Zakfari Jeep Safari

Zante Excursions

Maria D (February 11, 2013)

somebody can give me the cell.phone of iannis the owner of jeep safari in zante>

Kelly M  (October 02, 2007)        10/10

 Hi Julian, it's Kelly and Emma from London. We'd just like to say a big thank you for such a great day it was one of the best by far and i definately recommend it to anybody going out to Zante. Was great seeing you in Enigma too. Hope you have a safe drive back to England, all the best and take care. Kelly and Emma x x

Victoria G  (November 08, 2006)         

myself and six other friends came to zante between the 16th and 24th october 2006 and had the best time on the jeep safari. which was the 2nd time i had been to zante. zaki thanks for letting amanda sit in front most of day we all had a great day.

Dave A  (September 20, 2006)         

If there is one thing you have to do,its the Insight Jeep Safari.  We were there in Aug 06. We laughed all day.  Drivers were abs MAD. 3 Great guys. The offroad parts really had you hanging on edge of seats, our 2 Grankids,2 boys aged 15 and 8,were whooping.  They esp loved the water fights.  You have to do it.  Thanks to Julian, our driver,for let STUMPY ride up front.

Heather H  (August 14, 2006)         

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OH MY GOD!!! JULIAN IS MAD!! This is an absolute MUST!! Myself and hubby plus 3 kids aged 13, 8 and 5 loved it! Not only did we get a fab ride but we had water fights with other Jeeps and at the swimming stop we got the chance to go and see the Blue Caves for mega cheap!! We will defo be back!! HOPE U FOUND YOUR PHONE JULIAN! HAVE RATED EXCELLENT RIGHT THROUGH !!

Karen A  (July 11, 2006)         

Hello all

if you do one thing while in zante make it the zante insight jeep safari!!! it is surly the best way to see the island. there was six of us in total and we all loved it.
 
many thanks for a fantastic day, see you in sept!!!
 
love and best wishes
karen, fred, jackie, mark, jackie, phill, kelly and dan

Jackie A  (July 11, 2006)         

firstly i would like to say hello to our very good friends tasos, gorgia, gerasimos (jason), julian and every boby else at zante insight, thank you for a great day out! for people traveling to zante the zante insight jeep safari is a must! a fantastic day for all the family and a great way to see the real zante.

see you all next year
 jackie and mark
 
PS to gorgia: viva italia  !!!!!!!!

Rimmer   (May 26, 2006)         

Hi Jason,

Thanks for your comment. I have spoken last year to a Zante Insight driver about the driving, but obviously it wasn't you as i've never met you! Any comments i would have to make about the company, i would make to Bob and Clive in the UK.
 
Good luck this summer
 

Jason Z  (May 17, 2006)         

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I will miss you Paul for your nice comments you were making the whole summer for us, you and some of your drivers!!! You see in Greece if we dont like someone we say it face to face!!! Zakinthos will not be the same again with out you!!! take care my friend!!!

Michelle S  (May 15, 2006)         

GAME BOY DAY

Well, it's taken me nearly a year to leave this feedback.......
 
....my boyfriend and I did the trip towards the end of our holiday, and we're so glad we did it.  For me, it was the best excursion we went on.  The guides were all fantastic and made the day a real success.  The only criticism I have it that I don't think it's a trip designed for children under about 11/12.  There were two families on our trip and the children (I think there may have been four kids in total) were bored.  However, my boyfriend and I really enjoyed it - we got to see parts of the island that we probably would never have visited otherwise and the guides has so much knowledge and explained a lot of the history of the island, which made the trip really interesting.
 
I would recommend this excursion to anybody - except families with younger kids - as it really made our holiday.  I've seen from some other comments that apparently this excursion won't be available, which is a real shame.  If we head back to Tsilivi, that's the one trip we'd definitely have done again.
 
Thanks for a fantastic day
 
Lee & Michelle, Newcastle upon Tyne

Victoria G  (March 20, 2006)         

I went on the Zakfari in 2003 and it was fantastic. we are coming back this summer and are planning on this trip again really because my sister liz wants to see paul. i really hope he will be there this year.

from
Victoria

Rimmer   (February 09, 2006)         

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Hi Siobhan,

You can book online at www.zanteholidays.com or www.flocas.gr or www.tsilivitravel.gr . Or in resort at any branch of Tsilivi Travel or Flocas Travel.
 
More info can be found at www.zakfari.com .
 
Hope to see you soon

Peter R  (January 21, 2006)         

There are a number of companies running tours on the island, but the best one is Zakfari. I can say that because I drive for Zakfari! 

Siobhan P (January 18, 2006)

Im slightly confused - is there more than one jeep safari on Zante? Are the Jeep Safari and Zakfari two seperate things or the same? If seperate, which one would you recommend and why?

Sandy W  (January 08, 2006)         

click to enlarge We stayed in laganas in sept 05 myself and my daughter who is 16. At first I thought that the safari tour was expensive, however I would recommend to anyone but not for the faint hearted. Our tour driver was a scream (a little bit mad). Would definatly do the trip again.

Tony W  (January 01, 2006)         

It was theres a bee in my cab day,we thoroughly enjoyed this fin and exciting 4x4 excursion made all the better by our aussie driver and very amusing and like minded jetski mad simon.All the sites we visited were interesting as was the journeys to them,thanks for a great day out.
   Tony Tracey,Liam and Dean

De   (December 15, 2005)         

WE WENT IN MAY THE WEATHER WAS GOOD, BUT YOU NEED TO TAKE BOTH WARM CLOTHES AS IT IS BREEZY IN THE BACK AND COOL CLOTHES FOR ALL THE STOPS YOU MAKE. I DID NOT LIKE THE FOOD, THERE WAS MINIMAL CHOICE AND I LEFT STILL HUNGRY! THE BOTH BIT BY FAR WAS THE SECLUDED COVE WE WENT TO FOR THE SWIM STOP, WE SNOKELLED AND GOT SOME SOME PICCYS OF THE FISH, ALTHOUGH THE SMELL OF THE SULPHUR WAS GROSS, AND IT TASTED EVEN WORSE! IF ANYONE CAN TELL ME THE NAME OF THE BEACH AND WHERE IT WAS I WOULD BE GREATFULL AS WE CAN FIND OUR OWN WAY THERE NEXT YEAR.

