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Frequently asked questions about Tanzania car rental

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Tanzania are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

For my car rental in Tanzania, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Tanzania. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters

What do I need when I collect the car in Tanzania?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Can I cancel my rental in Tanzania if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

What's the best fuel policy for car hire in Tanzania?

All of our rentals in Tanzania include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

Collecting your Tanzania Car hire with no credit card and other payment options.

Pay with American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

It's important to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies sometimes block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a significant amount of money and if you choose to pay with a debit card this will be debited from your bank and not refunded until weeks following completion of your rental contract.

It's worth remembering that often car hire brands that will allow debit card on collection are not as cost effective as those that accept credit card only.

Would you prefer us to take payment using something other than credit card or debit card? Do get in touch to let us know. We're open to new ideas regarding how to improve the service we offer and make paying for your car hire a Stress Free experience.

It can be practical to know the alternative payment options for your car rental in Tanzania, as payments for add ons (like extra drivers and child seats) might need to be paid in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) at the rental car collection desk.

Lots of the Tanzania car hire partners we include accept a debit card when you pick up the car; often these do have special T&Cs associated with them. Always be sure to understand the terms and conditions if you'd like to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.

Very often, car rentals that come with our Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no extra fees. You're able to compare if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different car rental excess and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the booking process.

If you've opted for Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, this usually means that you will need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll more often than not be given the option to purchase a top up policy by the hire company when you collect the car, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

It's incredibly easy on our website to filter which car rental companies can accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which car hire companies can accept your preferred card type at the collection desk.

Stress Free Car Rental accepts a number of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).

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Vehicle Models at each car hire location can vary. The car rental company will always provide you with a car that’s the same size in terms of body style, passengers and luggage capacity but the exact type may vary from the one booked. If you require a particular make, at most car hire locations we offer pre bookable guaranteed models from selected car rental companies . Use the filters on the site to find guaranteed model rentals.

Extra drivers are available to pre book on our website on step two of our booking process. In many cases you will pay for extra drivers when you collect the car.

Car rental availability can change significantly at different times of the year. peak holiday times are an important thing to consider that affects car rental prices. Factor this in when considering your rental. only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always better value compared with the alternatives.

You can use the filters on the search results to find your perfect car rental, including rentals with an automatic gearbox, diesel engine and low insurance excess options.

Our advice of things to check when picking up your vehicle hire

You will have received car hire pick up location instructions with the booking confirmation email. Spend some time to understand how to find the car rental pick up location before you leave

Be sure to check the fuel type for the car and check which side of the vehicle the fuel cap is on

All the cars listed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. Always ensure that the tank is full prior to setting off. If it is not you should inform the rental company immediately

Before driving away ,check the vehiclehire terms and conditions. There could be additional fees for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.

Spending some time to photograph and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any problems with the car rental provider when returning the vehicle

Always check the wheels and locks for issues as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss when you're in a rush to begin your journey

Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting any damage to the inside of the car and informing the vehicle hire company before starting your trip

If you have purchased Essential excess cover on the web site or you have a different policy, we recommend to take time to check the vehicle for damage. We advise taking photos on your phone of each panel of the vehicle. If damage exists on the vehicle that is not highlighted in your rental agreement you should inform the car rental provider

Driving advice for your car hire at Tanzania

Prior to setting off take some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the opposite side of the road.

If you are given a parking or speeding fine when driving in Tanzania the car hire provider will take this amount from the credit card you have on file. If this happens you'll be notified via email once this has been processed

if you normally drive on the opposite side be extra careful at roundabouts.

It can be daunting at first to rent a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your holiday

When driving overseas many countries have very strict regulations concerning consuming alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we suggest not to drink any alcohol at all when driving your vehicle

If you intend to drive across a border to another country, be careful to check the conditions of rental for cross border fees and to let the car rental company know. If you fail to do so there's a possibility that your insurance will be invalidated if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen

If you'd like to leave the car in a alternative location to the one you collected it from, all extra one way charges will be already included in the price detailed on the website.

you should keep some loose change ready in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. Many toll roads will accept cards but it's always safer to have loose change just in case

Stress Free Essential insurance options

As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a vehicle with us.

Essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the car and other things. For more details see the T&Cs on the extras page

Essential cover will appear as a choice in the car hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover isn't always available.

Essential Cover comes with fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and much more.

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No need to worry if your plans change

We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.


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