Expect from Us
✔️ Well serviced Toyota RAV4 vehicles; These vehicles are not to be driven to Lake Natron, Serengeti, Nyerere National Park (Selous Game reserve), and Elsewhere in Ngorongoro with the exception of the crater, for rough roads like this the Land-cruiser is required
✔️ 24/7 Road assistance
✔️ a professional drive guide for an additional $40/VEHICLE/DAY, or
✔️ A personal cook for $25/DAY
✔️ Camping Facilities (Camp Gear, and Ground Tents : each unit can fits 2 adults)
✔️100% full fuel tank on your first day. We expect you to refill it to 100% when returning the vehicle back to us
Included with the RAV4
☑️ Comprehensive insurance
☑️ Radio with port for your USB
☑️ Rescue tools
☑️ Car explanation booklet & a roadmap
☑️ Unlimited KIlometers
Available Services with the RAV4
Gladiola Adventure delivers anywhere in East Africa. Our delivery cost of the first and last days will depend on where you want the vehicle delivered or picked. Below is a list of our most common locations and their delivery costs in Tanzania. Driver and fuel costs included.
- Arusha Airport $20 per route *pick up and drop-off at our Arusha Office is free- view on map
- Kilimanjaro International Airport $50 per route
- Dar es Salaam (Mwalim Nyerere International Airport) $180 per route (cost includes vehicle driver, and fuel)
- Clients must fill the vehicle checklist after they have inspected the vehicle for any noticeable faults.
- Please report any new damage to the vehicle when handing back the car at the drop-off point.
PERSONAL DRIVER GUIDE
At Gladiola adventure, we run a team of experienced and truly lovable naturalists and driver guides. They speak good English as well as fluent Swahili. And you can always count on us if you desire a driver-guide who could speak your language as long as you booked early. We want to afford you a more relaxed experience, while you learn more about the local culture and wildlife in Tanzania.
For the additional cost of $40 / day, all the vehicles and suggested routes published on our website are also possible to book with a local driver-guide or cook for an additional fee of $40/day for the driver guide and $25/day for the cook. Self-driving with a local driver-guide is, the most flexible customized safari, you can ever have.
Please Note: We re-strict clients from hiring drivers out of gladiola adventures, we have had terrible experiences with this. Please call Gladiola Adventures L.t.d for such inquiries.
PRE-BOOKED ACCOMODATIONS (NO HANDLING FEE )
To experience the privacy and flexibility of a self-drive safari with peace of mind about which route to take and where to stay on your safari holiday in Africa book one of our competitively priced packages with accommodation included. Or share your safari program with us so we could book your accommodations in advance; no handling fee.
Go camping! Gear up and set your own trail to the best campsites these regions(TANZANIA, KENYA, RWANDA, UGANDA) can offer. You can now rent a car with camping facilities from us… $15/pp/day affords you a ground tent and camp gears for the RAV4s and with $25 pp/day you get 1 rooftop tent(fits 2 adults) with gears equipped on your booked vehicle provided that it is a LAND CRUISER.
Gladiola Adventure cars have comprehensive insurance against damage as a result of accident or fire, and third party liability to property and bodily injury due to a car accident. This includes Personal injury and possessions for a non-refundable $30 per vehicle provided that it is a RAV4. Please refer to our terms and conditions here.
CROSSING THE BORDER
PARK ENTRANCE REGULATIONS- KENYA:
Unfortunately, due to trade barriers that exist between Kenya and Tanzania, all vehicles made for safari(our Landcruiser Hard Top with pop-up roof) are supposed to be used in the same country registered. Meaning, not any Tanzanian registered tour vehicle is allowed into the Masai Mara and Samburu National Reserve. PLEASE CONSULT GLADIOLA ADVENTURE WHEN PLANNING TO ENTER AFOREMENTIONED NATIONAL PARKS IN KENYA, PROVIDED IT IS SELF DRIVE.
BORDER CROSSING FEE AND COMESA INSURANCE
PRICING SUMMARY: RAV4 (5 DOORS)
- Vehicle: 80 USD/DAY *if booked for a minimum of 4 Days. 100 USD/DAY if booked for less than 4 days
- Camp Gear with a ground tent for the RAV4: $15/pp/day *optional
- Professional Driver Guide: $40/DAY *optional
- Personal Cook: $25/DAY *optional
- Comprehensive Insurance For The RAV4: $30/VEHICLE *Non-Refundable
- A REFUNDABLE BOND (paid in cash) for the RAV4: $300/VEHICLE
- BORDER CROSSING FEE & COMESA INSURANCE $80 *when planning to cross the border
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Driving the RAV4 In Tanzania
For navigational needs on your self-drive, we recommend installing Maps.me on your smartphone before you travel -it is a free app. Download the Tanzania maps and enjoy driving with GPS offline. You can find almost every lodge and campsite plotted on the Maps.me app.
IN CASE OF BREAKDOWN OR ACCIDENT.
Please contact Gladiola Adventure offices immediately. Take pictures of the damaged vehicle and share them with us so we can process a police report. In case of an incident involving one or more vehicle(s), details of these vehicle(s) and their driver(s) should be identified and reported, such as the driver’s ID, telephone number, number plate, and insurance registration number. For minor issues with the car, on your call, we will direct you to the nearest mechanic workshop in one of our network of workshops in Tanzania. In case a car cannot be fixed within 24 hours, a replacement car from Arusha will be delivered to you so you can continue your journey.
Please always contact Gladiola Adventure first. Our phone (+255 754 409 437) number is available 24h/day, we will try to solve the problem to the best of our ability.
Refer to our terms and conditions, published on this website, for more information.
HOW TO DEAL WITH TRAFFIC POLICE IN TANZANIA
Always curious and alert are traffic police in Tanzania. Expect a pull over more than twice or with every other three traffic police you spot; always on their white-colored matching out-fits. They will ask for your driving license; lucky you, any valid license from your country of residence is acceptable here in Tanzania. They also will check if the car is insured, the condition of the tires, and the required rescue tools, fire extinguisher, reflectors triangles, and first aid kit – all of which are taken care of when renting a car from Gladiola Adventure. Surprisingly enough, sometimes, you will be pulled over and end up having a friendly chit-chat with an officer; not all pullovers are because of anything related to the law, but rather a good exercise on the few Swahili words you picked up.
There is nothing to accuse you of provided that you did not break the law (speeding, dangerous overtaking, etc.). In case committed an offense, you will receive a fine that payable via mobile money and bank deposit. If you receive a fine, please keep the ticket and call the Gladiola Adventure office. We will make the payment for you, which will save you a lot of time, and then you can refund us in cash upon car hand over. However please avoid speeding, dangerous overtaking etc. to preserve the Self Driver’s image and our company. Keep the self driving business from being banned by the Government, drive responsively.