Monday, March 5, 2018

Danish Lady Breaks a Record After Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for 5hrs and 52 minutes with Zara Tours

DANISH national Ms. Kristina Schou Madsen (32) has become the first female to spend only 6 hours and 52 minutes for a climb and return trip to from the highest peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro-Uhuru Peak (5,895m ASL).
Speaking with this paper in an exclusive interviews here yesterday after her ascend from the ‘Roof of Africa, Madsen explained that she decided to have such a unique expedition dubbed “Speedy Climb’ for the cause, just soon after coming back from the highest peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro (Uhuru peak) in her 7-days expedition through Machame route.
“Me and fellow trekkers had first 7-days Mt. Kilimanjaro expedition from February 13 to 19 this year; then soon after the expedition which was for fun, I decided to have a ‘Speedy Climb’ on February 23 this year after some having some mountain acclimatization to support some projects undertaken by the ZARA Charity organization…..” she explained.
Ms. Madsen who was also accompanied by her two friends in the ‘Speedy Climb’ namely Simon Grimstrup, and Josephine Dewett Kristensen who reached Uhuru and Stella point respectively further explained  that she is going to raise some funds through the expedition to construct some classrooms, toilets, dinning hall and a modern kitchen for the Maasai school in Ngorongoro, in Arusha region, among many projects.
“I’m happy that I become the first female in the World to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro using only 6 hours and 52 minutes for the cause, and I’m going to raise funds to support some projects undertaken by the ZARA Charity organization including the construction of the key buidings at the Maasai school at Ngorongoro area in collaboration also the ZARA Tours and Zara charity organizations…. “ she enlightened.
She further explained that, apart from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in those two expeditions, she is also going to visit Ngorongoro cater as well as Serengeti National Park (SENAPA) to see wild animals in their nature.
Giving her experience, Ms. Madsen who is also a professional runner said that, she used to run on different mountains in the world including Everest Marathon and US Marathon.

For his part, Freddy Martin, a professional mountain Guide from ZARA Tanzania Adventures-the organizers of the two expedition explained that, he has more than 11 years experience on mountain climbing; but he had never had such unique expedition of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in such a very few hours.
“In the ‘Speedy Climb’ through Mweka route we used to run to the top, surely this has inspired me, and I hope one day I will break the World Record…” he explained.
Zainab Ansell, the Managing Director of the ZARA Tanzania Adventures-one of the leading tourism company that organized the safari and the expedition explained that,  she is very glad to receive organize such a good expeditions that among many other things, will promote the Tanzania’s tourism in America and all over the world in general.
Last year, the Tanzanian, Lekule, became the first African to spend 8 hours and 36 for a climb and return trip to from the mountain peak.
The first record of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was set by Simon Mtui by spending 9:20 in 2006, followed by Kilians Jornet from Spain spent at around 7:20 in 2010.
Lekule who holds the record of being the first Mount Kilimanjaro climber who used shortest time, called also for cooperation from private institutions and the Government in sponsoring athletes for Mountain Run so that they become better internationally.
During the interviews, Lekule said he is in preparation to set a new record in the high and famous mountains in the world for the initial practice in the country and then abroad.
“I like to promote Tanzania worldly and I have already received many invitations to go out to compete in the Mountain Run. My goal is to set a record in the high mountains, so I still have to practice and will continue to practice here and later outside Tanzania,” he said.
Lekule said that so far, World Record is held by Karl Egloff from Ecuador, who spent 6:53 to climb and slump Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014, breaking the record that was set by Kilians Jornet from Spain who used around 7:20 climbing and descending the same mountain in 2010.
Also, in 2016, Researchers exploring  a remote valley on the mountain (two hours walk from Mrusunga forest in Kidia ward, Moshi rural district), discovered towering tree that reaches 81.5 metres into the sky; and that’s enough to make it the new record holder for the tallest tree on the entire Continent of Africa.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kilimanjaro Bike Trek With Zara Tours

Mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with its beautiful landscapes and wilderness are waiting to be explored in style. offer you, the unique packages of trekking Mt Kilimanjaro by bike.
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Monday, February 5, 2018


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Few people forget their first encounter with Serengeti National Park. Perhaps it is the view from the summit of #NaabiHill at the park's entrance, from where the Serengeti's grasslands appear to stretch to the very ends of the earth. Or maybe it's a coalition of male lions stalking across open plains, their manes catching the breeze. Or it may be the epic migration of animals in their millions, following the ancient rhythm of #Africa's seasons. Whatever it is, welcome to one of the wildest places, one of the greatest wildlife-watching destinations on #earth.

 It’s here on the vast plains of the Serengeti that one of earth’s most impressive natural cycles has played out for years as hundreds of thousands of gorgeous animals, driven by primeval rhythms of survival, move constantly in search of fresh grasslands. The most famous, and numerous, are the #wildebeest (of which there over 1.5 million) and their #annualmigration is the Serengeti’s calling card. There are also resident wildebeest populations in the park and you’ll see these smaller but still impressive herds year-round. In February more than 8000 wildebeest calves are born each day, although about 40% of these will die before reaching four months old. A few #blackrhinos in the #MoruKopjes area offer a chance for the #BigFive, although they’re very rarely seen.

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The 14,763 sq km #SerengetiNationalPark is also renowned for its #predators, especially its #lions. Hunting alongside the lions are cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals and more. These feast on #zebras, #giraffes, #buffaloes, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, elands, hartebeest, impalas, klipspringers, duikers and so many more. It’s an incredible bird watching destination, too, with over 500 species.,,, Email:

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Zara Tours Continues Efforts Towards Environmentally Conscious Practices

TANZANIA, AFRICA–Zara Tours, one of the top tour operators in Tanzania and East Africa, is furthering its environmentally conscious mission statement with help from travelers from all around the world. Visitors can participate in the biannual Clean Up Mount Kilimanjaro trek and tour the breathtaking Serengeti National Park, all while contributing to a cleaner, healthier planet.


This May and November, adventurers from every continent will come to Tanzania to help Clean Up Mount Kilimanjaro while climbing one of the tallest mountains in the world. Trekkers will get to enjoy the majesty of the mountain for a discount off the usual guided trek price, in exchange for their help collecting trash from the trails and helping keep the mountain clear for future climbers.


 For those who want to help–but don’t want to hike–Zara Tours extends an invitation to tour the incredible Serengeti National Park. The 12,000 square miles of the Serengeti is home to the largest animal migrations and is a protected ecosystem for countless species. Through the Kili Cleaning Package offered via Zara Tours, you can volunteer and help to make Kilimanjaro a cleaner, more beautiful place! Those who join us for this option can get a 15 percent discount from the regular rate, plus 20 percent of your money paid will go to the ZARA Charity, supporting charitable projects in Tanzania!
Awarded sustainable business awards and recognition for efforts in promoting environmentally conscious tourism, Zara Tours is excited to invite passionate adventurers to make a difference on their next trip to Tanzania.
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Zara Charity Sustainable Goal is to ensure development is a positive experience for local people

ZARA Charity being part of ZARA tours sustainable tourism plan believes education can be the best approach in transforming communities . Together with our friends and sponsors we focus on building a support system for children by constructing better facility for them to stay and learn, ensuring access to safe and healthy learning environments, strengthening teaching quality,.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Kilimanjaro Health Run 2018

The Kilimanjaro Health Run is conducted every year on the beginning of December  as we celebrate the World's Aid Day. This year the health run was celebrated at the Majengo football field and it was highly sponsored by Zara Charity and Zara Tours.

This years' aim was to ensure the transmission of HIV Aids in our country goes down to 0%. Many runners within and outside the country joined the movement as a sign of support and all with the aim of eradicating HIV Aids.

As we all know many people in our country have lost their family members and friends to this terrifying disease, it is our responsibility to ensure we all join and support all the movements aiming at diminishing the disease.

Zara Charity is a non profit organization founded by Ms Zainab Ansell the director of Zara Tanzania Adventure who initiated a global movement of sustainable tourism and giving back to the community through the network of travel industry partners, organizations, travelers and global citizens who are interested in reaching out and supporting the vulnerable groups in Tanzania.