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 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)


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)

Marija R, Cosima & Jan H. (Serbia, 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.


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


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)


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

It was one of the best holidays of my life

and I will definitely go back again and if I do I will not hesitate to rent a car from you guys again. Everything was in order and the car was
perfect no troubles. And when I asked to keep it for 3 more days there was no problem. For anyone reading this if you are going to zanzibar
rent a car from kibabu cars the island has more to offer then a all inclusive hotel and the taxi will be much more expensive. Thanks to
kibabu cars was awesome.
Regards PJ S. (Dubai)


Thank you for service and care. Everything worked smoothly - you were perfect.
Jan :)


Our experience has been very positive with Kibabu Cars. The pick up of the vehicle at the airport was very punctual and helped us very kindly with directions to get to our first destination. The delivery of the vehicle was perfect also as they came to look for the place where we were and took us to the hotel. The attention of both people was very kind and we thank you.
As a negative aspect we ask that they better check the condition of the vehicle upon delivery. The spare wheel was broken. We had a puncture and luckily we managed to find a workshop to fix it, but if it had been something else we could not have changed the wheel for the spare (and we would have lost a lot of time) and for an emergency it is important to have another wheel in good condition .
A greeting and thanks for your attention and kindness. Do not hesitate to recommend them in the future.
Pablo J.S.F. (Spain)

Comment from Kibabu Cars:
Thank you for your great feedback. We are sorry to hear about the broken spare wheel, this should indeed not have happened. We do check our cars before they are delivered. Unfortunately some clients don't report back that they had to use the spare wheel, which is no excuse of course, this was obviously overlooked during our checks. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for reporting the broken spare wheel to us.
We do our best to be as professional as possible and therefore highly appreciate such feedback. That way we can fix loop holes in our system.

Petrus / Jan / Pablo () · 08/2017
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