Customer Reviews

We loved our journey at Zanzibar.

Everything was wonderful. Especially the day when we rented a car to discover the Island. The car was perfect, and Kibabu helped us with everything, they contributed for our trip to be even better. I highly recommend for everyone to do the same.
Thanks, Pedro G. (Portugal)


I highly recommend Kibabu Rent a Car at Zanzibar. The person was waiting for us when arriving to the airport with the driver license for Zanzíbar. The car was in good conditions and they accompany us to charge fuel. When returning the car, it was a simple process. The service was good.
Thank you Kibabu Team.
Andres B. (Spain)


Very reliable service from Kibabu cars. We hired a Suzuki 5 door 4 by 4 for a week in Zanzibar and the car gave us just what we needed on those bumpy roads.
Would highly recommend them!
Joe B. (UK)

Pedro / Andres / Joe (Portugal / Spain / UK) · 07/2017

Kibabu Cars' service was really excellent.

The pick up and return of the car was uncomplicated and everything went smooth. Flexible changes of timetable or place regarding the return of the car are no problem at all - hakuna matata! The car was good and all documents were provided at the beginning. No car break downs and no problems during occasional police stops. I can highly recommend Kibabu Cars for your stay in Zanzibar!
Fabian M. (Austria)


Driving in Zanzibar is at first challenging, but a good experience. Team Kibabu helped to make my travel a success. They were efficient from beginning to end. The car was fine. All papers were obviously in order because I never had a problem with the police roadblocks and was quickly waved through after swapping greetings. The map provided by Team Kibabu is not adequate to find your way around. I suggest loading maps onto your phone before travelling.
Richard B. (South Africa)
Comment of Kibabu Cars: Thank you for your feedback. As mentioned on our booking confirmation, only basic maps are available on Zanzibar and that we suggest to use Google Maps which also works offline.


My experience with Kibabu Cars was excellent, no problems at all. Guy from Kibabu Cars was waiting for ma at the airport and I got even better car than I ordered (for the same price). It was fully insured and in good condition. I encountered several police controls, all of them went smooth because car and its papers met all the requirements. The last day car was collected from my hotel. Zanzibar is beautiful place and if you want to experience the freedom of going anywhere at any time Kibabu Cars is definitely my recommendation.
Tomas V. (Slovakia)

Fabian, Richard, Tomas (Austria, South Africa, Slovakia) · 06/2017

Friendly and timely service

answering any questions we had upfront, great value for money and great car! I highly recommend kibabu cars if you are going to rent a car in Zanzibar! I will definately rent from them again.
Frank de H. (Holland)

I only can recommend Kibabu cars! We rented 2 Toyota RAV4 for one week in may! The kibabu guys waited at the respective place as we arrived at stone town. Everything worked fine! Thank you so much again!
Best regards!
Tim S. (Switzerland)

We've had a Toyota Harrier from Kibabu for a week. Can only recommend those guys, everything was smooth.
Viacheslav K. (Ukraine)

via our facebook page (misc) · 06/2017

We can't recommend Kibabu highly enough

My wife and I recently enjoyed a brilliant two week holiday in
Zanzibar driving around the beautiful Island and staying at five
different locations.
We hired a Toyota RAV4 from Kibabu Cars and it was perfect for the job
even though we embarked on our adventure in the rainy season.
Kibabu Cars service was impeccable and the vehicle well maintained,
spotlessly clean and didn't miss a beat.
Kibabu were waiting at the airport on arrival with all correct paperwork
and collected from our final hotel as promised. again, on time and all
with a smile.
We can't recommend Kibabu highly enough and think that renting a vehicle
from Kibabu and getting out and about in Zanzibar has to be the best way
to enjoy this amazing island
Adam & Jo T. (UK)


No problems whatsoever!
Thank you!
Kind regards
Bata S. (South Africa)

misc (UK / South Africa) · 05/2017

In short, our experience with you has been excellent.

I will be delighted to post a comment on your Facebook page.
The vehicle your provided to us was a very good quality used car, which did not cause us any mechanical concerns.
The pricing of the vehicle was very reasonable.
The support in obtaining the temporary driving permit was extremely welcome.
Your overall management and responsiveness , and the friendly attitude of your staff, made our travel experience very enjoyable.
We would definitely reach out to you on a future visit to Zanzibar.

