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

Thank you for the good service we received from Kibakucars

We were impressed with the change of cars and how fast the response was after we reported that we had some problems with the one we initially rented. We can recommend Kibakucars to anyone wishing to rent a car in Zanzibar. Best regards, Deon F

We had a great time on Zanzibar, we had a good expiriance with Kibabu Cars. We had some issues with a rental car and the boss delivered another car for us in just one hour. So everything was great, 5 stars for Kibabu Cars. See you next year, Aljaž A

It was a pleasant stay and a wonderful vacation in ZANZIBAR last month, I enjoyed the trip very much, very nice and friendly country and very warm and kind people, I felt like @ home Your service was excellent , I would like to thank you and your team for the perfect service you offered , every thing was arranged as planned , the car was in really very good condition, the reception and handover was smooth and on time, no extra fees or hidden charges KIBABU car rent will certainly be my choice for my coming trip to ZANZIBAR. Mohamed E (Egypt).

I’ve just returned to Australia after 10 beautiful nights in dreamy Zanzibar. I am a single mum who works in the airline industry so am lucky enough to travel the world with my 16 and 18 year old children. We love an adventure and having the freedom to do as we please once we arrive in our destination. That’s why we always chose to drive. I’d read some information about driving around Zanzibar and it sounded a little difficult but I decided to look into it anyway. I’m so glad I did as it was absolutely easy and we really saw so much more than we could’ve otherwise. From booking, follow up emails from Kibabu and meeting the wonderful staff who met us at our hotel, organised my driving permit and met us at the airport when we were leaving, the whole process was flawless. Thank you so much for the best car rental service I have experienced anywhere. Huge recommendation to use Kibabu for your car rental in Zanzibar. So happy, Sydney ,Australia

Deon F,Aljaz A,Mohamed E,Sydney (SA,Egypt,,Australia) · 06/2022

We had a great time in Zanzibar and we want to come back

Thanks again for a really good rental car service on Sansibar! Being personally picked up at 3 o´clock in the morning from such friendly and relaxed staff was a really good start for our holiday on Sansibar. After breaking down with the car I was impressed how fast your staff did bring a replacement to our hotel so we hardly felt any stress at all. Thanks for handling everything fair and nicely. Kilian F (Germany).

In most travel forums and recommendations on Zanzibar, it is suggested not to rent a car in Zanzibar.On the one hand, they present the traffic as very difficult, the police that bothers with the objective of raising money and the lack of serious car companies.With this background, we also encourage you to rent a car for 9 days with KIBABUS. What to say? That has been a very good experience. The communication by mail with Farhat and by wasap was clarisisma from the first moment. All clear. No surprise Its people wait for us at the airport upon arrival and we deliver it to the same place.One day, we had a problem with the car battery and in a little over an hour they came to help us (we were on a beach away from Stone Town). And they directly replaced the car with another one at the same time. Police? They stopped us sometimes (two or three), with all the kindness of the world. The traffic? A bit chaotic in stone town, but nothing serious. In short, it is a good idea to rent a car if you want to know the island, and Kibabus offers a good service to do so. I would repeat with them. Javier (Argentina)

From our side we were very pleased with the car and service.We did have an issue with the car but that was quickly resolved. Erwin V (Belgium)

And yes KIBABU was great and we recommend you. Best regards, Andreas B (Austria)

We rented a Rav4 for a week in Zanzibar, the experience couldn't be better. They gave us the car in perfect condition, they were very friendly, they gave us all the necessary instructions and a map where they indicated the points of interest on the island.The delivery of the vehicle was simple and fast, they were waiting for us upon arrival at the airport.We have no doubt that we will return to Zanzibar and, of course, we have the help of our friends from Kibabu. Victor C (Spain)

We've rented a Toyota RAV 4 - 3 doors car for 5 days in Zanzibar. We made the arrangement before we arrive to Zanzibar. The car was delivered on-time. We were in touch with Farhat all the time, she was responding quickly to our each query. As all the cars in Zanzibar, the car was a bit old, 2003 model but it was well maintained and working well. Even in some hotels we stayed, they loved our car and commenting like it is a good car.When we were getting gas from the station, the gas station employee was not careful and damaged the gas tank cover. Kibabu didn't make this damage as a problem and didn't charge extra for this damage.I would recommend Kibabu for your car rentals. Best Regards, Serhat G (Turkey)

Kilian F,Javier,,Erwin V,Andreas B,Victor C,Serhat G. (Germany,Argentina,Belgium,Austria,Spain,Turkey) · 04/2022

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, Maciej, Andrew, Valerie, Emma (Italy, Poland, UK, France, Belgium) · 03/2022
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