ENJOY!!

Shona M  (October 31, 2005)         

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"Killed the snake day"!  - although I thought the trip was a bit pricey, we had a fantastic day. The company was entertaining, the lunch was good, the views breathtaking, what more could you ask for! 

Martin G  (October 28, 2005)         

We went on the "last tour of the season" last Sunday - what a waste of a not inconsiderable amount of money.  There was a tangible end-of-season complacency amongst the staff and very little effort was made,  except by Simon, otherwise it was all "going through the motions".  Our driver was clearly disenchanted with the whole thing and even made some interestingly sarcastic comments about the whole set-up.  Most of the day was spent speeding from place to place, unable to se much from the jeep, with no effort made to give any eductaion or information about where we were/what we were doing/seeing, except on the "official" stops.

It was something of an unpleasant surprise to discover that lunch was at an "extra" cost - having done several days like this before in various european locations they have always included lunch, but on this occasion lunch added another £22 to the days cost which, at £160 was alraedy a considerable investment. 

No doubt Zakfari will survive and prosper, and the owners will become wealthy, and don't need any "suggestions, but here goes:

1) Give the driver a microphone, with a speaker in the back of the jeep - at 50 mph and the wind whistling through the jeep most comments were inaudible

2) Get some "interaction" going - sitting with a load pf people you have nerver met, and can't chat to, due to the noise, results in people just staring at each other.

3) At "lunch" get the drivers to sit WITH the paying customers - they have loads of local knowledge, let them be available to answer questions, rather than sitting exclusively alone.

A great waste of a lot of money................and it could all be so much more fulfilling

Nicky Y  (October 28, 2005)         

The safari was the best.  It was the only cold day of our week and windy but Paul and Simon made it a day to remember.  This was the very last trip of the season and there was 4 jeeps out.  Our driver Peter was excellent company and knowledgeable.  Highly recommended.  Lunch was lovely.  I did see one horse and we decided it was a donkey not an elephant!!  Did have a tremor that day we as we were in a churchyard but we never felt it.   Comfort was not a thing you should consider on this trip.  Our kids loved it (5 - 18yrs).

Phil F  (October 25, 2005)         

Hello all you Zakfari nutters. We were on the "day of the snake" trip. And what a trip. we were in the jeep driven by the aussie learner driver.Laugh Larry you are a true Aussie nut. I was talking in a high pitched voice for about three day after. Went to some absolutly stunning places and the banter and driver comentry was excellent. Dont think I have ever been on a trip that i enjoyed so much. Didnt see the animals in the cave maybe i should have drunk more of the well water or sniffed more of the thyme. Anyone who goes to zante must do "zakfari" not one of the impersonators, nothing like it wind in the hair grit in the eyes and segs on the bum brilliant. A trip not to be missed. Seriously to larry, simon and the team thanks for the best day of our holiday your presentations and explanations were second to none. To anyone reading this if you are lucky enough to meet Larry ask him... Does he always drive in second gear? or Can you not go any faster? It really brings the best out in him!!!Laugh
Thanks for the experience
phil,liz,john and marlene

Nikki S  (October 25, 2005)         

Thursday 20th October  Polish Day Wow we had a fanatastic time the  best day of our whole holiday and we would recommend it to all to give it a go.

Did'nt see a horse in the caves but we saw plenty of other animals which i'm sure were just an elusion after sniffing all the herbs.
Would do it again if i was to return to Tsilivi which i'm not Earthquake a bit to much for me.
 

Andrea & Adrian  (October 25, 2005)         

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Ooopps hit the wrong key before I had finished & thought I had lost the post anyhow will try again….

 

Wednesday 19th October 2005 'Musical Cat Day' (if I remember correctly! ) or 'The Day After The Earthquake' as I like to call it

 

Can highly recommend this trip, we had Paul as our driver and Simon (in pic) as our tour guide, even though it was late in the season & we didn't spot any turtles & the sea was too cold for a swim stop we still had a great time & saw some fantastic views, you get to see parts of the island the coach trips just can't take you.

I must admit I couldn't see any of the animals on the rocks up by the caves even after sniffing the 'special herbs' maybe if I had tried after all the free wine tasting I might have had more luck spotting them!   We were lucky enough to visit smugglers cove by boat on a previous visit to the island, so it was good to see it from a different angle this time.

All in all a really great day.
 

Ps. Still picking pips from my teeth after the wild strawberries nearly a week on.

Andrea & Adrian  (October 24, 2005)         

Wednesday 19th October ' Musical Cat Day' (if I remember correctly!)

Can highly recomend this trip, we had Paul as our driver & Simon as our guide.  Unfortunatly it was too late in the season to see any Turtles or to stop for a swim but we still had a fantastic time

Ruth C  (October 19, 2005)         

A big thankyou to Paul for making our trip around the beauiful island of Zante such a wonderful memory of our holiday. (kitten resue day. By the way how is the kitten doing? ) I have been on many trips around the world this ranks in the top 10 !! Thanks to your knowlege , sense of humour Laughand enthusiasm for all the tales of the island. Thanks to Larry for his excellent driving , at one point we all managed to take off in the back!! Great fun !! Keep up the good work. Clap