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

The car was very good for all your traffic conditions and 100% reliable.

I was not sure how to rent a car on Zanzibar. I was given a recommendation from my friend on Kibabu Cars and I also read positive reviews on this company. It was a good choice. Everything was very easy and reliable- from choosing the right car, payment of the deposit, getting local driving licence, collecting the car at the airport at late night and returnnig it back. The staff was very helpful and I was given their telefon number for any problem. The car(Toyota RAV4 ) was older, but in good condition, reliable and perfect for any Zanzibar roads. We can warmly recommend this company. Hope to use their service again. I just wanted to say thank you for your perfect service. The car was very good for all your traffic conditions and 100% reliable. Hope to see you again in Zanzibar.With regards Libor S, (Czech)

We had a wonderful time in Zanzibar! And Kibabu Cars was everything you want a car company to be. Easy reasonably priced and a reliable and air-conditioned car. The staff was very helpful. Be aware that the cars are old, but they do the job and our raw4 was a great companion exploring Zanzibar.Rosa M, (Danish)

Our experience is only positive.We have hired Rav4 for one week, the lowest version of vehicle possible due to our low budget.Vehicle received I must admit it worked perfectly well, it took us all over the island without any glitch and mainly it had working Aircon which in the heat of 35C+ was much needed.So all in all it was an excellent service and would hire it again without any hesitation.Service of delivery and collection was perfect, no problems at all.I would fully recommend Kibabu cars!Thank you!Dana S(SA)

I would like to recommend Kibabu car. The car was in excellent condition and everything was arranged according to our agreement. Also thanks to Kibabu we had beautiful holiday at Zanzibar with many experiences. Erik G(Slovakia)

I can highly recommend Kibabu Cars. The administrative part was quick and easy. The car was very good and the delivery and collection service was in time and without any problems. Thanks, for helping us to have a wonderful stay on Zanzibar! Meike(German)

Experience with your company was graet. No complications, car delivery was on time, Car clean and in good condition. I will recomand your company to all my friends.Great job. Marko P (Slovenia)

It was a perfect experience and a wonderful stay on Zanzibar. Thank you.Robert(German)

Thanks very much. This was the second time for me to rent a car from you and just like the previous time, the service was professional,smooth and reliable. Thanks very much and look forward to the next time! Ryoko T (Japan)

Libor S,Rosa M,Dana S,Erik G, Meike,Marko P, Robert,Ryoko T (Czech,Danish,SA,Slovakia,German,Slovenia,German,Japan) · 03/2019

I am very happy with the service and vehicle

My experience with Kibabu was excellent. I got the RAV4, and it was in
very good condition. The company brought the car to me at my hotel in Stone Town, and picked it up at the airport. They explained a little bit about the local police, though probably should have warned about the fake cops. Not my first rodeo so I of course didn't pay, but it's kind of an awkward situation if you've never been in it before.
Anyway, I would recommend Kibabu to anybody looking for a safe, reliable rental while in Zanzibar.
Cheers, and thank you,
Joshua O(Canada)

It was a pleasure doing business with you. No wondwr, that you guys have such good reviews. That was the main reason that i rented from you. The car was great, i took care of your car the same as i do for my car. I will definitely give you 5* when i come back to Canada.P.S. Zanzibar is beautifull, except the police and a few people.
Aurel G (Canada)

Your service was very good and I would recommend you. Catherine O (UK)

Kibabu Cars were a great choice. From the accurate delivery and pick up times, convenience, car state, value and general helpfulness and friendliness of the staff, everything was on point! thank you for making our stay in Zanzibar stress free!Mohamed M(Egypt)

Hallo, we were very satisfied with your hire Kibabu cars . Thank you very much .Chmelík J(Czech)

We truly enjoyed our 2 weeks holiday on your beautiful and friendly island Zanzibar. We were very satisfied with your car rental service. Perfect service with deliverance in Stone Town and drop of at the airport. Car was old, but reasonable price and in good condition. Everything worked fine. We will be happy to take advantage of your car rental service again when we hopefully will return to Zanzibar in the future. Keep up the good work!Lars O(Denmark)

Joshua O,Aurel G,Catherine O,Mohamed M,Chmelik J,Lars O (Canada,Canada,UK,Egypt,Czech,Denmark) · 02/2019

I had the pleasure of hiring a car from Kibabu Cars in Zanzibar

Everything went smooth. From booking the car online, the payment, picking up the car, driving around (no problems experienced with the car, it drove like a dream) and the drop-off. (Thank goodness for the Aircon in the car) Mr Kibabu was only a phone call away if anything would've happened. They even sorted out all the insurance, made sure all the car's papers was in order, and organized the Travel Permit for me. What a pleasure doing business with Kibabu Cars. I've recommended them wherever I went. Thank you guys for everything, including the guys handling the Drop Off and the Pick Up. You guys are amazing! Keep up the great work. Hope to see you again real soon!
Gerhard McD, South Africa


Thank you very much again for your service and offer.
We found that driving on Zanzibar is fun but challenge for new driver coming from abroad.
However, Kibabu Cars help us a lot with warm reception at the airport, detailed instructions for all situations and willingness to help us at any time. Fortunately, it's a frigging friendly country and cars from KC are impeccable enough to never need any help and can fully enjoy our holidays.


We would highly recommend Kibabu.
We had a great holiday in Zanzibar December into January 2019. Transfers to our hotel were arranged with Kibabu. We also hired a car for two days which was delivered to our hotel by Kibabu. Great service received in all respects, pick ups on time, licenses in order and last minute changes all efficiently accommodated.
Thank you Farhat and team!
Ingrid H., South Africa


Rented the car from 25 December 2018 to 01 January 2019....Excellent response when inquiring and booking the car, and quick pick up and drop off procedure. Car was old but being a Toyota I had no doubts about its reliability. Island roads are terrible and this little car takes them in its stride. Wont hesitate to use (and recommend) Kibabu again.
Yunus K., South Africa


Another good experience with Kibabu cars ! Vehicle in good running condition, all papers were in order (which is useful with the amount of police around...). Next time, we will make sure to agree on a meeting point for the car return, as finding your representative can be a little tricky at Zanzibar airport. Will definitely work with you next time !
Geneviève, Tanzania Travels Switzerland

Gerhard McD, Andrej, Ingrid, Yunus, Geneviève (South Africa, Switzerland, ) · 01/2019
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