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

Can’t recommend Kibabu cars enough!

Everything was super easy and efficient in a comfortable car.
Would recommend using 100%
Kind regards, Dario (British)

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MY FAMILY AND I HIRED A 5-DOOR RAV 4 FROM KIBABU CARS .
THE VEHICLE WAS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, WAS DELIVERED TO US CLEAN, AND WITH ALL THE NECESSARY
PAPERWORK. AS ADVERTISED, THE VEHICLE HAD A GREAT AIR CONDITIONER, AND WAS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER THROUGHOUT OUR USE. WE USED THE VEHICLE EVERY DAY AND HAD TRIPS PRACTICALLY EVERY DAY WITH IT. OWNING A SIMILAR CAR BACK HOME, I CAN VOUCH FOR THIS PARTICULAR'S CAR GOOD WORKING ORDER AND MILEAGE.
THE OWNER MR. KIBABU IS VERY HELPFUL AND WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO GET US OUT OF "TROUBLE" WITH THE ZANZIBARI POLICE - WHILE KIBABU CARS WERE NOT AT FAULT AT ALL, THE TRAFFIC AUTHORITIES AND POLICE DO NOT HESITATE TO HASSLE TOURISTS WHEN THEY LOOK FOR THE OCCASIONAL AND QUICK BRIBE.
THE RETURN OF THE VEHICLE WAS AS EASY AS THE DROP-OFF AND MY DEPOSIT WAS RETURNED INTACT.
THE STAFF ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS AND WHEN I RETURN TO ZANZIBAR, I WILL SURELY HIRE ANOTHER CAR FROM KIBABU CARS!_
Kind Regards,GOPAL T (Zambia)

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Perfect service: Transportation to the hotels; perfect deliverance; German speaking guide for Stone Town Car very reliable "Budget Car"; very good technical condition of the car. Good price.
We certainly would use KIBABU Cars again. we miss Zanzibar
PS. The blog on your homepage about Zanzibar was very helpful for us. Thank you.
Dr. Michael M(German)

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I would like to reccoment Kibabu cars to anyone who comes to Zanzibar driving gives you many opportunities in this island and we took a toyota rav 4 - the car was new in excellent condition, we were met at our hotel by the owner himself an procedure was very quick a week later we gave it back at the airport. the prices are relatively cheap too. all in all this was a very good experience
Yuval D,( Israel )

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Kibabu cars was a pleasant surprize. Simple and unfussy handing over,friendly and accommodating, prompt services. Thanks for contributing to a lovely experience.
Best regards, Stoleru V (Roman)

Dario S, Gopal T,Michael M, Yuval D,Stoleru V (British,Zambia,German,Israel,Roman) · 11/2017

We were very satisfied with the car.

It was in very good condition and we had no problems.
We used it through out whole island of Zanzibar.
Good condition of the car is also verified by other people in hotels where they asked as about rent a car agency.
We kindly recommend it.
Marija R. (Serbia)

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We had a wonderful vacation on Zanzibar and enjoyed a lot that we could explore the island with one of your cars.
Everything worked out very well - from the Airport pickup (we appreciated a lot that you offered to pick us up from the Airport although we have rented the Car only a few days later) until the car handover. No technical issues at all and even when we had a problem getting fuel we could reach you by phone and got helpful advice.
Thanks again for the good service - we would definitely recommend you if one of our friends would go to Zanzibar.
All the best & Kind Regards, Cosima & Jan H. (Germany)

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We had a wonderful time in Zanzibar and that was truly made possible due to kibabu. We could move any where at our convenience because of the availability of your car.
May we request you to consider for new vintage cars, if possible.
Thanks, Col N.(India)

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We rent a car at Kibabu twice this year, first in February and second in September. At both times we get very clean and from all aspects good car. Second time we ask for petrol fill up and it was done at our arrival. Our plane have ben delayed for two hours (I send the message from Dubai, that we will be late) and guy from Kibabu wait for us, until we came. Also when we leave the car back it was 5 minutes work, and everything was perfect. I can really recommended that company! Of course we will be back to Zanzibar, probably at February next year.
Best regards,Jurij B.(Slovenia)

