How do we get around Zanzibar?
We strongly suggest we pre-book your transfers which will save a lot of time and hassle, and probably money.
There are many tales of people arranging their own transfer to a beach hotel, agreeing with the driver to return on a certain day/time. The driver may not arrive, or, when he does, the price for the return trip has quadrupled. Stone Town is small enough to walk to most destinations. Cycles can be hired from many outlets in Stone Town and at many beach hotels to ride for miles along the beach.
Four wheel drive vehicles can be hired through our local operator, though we advise against hiring vehicles. Hire cars are not regulated, poorly maintained so prone to break-down, and relatively expensive at US$60.00 per day. Also, driving is precarious with poorly maintained roads heavily populated with cyclists, children, chickens and other types of animals.