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

Excellent service with easy pickup and return at airport

Highly recommend. We rented a car for 7 days without any issues what so ever. Kibabu contacted us by whatsapp immediately after we reserved the car. Getting a personal message from the guys made us really
comfortable heading towards our adventures. Car was full of dents but
it worked well for our purpose.
Best regards, Peter K (Finland)

I wanted to thank you very much for the easy experience that was renting a car in Zanzibar with Kibabu Cars.Farhat was amazing and very responsive along all the process and the car was also very nice.Best regards,Luis & Ana(Columbia)

Good booking procedure with fast response on enquiry. Very good value for money ratio with unlimited kilometers included in the rental. Only to recommend! Thank you and best regards, Nikolas K(Greek)

I am always a bit apprehensive when renting abroad from a local company. With Kibabu cars I needn't have worried.From the initial emails from Farhat to the return of the car (a RAV4) they were just perfect.My car was old but well kept and this is vital on Zanzibar as I must have passed over ten (!!) police checks and stopped only once. As everything was in order there were no issues. Be careful with this! Kibabu is for sure recommended. You will find them easy and very fair to deal with.Sean C (Ireland)

Our experience with Kibabu Cars was very positive. Both the booking process and the pick-up/drop-off were swift and flexible.The Rav4 is a very nice and comfortable car. The fact that Kibabu organizes the local drivers permit is a great added service.We would definitely use Kibabu Cars again if we revisit Zanzibar in the future.Heleen L(SA)

Kibabu Cars were great! The vehicle was in perfect condition and it took us around the island throughout our vacations.The team was very professional and provided us all the required documentation and instructions to have a perfect trip.Andres V(Columbia)

We were pleased with Kibabu Cars, specifically:
* Convenience afforded us at the arrivals carpark for domestic &civil aviation
* Details available online and (eventually*) in person at pick-up
* General condition & cleanliness of our Rav-4
* Ease in obtaining the Zanzibar driving permit
* Kibabu's VERY handy & informative road map. Mark W(USA)

Perfect service! 100% satisfied from the support and help. Car was new, good condition! I would happily recommend it to anyone interested in renting a car in Zanzibar! Last but not least, no problem with the policemen at all! Aris S (Greece)

Peter K,Luis&Ana,Nikolas K,Sean C,Heleen L,Mark W,Aris S (Finland,Columbia,Greek,Ireland,SA,Columbia,USA,Greece) · 12/2019

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 C(Greek)

The car provided was a Toyota RAV 4 (2 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,Alexantr P(Greek)

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.Andrey P(Russian)

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,Alexantr P,Andrey P,Thibaut L (Greek,Greek,Russian,Belgium) · 11/2019

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 M,Maciej S,Andrew B,Valerie L,Emma T (Italy,Polish,British,French,Belgium) · 10/2019
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