Started ZARA Tours in 1987, organizing African safaris and climbs to Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Today, ZARA tours is Tanzania’s No.1 Kilimanjaro outfitter and one of the biggest safari operators.
She entered the field of hospitality (Tanzania Wildcamps) where currently she operates two hotels, four tented camps and two lodges.
In 2009 through Zara Charity, she initiated a global movement of sustainable tourism and giving back to the vulnerable groups in Tanzania.
KILI CLIMB TO SUPPORT SOMALIA
Facing it worst drought in 60 years, Somalia is gripped by a
devastating famine that is threatening millions of lives. An overwhelming 12 million people have been
affected by the famine in East Africa.
However, Somalia has been the hardest-hit country with the UN
declaring famine in 5 Somali regions.
If immediate action is not taken by the
international community to curtail the preventable famine, over 600,000
severely malnourished children on the brink of starvation may perish in the
next few weeks. Displaced by drought,
famine and conflict, thousands of people are forced to trek under the
scorching heat for hundreds of miles across the Somali desert to squalid and
overcrowded refugee camps in neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia. Women, children, the elderly and weak have
reportedly succumbed to the harsh terrain while emaciated mothers and babies
have reportedly died at the doorsteps of refugee camps. Those who survive the harrowing journey
often end up at the inhospitable Dadaab camp, located in Northern Kenya. Nearly half-a-million Somali refugees are
crammed in squalid conditions in what has become the world's largest refugee
and Highview Hotel are
concerned about the issues plaguing the East African community and would like
to contribute to the relief efforts by raising funds to combat the worst
hunger emergency in half a century.
All proceeds will be sent to the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation
(www.dhaf.org) via Zara Charity. Zara Tours
will organize a climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro which is the highest peak in Africa
through Machame route to help support this. For every climber Zara Tours will wave off $200 which will
go straight to the foundation and help Somalia. The climb is set to be on the
5th of June 2012.
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selfless efforts to enhance the lives of people around her and Tanzania
in General, through her unrewarded volunteering and humanitarian work,
with her non-profit organization Zara Charity Tanzania How do I Nominate Ms. Zainab Ansell?Click Here to fill in the online form before August 1st, 2018. Remember to be specific and give details about your nominee, and the reason(s) for this nomination.Please complete the for…
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!!!!