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85 – YEAR GRANDMA CONQUERS Mt. KILIMANJARO IN STYLE.

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“MT Kilimanjaro climbing is a tough task. For one to trek this snow peaked highest mountain in Africa, one has to be physically fit and forbearing. But it is so wonderful when one manages to climb the mountain up to its highest point-the Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters above the sea level),” says Anne Lorimor-85 years old grandma, Arizona native in the United States of America (USA) who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to its’ highest peak for the cause! The grandma is not a sailor. But still she have a right to shout: “Hurrah!” because she managed to reach the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro representing a cause for the oldest people worldwide.
Speaking with the Guardian on Saturday in an exclusive interview this week, Anne explained that, the core aim of the expedition entitled ‘Kili Climb-Challenge Youth Fund (CYF)’ is to raise some funds aiming at helping disadvantaged kids become all that they can be. According to her, she wants them to know their options and be given the hand up they deserve. As Anne r…

ZARA’S NGORONGORO WILD CAMP IN NGORONGRO CONSERVATION AREA – TANZANIA RECEIVES 2015 GLOBAL CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FROM TRIPADVISOR

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The Director of Zara Tours & Zara Properties is Proud to announce that the Ngorongoro wild camp in Ngorongoro, Tanzania received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor recently. This prestigious award is given to businesses worldwide that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. It places Ngorongoro wild camp in the top-performing of all tourist businesses around the world on TripAdvisor in 2015. Ms. Leila Ansell, Zara Properties general manager said, “We are very honored to receive this recognition. It means a lot to us especially because Trip Advisor is one of the most reputable sources of tourism and hotel information for global travelers. This goes to show that Ngorongoro wild camp has earned its place among the leading wild camps in Ngorongoro Conservation area. Our clients have always been at the core of our operations as we thrive to ensure that their experiences in Ngorongoro are beyond memorable.” “Winning the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellenc…

GEITA GOLD MINE (GGM) 2015 MOUNT KILIMANJARO CHALLENGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TANZANIA COMMISSION FOR AIDS (TACAIDS) AND ZARA TANZANIA ADVENTURES OFFICIATED THE 14TH YEAR OF KILIMANJARO CHALLENGE FLAG-OFF AT MACHAME GATE, IN MOSHI.

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Geita Gold Mine (GGM) in partnership with Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) and Zara Tanzania Adventures officiated the 14th year of Kilimanjaro Challenge Flag-Off at Machame Gate, in Moshi. The Kili Challenge Flag-Off ceremony was officiated by Hon. Severine Kahitwa the Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS) of Kilimanjaro.

This year marks the 14th historic climb for this noble cause with over 500 individuals from across the world participating in Kilimanjaro Challenge flag off ceremony where by 39 climbers will take the flag to the Roof of Africa with Zara Tanzania Adventures and its impact is tangibly seen amongst our communities. The Kilimanjaro Challenge is an annual activity that aims to raise funds from different partners through sponsorship of climbers to Mount Kilimanjaro and to distribute the funds to relevant charities fighting HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. 
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OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NGORONGORO PRE-SCHOOL IN NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

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I'm happy to announce the official opening of the ‪Ngorongoro pre-school in Ngorongoro Conservation area - Tanzania.

THE SEASON 8 OF NGORONGORO MARATHON 2015 WENT WITH GREAT SUCCESS..!!

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Ngorongoro Marathon‬ is among unique community themed-multi-cultural series of events designed with entertainment packages including but not limited to ‪adventure safari‬’s (pre & post ‪‎marathon‬ tour packages), open festivals, overnight carnivals, football matches, stage performances and red carpet award ceremony; heavily concentrated in ‪Karatu town‬ for almost five days including pre-events. Flagged off by Honorary Fredrick Sumaye (the former prime minister of Tanzania from 1995 – 2005), The Season 8th of Ngorongoro Marathon was a huge success. The African Charity Marathon attracts a spectrum of runners from professionals to amateur joggers. The course is a 21km loop from Loduare, the main gates to Ngorongoro Crater, back to Karatu Town. The Ngorongoro Marathon was launched in 2008 to contribute to ongoing global and national efforts towards the fight against malaria. Community involvement and mobilization in the fight against malaria needs bold and innovative ideas, the mara…

SUSTAINABLE NURSERY EDUCATION SERVES PASTORALISTS' KIDS.

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Recently the East Africa’s Ngorongoro Marathon took place in Karatu Township racing from Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s main gate, the famous wildlife and Tourist Park in northern Tanzania, attracting students, volunteers, tourists, tour operators, artists, and celebrities, among other runners.
Organised by local tour company, ZARA Tanzania Adventures, the 21-kilometre half marathon race took place on April 19 and attracted runners from East Africa, Africa, and other parts of the world who came together for charity running in support of poor children and women living in areas neighbouring northern Tanzania’s wildlife parks. The Coordinator of the Zara Charity, Emmanuel Gabriel explained that, the ZARA Charity’s newest project aims at making a change to the lives of the Maasai women in Karatu. 
“The  Ngorongoro Marathon is primarily organised to support the community in different ways entitled “Run for Charity,” adding that the event is among a unique community-themed, multi-cultural …

ZARA TOURS TO HOST THE EIGHTH ANNUAL NGORONGORO MARATHON

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Tanzania, Africa — As a proud representative and supporter of a number of community development projects throughout Tanzania, ZARA Tours—currently the No. 1 Kilimanjaro outfitter in Tanzania, and one of the largest safari operators in the country—is excited to host the 8th Annual Ngorongoro Marathon, taking place 18th April 2015 in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
As a unique, community-themed, multi-cultural event, this year’s Ngorongoro Marathon has been designed to offer a variety of entertainment packages, including, but not limited to: adventure safaris (pre & post marathon tour packages), open festivals, overnight carnivals, football matches, stage performances and a red carpet award ceremony. All events and celebrations (including pre-events) will take place over a five-day period in the heavily concentrated town of Karatu.

History:
In 2008, Ms. Leila Ansell and Mama Zainab Ansell—each CEO’s of ZARA Tanzania Adventures—came up with the idea to create a unique community outrea…

MY SPEECH; ON PUBLIC LECTURE HELD AT MOSHI COOPERATIVE UNIVERSITY, ON THE THEME: “UNEXPLOITED OPPORTUNITIES IN TOURISM INDUSTRY”.

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Yours Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am delighted to be invited and to join all of you here; this is my first invitation to Moshi Cooperative University Session. I am entrepreneur with dedications on Tourism sector with particular interests on accommodation facilities, mountain climbing and safari business in Tanzania and East Africa at large. I officially founded a company called ZARA tours in 1987. I have been socially responsible about the impacts of Tourism activities and have developed my business around sustainable development practices and I strongly believe and practice giving back to the community. Yours Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen It is my pleasure to congratulate and thanks Moshi Cooperative University Authority (MoCU) in collaboration with the Universities Providers Worldwide (UPW) for organizing such a great session. Their support is very much appreciated, with the fact that, the impact of this event will not only b…

ZARA TOURS AWARDED A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION BY AFRICA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION (ATA) FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION IN PROMOTION OF TRAVEL TO AFRICA.

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January 27, 2015, in  Los Angeles, California  Michael Madison, The President of Africa Travel Association (‪ATA) Presented a certificate of Appreciation to Zara Tours for its outstanding Contribution to the advancement and Promotion of Travel to ‪Africa, and collected by Mr. Rashid Adam, the Director of marketing for Zara Tours.