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Free Airport Pick Up And Drop Off

We are quick and efficient. When you have your luggage in-hand we are a phone call and five minutes away.

Free Maps And Guidance

We want you to experience the best that Zanzibar has to offer, so we provide free Zanzibar travel guides and old town maps.

On-Time Delivery

Zanzibar Car Rentals & Tours never disappoints its precious customer when its come to delivering Car Rental Services on the mutually decided time period.

Customer Relationship

Our customer is at our highest priority, We believe to build strong customer relationship so we always make it sure that our customer is satisfied in all aspects.

24 Hour Customer Assistance

Call us any time in case of breakdown and recovery. An immediate free transfer service to your residence or a replacement car is available.

Unlimited Mileage

We offer you an unlimited mileage arrangement so feel free to drive as far as you want during your holidays or business trip in Zanzibar Island

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Clean & Well Maintained

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Multiple Drop Off Locations

24/7 Roadside Assistance

All Vehicles Fully Insured

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So whether you are looking for car hire in Zanzibar, or simply looking for a rental car closer to hotel or Zanzibar Airport, you will find your ideal vehicle at a great price with Zanzibar Car Rentals and Tours. Find the best vehicle for you, and you’ll get an instant quote.

We Got You Covered with Roadside Assistance

Call us 24/7 if you need assistance. If we cannot fix your vehicle, we will loan you another of comparable quality.

What license do I need to drive in Zanzibar?

All national driving licenses of all countries are accepted in Zanzibar, however they must be presented together with a Zanzibar Driving Permit.

Can you pick me up from the Zanzibar Airport? the ferry? or my hotel?

Yes, yes, and yes! We offer a full pickup and drop off service. Simply mention in the comments section of our booking process (or drop us an email) where and when you would like us to pick you up and one of our team will be waiting for you with your name on a board.

I would like a driver, what’s the cost and how do I arrange it?

We offer Self Drive and Chauffeur driven vehicles for hire on a daily basis. If you would like a driver, please just select Chauffeur Driven when booking through our online platform and the charges will be updated.

Can I drive on the beach?

No. Sorry, it is not allowed.

What happens if I have an accident?

If you have an accident, please stay in your vehicle if it is safe to do so, or by the side of the road if not, and call us straight away. We shall be there as quickly as possible, and shall sort out all of the necessary paperwork etc. All our vehicles are fully insured, and your safety is our primary concern.

What is a Zanzibar Driving Permit, and how do I get it?

Driving in Zanzibar requires a permit issued by the local authorities in addition to your national or international driving license. This permit costs an additional $20 per driver and can be arranged in advance by Zanzibar Car Hire & Expeditions. Once you have booked with us, please email us a copy of your current license. The permit fee can be paid on arrival in Zanzibar.

I’m finished! Can I drop my car at the airport? the ferry? or can you collect it from my hotel?

Yes, yes, and yes! We can arrange the details in advance, or if you can’t decide until later in your trip, you can give us a ring when you need us (please stop the car first).

What’s the deal with fuel?

We shall supply you with a full tank of fuel and expect a full tank when the car is returned. There are plenty of petrol stations all over the island and they are served by pump attendants. You just pull up, stay sitting in the car and wait to be served. They will ask you the amount of money you want to put in, and you pay them at the end.

Will I get stopped by the police while driving in Zanzibar?

Yes, probably! There are checkpoints at major towns and generally stop most vehicles. Zanzibar traffic police officers are usually friendly enough, will ask you for your driving license & Zanzibar driving permit, and have a cursory look around your car. Smile, be friendly and courteous and you will be on your way in no time. In the unlikely event that you get into difficulty, give us a call and we shall have a chat with them for you.

What happens if I break down or get stuck?

In the unlikely event that you have car trouble, we have got you covered. Our phones are on 24 hours a day and we will come and rescue you. If we cannot fix the problem at the roadside, we will give you a replacement vehicle so you can be on your way as quickly as possible. Always make sure you have your charged phone with you at all times, just in case.

The best car hire company we have ever used ! Haji and his team are vert kind, helpful, always on time. The car was exactly as we expected, no problem even with the crazy roads of Zanzibar 🙂 I highly recommend them to anyone coming to Zanzibar.
Luci G.

Outstanding Service! 
This company was excellent to deal with. Provided clear instructions on terms and conditions and organised all the relevant permits for multiple drivers. The car itself was neat and tidy, with everything you would need to travel around Zanzibar. I would book with this company again without hesitation.

Simon M.

Great! We rented a Rav 4. The car was in perfect condition, the documents were in perfect order. The car renter is very nice, punctual. Everything was perfect.

Andrea B.

Car hire for 8 days. 

This was by far the best car hire company we have ever used, And we have been to Greece, Paris, South Africa and many more. He was on time and the price was very reasonable. He also managed to arrange both of our international licenses before out arrival. I highly recommend them to anyone coming to Zanzibar.


Very good and professional renting service. Hajji is a very good guy, his scooter is very strong and fast, took us to all places around the island. He even made us a driving license for Zanzibar, strong recommendation


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83 Shangani Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Things To Do on Your Trip To Zanzibar

Sunset Dhow Cruise

Enjoy a cruise on a traditional Dhow and enjoy the famously beautiful sunsets of Zanzibar.

Nakupenda Island Cruise

Guided snorkeling with a guide to see the stunning array of colored corals and tropical fish of the islands.