Massimo Z. (USA) · 05/2017

Thanks for excellent car and great service!!!

We rent Toyota RAV4 for one week. Even the car was not new it was in perfect state and we have no issues with it. Driving in normal road and off road was absolutely flawless. Kibabu himself is very nice and friendly guy helping you with all your needs. We have great experience and I'm sure we will use Kibabu cars in our next Zanzibar visit. Highly recommended :)
Ariel L. (Israel)
via our facebook page


I was completely satisfied, car was great, handover was quick, thanks, anytime again!
Cheers Philipp (Rwanda)

via our facebook page/misc (misc) · 04/2017

thank you for the great review

The World in a Weekend () · 03/2017

Really professional and best of all easy.

We were staying in Nungwi at the very top of the island, all transfers to and from our hotel seemed expensive.
We arranged our transfer with Kibabu (best price) and also organised a hire car to be delivered to our hotel half way through our trip. There is economic sense here as the Kibabu team were happy to deliver, but also happy for us to return the car to the airport when we were flying back to Kenya. The daily hire rate is so fair, that this actually was a really cost effective way to not only transfer but spend a few days around the island.
Transfer was great, nice car, friendly driver.
We hired a Rav 4, it was a nice car, air con worked and it went really nicely, we covered most of the island ourselves, visiting Stone Town, Jozani Forest and the villages.
We were stopped a few times by the police, but once they saw we were with Kibabu and all the papers were correct, we were allowed to move on quickly with no hassle each time.
The Kibabu team made things very easy and I not only felt safe in the car, but happy in all the dealings we had, all fast and efficient.
We will be back to Zanzibar very soon and we will be using Kibabu cars to underpin the trip.

Robert L. (UK) · 03/2017

First of all - Great Service!

We rented 7 seater Toyota for 10 days, for family trip.
Very professional and very flexible!
They delivered car to certain place and picked it up from other place in late evening exactly as we needed.
Our car condition was very good (in African standards)
What is the most important - AC was extra effective!
I can highly recommend this rental company!
Tomasz O. (Poland)

I have visited Zanzibar in beginning of March-17. Kibabu representative (Mr. Nasar) met me in airport show the car (Toyota RAV4) and explained everything. The car was in very good condition and clean. Kibabu representative assisted me with exchange money, refueling the car and getting local SIM card. I have driven around island and I have nothing to complain at all
I had only good experiences with Kibabu and I will highly recommend Kibabu for my friends.
Thank you KIBABU!
Sergiy G. (Ukraine)

We rented two Suzuki Escudo for 8 Days. Excellent service (delivery at the airport, pick-up at the airport), great people.
Great cars (very good conditions) with a very effective AC (it was blowing cold air as soon as you turned on the engine).
Catalin A. (Romania)

Via our facebook page () · 03/2017

I recommend them a lot!

We rented a car from Kibabu Cars. After a miscommunications with other rental company (which has cheapest car for 5$ cheaper), I made the reservation in
“5” minutes only two days before arrival. I reserve cheapest 3 door Suzuki for 30$ a day, but they freely upgrade me for 5 door car. I also get for additional 10$, Zanzibars foreigners driving permit – which is in fact just statement that you have your local driving permit. This is must have, because we were stopped few times every day – but always without any problems
Car was clean and everything works fine – especially A/C which is must have! We do about 550 km and spend little less than 10 litres on 100 km.
We get and leave car on Airport, and everything was done in 15 minutes.
I recommended them a lot!

Jurij (Slovenia) · 03/2017

We indeed had a wonderful holiday on your beautiful island.

Great part of it belongs to your trustworthy company, as with your car we could drive all around the island.
The car we got was excellent, Toyota RAV4, and I would like to thank you for giving us the upgrade, as we booked the cheaper one.
Your service was right on time, both during pick up and drop off. We didn't have any problems neither with the car nor with police.
Here's a part of my feedback I wrote to Gaby on Zanzibar insider buzz, four days ago:
"I would like to encourage people to rent a car to see everything, including the inland of the island with its villages. Kibabu was great, spotless,
right on time during pick up and drop off and we even got an upgrade of the car."
I would like to thank you once again and you will have my recommendations to all our friends travelling to Zanzibar.
Sorry, but I don't like social media, so I cannot comment there as I don't have facebook profile.
Asante sana, kindest regards

