Why book hotels, your day trips, excursions and activities on our website?

Our business is all about hiring cars and transferring visitors to the island from one place to another.
As the most popular car rental business in Zanzibar, our customers ask us for a lot more. They depend on us to recommend hotels, to advise on the most worthwhile tours and activities on our island, and to even book local and regional flight tickets for them. And these things we have always done because we know Zanzibar like the back of our hands: what is good, what is better, and what is the best.
We decided to make it easier and quicker for our customers to find the accommodation they desire, at prices suitable to their pockets, as well as those tours and activities which add to the fun and flavour of any holiday or business visit. So we teamed up with Tripindigo, our region’s best online travel agent http://www.tripindigo.com and with their help are able to assist you.
You can find here on our website several carefully selected hotels, resorts and guesthouses whose owners or managers we know personally, and who are our friends. Also, a selection of the preferred tours and activities operated by the best in the whole of Zanzibar.
Recommended. Known personally to us.
Right prices. It’s our reputation.

How to find and book what you’re looking for

See the search buttons below or go to the home page and select from Hotels / Activities / Flights, enter the requested details, and we’ll show you what is available, and at what price. A quick word on price: with our relationships on the island, we present our customers with some of the best.
For flight tickets, the prices displayed are exactly the same as on Tripindigo, the only cost comparison website for flights in the whole of East Africa.


There are over 400 hotels and other accommodation establishments across our island. Some are excellent, some are not so excellent. We present just over 90 we’d recommend to anyone, suitable for a range of budgets.

Day Tours

An island of culture and nature, shaped by our interesting history and seen in our food, architecture, paintings, music, crafts and famous spice farms.


Explore and sail the seas, the islands off the Zanzibar coast or choose adrenalin action.


Finding the flight on and off the island, and indeed within Tanzania and the region, is not easy when you don’t know all the airlines, their prices and schedules. Our customers have told us how difficult this can be.
We’ve worked for over 20 years with our local airlines.


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.

All you need to know about hiring a car in Zanzibar >>>>

  • Christian Moorhouse-Chilcott – Director – Scuba Do Zanzibar

    ‘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: Flyezee.com

    ‘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.