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Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania which is located in the Eastern parts of Africa. It consists of a variety of small islands as well as two larger ones. The Zanzibar City is the capital and is situated on the Island of Unguja.

Zanzibar offers a lot of employment options which are attracting people from all over the world. This is why it’s highly advisable to consider importing your own vehicle, especially if you plan on long-term accommodation. If your intentions are to study or to work in the country, you might want to import your car from the USA. The city has well-developed road network which makes the traveling rather easy. The overall reliability of this option is greater than having to use the public transport. You can go for both container and RORO shipping which is quite convenient. However, the RORO is rather cheaper but you’d have to present the car with nothing in it but the car jack, spare tire and floor mats. On the other hand, container shipping allows additional belongings to be sent along with the car in a private container. This is also why it’s more expensive.

Tanzania doesn’t impose an age limit on the used cars but the cars which are older than 10 years are subjected to higher taxes. This is why it’s important to get a handle of these details prior to the process and discuss them with the shipping agent. You’d also have to undergo a roadworthiness test in order to get clearance. If your car fails them you’d have to make certain modifications in order to get it validly cleared by the Ministry of Transport.

There is a 250% import duty imposed on all of the used cars and between 10% and 20% VAT on imported vehicles. There is a wide range of ports available in Tanzania and freight shipping is generally a profitable business. Working with an auto transport company like the A1 Auto Transport is going to ensure a hassle-free and smooth shipping of your vehicle.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Zanzibar

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated
Time
San Jose, CA to (California port)
to Zanzibar
$200$44005+47 days
Los Angeles to (California port)
to Zanzibar
$350$44005+47 days
Zanzibar to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$44006+47 days
Zanzibar to (California port)
to Seattle, WA
$550$44006+47 days
Columbus, OH to (New York port)
to Zanzibar
$550$33005+38 days
Zanzibar to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$33006+38 days
Zanzibar to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$33006+38 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Zanzibar
$775$44007+47 days
Zanzibar to (New York port)
to Memphis, TN
$800$33006+38 days
Houston, TX to (New York port)
to Zanzibar
$1,075$33007+38 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Required Documents

There is a range of documents that need to be submitted if you are to ship your car into Zanzibar. They include:

  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Insurance policy.
  • Passport of the owner.
  • Original bill of purchase.
  • Title deed /original/

The overall price of the process would vary depending on the shipping method you choose amongst other important factors. You are also capable of getting in touch with the Tanzania Revenue Authority if you wish to determine the exact amounts of the taxes which are applicable. The actual amount will vary depending upon the cost of the vehicle, insurance and cost of freight charges.

You might want to discuss the whole shipping plan with one of our expert A1 Auto Transport representatives and we’ll offer a detailed written quote. Call us now and let us discuss.


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After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

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★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

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I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

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I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

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After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

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By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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