Camping Gears for Self drive Travelers: Car Rental Tanzania

Car Rental Tanzania offers camping gears on car hire with rooftop tents or self-drive adventurers going for camping safaris in East African Countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda & Rwanda.


  1. Tent
  2. Sleeping mats/blow-up mattress/self-inflating sleeping mats x 2
  3. Sleeping bags x 2 (if you’re a couple, try and get a “left” & “right” bag so you can zip the two bags together) – 0°C (32°F) or even +2°C (35.6°F) is fine
  4. Small pillows x 2
  5. Fold-up camping chairs x 2
  6. Fold-up camping table
  7. Torch x 2, plus extra batteries
  8. Lantern or similar camp light


  1. Table cloth
  2. Plates x 2
  3. Small bowls x 2
  4. Mugs x 2
  5. Sturdy drinking glasses x 2 (or stainless steel tumblers)
  6. Knives, forks, spoons, teaspoons x 2 each
  7. Steak knives x 2
  8. Braai (BBQ) tong
  9. Egg lifter
  10. Wooden spoon
  11. Can/bottle opener combo
  12. Corkscrew
  13. Cutting board
  14. Salt & pepper shaker
  15. Egg rings x 2-4
  16. Large bowl (for crisps or salads)
  17. Small braai grid
  18. Medium pot with lid
  19. Frying pan with lid
  20. Small storage bowls or Ziplock bags for the odd leftover food x 2 or so
  21. Small storage plastic containers for tea, coffee, sugar, coffee creamer
  22. Dishcloth x 1 or 2
  23. Dish sponge x 1
  24. Steel wool x 1
  25. Plastic kitchen crate with a lid to keep it all in And a few things that actually fall in the “groceries” category, but you  don’t want to be caught without:
  26. Dishwashing liquid
  27. Charcoal or firewood
  28. Firelighters
  29. Matches


  1. Park map and info booklet (obtainable at park gates)
  2. Wildlife guide book with mammals, birds…
  3. A good pair of binoculars
  4. Cooler box
  5. Freezer blocks (sufficient qty for the size of your cooler box) – or you can regularly buy ice at the camp shops.
  6. Flask for coffee
  7. Cans cooler holders x 2
  8. Small rubbish bag!
  9. BITS & BOBS
  10. Pack of cards
  11. Reading book(s)
  12. Washing line (to tie between trees) & some pegs
  13. A few plastic bags for wet washing/rubbish/dirty shoes

What Extensions do you recommend?

A fantastic option to consider is to self drive in Tanzania’s national park, the best-recommended extension is Uganda or Rwanda for Primate Watching ( Gorilla trekking & Chimpanzee ).

Visit the primates with Car Rental Tanzania that offers a free gorilla permit  &  chimpanzee permits booking. Contact us: Whatsapp +256787471094.

You can also still sleep in your own rooftop tent should you prefer for an adventure of a lifetime!