Cheap Taxi on Zanzibar


We Found Cheap Taxi on Zanzibar

Looking for cheap taxi on Zanzibar? Read on. I am a type of person that when traveling and meet cheap and reliable as well as honest taxi driver, I take his number.

Travelers that come with tour operators to Zanzibar have usually expensive transfers included in the price but those on the budget will be happy to know that its possible to find cheap and reliable taxi  driver on Zanzibar. I met my taxi driver on Zanzibar two years ago, he was recommended by local friend and since then I am using him for all transfers around Zanzibar. I am happy to help and recommend him, as I am always happy to support local people when they prove to be honest and willing to work.

So, my taxi driver on Zanzibar is called Ali, a father of four children. He is driving a car licensed for four people. He is always somewhere in Stone Town center and after you arrange a time and place or pick up, you can be sure he will pick you up on time, be it on the beach or Stone town.


Taxi from Stone Town to Anywhere on  on Zanzibar  – One price 4o USD for any destination on Zanzibar with free wifi and water

cheap taxi zanzibar 7 seater van

Meet Tamim.   Another reliable  and licensed taxi drivers on Zanzibar.  I met him in 2016, while I spent two months on Zanzibar.

Tamim can pick you up either on Stone Town Airport or in Stone Town city and take you to  any  coast  of Zanzibar  for 40 USD: Kizimkazi, Makunduchi, Jambiani, Paje, Bwejuu, Michamvi, Jozani Forest as well as other destinations on Northern Coast (Nungwi, Kendwa).

He owns the 6 passenger van with air condition and plenty of space for luggage with FREE WIfi in the car along with bottle of water for each client.  For tranfers from Zanzibar Airport to Stone Town he is charging 10 USD.

Tamim is available on Whatsapp: you can reach him and arrange transfer with him on +255 7177 160 35  

On  personal note, Tamim has a quite a burden on his shoulders as he is taking care of his mother who is suffering from severe diabetes and  three younger siblings, as the man of the house he has to provide for everything, from schooling fees for siblings, medical bills and insulin for mother, food, clothes and anything in between. 


Zanzibar Taxi Fares

Taxi  rates are – transfer from Zanzibar airport to Stone Town: 15 000 TSH, which is a little less than 8 USD, but this rate is more common for expats. Usually prices charged for this route by others are between 15 to 25 USD.

On general, transfers from Stone Town to any place on the beach on Zanzibar will cost  around 50 USD. Most of taxi drivers on Zanzibar charge between 60 up to 100 USD if you have no negotiation skills.

If you are in a hurry to go to the beach, add about 20 minutes to your schedule, as taxi drivers have to pick up some sort of permit before leaving Stone Town. You will stop on the way to arrange this paper which is essential for driving out of Stone Town. This permit is usually required on a couple of check points on the way to the beach.

taxi on zanzibar

 If you are  not familiar with Zanzibar beaches, check out this post: Guide to Zanzibar Beaches

If you are looking for Car hire on Zanzibar instead, read guide to Car rental on Zanzibar


By |2018-12-17T18:31:57+00:00August 30th, 2015|Categories: Tanzania, Travel Tips, Zanzibar|Tags: , |139 Comments

About the Author:

In last five years she extensively travelled Morocco, Sudan East Africa, Zambia and South Africa. Nina also lived in Tanzania for a while where she worked with safari company and knows safari business inside out. For Nina, people are the essence of travel and she makes sure she makes local friends everywhere she goes.© Safari Junkie. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published without permission, rewritten or redistributed.


  1. Maria 09/15/2015 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Many thanks Nina! I will try him and let you know 🙂

    • Nina Zara 09/15/2015 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Thanks Maria, I am just about to add another good taxi on Zanzibar and will email you his number, so your choice will be wider! Thanks for visiting our blog, we try to make it best place for travelers to Africa. Enjoy your vacation! Nina

  2. MARIA 09/15/2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Thanks again Nina, I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

  3. Jen 10/08/2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Hi Nina, this is great information! I’m in Zanzibar now and was hoping to get the drivers details. I filled in the form above twice but haven’t been able to receive it. Any chance you can send that across? Many thanks!

    • Admin 10/08/2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Hi Jen, have tested and it works, but did send you and email just in case. Please let me know if you received it. Thanks!

  4. Sabiiti Bob Hopkins 12/04/2015 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Cheers this is helpfull indeed for I’m planning a trip to Zanzibar.