Dejan B. (Serbia) · 02/2017

l had a solid and frictionless car hire experience,

smooth delivery in Stonetown and pick up at AirPort 8 days later. Lots of police checkpoint but papers and car in order so just friendly encounters. Good value and would hire f.r.o.m. you again.
A smart detail was communication via Whatsapp
Yours, Jan in a group of 4 adults from Sweden
During last month we spent wonderful holiday in Zanzibar. Thanks to rental car (Toyota Harrier) from Kibabu Cars Zanzibar we could discover much more from this island. We were very satisfied with this car and takeover was very uncomplicated.
Thank you KIBABU Petr, Czech
We spent just perfect time on Zanzibar. Also we have very good experience with Kibabu cars. Car was clean. Simply we didnt have any problem with pick up and return.
So I hope see You next year.
Best regards, Matic R., Slovakia
We rented two cars from you in February. We were extremely happy with your service (we got an upgrade on one of the cars!). Your response time is really quick, the cars were excellent, and the pick-up arrangement smooth. We would use your services again. Thank you.
Irina K., Serbia

February 2017

misc () · 02/2017

I found Kibabu Cars to be extremely helpful

and eager to make my stay in Zanzibar as pleasant as possible.
Representatives from the company proactively traveled across the island
to make sure that my car had an updated registration before I even
asked. I would definitely recommend Kibabu to anyone looking to rent a
car in Zanzibar

Julian H. (USA) · 01/2017

I would like to thank you for your services

in our past visit to Zanzibar, December 31st-January 4th (Daniel and Rut). We felt safe with your car. We also felt safe in the times (a couple) the police stopped us and asked us for the papers of the car, driving license, etc.: everything was correct and we had no problem. Also, your indications on how to drive and behave were really useful.
The car was and looked old (as we expected and you already informed us) and some minor things were not working properly (some plastics, some electric
window...) but the important and essential was perfect and tha car looked reliable all the time: the motor, the transmision, the wheels.... it was a great car with satisfactory performance.
We hope to return to Zanzibar sometime and we will count with your service, no question about that. Furthermore, we will recommend anyone travelling to
Zanzibar and we will write a good review in tripadvisor since we really think you did things great.
Kindest regards and thank you for all.

Daniel and Rut R. (Spain) · 01/2017

Thank you to the Team at Kibabu.

We recently hired a car from them for the week that we stayed in Zanzibar.
It was very easy to arrange we emailed them and arranged the car we wanted. 4 by 4 , it was easy to drive and in good condition, just remember that in Zanzibar, there are no brand new cars, so don't expect them to be the same as when hiring from a conventional hire company, it's not how it works there. But that being said it was a great ride and we loved having the freedom of a car to travel around when and where we wanted. Oh yes another thing, we had to pay a deposit before we left South Africa to secure the booking, which we were a bit afraid to do as we didn't know much about this company and would normally never do anything like that, but we took the chance, read their other reviews and the seemed very all good, and they were.
Our car was delivered to our hotel ON TIME :) and we were given a map and a few instructions on hiw much petrol was and parking, things like that.
Zanzibar doesn't have many roads so it's very hard to get lost.
Then on collection, the driver was there to collect our car, no hassles, a great extra service, not to have to drop it off yourself, but that they collected it from us.
All in all, it was a great experience and I recommend hiring with Kibabu cars, I would definetly hire with them again on my next trip to Zanzibar :)

Tammy K. (South Africa) · 01/2017

Thank you again

for the use of the car and for the punctuality for delivering the car as well as returning the car. There is only one little thing that you must take as a friendly advice. With the returning the car at the airport I could not identify persons who collected the car as Kibabu team members. However the seemed to know
everything about the arrangement. For me it would have given me more assurance when they had given me an official Kikabu receipt for returning the car. So maybe that is something for future customers.
But again everything was perfect and we thank you for that.
Reply of Kibabu Cars: Great to hear that you were happy with our service.
Our staff members are supposed to either wear a red polo shirt with our logo or a name tag "Kibabu Cars" for clear identification. We checked with Yakuti who met you, he apparently didn’t wear either. Kibabu will have a serious chat with him. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Harm P. (Holland) · 01/2017
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