Welcome to Kibabu Cars

Your partner for reliable long and short term car rentals in Zanzibar.

Kibabu Cars Zanzibar is a young and highly professional car hire company located in Stone Town.

We offer a diverse portfolio of cars; all our cars are regularly serviced and in excellent condition. Our prices include insurance, taxes, unlimited mileage and a free breakdown service.

Our rental days are 24 hour days. The calculation on this website works on calendar days since only the dates are entered, not the times of pickup and dropoff. 


Free delivery of rental cars to the airport, ferry port or anywhere else in Stone Town, 24/7.

Deposit payments can be made by credit card, PayPal or bank account transfer via DirectPay online.

Kibabu Cars Zanzibar is well known for providing the most reliable cars at competitive prices and for the best service on Zanzibar. Please check out our Customer Reviews below for testimonials of our very satisfied clients from all over the world.

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Customer Reviews

We had a great time in Zanzibar and we want to come back

Thanks again for a really good rental car service on Sansibar! Being personally picked up at 3 o´clock in the morning from such friendly and relaxed staff was a really good start for our holiday on Sansibar. After breaking down with the car I was impressed how fast your staff did bring a replacement to our hotel so we hardly felt any stress at all. Thanks for handling everything fair and nicely. Kilian F (Germany).

In most travel forums and recommendations on Zanzibar, it is suggested not to rent a car in Zanzibar.On the one hand, they present the traffic as very difficult, the police that bothers with the objective of raising money and the lack of serious car companies.With this background, we also encourage you to rent a car for 9 days with KIBABUS. What to say? That has been a very good experience. The communication by mail with Farhat and by wasap was clarisisma from the first moment. All clear. No surprise Its people wait for us at the airport upon arrival and we deliver it to the same place.One day, we had a problem with the car battery and in a little over an hour they came to help us (we were on a beach away from Stone Town). And they directly replaced the car with another one at the same time. Police? They stopped us sometimes (two or three), with all the kindness of the world. The traffic? A bit chaotic in stone town, but nothing serious. In short, it is a good idea to rent a car if you want to know the island, and Kibabus offers a good service to do so. I would repeat with them. Javier (Argentina)

From our side we were very pleased with the car and service.We did have an issue with the car but that was quickly resolved. Erwin V (Belgium)

And yes KIBABU was great and we recommend you. Best regards, Andreas B (Austria)

We rented a Rav4 for a week in Zanzibar, the experience couldn't be better. They gave us the car in perfect condition, they were very friendly, they gave us all the necessary instructions and a map where they indicated the points of interest on the island.The delivery of the vehicle was simple and fast, they were waiting for us upon arrival at the airport.We have no doubt that we will return to Zanzibar and, of course, we have the help of our friends from Kibabu. Victor C (Spain)

We've rented a Toyota RAV 4 - 3 doors car for 5 days in Zanzibar. We made the arrangement before we arrive to Zanzibar. The car was delivered on-time. We were in touch with Farhat all the time, she was responding quickly to our each query. As all the cars in Zanzibar, the car was a bit old, 2003 model but it was well maintained and working well. Even in some hotels we stayed, they loved our car and commenting like it is a good car.When we were getting gas from the station, the gas station employee was not careful and damaged the gas tank cover. Kibabu didn't make this damage as a problem and didn't charge extra for this damage.I would recommend Kibabu for your car rentals. Best Regards, Serhat G (Turkey)

Kilian F,Javier,,Erwin V,Andreas B,Victor C,Serhat G. (Germany,Argentina,Belgium,Austria,Spain,Turkey) · 04/2022

Great experience with Kibabu

Great experience with Kibabu.
We rented a car for 10 days and everything was ok. The car was in good condition and every problem was solved promptly.Thanks to Kibabu for their patience and availability, we stayed very well in Zanzibar. Our Zanzibar host suggested us Kibabu and we are glad to suggest the same in this review.”Jael M.(Italy)