  5. Issak 12/27/2015 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina. Thanks – this is very useful. Thanks, Issak. p.s. Enjoyed reading your posts on Sudan. If you’re still in the country, you’re welcome to pop round to ours in Khartoum for a cup of karkadeh anytime 🙂

  6. Dana 01/17/2016 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina, I contacted you a few days ago and asked for the taxi driver’s phone number. I will be in Zanzibar in approx. 3 weeks time and I’d like to go with your recommendation. Could you kindly send me his number when you get a chance? Many thanks!

    • Admin 01/26/2016 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      Numbers are obtainable on thi site, but have sent you an email. Please check junk folder in case your inbox is still empty! Enjoy the Zanzibar, Best regards, Nina Zara

  7. Annette Boshoff 01/20/2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Hi, We travelling to Zanzibar in March. I am shocked to see what the taxi fares are. The recommended taxis are still to expensive for us travelling from South Africa. One dollar is 16 rand !!!!!!!! Can you help? Annette. Mosselbay. South Africa

    • Admin 01/20/2016 at 10:46 pm - Reply

      Hello Annette, this are the lowest prices you can get as a tourist. Nina

  8. WARNET 01/25/2016 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina,
    Is it a price for the full day ?
    Or is just a drop off ?


    • Admin 01/25/2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Hello Nicholas, rates are quoted for one ride, either from airport to Stone Town, or to the beach. If you contact the drivers, you can negotiate for a daily price. They are flexible. Nina Zara

  9. Irina 01/26/2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Hi! I’m looking for cheaper taxi on 2 feb 2016 “airport zanzibar to nungwi” . How much it costs? Thak u.

    • Admin 01/26/2016 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      Hello Irina, best way to find out, contact Ali or Tamim, they are available on whats app. Nina Zara

      • Michael Orth 03/09/2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

        Can i have tel number from ali too ?

        • Admin 03/09/2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

          Hi Michael, just fill in the form for Ali Number.

  10. Irina 01/26/2016 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Can i
    have tel number? Thanks!!

    • Admin 01/26/2016 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Have sent you an email. Enjoy the Zanzibar! Nina Zara

  11. WARNET 01/26/2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Ok thanks do you think it’s reasonnable to negotiate the price of a car hiring (50$US) ?

    • Admin 01/26/2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      You mean for a day hire of taxi? I doubt, but then you should add fuel costs separately, best way to contact the drivers, its their decisions.

  12. Jesper, The Biveros Effect 03/01/2016 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Interesting way of promoting local people at your destination 🙂

  13. George 03/07/2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Hi, I’m travelling to Zanzibar after a short safari in mainland Tanzania in early May. I would love a taxi driver that could show me around, maybe a tour of Stone Town as well, someone I can trust.

    Do you have any numbers Nina and suggestions?

    PS: Love your posts 🙂

    • Admin 03/07/2016 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Hi George, thanks for stopping by and trusting my posts:D Well Ali is good driver but he is not a guide, and also his English is not on that level. I have a contact, a guy who is doing tours in Stone Town also has a car, Prison Island, etc. However he is away in Zambia till March 12th. If that is too late for you let me know. Otherwise i can send you his contact number Nina Zara

  14. Chris 03/13/2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina

    I’m heading to Zanzibar in a week’s time, I was wondering whether I could follow up on your last response to George and obtain the name of your contact who is returning from Zambia on 12 March?

    Many thanks


    • Admin 03/13/2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Chris, I have sent you an email. Nina

  15. Artur 03/13/2016 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina,

    Me and my wife will be visiting Zanzibar form 29th march until 9th april, I would really appreciate getting any contact to a guy doing tours in Stone Town as well as Ali the taxi driver. We´re planning to see as many wonders of that island as we can during our stay. Your help would be very helpful.

    Thank you 🙂


    • Admin 03/14/2016 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Hello Artur, i sent you an email. Our Stone Town guide will be soon listed under travel with local section. Please check your email. Wish you great time on Zanzibar! Nina

  16. Carmen 03/22/2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Thank you Nina, this comes in very handy!!! I will definitely use them.

  17. Carmen 03/22/2016 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina
    Please provide me with contact details for tours around the island. Please also advise on the best spots to visit, I will be staying in Uroa (East-cost)

    Thank you,

  18. Nanette 03/22/2016 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina
    Thank you for your posts. I am arriving in Zanzibar on 25th March and staying at Stone Town, Nungwi, and Kiwngawa, and leaving on the 4th April. I would appreciate you sending me the details of the tour guy. I will be traveling alone from Dubai, so I appreciate having received your tips about trusty drivers, and the advice about how much ‘normal’ taxis are. I’m really looking forward to my trip, and seeing some of the greenery, beaches and historical sights of ZANZBIAAAAAAAR.


