Public transport on the island of Zanzibar is limited. Daladalas are cheap crowded minibuses that operate extensively on the island. Taxis are quite affordable but travellers are advised to negotiate a price before starting a trip as very few vehicles have a functioning meter. Motorcycle taxis, known as boda bodas, are a cheap and speedy way to get around the island. Fares are cheap but passengers are advised to always wear a helmet. A fun way to explore the island is by bicycle. Bicycles can be hired throughout the island at a very low rate. Travellers can also hire cars or 4x4 vehicles and these offer greater independence when it comes to travelling around Zanzibar; 4x4 vehicles are often the best choice for those wanting to travel off the beaten track. Drivers will find that most roads in Zanzibar are fairly well maintained and driving is relatively safe on the island.
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