salaam Airport
If you hire a car from Dar Es Salaam Airport with a full to full fuel policy you will need to refuel it before dropping it off in order to avoid any fuel charges.
There is a Puma Petrol Station which enjoys the convenient location outside of the airport on Julius K. Nyerere Road, the main access road for the airport.
Driving around Dar es Salaam Airport
Driving in Tanzania can be challenging and those with little driving experience should avoid it where possible. Downtown Dar es Salaam can be highly congested especially during the evenings and you should plan for delays in the area, especially when heading back to the airport. If you’re planning to drive on the rural roads in Tanzania or into the national parks then a 4 wheel drive car would be recommended. The quality of roads will be low and much of the time you will be on a dirt track.
Driving in Tanzania is on the left side of the road.
You will need an International Drivers Permit to drive in Tanzania, you can apply for this from 3 months before your trip at a cost of £8.50, either by post from The AA or at The Post Office. An IDP is valid for 12 months.
Getting to your Destination
Here is our guide to some of the destinations in Tanzania near Dar Es Salaam Airport that can be reached after you collect your hire car.
Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s biggest city, home to a bustling port, markets selling locally produced arts, crafts and textiles, and an exciting mix of cultural activities.
Dar es Salaam Airport to Dar es Salaam is a 30 minute, 13km drive via Julius K Nyerere Road and Nelson Mandela Road. Dar es Salaam is highly congested, especially during the evenings and this combined with the narrow streets, high speeds when the traffic is moving and limited traffic signals can make driving in the downtown area dangerous. When parking on the streets of Dar es Salaam you just need to park your car and a parking attendant will place a ticket on your windshield and approach you for payment when you return.
Morogoro is at the food of the Uluguru Mountains which provides a dramatic setting as well as offering a number of guided hiking trails with panoramic views, waterfalls, outdoor activities and traditional villages.
Dar es Salaam Airport to Morogoro is a 3 hour 40 minute drive via the A7. When you arrive at Morogoro you should be aware of the high number of cyclists on the roads at all times.
Pande Game Reserve
There are many game reserves and national parks surrounding Dar es Salaam, Pande Game Reserve in Bunju on the outskirts of the city is the closest with road links around the perimeter thanks to the A7. The reserve is mainly forested and home to species of endangered birds and other wildlife.
Das er Salamm to Pande Game Reserve is a 1 hour 10 minute, 32km drive via the A7.