    • Admin 03/22/2016 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      Hello Nanette, thanks for stopping by! Of you are alone, then take Alis number, i use hime all the time and he is available on whatsapp, so you can arrange the pick up in advance. You will enjoy it, for sure! Nina Zara

  19. Sandy 04/22/2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Hi There

    I was in Zanzibar last year and loved the place. There was a nice driver whose contact I lost, now in July vacation, I am taking my family to Zanzibar for a week and need trustworthy taxi driver, please email me.
    Also after a week I wish to go to Arusha to go and see Nrongogoro crater (day trip) and tarangire forest to see animals (day trip) what do you suggest for 3/4 nights as iternery

    • Admin 04/22/2016 at 8:43 am - Reply

      Hello Sandy, i will email you the taxi driver number asap. Regarding your safari plans you have many options but it all depends what you want to see, your budget and level of accommodation on safari. Three to four days, either 4 days Serengeti and last day in Ngorongoro would be the best bet, in case you would like to see great migration in full swing. Serengeti is far so at least two nights are mandatory otherwise is no use driving so far away for a night ( about full day drive from Arusha)
      If you are not into migration then skip Serengeti and at this time of the year Tarangire is the best option, so i would do two days in Tarangire, first day is half day game drive ( since you will be driving from Arusha i presume) and the next full day in Tarangire, which is really beautiful in July and August. Then i would go to Ngororongoro also full day on crater floor.
      This is suggestion for three day safari, not rushed, so you will actually see something instead of driving all the time.
      Lake Manyara is quite empty although tour companies promise lions in the trees etc…. i would skip it, not much animals, to be frank.
      In both parks, you have a wonderful option to take a hot air balloon flight in early morning hours, it costs about 400 to 500 USD per person. I think children have discount. Nina Zara

  20. Julia 04/23/2016 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Zanzibar does not offer much cheap accommodation. Most budget hotels in Stone Town charge US$30 per night and more. Choosing a cheaper option will probably demand compromising on location, quality and most probably both.

    • Admin 04/23/2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Depending what you look for and how much important the place of stay is to you. But agree, the lowest are around 30 USd per room. I ususally stay at least for a month on Zanzibar, so i am not staying in Stone Town hotels, but I rent a room in private apartments and costs me usually 200 USD per month.

  21. Mark 05/04/2016 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I hope you dont mind me adding to your blog, but like you I like to recommend an honest, hard working person who is trying to make a liing. So, I just wanted to share the contact details for a taxi driver I used in Zanzibar in December 2015. His name is Omar, and you can get him on: +xxxxxxx or ask around Stone Town. Omar picked us up on arrival at Stone Town airport, and drove us to Emmerson on Hurumzi (the hotel uses him regularly). We liked Omar very much, so booked him for the rest of our long trips during our stay, including down to Safari Blue (Omar kept all of our luggage in his car all day keeping it safe whilst we were on the ocean); from Safari Blue to Paje, Paje to Nungwi, and Nungwi to Stone Town. He is an excellent driver, and more importantly, a great guy whose company we enjoyed a lot. I cannot recommend him highly enough for any trips you may wish to take

    • Admin 05/04/2016 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Mark, thanks for recommendation and will be happy to add him, once i make the check. Thanks again! Nina Zara

  22. Mic Wood 05/24/2016 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Hi there
    We will be visiting Zanzibar between the 12 – 19th June. We are arriving late evening and need to travel to Nungwi and don’t fancy the hassle of trying to arrange a taxi at the airport. Any chance of Ali email address so that we could arrange a pick up in advance. Any advice would be most appreciated.


    • Admin 05/25/2016 at 8:42 am - Reply

      Hello Mic, You can fill in the form and will get Alis phone number. He is arranging rides through whatsapp. He usually responds quickly.

  23. Reshma 06/19/2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

    This is amazing! I’m travelling to Zanzibar in July. Filling out the form now! 😀

  24. Reshma 06/20/2016 at 9:07 am - Reply


    I am travelling to Zanzibar in July with my boyfriend and I read about cheap, reliable taxi service on your blog.
    We will be staying in Stone Town so I would be so grateful if you could share Ali’s phone number with me.


    • Safari Junkie 06/20/2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      Hi Reshma, just fill in the form and you will get the numbers.

