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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.

ZARA TOURS TO HOST THE EIHGTH ANNUAL NGORONGORO RUN.

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Scheduled to take place on 18th April 2015, 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. History: Ngorongoro marathon is a community outreach initiative bestowed under Zara Charity Tanzania and the idea was invented in 2008 by Ms. Leila Ansell and Mama Zainab Ansell among CEO’s of ZARATanzania Adventures in supporting Zara Charity organization community development projects. Together with various stakeholders the race was positively accepted and promoted to its success. Until its 7th season Ngorongoro marathon took on promotional campaigns for Malaria being entitled “The Race against Malaria”. Ngorongoro marathon is officially registered an…

PUBLIC LECTURE ON "TOURISM"

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MOSHI, KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA: The Universities Providers Worldwide (UPW) in collaboration with Moshi Cooperative University and IBF/Africa has organized a "Public Lecturer" at Moshi Cooperative University on "Tourism as an Integral Part of Tanzanian Economy". Public lectures are part of college and public education and it will be given by Madame Zainab Ansel on January 29, 2015.  The lecture would highlight Ms. Ansel's resounding 28 years experienced as an entrepreneur in the tourism industry as the Managing Director ofZARA Tanzania Adventuresand former Air Tanzania staff.  We expect the issue of Sports Tourism to be exploited fully and graduates to be sensitise about the benefits of engaging in the tourism sector after the completion of their college degrees. We welcome the education stakeholders and the public to come in big numbers! You are welcome They call it Africa! We call it Home!

HE SCALED MT KILIMANJARO 35 TIMES, BURIED HIS WIFE ON ROOFTOP

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The North Carolina native, Macon Dunnagan (R) posses for a photo with the writer of this feature
The government initiative in promoting Tanzanian potentials in the US has registered remarkable achievements after a 54-year old American for the 35th time descended from the top of Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895m ASL), Africa’s tallest free standing mountain for the cause. The North Carolina native, Macon Dunnagan, continues to prove that age is not a factor as he did his 35th climb to the “Roof of Africa”, Tanzania’s Mt Kilimanjaro, and the world’s tallest freestanding mountain at 5,895m above the Sea level (19,341 feet) where he claims to ‘bury’ the remains of his late wife! Recently, he broke a record for making the most Kilimanjaro summits in one month when he climbed four times in 28 days. At 54 years old, he serves as an inspiration for others as he still has climbs scheduled through 2017. Dunnagan made his first ascent in February 1999 with little hiking and no mountain climbing experience …

ENVOYS: WE HAVE CONQUERED MT KILIMANJARO

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Nine High Commissioners out of twenty three from Tanzania who represent the country in different countries in the World are not sailors. But still they have a right to shout: “Ahhoy There!” because they managed to reach the top Mt Kilimanjaro (the snow capped mountain and the Roof of Africa); aims at promoting tourism in Tanzania and the countries that are representing. Ambassador Adadi Rajab who represents Tanzania in Zimbabwe was among nine High Commissioners who reached the highest peak of Mt Kilimanjaro (Uhuru Peak-5,895 m ASL) recalls that it was around 7.30 a.m. on December 21, 2014 after a breath taking two-and-half-hour slow walk from Stella Point that she managed to reach Uhuru Peak, 5,895 metres, above Sea level. “For some seconds I totally forgot that I came along with my fellow Ambassadors including Joseph Sokoine (Director Europe and America) and Mzee Daniel Ole Njoolay (who represents Tanzania in Nigeria). Some 15 minutes or so later turning I saw them (Ambassador Sokoine …

THE HEART OF GIVING!

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In year 2014, ZARA Tanzania Adventures has been able to exponentially expand its reach and give back to community to thousands of people across our country through ZARA Charity in many ways. On behalf of all the people, partners and volunteers who  positively impacted by our message and resources, thank you to our supportive clients and sponsors for helping to provide malaria awareness (Project Ngorongoro Marathon), education (ProjectNgorongoro Maasai Pre-School), and hope to those in need through Kilimanjaro Orphanage Center in Moshi and others. Our goal for 2015 year-beginning campaign, is to raise $40,000 to cover running and operational cost for 45 enrolled Maasai kids at Ngorongoro Pre-school. Also for the purpose of expanding our outreach, grow our community, increase awareness of malaria, develop and distribute our multi-platform children development and women empowerment we are launching ‘eCAMPAIGN’ Initiative in 2015,[Explore-Excite-Empower]. We can’t do it without your help…