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About Zanzibar Car Hire

For families (incl baby seats), groups and couples.

Zanzibar Car Hire was established in the year 2002. With wide range of vehicles in the fleet, the company offers car rental services to meet all travelers needs from Saloon cars, minivans, 4×4.

Services ranging from VIP to pick-ups and touring around the island and self driven or chauffeur driven vehicles with professional drivers that speak both local and international languages.

Advice: read the Zanzibar Car Hire TripAdvisor reviews.

Location: the offices are on the outskirts of Stone twon a few minuted drive from the Zanzibar International Airport.

What Zanzibar Car Hire offers

Provides ground handling services across Zanzibar island. Transfers from airport or ferry to hotel and any of over 400 destinations.

Moving around the island has been much easier by hiring vehicles from Zanzibar car hire which are at a reasonable rate and comes with free handy information on Zanzibar island making it easy for travelers know where to head to.

With professional tour guides available at Zanzibar Car Hire, clients can now explore Zanzibar island with the help of the guides as they speak  English, French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as Russian language. Get to experience all the hidden places with the locals.

Apart from Zanzibar Car Hire enthusiasm to offer clients an experience of a life time withing Zanzibar island they likely do Safaris to the mainland where you would encounter wildlife and nature together. A safari to Serengeti, Selous, Tarangire or Mikumi for a day trip would make your vacation more memorable.

What makes Zanzibar Car Hire different?

Quality: Once you engage with Zanzibar car hire you meet with a team of local knowledgeable Zanzibaris born and raised on the island hence you will be served with a smile on your face while guaranteed any tourist that will find the service offered is at a professional level. Due to the quality of service offered to different customers, this has made Zanzibar Car Hire’s reputation to grow stronger in the past few years.

Important information for drivers

  • Obey all the rules of the road, even when seeing others not doing so.
  • You will be stopped at routine police checks, be polite and have your rental papers and driving permit handy.
  • Always use seat belts, please.
  • Do not hesitate to call the rental office for any assistance.
  • You’ll be provided with 24/7 assistance contacts when picking up your vehicle.
  • Roads are not protected by fences; expect children and others to be on the roads.
  • Animals can often roam freely.
  • Observe safe speed at all times.
  • Care for our island as we do.

Pick Up and Drop Off Information

Car Rental: most vehicle pickup and drop-off is done at the airport or ferry port in Zanzibar Town. However, Zanzibar Express will deliver / pickup your vehicle/s anywhere on the island. Pickup and drop-off within Stone Town, Zanzibar Town, Airpot and Ferry port is free.

When mnaking your booking online, you’ll have the opportunity to select a location and time for both pickup and drop-off.

Fuel Allowances and Where to Buy

All vehicles have a minimum amount of  fuel at the commencement of the period and should be returned in the same state. If you return the vehicle part full, you will not be reimbursed for fuel at the end of the period. Rental does not include any fuel allowance unless specifically agreed with us in writing before the commencement of the rental period.

There are numerous filling stations around the island manned by pump attendants. We recommend that you check that the pump is reset before filling takes place, and that you check the reading before handing over money.

Accident and breakdown Policy

You’re covered! Zanzibar Car Hire insures its vehicles for registered drivers with a Zanzibar Driving Permit. The driving permit is provided when you pick up your vehicle.

If in an accident, preferably remain with the vehicle if safe to do so and call the company straight away. You’ll have their contact details for 24 hr assistance.

In the unlikely event of a breakdown, 24/7 assistance is available. If the probelm cannot be quickly resolved at the roadside, you’ll be given a replacement vehicle immediately to keep the wheels of your vacation rolling.

Tour and Guide Drivers

Prefer to have a driver / chauffeur with your rental vehicle? No problem. Advise the business in the comments section available when making your online booking. The company has dirvers speaking numerous languages including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian.

All drivers are trained guides, residents of Zanzibar and know the island and its attractions very well.

How to book

  1. Search for a vehicle
    Enter your search details above and click search to start your booking.
  2. Enter your details
    You’ll be asked for your contact details. (There is no compulsory account registration.)
  3. Pay by card or mobile
    You can pay by Card or Mobile Money through our secure payment provider. pciDSS accreddited, Direct Pay Online is East Africa’s preferred and globally certified payment processor.
  4. Receive your vouchers
    Once payment is successful,within minutes you will receive an email with your voucher. Present this when you pickup your vehicle at your preferred location.

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