  25. Susan Evans 08/04/2016 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Hi, leaving just now for the island, please send contact info. We are hoping early August won’t be too crowded.

    • Safari Junkie 08/04/2016 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Susan, just use the form.

  26. Lora John 08/29/2016 at 8:47 am - Reply

    It’s an amazing transportation offer to travel at the cheapest rates. I would really appreciate you for this blog.

  27. Michelle Aanraad 08/31/2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Hello, I’m looking for a taxi on 23 september 2016 “airport zanzibar to Diamonds Mapenzi Beach. We want to book excursions. Your help would be very helpful. Can you sent me an e-mail? Thanks!

    Greetings Michelle Aanraad

    • Safari Junkie 08/31/2016 at 11:49 am - Reply

      Hello Michele, I have sent you an email. Regards, Nina Zara

  28. Viviane chen 09/02/2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Hi, thanks for sharing such useful information, may I know how can I contact the driver you recommend?
    Ex, what’s use name for what’s app?

    Thanks in advance for looking forward your kindly reply.


    • Safari Junkie 09/02/2016 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      Viviane, just fill in the info in the form

  29. Amy c 09/25/2016 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Hi, call me thick but where is the form I need to fill in?

  30. Amy c 09/25/2016 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Found it!

  31. Jordanka 09/27/2016 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Heading to Zanzibar in two weeks, got the taxi drivers number. Thank you Nina for sharing and caring! Keep well and carry on with your travels and posts =)

    • Safari Junkie 09/27/2016 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jordanka for stopping by and kind words! Have a good time on Zanzibar:) Nina Zara

  32. SI Gingcong 10/02/2016 at 9:46 am - Reply

    It is possible for 35$ transfer from Zanzibar airport to Kizimkazi Hotel at Nov 10, afternoon .

    • Safari Junkie 10/03/2016 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      The lowest price from Taxi drivers on this website is 40 USD. Anything below is a bit insulting to taxi drivers, fuel is very expensive on Zanzibar.

  33. Ann Garavelas 10/06/2016 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    My husband and I are arriving in Zanzibar on 8th October and would like to check if you would recommend renting a car or just using Ali’s taxi services? My husband would be the designated driver and is starting to freak out a bit about the roads and driving at night!! We are staying in Matewme and will also need Ali to drive us from the airport and back – I’m sure it would be substantially more expensive but as someone who’s stayed there, is renting a car and driving around do-able on an 8 day trip or is using the taxi services of Ali a no-brainer? Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Safari Junkie 10/06/2016 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Hello Ann, thanks for stopping by! Personally i would never drive a car on Zanzibar (actually in East Africa on general) and I drove all over Europe. Its too different, they drive on the left lane, sometimes there is no rules on the road, not to mention check points, where they are happy to take time for tourists behind the wheel ( very common demanding bribe or…) It is gonna be a bit more expensive with taxi but when you consider safety on the road as well as personal safety its worth it. In my opinion. I also would not drive at night, not in hired car, not in a taxi, there is no lights on the roads, its pitch dark, holes in the roads, i would not recommend. Hope this answer doesn’t sound like a cliche, but I sincerely advice you to take taxi, let the driver takes you around who knows the roads. But of course, at the of the day, it is your decision:) Whatever you choose I hope you will enjoy Zanzibar! Nina Zara

  34. Marianne petersen 10/12/2016 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Is the road from Stone Town to the airport also bad? – We are flying home in the night!

    • Safari Junkie 10/13/2016 at 10:14 am - Reply

      Airport road is fine.

  35. Marianne 10/18/2016 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks : )

  36. Victoria 10/27/2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    hallo nina…
    wie ich lesen konnte kennst du dich in Sansibar recht gut aus 🙂
    Reise bald dort hin und stehe nun vor einem Gepäck Problem, vlt kannst du mir ja helfen.
    Bin zuerst in Stown Town und nach 4 Tagen fliege ich nach Tansania auf Safari. Dorthin möchte ich meinen großen Koffer natürlich nicht mitnehmen sondern nur meine Rucksack. Nach der Safari gehts nach Nungwi o.ä.
    Kennst du einen Möglichkeit wo ich meinen Koffer lassen kann? Gibs am Flughafen ev. eine Gepäckaufbewahrung?
    Hab mir auch schon die Nummer von Ali geholt und glaub die kann ich gut nutzten 🙂
    lg vicorira

