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.

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    ‘Zanzibar Express Car Hire have a professional service with reliable well maintained cars. It has been a pleasure working with them for the last 10 years’
  • Matthew Bell – Co-Founder:

    ‘Zanzibar Express Car Hire are so punctual that I can call them as I’m getting on the plane in Dar and they always have a car waiting for me 20 mins later at the airport’


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