I would like to thank Kibabu Cars for handling everything professionally. Ordering process was smooth as was pick-up and drop off. We received valuable tips on driving on Zanzibar from staff member. We can highly recommend this car hire agency With pleasure and from our harts..Regards ,Maciej S.(Polish)

Excellent all around service. Good booking procedure.We were met at the airport and all the paperwork was sorted out with minimal fuss. Car was fine, not new but that's usual in Zanzibar - it drove really well - no issues at all.We were stopped by the police on our first journey - a quick call to Kibabu sorted it out.Met at the airport on return - great service!Advice: Google maps does work (download map for off line use) but sometimes the roads don't exist as marked! Also, try to avoid driving after dark - we drove to the airport in the dark and there's people everywhere and no street lighting!!!Andrew B.(British)

We had a great experience with Kibabu cars including a smooth booking process, and a smooth delivery of the car. All my requests have been agreed upon and this was greatly appreciated.At the end of the rental period, the car was eventually collected from our hotel in Jambiani (as per our original booking), and this also went relatively smoothly.We will definitely book from Kibabu next time we visit Zanzibar.Valerie L.(French)

First of all a little word of warning: driving in Zanzibar is not really for the weak-hearted. Roads are often in bad condition and cops apply very strict rules when it comes to tourists. That being said, if you consider yourself adventurous enough to try, definitely choose KIBABU as your car rental company. Although our flight arrived about 40 minutes early, staff was waiting for us at the terminal and swiftly guided us to our car. We received an extensive explanation about some important traffic rules and were assured that if any problems should occur, we could always call/whatsapp/text for assistance. Also: all information on the site is correct: The map we received was a bit basic, but that is mentioned on their site, so we came prepared. The car was definitely not new (which is also mentioned on the site) but truly in good condition and we were even surprised about its performance on the bad and sometimes very muddy roads. Return was as smooth as pick up: a quick whatsapp message and some 20 minutes later, the car was picked up by KIBABU staff at our hotel in Stone Town. In short: a very professional and friendly approach, I definitely recommend! Kind regards, Emma T.(Belgium)

Jael, Maciej, Andrew, Valerie, Emma (Italy, Poland, UK, France, Belgium) · 03/2022

Kibabu Cars is the most amazing car rental company

Service was great .Timely pick up and drop off, and we also received valuable information on driving to Zanzibar. The cars are pretty old and not in prime condition, but when you arrive in Zanzibar, you'll see that they are exactly what you need. I am very satisfied and I would highly recommend it.Vasilios (Greece)

The car provided was a Toyota RAV 4 (3 doors) and it was the best choice for the island. The roads are tricky with a lot of holes and a lot of country roads,so a car like that is the best choice, otherwise you will probably get stuck or break the car. The staff was very friendly and more than helpful. They explained us a lot when giving the car, they gave us a map and answered all our questions. The car was not a new one, and had some scratches, but that's not a problem, the car's condition was very good.The battery drained out once and they came within 30 mins to recharge it, that was the only problem but apart from that their service was amazing.I definitely recommend Kibabu cars. Kind regards, Alexander (Greece)

We rented with Kibabu Cars . They were well on time meeting us at the airport and gave us the licences and the keys. The car had ~5L of gas which had been agreed before. We did not refuel it straightaway and rather drove to the hotel nearby, The car worked fine and was comfortable enough for the two of us. We handed in the keys at the same parking where they were waiting for us. All in all, I can recommend renting with Kibabu. Andrew (UK)

I recommend Kibabu. The delivery of the car was on time and Ismael was very kind. It’s easy to use whatsap to keep contact. The car was clean, in good condition, the air condition worked perfectly. The price was in a good value. Don’t hesitate to choose this company. Thibaut L (Belgium)

Vasilios C, Alexander, Andrew,Thibaut L (Greece, UK, Belgium) · 03/2022
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