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Zanzibar car hires from R533

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Zanzibar with a pick-up date of 28/6 and drop-off date of 2/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Mitsubishi Mirage car
Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
R537/day
Toyota Passo car
Toyota Passo
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
R569/day
Class Intermediate Car car
Class Intermediate Car
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
R797/day
Toyota Belta car
Toyota Belta
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
M
R631/day
Toyota Rush car
Toyota Rush
or similar SUV
2
2
4-5
M
R968/day
Toyota Noah car
Toyota Noah
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
M
R937/day
Hyundai i10 car
Hyundai i10
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
M
R533/day
Toyota Voxy car
Toyota Voxy
or similar VAN
5
2
4-5
M
R849/day
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado car
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
M
R3 117/day
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
R542/day
Daihatsu Terios car
Daihatsu Terios
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
R582/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Zanzibar

  • Zanzibar City car hires can make your trip more convenient, depending on your reasons for travelling. For example, if you are looking to explore the island, the main city and its surroundings, a car is a great advantage in terms of costs. You can also travel freely throughout the island and visit the attractions visitors without hired cars can’t reach.
  • A handful of agencies offer car hire in Zanzibar at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. Luckily for visitors, there is one terminal as the airport is small. As you exit the airport, there are a couple of car hire agencies which you can pre-book on Kayak. Keep in mind that you will need an international driving licence and a 50% deposit in most cases.
  • Driving in the city of Zanzibar can be a shock for new drivers or visitors that have not experienced driving on the left-hand side of the road. Therefore, we advise that you take a moment to become accustomed to the transition. The street is also usually very busy with many pedestrians, and jaywalking is a common practice; however, local drivers and pedestrians are all aware of this and comfortable with their driving culture.
  • Zanzibar City can be stressful when driving, particularly for a cautious driver or a person unfamiliar with the slightly unorthodox driving style of Zanzibar City. In addition, most visitors who hire a car in Zanzibar are unaware of the road rules and customs. Therefore, we suggest you try to remain calm and stay aware as there is a high number of pedestrians and other vehicles that can be reluctant to follow basic road rules.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Zanzibar for R497 or less
  • Book your car hire in Zanzibar at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Zanzibar are around 15% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard hire cars in Zanzibar are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Zanzibar

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Zanzibar?

    On average a car hire in Zanzibar costs R547 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Zanzibar?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at CarQ (R533/day), AbbyCar Car Rentals (R542/day) and GREEN MOTION (R569/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at CarQ Zanzibar International Airport null (5 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Zanzibar?

    The average price of fuel in Zanzibar is R84,89 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 019 and R1 358, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Zanzibar?

    Standard (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Zanzibar.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Kisauni airport (ZNZ)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Kisauni airport include Autounion Car Rental and CarQ.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Zanzibar?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Zanzibar?

    A Standard car hire in Zanzibar costs R563 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Zanzibar?

    An Intermediate car hire in Zanzibar costs R580 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Zanzibar?

    An Economy car hire in Zanzibar costs R541 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Zanzibar?

    In Zanzibar, cars are most frequently hired at CarQ Zanzibar International Airport (5 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Zanzibar?

    On average a car hire in Zanzibar costs R3 827 per week (R547 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Zanzibar?

    On average a car hire in Zanzibar costs R16 401 per month (R547 per day).

  • What type of car do you recommend for driving in Zanzibar?

    If you are only visiting the main city, you could get away with a hatchback or regular family sedan. This type of car should be sufficient to take you from one destination in the city to another and might be better suited for the city's narrow roads. However, if you are there to explore other areas of the island or the outskirts of the city, we recommend you hire a car like a 4-wheel drive (4X4), as Zanzibar is known to have unsealed roads that can be difficult to navigate with a normal sedan.

  • What’s the speed limit in Zanzibar?

    The speed limit in the city of Zanzibar is 50 km/h. However, we recommend that you stay below the speed limit in Zanzibar City as it is extremely crowded and accidents can easily happen. We also recommend you maintain the speed limit outside the city as police officers are known to pull over hired cars with visitors to entice a bribe. However, this is not something to be too concerned about. Outside the city, it is also advised to stick to a speed limit as potholes are quite common, and roads can be unsealed on the outskirts and further into the island.

  • Where are the best places to park in Zanzibar?