    • Safari Junkie 10/27/2016 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      Hallo Viktoria,
      although i do understand some German but haven’t spoken German for years, i will reply in English and add google translate below:)
      First of all thanks for stopping by on my blog! If you have big luggage, then you have two options. you mention you stay 4 days in Stone Town. You can ask staff in hotel, to leave your suitcase for the days you go on safari and pick it up when you return on the way to Nungwi. This would be my choice. I oftentimes left a luggage in hotels, and I am sure any hotel in Stone Town that takes the business seriously will gladly keep your suitcase without worries. Which hotel are you staying at in Stone Town?
      The second choice would be sending someone with your suitcase to hotel in Nungwi and when you are back you already have it waiting in your hotel. In any case, make sure you dont leave any valuables in big suitcase and make sure the suitcase is padlocked. Just in case.
      Airport has no luggage storage. and I would definitely not leave it on airport at least not in Tanzania:)
      Hallo Viktoria,
      Obwohl ich Deutsch verstehe, aber seit Jahren kein Deutsch gesprochen habe, werde ich auf Englisch antworten und google translate unten hinzufügen 🙂
      Zuerst Dank für das Kurz auf meinem Blog! Wenn Sie großes Gepäck haben, dann haben Sie dzwei Möglichkeiten. Sie erwähnen Sie bleiben 4 Tage in Stone Town. Sie können Mitarbeiter im Hotel zu fragen, um Ihren Koffer für die Tage, die Sie auf Safari gehen und abholen, wenn Sie auf dem Weg nach Nungwi zurückzukehren. Das wäre meine Wahl. Ich habe oft ein Gepäck in Hotels, und ich bin sicher, jedes Hotel in Stone Town, die das Geschäft ernst nimmt gerne Ihren Koffer ohne Sorgen zu halten. Welches Hotel befinden sich in Stone Town?
      Die zweite Wahl wäre Senden Sie jemand mit Ihrem Koffer zum Hotel in Nungwi und wenn Sie zurück sind, haben Sie es bereits warten in Ihrem Hotel. In jedem Fall stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie keine Wertsachen in großen Koffer lassen und stellen Sie sicher, dass der Koffer ist Vorhängeschloss. Nur für den Fall.
      Der Flughafen hat keine Gepäckaufbewahrung. Und ich würde es auf jeden Fall nicht auf dem Flughafen zumindest nicht in Tansania 🙂

  37. Viktoria 10/27/2016 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Hallo Nina.
    Reise bald nach Sansibar und mir scheint du kennst dich recht gut aut. Vlt. kannst du mir ja bei meinem Gepäck Problem helfen.
    Bin zuerst in Stown Town, anschließend Safari in Tansania. Dorthin möchte ich natürlich nicht meinen großen Koffer mitnehmen sondern nur einen Rucksack.
    Nach 3Tagen gehts zurück auf die Insel Richtung Nungwi.
    Weist du vlt. wo ich mein Gepäck deponieren könnte ? Gibts am Flughafen Gepäckaufbewahrung ?
    Danke für eine Antwort
    lg victoria

  38. Viktoria 10/28/2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Hey Nina, thank you for comment an sorry for german, i forgot to write in english 🙂
    Thank you for your help an for your ideas. I think also i will leave my luggage in the hotel in stone town (al minar Hotel).
    I saw Ali on you homepage, i will contact him to be my taxi driver. I hope a stop in the town before going nungwi is possible for him.
    I asked “Sundtransfer”, but for them is a stop not possible, don´t understand it.
    best wishes victoria

    • Safari Junkie 10/28/2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

      Hey Viktoria,You are welcome. I think its the best option and Ali is flexible man. Just tell him you gonna stop in hotel. Also make sure to stock yourself with cash for Nungwi as there are no ATMs, only in Stone Town. I wish you great stay on Zanzibar and an epic safari:) All the best, Nina Zara

  39. Viktoria 10/28/2016 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Thank you Nina for your help and tips…

  40. Soumya 11/11/2016 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina, there seems to be a problem with the email – I filled the form a couple of times but to no avail. Please email me the drivers’ details at xxxx .. travelling to Zanzibar next Wednesday!

    • Safari Junkie 11/11/2016 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      Hello Soumya, i just sent you email. if you dont have it in inbox, please also check spam or junk mail folders. Enjoy the Zanzibar!:) Regards, Nina Zara

  41. Marion v Schaik 12/04/2016 at 12:47 am - Reply

    We are traveling to Zanzibar next week, please send me number of a taxi driver (Ali?)
    Thanks a lopt!

