The Zanzibus
The Zanzibus
4.5
About
The Zanzibus is an exciting new service coming to Zanzibar. We operate daily door-to-door shuttles between all the major towns. Enjoy the speed and convenience of a taxi for a fraction of the price! Our friendly drivers get you to your destination in the quickest and safest way possible - leaving you more time explore this amazing island

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Address
Jaws Corner, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000 Tanzania
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  • Vegard S
    Oslo, Norway4 contributions
    The only reason to bring Euros to Zanzibar
    Precise, no-fuzz, comfortable car service you can book online that will take you where you need to go. For some reason they charge in Euros, so it is not as cheap as you might first expect (if you assume that the price is in dollars - like everything else on the Island). Still an Ok price though, all things considered. Most chauffeurs were friendly and good drivers. However, a company like this (if they want to put safety first), should not allow their cars to have those stereosystems with LCD screens in the centre console. Driving and watching music videos does not mix well
    Visited January 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 7, 2022
  • BoFi78
    West Yorkshire, United Kingdom15 contributions
    Great Taxi
    The taxi arrived on time and the car was comfortable and had air conditioning which was good for a long journey. The booking process was really easy using the online service. It was the cheapest taxi I found going from Stone Town to Kendwa, I will be using them for the rest of my stay in Zanzibar, I would highly recommend them to anyone.
    Visited December 2021
    Written December 19, 2021
  • Agnė KJ
    Vilnius, Lithuania14 contributions
    Reliable transportation service
    We booked several trips with their taxis. They offer nice cars, with air con. Be sure to receive email notification about your secured booking, or else contact them - they respond pretty fast to massages.
    Visited October 2019
    Written February 6, 2020
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Tegan S
Hobart, Australia15 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
I had a great experience with Zanzibus with the driver walking to pick me up at my hotel in Stone Town and helping me with my bags. The trip to the airport was without fuss and the driver super friendly and happy. Book with Zanzibus over using your hotel to book a taxi, it’s at least half the price! Ps. I’m a solo female traveller and I felt very comfortable and safe.
Written March 10, 2023
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DZ
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We used the service to and from Nungwi. Very professional, on time and for a fair price. Very fast confirmation and response.
Written November 15, 2022
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fredrikroland
Brussels, Belgium16 contributions
Aug 2022
1st booking was easy and went well, driver waited for us at the airport, very old taxi-minivan, drove safe and sound.
2nd booking was complete oposite , driver 1hour late (was on a side of Zanzibar which is difficult to get a taxi, hence we booked one 2days in advance), could not get through to Zanzibar taxi, was given an number via email that was out of service, then a number to the driver stating 20min away, (that turned out to be 40min away...) once arriving the driver drove a bit too fast for our liking with many over takes that was far from safe.

As Zanzibus do not have a whatsapp number or any other means of contact other than email (the chat is a joke and not used...) I would not recommend Zanzibus taxi after the 2nd experience
Written August 18, 2022
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David T
Austin, TX14 contributions
Jul 2022
Affordable prices, but probably best used if you're not in a rush. I used this service 2 times. The first time was great, and easy to use. The 2nd time I didn't see the taxi, and after 15 minutes I was worried about missing a flight so I ended up canceling and grabbing a taxi off the street.

It would probably have been easier to communicate if they had a WhatsApp #.
Written July 24, 2022
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Mugambi N
2 contributions
Jun 2022
I used Zanzibus for a series of trips betwen Stone Town and the northern town of Nungwi. Their service was stellar, and after a bit of confusion with one particular trip, the manager was immediately apologetic and took my fare down. I was impressed by the quick and sincere response. I think that's what I like about Zanzibus' service. It's truly friendly and humane, and the quality is great. Special shoutout to my two-time driver Suleiman who even checked that I got back safely to my home country. :-)
Written June 28, 2022
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Nina
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
First, taxi was late for 10 minutes, then we contacted Zanzibus via Messanger and told us there was a mix up and that they will send another driver. So 30 minutes later than scheduled our taxi arrived. Lucikly, we still had time to catch our flight. But the upside is they were responding fast.
Written June 26, 2022
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Isabel S
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Business
Quick and efficient service, and super affordable! Rashid my driver was super vibrant and friendly, would definitely use this service all the time, Thankyou!
Written April 6, 2022
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940ilsed
Wetteren, Belgium6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We booked Zanzibus at home, before we traveled. Driver was on time and found us immediately in the airport. Good english, drove carefully, was very friendly and explained everything about the Island. Recommend the service 100%.
Written April 5, 2022
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Vegard S
Oslo, Norway4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Precise, no-fuzz, comfortable car service you can book online that will take you where you need to go.

For some reason they charge in Euros, so it is not as cheap as you might first expect (if you assume that the price is in dollars - like everything else on the Island). Still an Ok price though, all things considered.

Most chauffeurs were friendly and good drivers. However, a company like this (if they want to put safety first), should not allow their cars to have those stereosystems with LCD screens in the centre console. Driving and watching music videos does not mix well
Written February 7, 2022
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Sabeehah M
1 contribution
Dec 2021
In a group of 8, we travelled to Zanzibar over Dec '21-Jan '22. Zanzibus offered us a 12-seater bus to use so that our whole group + luggage could travel together between locations on the island.
The driver Simai was friendly and helpful. He assisted when we needed to go to a bureau de change and the covid testing centre, despite it being off the routes we had initially booked for (though we definitely compensated for the additional driving). Zanzibus also picked us up from different hotels in the same area, at no extra cost.
I would highly recommend their services. They are polite and efficient!

I would just suggest that one asks for their WhatsApp contact info, as I found it much easier to communicate with them there than via email or the Facebook Messenger.
Written February 2, 2022
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The Zanzibus - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)