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Mount Kilimanjaro Porters Society

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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 comp…

HELP US BUILD A CLASSROOM FOR THE MAASAI CHILDREN

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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.


Zainab Ansell a star among the Top 100 women in Tourism Africa

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Zainab and the entire Zara Tours team we wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation for all who voted for Mama Zara (Zainab Ansell)  as one among the top 100 women in tourism. We appreciate everyone from around the world for this great support!!!!

Special OFFER - Marangu 5-Day Route

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It is referred to as the tourist route because of services available on the way to the summit. Unlike other routes, it is relatively easy, has low success rate because many unfit people attempt Kili trek via this route and fail, it is a popular route and accommodation is in huts. It is preferred by many trekkers. It is also beautiful. It is the easiest and shortest route. Ascent and descent are done on the same path.

Day 1 KILIMANJARO AIRPORT | MOSHI
Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, pick up and transferred to the Springlands Hotel or similar for overnight bed and breakfast.

Day 2 MOSHI | MARANGU PARK GATE | MANDARA HUT
Altitude: 1,830 m - 2,700 m
Hiking distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Leave Moshi town and drive for about 45 minutes to Marangu Gate on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro. Do the necessary paperwork at the park gate such as registrations. Begin hiking through the rainforest from the park gate to Mandara Hut. Stop half way for lunch…

Tanzania Named Top African Safari Destination by Global Customer Analysis

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TANZANIA, AFRICA–An analysis of 2,500 reviews by both tourists and expert travelers declared Tanzania the best place to experience an African safari. This is the second time visitors have chosen Tanzania for this top position, as it also was the highest rated country in a survey back in 2013.


 Third-party booking site SafariBookings.com conducted both reports, finding that customers from around the world were most enthusiastic about safaris in Tanzania. And with the range of ages and variety of homelands of the adventurers who visit the country with Zara Tours, such a consensus is even more compelling




  Many of the people who visit through Zara Tours find that one of the best things about Tanzania is the variety of possible adventures and the richness of each experience. Combination packages are popular among fierce adventurers who want to climb a mountain and go on safari; lay on beaches and shop in Addis Ababa. The opportunity to take multiple vacations and make the most of t…