    • Safari Junkie 12/04/2016 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      Hello Marion, have sent you an email. If not in inbox, please check junk or spam folders. Wish you safe travels. Nina Zara

  42. Koos Bantjes 12/05/2016 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina, Thanks for your valuable tips. I always appreciate help from people who has been to a destination. Kindly e mail me the number for any one of the taxi drivers that you can recommend. We will be traveling to Zanzibar on the 9th of December for our anniversary.

    • Safari Junkie 12/05/2016 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      Hello Koos, just in case you havent received the email, please check spam folders. Enjoy Zanzibar!

  43. Andre 12/07/2016 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina,
    Would you be so kind to share the mobile numbers from Ali and Tamin whit me?
    Thx André from Holland.

    • Safari Junkie 12/08/2016 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Andre, i am having some server problems with sending emails, Tamim will contact you through email today.

  44. ashish 12/09/2016 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Please can i have the mobile no of the taxi driver

    • Safari Junkie 12/20/2016 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Hello Asish, sorry for late reply. Just fill in the form for Taxi Driver in the post.

  45. Christina 01/09/2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    We are traveling to Zanzibar next week, please send me number of a taxi driver 🙂

    • Safari Junkie 01/09/2017 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Hello Christina, have sent you an email.Enjoy your holiday!

  46. Piotr & Ewelina 01/10/2017 at 12:37 am - Reply

    We are traveling to Zanzibar, please send us number of a taxi driver 🙂
    friendly regards, Piotr & Ewellina

    • Safari Junkie 01/10/2017 at 12:53 am - Reply

      Hello Piotr & Ewellina, i have sent you the details, however by filling in the form you can receive the phone number. Enjoy Zanzibar!

  47. Patrick 01/10/2017 at 4:26 pm - Reply


    we travel to Zanzibar (Nungwi) from 25.02.17 to 03.03.2017.
    Is it possible to get a reliable taxi driver for this period?
    And if so, how much would it cost?
    Looking forward to your feedback.
    Many greetings Patrick

    • Safari Junkie 01/10/2017 at 4:28 pm - Reply

      Hello Patrick, if you read this post, you can get all information from the article I wrote. yes taxi driver is always available, when you fill in the form you will receive his number. You arrange the pick up on whats app. Or taxi driver offers deals to all safari junkie readers, one price 40 USD anywhere on Zanzibar. Which is great deal!

  48. Nidhi 02/09/2017 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Hi I have submitted my details, but not recieved an email. Hope to get some information soon.

    THANKS so much for this!

    • Safari Junkie 02/10/2017 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      Email should be in your inbox for sure Nidhi:)

  49. Jose 02/14/2017 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina!

    would really appreciate it if you could give me Tamim’s contact information (both whatsapp and email) as I just discovered your wonderful blog and I’m traveling in like 32 hours! Sounds like he has quite a comfy, reliable car which is exactly what I need!

    Thanks so much!!

    • Safari Junkie 02/14/2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      hey Jose, You have my email in your inbox:)

  50. Tinus 02/20/2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Guys,

    I know wrong forum, but which is a good clean hotel/lodge with nice beach and decent restaurant, reasonably priced and value for money, so many to choose from. Going in Aug 2017. 3 Adults. Tinus

    • Safari Junkie 02/20/2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Hi Tinus, there are so many good and clean lodges on Zanzibar. I suggest you check the beaches and decide on which part of Zanzibar you would like to have your vacation and then take it from there to narrow down the selection. There is a post about Zanzibar beaches I put together a while ago, can help you a little bit with the feel for beaches.

  51. Jenny 03/20/2017 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina, I just found your blog by chance. I appreciate if you could give the the numbers of the taxi driver you recommended. We will be travelling in May 2017. We’re looking for transportation from airport to Melia Zanzibar ( Kiwengwa).

    Thanks a lot!

  52. VICTOR 04/04/2017 at 5:38 am - Reply

    Hello, I’m going to Zanzibar soon, and I’m still not sure if I’m going to get there through the Pier or through the Airport, but I’d like to know what the price would be to go from Pier to Nungwi and then back from Nungwi to the Airport a week later? Transfer to and from the hotel?

    Thank you !

    • Safari Junkie 04/04/2017 at 8:51 am - Reply

      Hi Victor, i cant say price for other taxi drivers, but Tamim is driving anywhere on island with fixed price, 40 USD one way. You can pick his number and arrange the transport via whatsapp.

  53. Edz 04/20/2017 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Hi Nina,

    Thanks for the informative blog you have about recommendations of taxi drivers while in Zanzibar. We will be leaving tomorrow 25th April. You were mentioning the form to be filled in and would like to request you to send me further details.