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WE loved Kibabu Cars and would totally recommend the company.The car was delivered at the airport and picked up there as promised. I dropped my drivers license in the car park and Kibabu picked it up and delivered it to me in Stone Town.The car is interesting as cars in Zanzibar are definitely well used so you cannot expect a sparkling new car but that is part of the Zanzibar experience. The car worked well and was fun to drive. I would totally recommend driving in Zanzibar as it is a small place but slow getting around due to the roads, type and number of different vehicles. However renting a car is a great way to get to know Zanzibar and visit more places on the island. Having a car avoids waiting for taxis or shuttles and these can add up as the roads are slow. Driving there is fun and an experience.Everyone is very helpful, even the police, so do rent a car with Kibabu cars and enjoy the freedom of learning about the island on your own time.
Best Regards, Sibylla.(Canada)

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The car ( RAV 4 WD) was in good conditions and the perfekt car for Zanzibar roads – even fort he bad ones.
Thanks for your good service –including being very flexible and absolut correct.
Even the giving back on an earlier time worked perfekt.
Thanks to you and your team.
Best regards , Jakob E. (Austria)

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Just want to say a big Thank You to you and Kibabu for all your help last week. The car was perfect for us and your service and warm smiles made the trip all the more special. Hope to see you again one day.
Our best regards,Nigel & Jayne (UK)

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thank you for the services given by Kibabu Cars. The rented car was delivered to the hotel on time. During the rental time we had no problems with the car. On the day of departure we were timely met at the airport so that we could duly hand over the car to a representative of Kibabu Cars. The rental prices were reasonable.
Continue doing it so well.
Best regards, Matthias Z, (Germany)

Marija R, Cosima & Jan H, Col N,Jurij B,Sibylla,Jakob E, Nigel & Jayne,Matthias Z, (Serbia, Germany,India,Slovenia,Canada, Austria,UK,Germany) · 10/2017

We had amazing time on Zanzibar!

It would be way less exciting and adventurous if we haven't rent a car. We found the best recommendations for Kibabu car rental on Trip Advisor so we decided to contact him.
Before him, we googled few car rentals Zanzibar, but they answered with very few information or didnt answered at all. When we contacted Kibabu, we got the answer the same day with all the info we need. He prepared Zanzibar's temporary driving licence which was waiting for me at the airport together with map of Zanzibar. Car was clean and safe and didn't had a slightest problem for all 14 days of our stay. Everything was as we arranges trough emails. He was waiting us at the airport on our departure to take the car back and to return taken deposit.
All recommendations for everyone who wants to rent a car in Zanzibar.
Jovana and Vuk R., Serbia.

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We had a wonderful time in Zanzibar and hope to come back soon. Our experience with Kibabu cars was positive. The delivery and collection times were right on time; my Zanzibar driving permit was all sorted and our Toyota RAV4, all wheel drive vehicle, gave us superb service with no issues whatsoever.
A late request to extend the hire time by a further day was met with good attitude and the balance owing was simply deducted from the initial deposit paid. No unnecessary paperwork needed.
I had no issues with this but one item that could possibly become contentious, is that there is no formal record/documentation of scratches and bumps on the car upon delivery or consolidation of these or return at the end of the hire period.
We will use Kibabu again in the future and can recommend others use their service.
Asante Sana.
Ierfaan W. and Holiday crew from South Africa.

Comment of Kibabu Cars Zanzibar:
Rental cars on Zanzibar are in average between 10 - 15 years old. They all have scratches and bumps of course. Renting a car on a small tropical island is not comparable with a Western city where you'd get a new car and recording of a few scratches or bumps is easy.
Looking forward to seeing you again on our beautiful island.
Karibu sana

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I was totally satisfied from Kibabu Cars. The car was in an excellent condition. When we had a flat tire, their response was very fast. I know that in my next trip there, i will definitely rent a car from Kibabu Cars. Highly recommendable!
Giannis/Rumpina (via facebook)

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Landing in Zanzibar and leaving the airport looking for a sign always we were a little bit unsure. Leaving the terminal, there was someone from Kibabu with our names. Warm welcome and all smiled. Car Toyota Noah was ready on the parking, clean and ok. Keys and documents were ready and in 5 min we were off. Communication before via email and during our stay was very fast and fluent. Thank you for helping us enjoying Zanzibar. We see you again next time
Jan D., Belgium

Jovana & Vuk R., Ieerfaan W., Giannis/Rumpina, Jan D. (Serbia, South Africa, Greece, Belgium) · 09/2017
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