Guide to Driving In Tanzania - Drive Safe in Tanzania

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Tanzania and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

urban
More info  

RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

80 kph

speed limit
More info  

Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Tanzania on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Tanzania is TZS
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Tanzania 1.29 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Tanzania

Driving in Tanzania
Pocket guide to driving in Tanzania
Profile:
Tanzania
Dodoma
TZS
Driving in Tanzania
SPEED: (kph)
60
80
80
Speed limit in Tanzania
Holiday:
Rush hour in Tanzania
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Tanzania
FUEL:
1.29
1.33
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Tanzania
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Tanzania
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Tanzania
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Tanzania
EMERGENCY:
Fire & Ambulance 114, Police 112
Emergency phone number in Tanzania
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Tanzania
PHONES:
No Law
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Tanzania
SEATBELTS:
Yes
No
Seat belt in Tanzania
See here for current child seats law in Tanzania

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Tanzania?

Tanzania is located on the eastern coast of Africa, it has fantastic scenery and wildlife sanctuary’s. In Tanzania they drive on the left, as most lanes are narrow it is quite common for drivers to look out for other drivers by giving signals. When a driver flashes his right turn signal it means it is not safe to pass where if a driver flashes his left turn signal, it means there's no oncoming traffic. It is relatively safe driving in Tanzania however Tanzanians are very familiar with the roads and will drive a lot faster than you. Driving at night can be a cause for concern as the animals are usually roaming freely on the roads and there is not enough streetlights that could let you see ahead. If you do decide to drive at night we advise driving at a lower speed and using your headlights.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 114

Police Ambulance: 114

Notes:

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 1.33

€ 1.29

Apr , 2022

€ 1.07

€ 1.14

Mar , 2022

€ 0.94

€ 1.00

Feb , 2022

€ 0.93

€ 0.98

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Paid Parking
Before finding a parking space you should check that it is safe to park and it is allowed. You will see parking signs that will state the allowed time to park. When parking in Dar on your return a parking attendant will approach you for payment. The attendant will either hand you a ticket, or a ticket will already be on your windscreen.

At night, you are only allowed to park on the left hand side.

Disabled Parking
Tanzania does not have a Parking Permit scheme.

 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 114

Police Ambulance: 114

  • Fire: 114
  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 114 – While this is the official emergency number, currently there is no ambulance service offered by the government in Tanzania so be prepared to arrange private transport or pay with a private company

What to do in an emergency

If you are involved in a crash you should switch your hazard warning lights on to warn other vehicles and arrange for the police to be called immediately.
 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Do I need to pay to park? Je, ninahitaji kulipa ili kuifunga?
No entry - hakuna kuingia
Petrol station - Kituo cha mafuta
Exit - Utgång
Shop – Duka
 

Tanzania Fuel Price History

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 1.33

€ 1.29

Apr , 2022

€ 1.07

€ 1.14

Mar , 2022

€ 0.94

€ 1.00

Feb , 2022

€ 0.93

€ 0.98

Jan , 2022

€ 0.90

€ 0.96

Dec , 2021

€ 0.92

€ 0.96

Nov , 2021

€ 0.87

€ 0.94

Oct , 2021

€ 0.85

€ 0.91

Sep , 2021

€ 0.83

€ 0.90

Aug , 2021

€ 0.81

€ 0.88

Jul , 2021

€ 0.81

€ 0.88

Jun , 2021

€ 0.75

€ 0.81

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 1.33 1.29
Apr , 2022 1.07 1.14
Mar , 2022 0.94 1.00
Feb , 2022 0.93 0.98
Jan , 2022 0.90 0.96
Dec , 2021 0.92 0.96
Nov , 2021 0.87 0.94
Oct , 2021 0.85 0.91
Sep , 2021 0.83 0.90
Aug , 2021 0.81 0.88
Jul , 2021 0.81 0.88
Jun , 2021 0.75 0.81
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