Tanzania Motorcycle Rentals and Tours

If you’re planning on joining a motorcycle tour or renting a bike in Tanzania, check out these companies.

Tanzania Africa Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies

Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies in Tanzania

Please contact the companies listed on this page directly for more information.

East African Motorcycles Ltd

“Based on the Zanzibar Archipelago and mainland Tanzania, we are the only company dedicated to both motorcycle and scooter rentals and guided bike tours. Discover Zanzibar and Tanzania on our iconic Royal Enfields or have a chilled ride on Zanzibar Island with our scooters.”

Services: Rentals and guided motorcycle tours on Zanzibar Island (1-4 days) and mainland Tanzania (7-13 days). 

Rental bikes Zanzibar: Royal Enfield Classic 350, Classic 500, Classic 500 with side car and Himalayan, Vespa VXL150 and Aprilia SX150.

Rental bikes mainland Tanzania: Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Rental prices: Rental prices range from 12USD to 85USD per day dependent on the bike, scooter and length of rental. Visit their Rentals page for more info. 

Tour prices: Guided motorcycle tours range from 1-10 days. Prices are dependent on group size, duration and where you’d like to ride. Visit the Tours page for more info. 

Insurance: Comprehensive motorcycle insurance is included for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.

Kit availability: Helmet rentals are available.

Info

East African Motorcycles Ltd Motorcycle Rentals and Tours in Tanzania and Zanzibar

 Zanzibar, Tanzania (there are four rental outlets across the island)

Mainland Tanzania (located here for rentals and tours)

eastafricanmotorcycles.com

Olga Katsiou

+255 776 515 799

info@eastafricanmotorcycles.com

Globe Cross border: Cross border rentals are allowed. Guided tours are operated only within Tanzania unless requested. 

FAQs on Tanzania Motorcycle Rentals and Tours

No, sorry. Mad or Nomad do not offer any rentals, tours or services. Please contact the companies listed on this page directly. 

This page displays motorcycle rental and tour companies from around the world. We do a lot of research into these companies before adding them and speak to the managers and owners. Many of the companies we have also used in the past or have met the owners while travelling.

While we have collected them all together in one place for your ease, we take no responsibility in your business with them. We’re simply showcasing companies in one easy-to-use place and are not involved with your dealings with them. Any business you have with these companies is at your own risk. We will not be held liable or responsible in any way.   

The best time to rent a motorcycle or join a tour in Tanzania is between July and October. 

Take a video on your phone of the entire bike, do a walk around and film the condition of the chain, fairings, tyres, any bumps, dents and scratches. By doing so, you can’t get caught out and blamed for something you didn’t do when you return it.

Check the wheel bearings, chain, oil, coolant, brakes, clutch and that the handlebars are straight. Tyres need a decent amount of tread and should be suitable for the terrain you’re riding in. Take it for a short test ride and don’t feel pressured or rushed. Go with your gut and if there’s anything that catches your eye, speak to the owners immediately.

This is down to personal preference, where you’re riding and what’s available. If you’re renting or joining a motorcycle tour in the States and you’re going to be primarily on road, then you may want to opt for a big touring bike. If you’re headed to rural or mountainous countries and are going off-road in Central Asia for example, then go for a mid-weight single-cylinder. 

We usually find lighter and cheaper rental bikes are better because they’re less stress, you don’t have to worry about dropping them all the time, are easier to fix and more fun.

For more info on choosing the right motorcycle for your trip, have a look at the below guide and also check out the adventure bikes page too. 

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We recommend lightweight and comfortable gear suitable for the climate you’re travelling in. If you’re heading to a particularly cold place, then go for Gore-Tex pro laminate. 

But, the best all-round option is ventilated, light and comfy adventure bike gear. Take the thermal and waterproof liners out and leave them at home. Take a cheap pair of waterproof throwovers and a compressible down jacket that can be stuffed into a small bag. You can use both items as layering if it’s cold and rainy and they double up when off the bike and will reduce the amount of gear you have to take with you in your luggage. 

It’s always better to take your own bike gear over renting or using kit from the rental company. You know your own stuff fits, works and is comfortable – especially your helmet. The last thing you want is to get a few days into your trip and get a headache from a tight lid. 

Check out our riding gear article for more info on how to choose the right clothing and the guides section for our recommended kit. 

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Contact the rental or tour company and ask what luggage the bike comes with. Your bike might come with soft bags, hard boxes, a top box or nothing at all. 

You can often leave the gear you don’t want to take with you on the trip at the rental or tour company’s headquarters. So you can travel on a plane with a larger kit bag and just take the bag and gear you need on the bike. 

The type of luggage you need depends on the type of trip you’re on, how much off-roading you’re doing and how long you’re going for. 

A good option is to go for a waterproof duffle bag and a pair of Rok Straps as this type of luggage setup can be fastened to any bike’s pillion seat and you don’t need racks. And take an additional small and light rucksack for your important gear (camera, passport etc) so you don’t have to worry about it when off the bike. 

For more info on choosing your motorcycle luggage, check out our guide page below.

READ MORE: Adventure Bike Luggage Guides

Companies may offer motorcycle insurance as an optional extra, include it in the price or not offer it at all. This again depends on the country you’re riding in. 

It’s worth getting insurance if you can and ask what the excess is as you will usually be liable for damage to the bike. 

Motorcycle insurance is separate from personal travel insurance. This is incredibly important and you need to be very careful when choosing your personal insurance policy because the fine print often won’t cover you for bikes over 125cc, renting, touring or using a bike as your main mode of transport.

Check out our Admin section as you’ll find detailed guides on personal insurance, paperwork and safety on the road. 

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