Self Drive Around Lake Victoria: 4×4 Car Hire in East Africa

Car rental Tanzania offers you a great opportunity to drive around Lake Victoria (Lake Victoria Circuit) in one of our Cars at the most affordable prices on the market. We can give you a strong 4×4 land cruiser with a driver or self-drive to explore Lake Victoria, going through Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and back to Uganda. We also have a one-way rental system where you can rent a vehicle in Tanzania and drop it to an agreed-upon part of East Africa.

Lake Victoria Circuit>>> 45 Days Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda

Lake Victoria is shared among three East African countries; Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya ranging in the above order according to size respectively. Therefore for you to discover Lake Victoria to the beats, you have to cross at least three borders. Car Rental Tanzania team has driven this 45 Days Lake Victoria Safari and proved that its the best for travelers planning to visit

Self Drive Around Lake Victoria

Africa is one of the least discovered continents in the whole world. Many people more so from Europe have always perceived it to be a country of half-naked people walking in Savannah planes.

Thanks to international conferences such as ted-talks that have played a very big role in enlightening people about Africa more so the diversity that lies in over 50 countries across the African continent.

Africa is summarized by four items, Savannah planes, tropics, snow, and wildlife. Though destinations like Madagascar are popular for aquatic tours, most of the African destinations offer the above activities with special offers of the African deserts.

Freshwater lakes are also in abundance on the African continent and for a fun fact, Lake Victoria is the biggest freshwater lake on the African continent and second-biggest freshwater lake in the whole world. So what does it mean for Lake Victoria to be the biggest freshwater lake on the African continent?

Rwanda: Land of Thousand Hills

The best Lake Victoria circuit should start in Rwanda. However much Rwanda does not get even a single share of Lake Victoria, it shares its borders with Uganda and Tanzania making it the ideal start and final destination for any Lake Victoria circuit. Before proceeding to Tanzania, we often recommend you to at least spend two days in Rwanda before crossing the border to Tanzania for primate Watching in the famous primate parks in Rwanda like Volcanoes National Park , Nyungwe forest National Park.

Here are a few things to consider in Rwanda; Kigali city tour, genocide museums and markets, Lake Ihema boat cruise and Akagera national park game drives.

With the Re opening of the Rwanda Uganda Border, Car Rental Tanzania has started offering one way car rental options for travelers are planning to cross the borders of the two states with their rental jeeps which are tailored for great experiences while on Self drive in East Africa.

Tanzania : Authentic Africa

When it comes to wildlife watching in Africa , Tanzania safari tour tailored by local experts can ensure your travel around for best wildebeest migration watching with a 4×4 car rental on self drive trip.

After spending two days in Rwanda, you can then cross over to Tanzania on the third day. You then proceed to Mwanza and Lake Victoria. While In Tanzania; here are a few things places that should not miss on your itinerary: Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro national park, Arusha, and Kilimanjaro among others. And do not miss out spending some time on the beautiful beaches of Mwanza area.

Serengeti national park is among the best-known big game safari destinations in Africa and one of the most popular tourist attractions in is famous for its annual wildlife migration of wildebeest and zebra.

Tanzania is generally considered a safe country. That said, you need to take the usual precautions and keep up with government travel advisories. Avoid isolated areas, especially isolated stretches of beach.

Depending on your budget and interests, don’t miss a visit to Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park

You should plan for more than a week in Tanzania exploring the Northern part of the country before proceeding to Kenya. You should not forget the highlight of birding around Lake Victoria in Tanzania if you are the kind that is drawn in by the birds.

Land Cruiser v8

Landcruiser Jeep with Double Rooftop tents assembled in seconds, which allows you more time resting around the campfire and less time fiddling with tent poles.

Land Cruiser v8

Rent a Landcruiser v8 to Self-drive around East Africa with Car Rental Tanzania at budget rates with a fridge. 4Wd Landcruiser, automatic, Petrol.

Landcruiser LX Rooftop

Book a Toyota Landcruiser LX with Rooftop tent plus a fridge to self drive safari to Tanzania on long term to enjoy the 1 day free offer.


Self Drive East Africa Trip

Looking for ultimate Self drive Adventure in East Africa? Check out on the ultimate road trip to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Rwanda with great encounter of the Wildlife & Primate Watching with Car Rental Tanzania.
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Kenya: Magical Kenya

The republic of Kenya is having a good share of Lake Victoria that is connected to Uganda , Tanzania and its the best reason why we recommend to have a stop over in Kenya for wildlife watching . All Car Rental Deals and options for hire in Kenya are available at the services of the local Experts. Check the Team to help you in planning the ultimate Self drive in Kenya while on Lake Victoria Drive with Car Rental Tanzania.

Kenya is one of the biggest safari destinations in East Africa however when it comes to wildlife; it is mainly known because of Masai Mara game reserve. When you cross to Kenya during your Self Drive; here are a few destinations to a country of great diversity, both physically and cultural, Kenya is one of Africa most popular destinations for a very good reason. With blissful Indian Ocean beaches, craggy mountains, lush forests and wildlife-rich savannahs, there are endless beautiful places to visit in Kenya.

The wildlife safaris have been the top tourist attractions in Kenya for decades while other activities include trekking Mount Kenya, ballooning over the Masai Mara and snorkeling in Malindi on the Indian Ocean coast. Masai Mara, Nairobi city tour, and any game reserves around Nakuru. This will help you cross over quickly to Uganda within the shortest time possible.

Gorilla Trekking in Africa

Dont miss to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Uganda while on a self drive Safari in East Africa! Car Rental Tanzania offers free gorilla permit booking & Reservation in Volcanoes, Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga National Park.
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Uganda “The Pearl of Africa”

Uganda is often the major highlight when it comes to Lake Victoria circuit; this is mainly because of its outstanding natural green environment that cannot be matched by any other country in East Africa giving it its name “The Pearl Of Africa.”  The pearl of Africa is known to be the home for the mountain gorillas which are among the primates that are only found in Virunga Massif, including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is not part of Virunga Massif that is shared between Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo.

When it comes to a Uganda Safari , we can  recommend the ultimate Gorillas , Wildlife & Nature walk to visit the islands of Lake Victoria with rented car from Car Rental Tanzania.  The 18 days might be a good start for your Uganda Lake Victoria circuit with the following considerations on your itinerary; Sipi falls in Kapchorwa (should be your first destination from Kenya), Jinja town for the source of the Nile, rafting and several other activities, Entebbe for more Lake Victoria views then proceed to western Uganda parks such as Kibale for chimps and other primates trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for gorilla trekking experience which is a unique National Park.

Looking for Low Gorilla trekking Permit while on Self drive Safari in East Africa?  The Pearl of Africa (Uganda) has two national Parks that offer gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation is only done  in Bwindi Impenetrable national Park which hosts half of the world’s Mountain gorillas.  Car Rental Tanzania will help you in booking the gorilla permits at no extra cost for the visiting of the gorillas.

Comparison of Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi vs Mgahinga National Park.

If your traveling as couple and your elders, we would recommend that you book the gorilla permits for mgahinga National Park which is close and ease to trek compared to Bwindi impenetrable national park ,  however if your traveling with a big group just rest assured that gorilla trekking is in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park since it has over 4 sectors which are open for the gorilla watching.

Please Note : Gorilla Habituation is only done in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and its limited to only 4 pax per day costing 1500 for watching the gorillas for 4 hours.

Gorilla Trekking Permit costs USD 700 in Uganda , Yet in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park the permit costs Usd 1500 USD

Wildlife Watching in East Africa.

With all the game drives in Tanzania and Kenya; I would only recommend one or two game drives in Uganda; most specifically Queen Elizabeth national park and/or Murchison Falls National Park or Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Bunyonyi views for relaxing before proceeding to Kigali Rwanda for your flight.

45 Days Lake Victoria Safari Drive

Enjoy a Self Drive Safari across lake Victoria in Rented 4x4 Landcruiser 78 Series with Rooftop tent from Car Rental Tanzania covering Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda.
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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!