Safari & Zanzibar
Location: Tanzania and Zanzibar, Africa
Travel period: Throughout the year
Duration: 8 days (can be extended)
At Pat Falvey Irish & Worldwide Adventures we have many years’ experience in organising safaris and trips to Zanzibar, not only for those who have just completed the Kili climb but also for those who wish to book their safari and/or trip to the stunning island of Zanzibar directly with us.
We offer a number of safari options, including custom-designed, scheduled departure safaris or our private guided safaris. Whichever option you choose, we are committed to providing unforgettable experiences for you while you are in Tanzania. We offer a wide range of itineraries to suit your expectations, including luxury lodge safaris, private guides for small groups, camping safaris for the more adventurous and migration safaris to the Serengeti National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve.
If you wish to add on a trip to Zanzibar, or would like to have a bespoke holiday to the island without safari, we are very happy to arrange all the logistics and booking for you for a wonderfully relaxing holiday in Zanzibar, situated on the Swahili coast in the Indian Ocean.
Our guides are second to none when it comes to sharing their knowledge and passion of their home country, especially when on safari where the glory and wonder of Tanzania glitters. Covering about 330km², of which about two-thirds is underwater, Lake Manyara National Park is small by African standards. However, it’s also very beautiful and contains a tremendous diversity of habitats and wildlife. Set beneath the spectacular backdrop of the Great Rift Valley’s steep western escarpment, this long, narrow park protects an area between the escarpment and Lake Manyara.
The Ngorongoro conservation area covers 2286 km² and encompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro crater, including the still active Oldonyo Lengai and the famous Olduvai Gorge. This conservation area is quite simply the most spectacular tourist destination in Africa, unequalled for its magnificence, its wild life and its atmosphere. Added to the beautiful scenery, the archaeological wealth and the wildlife is a proud people and pastoral tribe, the Maasai.
Zanzibar has for centuries attracted seafarers and adventures from around the world. Just the name itself evokes dreams of romance and mystery. We are delighted to organise your holiday here where you can visit Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town where sultans once ruled and relax on one of 25 dazzling white, palm-fringed beaches where the azure water of the Indian Ocean beckons. It is a heaven for swimmers, divers and water sport enthusiasts.
Breathe in the fragrant scent of cloves, vanilla, cardamom and nutmeg to discover why Zanzibar is called the ‘Spice Island’. Explore the forest with their rare flora and fauna or visit some of the ancient archaeological sites. Spend a few days here after safari on the mainland or, better still, allocate a week or two and immerse yourself in the magic that is Zanzibar.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara
After breakfast leave your hotel at 8.3 am for Lake Manyara National Park arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight in Lodge.
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast leave Lake Manyara for Ngorongoro crater arriving in good time for lunch at the hippo pool. After lunch descend 670m into the crater floor for full day crater tour with a break for lunch at Ngoitoktok Springs picnic site. Black-maned lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and other grazing animals abound. Evening game drive. Return to Ngorongoro wildlife campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After breakfast and morning game drive, drive to Arusha where your safari ends in the afternoon.
Day 4: Fly to Zanzibar
Transfer to Mtoni Marine Beach Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Excursion in Zanzibar
Visit Stone Town. Dinner and overnight stay at Mtoni Marine Beach Hotel.
Day 6: Leisure day
Free day to relax at your leisure at the beach hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Mtoni Marine Beach Hotel.
Day 7: Depart Tanzania
Day 8: Arrive Ireland
24 March – 7 April
14 May – 24 May
16 June – 26 June
14 July – 24 July
11 August – 21 August
15 September – 25 September
6 October – 16 October
27 December – 6 January (2019)
We have other dates available throughout the year. Please contact us for details.
If you wish to arrange and pay for your own flight to Tanzania, we will meet you at the airport. Full refund applies only if cancellation is received and acknowledged 20 weeks or more prior to departure. For bookings where flights have to be paid for in advance, the flight cost is non-refundable once paid.
Ask your GP for advice on vaccinations, keeping in mind your travel history to date. You are required to have a valid and up-to-date Vaccination Card (yellow in colour) approved for the destination. You can get this from your doctor.
You will need a valid full passport. Please ensure it has six months before expiry prior your departure date. In Tanzania we obtain our visas to travel in the country. All visitors are obliged to get a visa at the airport so please ensure you have four passport-size photos of yourself before we depart.
It is advisable to bring some money in cash for the trip. ATMs are not always reliable or might have a low daily withdrawal limit. Once en route, Euro or US Dollars in cash are the best way to pay for services including porters, tips, etc.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
Our passion for your adventure treks and expedition is one of the defining characteristics of Pat Falvey Irish & Worldwide Adventures. We love what we do, the places we travel to and the people we work with in each destination. After 25 years of worldwide travel, we remain curious about learning more and retain our delight in sharing what we know with you. We are a hands-on company whose staff are available to answer your queries both inside and outside usual office hours.
Our staff and partners in Nepal, Russia, Africa, Argentina, Peru and Antarctica are as close to us as family members and share our enthusiasm for your trips. We see their work as a vital part of each adventure and have always ensured that local staff, most of whom have worked with Pat for many years, are fairly and honourably treated. The experience and expertise of everyone who works with us is guaranteed and makes for adventures that are high on safety, support and good fun.
Our company is one of the world’s leading experts in high-altitude trekking in remote regions and we pride ourselves in putting together trips that give you the best possibility of success on your adventure. To ensure this, we have a comprehensive acclimatisation formula, designed to maximise each person’s chances of completing their trek without falling prey to the effects of high altitude or acute mountain sickness (AMS). Our guides closely monitor the group at all times for symptoms of the effects of high altitude and are always ready to take the necessary precautions when necessary.
We are not only willing to go the extra mile to make your trip our priority, we are happy to do so.