    Parking for visitors who hire vehicles from agencies will most likely be the designated car park of the hotel where you are staying. Parking prices usually range anywhere from $50 to $300 per night but are sometimes included in the cost of your stay; however, that is quite rare. We recommend that you prepare for paid parking as most of the attractions in Zanzibar City will require paid parking in and around the attraction sites. Outside of the city, you will be more likely to find parking and free parking. Therefore, parking should not be an issue if you plan to explore the island beyond the city. 

Zanzibar car rental reviews and directory

NU Car

10,0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Zanzibar

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Mkunazini

+255 778 671 531

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1First Car Rental

8,9

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Zanzibar

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Petro Fuel Station, Adjacent to Muzzammil, Zanzibar

+255 784 780 644

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Autounion Car Rental

8,1

Very Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

3 locations in Zanzibar

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

+255 783 447 239

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Malindi Rd

+255 783 447 239

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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Malindi St, Zanzibar

+255 783 447 239

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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Alma Car Hire

6,7

Okay

No reviews available

3 locations in Zanzibar

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

+255 765 447 879

Opening times not available

Zanzibar City Delivery

+255 765 447 879

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Zanzibar Ferry Terminal

+255 765 447 879

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

6,2

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Zanzibar

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Ground Floor A11 Muzamil Center Mlandege

+255 679 178 258

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Hertz

5,8

Fair

No reviews available

2 locations in Zanzibar

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Shangani Street

+255 785 801 348

Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 18:00
Sunday08:30 - 18:00

Zanzibar Intl Airport

+255 785 801 348

Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 18:00
Sunday08:30 - 18:00

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Europcar

5,5

Fair

No reviews available

2 locations in Zanzibar

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Abeid Amani Karume

+255 679 178 258

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Ground Floor A11 Muzamil Center

+255 679 178 258

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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

4,7

Mediocre

No reviews available

4 locations in Zanzibar

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Kisauni Road

+255 774 480 775

Monday00:00 - 23:50
Tuesday00:00 - 23:50
Wednesday00:00 - 23:50
Thursday00:00 - 23:50
Friday00:00 - 23:50
Saturday00:00 - 23:50
Sunday00:00 - 23:50

Zanzibar City

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Zanzibar Ferry Terminal, Malindi Road

+255 774 480 775

Monday00:00 - 23:50
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Thursday00:00 - 23:50
Friday00:00 - 23:50
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Zanzibar Stone Town Delivery

+255 774 480 775

Monday00:00 - 23:50
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GREEN MOTION

4,2

Mediocre

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2 locations in Zanzibar

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Kisauni Road

+255 778 671 531

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Zanzibar Ferry Terminal, Malindi Rd

+255 778 856 362

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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OtoQ Car Rental

2,7

Poor

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One location in Zanzibar

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Kisauni Road

+255 766 654 312

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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FlexWays

2,0

Poor

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3 locations in Zanzibar

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

+54 11 5263 0917

Monday00:00 - 23:50
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Mkunazini St, Zanzibar 3651, Tanzania

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Petro Fuel Station Adjacent To Muzammil Centre

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Karibu Kwetu Zanzibar

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4 locations in Zanzibar

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

+255 763 008 142

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Forodhani Park - Zanzibar Downtown

+255 777 432 440

Monday08:00 - 18:0004:00 - 07:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0004:00 - 07:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0004:00 - 07:00
Thursday04:00 - 07:0008:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:0004:00 - 07:00
Saturday04:00 - 07:0008:00 - 18:00

Old Dispencary House, Zanzibar Ferry Port

+255 777 432 440

Monday04:00 - 07:0008:00 - 18:00
Tuesday04:00 - 07:0008:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0004:00 - 07:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0004:00 - 07:00
Friday04:00 - 07:0008:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:0004:00 - 07:00

Seaport Terminal

+255 620 226 002

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DISCOUNT.QUEBEC

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3 locations in Zanzibar

Locations in Zanzibar

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

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Malindi St, Zanzibar

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Zanzibar Hotel Delivery

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Zanzibar

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Zanzibar Airport

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Zanzibar

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AbbyCar Car Rentals

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One location in Zanzibar

Locations in Zanzibar

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. P.O. Box 1981. Zanzibar. Tanzania

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Cargini

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Zanzibar International Airport

+255 711 326 587

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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CarQ

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fromR585/day

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Zanzibar International Airport

+255 711 326 587

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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One traveller who hired a car in Zanzibar gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

Car hire locations in or near Zanzibar

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Most popular agency

Autounion Car Rental

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

R547/day

Good deal

R497/day

When to book a car hire in Zanzibar

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