    • Safari Junkie 04/21/2017 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Hi Edz, just contact him on whatsapp phone number provided in the post.

  54. Shari Sapuan 05/01/2017 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Dear Nina,
    Can you recommend any taxi from Arusha town to Arusha airport? My hostel is charging usd20 per way which sounds a lot to me!

    Thank you


    • Safari Junkie 05/01/2017 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Shari, this is standard price and I agree its a bit too much since Arusha airport is not that far at all. I recommend you to approach a local taxi, they are oftentimes parked in fron of Arusha backpackers and negotiate a local price is tsh. I lost my numbers of Arusha taxi unfortunately. Act like you are not a tourist more like an expat;) i think you could get it for 10000 Tsh. Good luck and let me how it went.

  55. Mirela 05/29/2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Hi Nina,
    I will be traveling alone to Zanzibari in 16 june 2017, so I appreciate having received your tips about trusty drivers, and the advice about how much ‘normal’ taxis are, for tranfer airport to Kiwengwa beach. Thanks a lot! Have a nice day! Mirela

    • Safari Junkie 05/29/2017 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      Hello Mirela, thanks for visiting my website! As mentioned in the post above, you can get very different quotes. I think average price to Kiwengwa from Stone Town airport is around 60 dollars or up. I suggest you contact Tamim, he is offering transfers for 40 USd, no matter where you are on Zanzibar, which is lower than average.

      • Mirela 05/31/2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

        Hello Nina,
        Thank you for your answer, I forgot to ask you, in Zanzibar can pay anywhere with dollars or must change in the national currency? Thanks Mirela

        • Safari Junkie 05/31/2017 at 11:28 am - Reply

          Taxis, hotels, tourist shops take dollars without problems. While shopping on the markets is good to have Tanzanian shillings as well as for local transport. Not sure about restaurants, because I always use Tanzanian shillings, but i dont think its a problem. Usually prices in Tanzanian shillings are lower than in dollars:)

  56. Agness of aTukTuk 06/08/2017 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    This is great to know! Excellent post!

  57. Patricia 07/04/2017 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina!
    Thank you for your posts. They are pretty helpful! 🙂
    As I am visting Zanzibar and Tanzania in september, could you please send me alis number?
    Do you know a taxi driver in Dar that you would recommend?
    Thanks a lot!

    • Safari Junkie 07/06/2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Hello Patricia, thanks for visiting my blog, unfortunately i lost my taxi contacts in Dar es Salaam.

  58. Dragana 07/05/2017 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Amazing blog!Thank you for all info.
    We booked Kinazi Upepo bungalows in Paje could you confirm me ,of course if you know ,is it ok accomodation?
    Thanks in advance

    • Safari Junkie 07/06/2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      Hello Dragana, i never heard of those Bungalows, so i cant say anything. I recommend you check online reviews on travel booking websites.

  59. andrea 07/11/2017 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Hi there thanks SO much for this great information!! Are those two working for the same company? the BOOK link goes to a website but it doesn’t say which one? I will also need a taxi from NUNGWI to Michamve and I was wondering if it’s also 40$ then?

    • Safari Junkie 07/12/2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Tamim is available on on Whatsapp: you can reach him and arrange transfer with him on +255717716035

  60. Katharine 09/22/2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina, can you please provide the contact info for taxi drivers you recommend? I see Tamim’s contact info in the post – but if you have others as back-up that would be great! Thank you.

  61. Monika 10/12/2017 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Hi Nina!
    Your blog is wonderful. Really pretty helpful! 🙂
    As I am visiting Zanzibar and Tanzania in October, could you please send me Alis number or is it ok, just contact Tamin via Whatsapp on upper mentioned phone number ?

    Thank you very much,

    • Safari Junkie 10/12/2017 at 11:34 pm - Reply

      Hi Monika! Thanks for stopping by! I am glad posts are helpful and am sure you will have good time on Zanzibar:) Drop him a message on whatsapp if you wish.

  62. Aiste 10/21/2017 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Hi, could you share the taxi driver’s contact details? I am going to Zanzibar in two weeks. Many thanks in adance

  63. Wouter 11/24/2017 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Hi, could you share the taxi drivers contact details both phone and email? We traveling to zanzibar in a week. Many thanks

    • Safari Junkie 11/26/2017 at 10:01 am - Reply

      Hi Wouter, phone number is in the post.Use whatsapp if you want to connect with taxi driver.

