Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland of Tanzania, and consists of many small islands and two large ones. Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba.
The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja.
Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.
Zanzibar’s main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper.
For this reason, the islands, together with Tanzania’s Mafia Island, are sometimes called the Spice Islands (a term also associated with the Maluku Islands in Indonesia).
Zanzibar is the home of the endemic Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey, the Zanzibar Servaline Genet, and the (possibly extinct) Zanzibar Leopard.
Zanzibar Express car hire can take you on various tours around the Island of Zanzibar so that you can experience all the sites, sounds, smells and tastes that this little piece of paradise in the Indian ocean has to offer. Whether you would like to go on an organised tour or would prefer to explore on your own, Zanzibar Express Car Hire has the perfect solution for you.
We offer a wide selection of tours around Zanzibar Island as well as Self Drive and Chauffeur driven vehicles for hire on a daily basis. Our rates are very reasonable and our service is second to none. Please do not hesitate to Book Now through our online platform, or Get in Touch if you have any questions that we can answer for you.
Fishing Boat
Prison Island
Stonetown Centre
Safari Blue
Swim with Dolphins
Spicetour Nutmeg
Red Colobus Monkies


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.

  • 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.