Zanzibar Express Car Hire is a registered company in Zanzibar with more than 12 years experience in the Tourism and Car Hire Industries.The company was established in 2002, and is family-run.The company is both owned and staffed by Zanzibaris.
Our combined local knowledge along with our local connections makes us a strong partner for your business or vacation orientated logistics in Zanzibar. The company is developed to introduce our esteemed guests to Zanzibars unique history, culture and hospitality, along with the warmth of our people. We invite all guests to experience life in our local communities in the hope that tourism will have a real impact on the lives of Zanzibaris.
We are keenly dedicated to the ideal of Eco-Tourism and need for preserving this paradise island for the betterment and enjoyment of the future generations.
We have a fleet of more than 30 cars, along with drivers and multilingual guides that speak fluent English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and many more languages besides. All our cars are fully insured, well maintained and are kept to the highest standards.
We pride ourselves in our service. If you have any problems, comments or suggestions then please let us know! As a key player in Zanzibar’s tourism trade, we use our international experience, wealth of local knowledge, professional approach and flexibility to ensure our clients return home with long lasting and wonderful memories.
Karibu Sana! (You are Welcome!)


At Zanzibar Express Car Hire, we have years of experience in hiring cars to tourist and locals alike on both self drive and chauffeur driven basis. From our extensive experience, we have compiled some information on the most commonly asked questions to ensure that you have all the information you need to confidently book your car hire with us. Please have a look at our frequently asked questions page to find out more about hiring a car in Zanzibar.

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  • Konstantin K – Perfect!!!

    Booked a car before leaving Ukraine, WhatsApp wrote off, the guys answered quickly and met upon arrival. Everything is very fast and simple. We rent the car for 12 days and were very pleased. For these roads you need a high and all-wheel drive car)

    We were a couple and we would rather have a private tour in Dar es Salaam. So, we use the private services from Xpress Rent a Car & Day Tours. All communication we had was excellent. Shabbir Ebrahim answered all WhatsApp and e-mails very quickly. We did 2 transfers and 1 city tour. Lameck, our guide/driver, is excellent guide! He is very friendly and told us many stories and details regarding his country. He is also a very good driver. Highly recommended!
  • Colourful Planet – Everything fine

    We rented a car for a week and service and the car was totally fine. Once we had a tiny issue, but we were helped right away by the team. I also want to take some people the fear of driving on Zanzibar. You have to get used a little bit to driving on the left side, but with automatic gear it was fine. The streets are not what we know in Europe, but since you drive slow, also this is no problem. We heard a lot of stories about the police over there, but also that was easy. Twice they quickly checked the licence and that was it. We were very happy we had the car, which made us totally flexible while exploring the island.


Zanzibar Express Car Hire can organise various tours of the famous Spice Island. Experience the sights, sounds and flavours of exotic Zanzibar with us.