Tanzania & Zanzibar
This diverse country is impossible to encapsulate in a single image. The name safari (meaning journey in Swahili) is synonymous with Tanzania. Home to the Serengeti plains and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania boasts the largest and wildest animal concentrations on earth. Highlights include the Olduvai Gorge, known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ dating back two million years, the famous snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Serengeti, particularly amazing during the wildebeest migration and one of natures unforgettable spectacles, the dramatic landscapes of the Ngorongoro Crater and the forests and grasslands populated by the Masai
Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar, Pemba Islands and several islets, about 40 kilometres from the Tanzanian coast. Zanzibar Island, is approximately 90 kilometres long and 30 kilometres wide and is characterised by white sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs. The capital is Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town was named for the coral stone buildings that were built there largely during the 19th century and it is said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. Zanzibar's brilliant white beaches lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean provide the perfect place to soak up the sun and take a break from some busy sightseeing. The beaches are paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years.
CURRENCY: Tanzanian Schilling
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +3
VISA: Required by Irish Passport holders and issued on arrival into Tanzania. Cost is US100 per person and MUST be paid in US dollars.
VACCINATIONS: A Yellow Fever certificate is required for entry into Tanzania. Other vaccinations are recommended. Please consult your local GP for further information