Check out our best 4×4 rooftop tents safari vehicles and enjoy the trip visiting all tourist places in Tanzania. Take camping safari holidays in Arusha with our 4×4 Land Cruisers with rooftop tents designed to fit on the roof racks of our cars set up. Rooftop tents are exactly that tent in which the sleeping area rests on top of a vehicle roof.
Arusha is one place you would not love to miss visiting if really your priority in Tanzania is to have an extraordinary vacation. Arusha National Park is a very popular and the most recommended national park to go to if you are a true wildlife lover and nature lover.
Arusha is in fact far ahead from being just a wildlife sanctuary but its aesthetically pleasing landscape and the various bird species are among the other things that make the Park an extraordinary one.
Rooftop tents are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to ground tents. Particularly among road trippers, this guide outlines the merits of using a rooftop tent.
With a rooftop tent, you don’t have to worry about any of these scenarios. You will set the tent up on a smooth and flat surface, ensuring that you have a comfortable and level sleeping surface. Nothing will poke you in your sleep, and you won’t be slipping into a cramped corner
Rooftop tents have a thick foam mattress built-in that keeps you warm and comfortable. The entire floor of the tent is foam too, so roll around all you like! You won’t find that you’ve inadvertently rolled off your mattress in the night.
Tents are generally built to be lightweight. With a RTT, this isn’t as big of a concern, because the vehicle will be doing all of the carrying. Because of this, a much thicker material can be used for the walls and ceiling, keeping more warmth in.
Have you ever woken up with a snake in your sleeping bag when you were camping? If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. Trust us it’s no fun waking up to find any kind of critter in your tent, whether slithery or cuddly. Yet bears, raccoons, snakes, squirrels, and all kinds of bugs and other pests are real threats when you are camping.
Putting your tent on the roof of your vehicle isn’t going to save you from bears, but it will definitely keep you free of snakes, raccoons, and a lot of other pests. You can sleep soundly knowing that you are free of disturbances.
Because rooftop tents are elevated off the ground, they tend to stay cleaner than ground tents. You can set a doormat at the base of your ladder so you can wipe your feet before you climb in. This way, you don’t track as much mud, sand, water, or dirt into your tent. Because the tent is elevated, it is less likely for the wind to blow dirt in.
The inside tends to stay cleaner. Also, rain can’t splash mud onto the sides of the tent. In addition, you don’t have to deal with debris getting stuck to the bottom of the tent. Another benefit is that your car interior will stay cleaner because you’re never storing a wet and dirty tent inside. The rooftop tent always stays outside.
There will be more Room on the Drive
A tent and other camping gear takes up a lot of room in your vehicle while you’re traveling. The last thing you want on a long drive is to be cramped in close quarters. By using a rooftop tent, you’ll free up a lot of space in your vehicle and have room to stretch out. Everything will be on the roof, and tourists can have more room to get comfortable.
Sleeping outside is roughing it enough when you’re camping. You don’t have to make the situation more challenging on yourself by dealing with a traditional tent that’s a pain to set up and that will inevitably end up on some rock or stick and will become flooded with rain or invaded by pests. Get a rooftop tent rental car and enjoy a safe, dry, and comfortable sleep wherever you decide to camp.
With a RTT, you just pull up, take off the cover, open your tent and extend the ladder, boom. Done, you are completely off the ground, so there’s no need to move any sticks or stones. There are no guy lines to close-line you at night either, which is nice.
If you do find that there is no level place to park, the easiest way to flatten out is to drive 1 or 2 tires up on a rock or a piece of wood and pull the parking brake. It’s really no hassle at all. Once you’ve set up a tent once or twice, you should be able to park, and be ready to sleep in minutes. Plus you can leave those sleeping bags in there when it’s time to pack up.
Now there’s no sense in lying and telling you that a Roof Top Tent is bear-proof, but there is a certain security in being 5-7 feet off the ground. That curious deer or bear won’t be nearly as inclined to bother you. (Please practice safe camping techniques). Besides, who doesn’t love that feeling of being in a tree fort?
As mentioned earlier, with a thicker material used for the tent, RTT’s are also more weatherproof. The rain, wind, snow, or whatever kind of precipitation won’t be reaching you easily. And when the rain does start to fly, you won’t wind up bailing water out of your sinking tent either.
Rooftop tents put you 5-6 feet off the ground, depending on the height of your vehicle. This allows you to enjoy an unobstructed view of your surroundings while you’re in your tent. There is nothing better than laying back and taking in the view of a towering mountain or beautiful beach. When you’re sleeping in a ground tent, even a small hump, shrub, or boulder can block your view of the landscape.
Rooftop tents are generally warmer than ground tents. There are several reasons for this. First, rooftop tents use higher denier (thicker) fabric for the walls. Some rooftop tent models offer a quilted insulating insert as an optional accessory. With the extra insulation, less heat escapes in the night and the interior stays warmer. Next, you’re not sleeping on the cold ground in a rooftop tent. The floor is thicker so it provides some insulation from the outside. You don’t lose as much heat to the cold ground. Finally, rooftop tent heaters are available for extremely cold nights.
Rooftop Tent Camping Tips
- Keep your sleeping bags in the rooftop tent in case you are driving on a dusty road
- Avoid speeding, the car stability does not remain the same towards the end of your trip because of a few wheel-related issues that might arise during your trip.
- Make sure you close off your rooftop tent very well to avoid dust or getting affected by rain during your drive
- Always make sure that the ladder is locked before climbing into your tent
- Do not smoke in the tent
Included in a full Camping Gear
A water proof tent, Camper chairs, Camper tables, Pair of Pillows, Sleeping bags, Mattress, Kitchenware, Cutlery, Gas cylinder/stove among others.
Conclusion, although car rental is mobile, at the end of each day, you will still have to look for a place to spend a night. Whether you are an adventurer or nature lover, Car Rental Tanzania will offer the most comfortable and efficient economical way to discover yourself drive safari with Roof top tented cars.