  64. Catherine Wilkinson 12/01/2017 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I’ve just left Zanzibar and can confirm that Tamim is still on WhatsApp on the number above (+255 717 716 035), is still charging only $10 for Airport to Stone Town journey and is still very reliable! Thanks for the tip, Nina!

    • Safari Junkie 12/01/2017 at 8:51 am - Reply

      You are welcome!

  65. Basset 12/20/2017 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina, can you please recommend the agency/people who are organizing good and afordable tours in Zanzibar.
    Thank you.

    • Safari Junkie 12/21/2017 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      You an contact Tamim, he can hook you up with affordable tours, he knows the scene! Or you just can ask in hotel to book a tour for you.

  66. Olgerd 01/29/2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Can you share the contact details? I am looking for taxi service in Zanzibar.

    • Safari Junkie 02/01/2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Olgerd, please check the post again, its all there:)

  67. Mike 02/05/2018 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    [OT] Nina, which cellular provider works the best in Zanzibar (I mean for internet)? Especially in Paje.

    • Safari Junkie 02/05/2018 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Hey Mike, uff.. I dont remember anymore. I usually travel with several sim cards, Tigo, Zantel Vodacom, Airtel and then charge the appropriate network for internet.

  68. Michael 02/13/2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Dear Nina,
    Are Tamim and Ali still available as taxi drivers? Do you know phone number of Ali? I am arriving to Zanzibar next Wednesday and looking for reliable driver,
    Thank you

    • Safari Junkie 02/13/2018 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Michael, thanks for reading. All the relevant info can be found in the post. Wish you great holidays!

  69. Nim 05/16/2018 at 4:39 am - Reply

    Hi thank you for the post
    We will be visiting Zanzibar at the end of the month and would like to get contact details of tour operators and taxi service for pickup and drop off to and from airport

  70. Kat Lee 06/30/2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina, I just contacted Tamim today. He was responsive, polite and his rate is still $US40 from the airport to Nungwi. He confirmed he will be picking us up in a week. Thank you again for your helpful post! The resort we are staying at was asking for $US80 which is absolutely ludicrous! Thank you! Kat

    • Safari Junkie 06/30/2018 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Hi Kat, I am happy I helped you save some bucks:) Enjoy your stay on Zanzibar! Nina

  71. Chris 07/22/2018 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina,
    I am staying at the Uroa beach resort, I’m not sure how well positioned this resort is. It seems to be 1 – 2 hours drive from all the attractions in Zanzibar. Have you got any tips for me? Regards Chris

    • Safari Junkie 07/22/2018 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Chris, well you will need transport to get around. What you choose is your choice:) I am sure in hotel/ lodge where you stay they will have all the info for you, also probably able to help you with transport and estimations of travel time to attractions. First you have to know where you want to go and what do you want to see. Enjoy the Island!

  72. Brett 08/18/2018 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Hi Nina- thanks for the info. Just contacted Tamim for an airport pick up tomorrow and he was quick to reply. Same rate as mentioned above. Looking forward to exploring Zanzibar!

    • Safari Junkie 08/18/2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

      He is super reliable and responsive. Wish you great time on Zanzibar.

  73. Pat 08/23/2018 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina, thanks for all the info. Can you send the number of the driver please? And any other info you may share about Zanzibar?

    • Safari Junkie 08/24/2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Hi Pat, number is posted in the post. There are handful of posts about Zanzibar on this site, please check them out. 🙂

  74. Nikolaj 09/17/2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Hi all, just wish to share that my girlfriend and I used Tamim’s services for various transfers to great satisfaction during our visit to Zanzibar last week. Everything as advertized and responding on WhatsApp. So, thanks for the recommendation!

  75. Marie 09/29/2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Hello Nina, could you please mail us the Alis phone number? We are looking got a driver from Stone town to Nungwi. Thank you 🙂

    • Safari Junkie 09/29/2018 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      The available is Tamim, you can book him for anywhere in the island.

  76. Ahmed 10/08/2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Hi Nina, thanks for the information. I took Tamim’s number and I will contact him.

    • Safari Junkie 10/08/2018 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      You are welcome. Wish you great time on Zanzi!

  77. Heni 12/02/2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Hello Nina, thanks a lot for your posts, very helpful.
    I’d like to ask if there’s any possibility for transfer from Stone town to Uroa by night, because we are intending to visit the island next week and we’ve just read about Stone town by night & especially Forodhani market that we want to visit. We will stay in hotel in Uroa. For the guide i’m visiting the page you recommend above.
    Mejed Heni

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