Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Summiting the Peak for Pleasure; Summiting the Peak for Charity

Tanzania, Africa – Zara Tours is proud to announce upcoming Mt. Kilimanjaro climbs, taking place this summer in June and July.

The climbs will feature guide, author, and expert climber Macon Dunnagan.
Dunnagan is proud to bring the summer climbs back to Tanzania for the 33rd and 34th time in a row. While his climbs are largely charitable in nature, his two treks this summer will focus on teaching climbers how to properly summit the 19,000 foot mountain.

Dunnagan has a friendly, ongoing relationship with Zara Tours, which in his opinion, and based on his long term experience in Tanzania is, “the best outfitter and guide group in the [Eastern region].”

“I truly like climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and use that to help with travel shows throughout the country. Zara Tours represents the best of what Tanzania has to offer and this makes it a good value for an adventurer to see and explore the region.”
Dunnagan rarely climbs any route other than the scenic Rongai Route, which exposes its climbers to both sides of Kilimanjaro. He truly believes in the Kilimanjaro mantra "pole, pole" (slowly, slowly) because it is too fantastic a mountain to race up. It gives climbers the chance to completely take in the beauty of the region. 

After more than 27 years in the travel and hospitality industry, and 34 trips to Africa, Dunnagan continues to provide climbers with a high level of customer service throughout their stay in Tanzania, and therefore, visitors can truly enjoy their six days on Kilimanjaro along with a relaxing and scenic safari afterward.
More information is coming soon regarding Dunnagan’s September 2014 and January 2015 climbs, progress on his "Climb Five Times at 55" campaign, and his charitable work with “End Polio Now,”

Ovarian Cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease, among others. He is also finishing a second book, with a release date in the near future.

For more information on Dunnagan and his climbs or adventures, find him on social media or visit www.zaratours.com & www.travelintanzania.com

About Zara Tours

Zara Tours, founded in 1987, is currently the No. 1 Kilimanjaro outfitter in Tanzania and one of the largest safari operators in the country. Zara Tours owns and operates two hotels and three tented camps, has 88 safari and climbing expert guides who speak English, German and Spanish, and a fleet of fully-equipped vehicles that take tourists on safari adventures or treks up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Zara Tours is proud to be known as one of the best operators in the region with a reputation for providing an exceptional, unforgettable and safe experience.