A Five-Day, Four-Night Stay in Zanzibar

5 Days
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4X4 Land Cruiser
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Trip Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Zanzibar

Day 2: Discovering the Town

Day 3: Town Tour

Day 4: Optional Activities

Day 5: Departure”


Four Days in Zanzibar: Arrival, Exploration of Stone Town, Spice and Fruit Tour, and a Day at Leisure

Upon your arrival at the Zanzibar International Airport, a representative from Emerson on Hurumzi will welcome you and drive you to the hotel for a three-night stay.

On your second day, go on a guided tour of Stone Town, a World Heritage site designated by UNESCO in 2000. Stone Town is an old part of Zanzibar City located on Ungula Island and was the former capital of the Sultanate. In the 19th century, it was a thriving business hub for spices and slaves. During your tour, you’ll explore the narrow passageways and ancient coral stone buildings, marvel at the huge carved wooden doors, and learn about the significance of these doors and their role in society. After the tour, return to the hotel for lunch and some relaxation.

On your third day, go on a spice tour and visit spice farms to learn about the many ways spices are used in Zanzibar, from food and traditional medicine to cosmetics and spiritual practices. You’ll also have the opportunity to try a variety of indigenous fruits, including durian, mangoes, papayas, pineapples, and bananas. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try your hand at climbing a coconut tree and taste the refreshing coconut water and inner pulp.

On your fourth day, you can choose to spend the day at the hotel or go out and explore on your own. The beach offers a variety of activities such as swimming, sitting by the ocean shore, and snorkeling.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Emerson on Hurumzi
Day 5: Departure

Start your day with a traditional Zanzibari breakfast and, if you have time, participate in another local activity or relax on the beach. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the Zanzibar International Airport for your departing flight.


Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: No accmmodation


AA Safaris invites you to visit Zanzibar, an Indian Ocean island located on the Swahili Coast. Comprised of several islands, Zanzibar is known as the “Spice Islands” due to its large-scale production of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper, which are the main industries of the island along with raffia and tourism. The local people speak English, Swahili, Arabic, French, or Italian.

While in Zanzibar, be sure to visit Stone Town and see its famous carved wooden doors and stunning architecture. You can also explore the city and try the delicious fruit sold by vendors on the streets, including durian, pineapples, and mangoes fresh from the gardens. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can learn to climb a coconut tree. On your own, you can spend a day exploring the city and discovering all it has to offer.


Emerson on Hurumzi
You will spend four nights at a beautifully restored hotel in the heart of Stone Town, which was once home to the wealthiest men in the Swahili Empire. The hotel features antique furnishings and is designed to replicate the look and feel of the 19th century. Each room is unique, with its own bathroom style, furnishings, balcony or window views, bed design, and theme. The hotel also offers evening breeze air conditioning to keep you comfortable at night. During your stay, you can enjoy Zanzibari tea ceremonies at the Roshani private dining room in the iconic Tea House restaurant, which is open for lunch and dinner.

Availability and Prices

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages