Friday, September 22, 2017

Ngorongoro Wildcamp





Located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Map), the unique and comfortable Camps  offers Various contemporary amenities such as Dining & Bar Activities, internet, Sundowner cocktails to Bush meals at a private site, fire place, Maasai barbecue, Ngorongoro Multi-cuisine restaurant provide a memorable wild experience.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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 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.

About ZARA TOURS
ZARA TOURS, founded in 1987, is Tanzania’s unrivaled No 1 Kilimanjaro trekking company and one of the largest safari operators in the region. Zara Tours organize full-service travel experiences in Tanzania; and provides various choices of safaris, and climbs of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, and expeditions in Zanzibar. Zara Tours own and operates two hotels, two lodges and four tented camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania. Zara Tours provide airport transfer, city-to-city transfer, VIP and regular tour services, to groups and corporations from all over the world. Zara offers additional experiences in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. The company owns 102, 4×4 Land Rovers, 4×4 mini buses, and 4×4 Land Cruisers (all equipped with viewing roofs). The company’s 88 registered Kilimanjaro tour guides speak English, German, French, and Spanish. ZARA TOURS also runs ZARA Charity, which plays a vital role in the local community by supporting vulnerable groups such as orphans, the Maasai women’s group, and more.
For more information about Zara Tours, contact: zainab@zaratours.com

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mrs. Zainab Ansell :African Travel 100 Women Winner


Mrs. Zainab Ansell is the owner and Director of ZARA TOURS, founded in 1986. Zara is Tanzania’s unrivaled No 1 Kilimanjaro trekking company and one of the largest safari operators in the region.
Organize full-service travel experiences in Tanzania; propose various choices of Safaris, the climbing of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru and expeditions in the Islands of Zanzibar. Own and operate 2 Hotels, 2 lodges and 4-tented Camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania. Provide Airport transfer, city-to-city transfer, VIP and regular tour services, groups and corporations from all over the world.
The company owns 102, 4×4 Land Rovers, 4×4 mini buses, 4×4 land cruisers (all equipped with viewing roofs) the company has 88 registered Kilimanjaro guides, who speaks English, German, French, and Spanish.
Zara Tours is also accountable to Humanitarian assistance, under ZARA Charity a non-government organization established since 15/06/2009. The organization aims at supporting vulnerable groups in the community.
 http://www.atqnews.com/ng/zainab-ansell-african-travel-100-women/

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mount Kilimanjaro Porters Society

 
The Mount Kilimanjaro Porter's Society was created by ZARA Tours in 2004 for the purpose of preventing the exploitation of the local population and preserving the local environment through sustainable tourism. Before the founding of the Mount Kilimanjaro Porter's Society, there was no regulating body to ensure the safety and well-being of the porters summiting the mountain. Given the need for employment, these individuals were endangering their lives to secure work, they received poor quality provisions and safety gear, they overloaded themselves with equipment, and they were not paid fair wages. Also during this time, few porters possessed significant knowledge about sustaining Mount Kilimanjaro's ecosystem or habitat. The creation of the Porter's Society has fought hard to alleviate these challenges through central coordination.
Now the Porter's Society is an established organization with its own constitution, includes over 700 porters, and is completely self governed. The ultimate goals of this society are to protect the rights of the porters that work on Mount Kilimanjaro. The first of it's kind in the area, some of the beneficial measures provided by the MKPS include:
 (1) Weight limits on the amount of gear porters are required to carry
 (2) Minimum standards for wages, rations, and sufficient gear
 (3) Free English education classes
(4) Free first aid and mountain safety education classes
(5) Free educational classes on sustainable tourism and environmental conservation of the mountain
(6) Micro-finance loan assistance and provision of emergency funds for porters' families. 
(7) Health insurance for all porters under MKPS

Additionally, the porters of this society take part in two climbs per year in which they clean the mountain on their way to the top. In these ways the Porter's Society is working very hard to protect the health and safety of the porters while at the same time supporting the community and providing better customer service for tourists.
If you would like to find out more about the Kilimanjaro Porter's Society, please visit their website at http://www.kilimanjaro-porters.org

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HELP US BUILD A CLASSROOM FOR THE MAASAI CHILDREN

 
     Every  child deserves a good start and that is why Zara Charity provides pre  school educational opportunity to children at the Ngorongoro  Conservation Area which will contribute to their educational development  and enhance school achievement later.


    Currently the maasai children get pre-school education where they  learn Swahili, English, basic skills and gaining exposure to classroom  environment this motivates their families to be more supportive of the  formal education and the children stay in school longer and do better.



 Zara Charity with the help from friends and donors from all over the world aims at finishing the classrooms and dormitories used by  the maasai children by furnishing them with all necessary equipment to  sustain the children comfortably. Follow this link to support the pre school project in Ngorongor Crater by Zainab Ansell.