Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NGORONGORO MARATHON - THE RACE AGAINST MALARIA



Following the increase in death rate in Africa, believed to be caused by Malaria, Zara Tours (since its inception in 2008), has been among the founders and sponsors of Ngorongoro Run - the race against Malaria. The mission has been achieved by ZaraCharity to support The Millennium Development Goals in Africa, which is an education and environmental conservation program, Among the Millennium Development Goals, the Charity is also sponsoring the race against Malaria in Africa.



The Marathon is an opportunity to raise awareness about Malaria which affects between 300 and 500 million people every year; over 90% of those impacted live in Africa and are threatened by Malaria infection if proper measures aren't taken and awareness campaigns are not held. The impact of the disease is severe.


This year, Zara Charity is looking to increase the coverage of the awareness campaign(s) against Malaria to reach more people and save more lives in Africa. Meanwhile, we are three months away from the Ngorongoro Run, and we are looking for individuals, groups and companies who will be willing to join hands with us for donations and other support measures to increase the impact and coverage of the race in Tanzania.

Donate here Zara Charity Tanzania

Available offer from Sponsor website. Zara Tours

For other support please address to, ZARA CHARITY P.o.Box 1990, Moshi Tanzania.

Email: zainab@zaratours.com

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MORE THAN CLIMBING KILIMANJARO: ZARA TOURS EXPLORES THE HIGHLIGHTS OF TANZANIA

The East African country of Tanzania has the biggest land area of the nearby countries, with a landscape boasting coastal plains, inland plateaus and highlands.  It is geographically diverse and powerfully beautiful, attracting visitors from far and wide intent on experiencing it for themselves.  
Tanzania is also very well connected in terms of the entirety of East Africa, serving as a gateway into the central parts of Africa.  The commercial capital and seaport of Dar es Salaam provides access to the landlocked countries of Malawi, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. With this hub for trading and thriving metropolis, Tanzania has all the appeal to draw interested travelers to its gates.

Exploring Tanzania
While considered most famous for the epic Mount Kilimanjaro and the iconic African safaris, Tanzania has so much more to offer than just these activities.  If your interests go beyond climbing Kilimanjaro or riding along on the classic safari, a tour of Tanzania should still rank high on your travel list for the many other wonders that await.
  • Scuba dive in coral reefs.  Just off the coast of Zanzibar and Pemba island are coral reefs that create another world altogether and are a paradise for tropical fish and divers alike.
  • Learn about the culture of the Maasai tribe.  Spend a full day and night with the Maasai tribe of Tanzania to witness their daily traditions and aspects of their culture.  By interacting with the tribal people of Tanzania, you can discover the skills of their ancestors and learn all about their history.
  • Volunteer.  At Zara Tours, we connect with several charitable organizations within Tanzania where you can spend your vacation giving back and supporting the local culture.
  • Take a mountain bike tour.  For a challenge and a visually stunning experience, ride a bike on one of the many vast expanses of land.
  • Learn about flora and fauna.  Guides can take you out of the jeeps and onto the ground to identify insects, plants and other geographical aspects seen on a safari, hands on.
  • Twist on safari.  Interested in the adventure of a safari but wanting a non-traditional take on the experience?  Ride on a camel or horseback.  Fly above the plains in a balloon.  Take the walk at night.  From each vantage point you will witness once in a lifetime views of animals and their habitats.
Tanzania is home to many world famous national reserves and many other unique experiences, offering so much more than the traditional expeditions.  Such a unique country requires an equally unique perspective for experiencing it.  We offer a variety of combination packages so you don’t have to choose between all of the adventures that call to you from across oceans.   Create your own Tanzania trip with Zara Tours today!

Friday, January 10, 2014

ZARA TOURS ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF NEW EQUIPMENT

Equipment to benefit tourists, employees, Tanzanian government

Tanzania, Africa – Zara Tours, Tanzania’s leading provider of Mt. Kilimanjaro tours, announced the purchase of a wide variety of new equipment to enhance the guest (tourist) experience, as well as maintain Zara Tours’ tradition of safety. Tents, sleeping bags and pads, porter’s bags and other essential climbing equipment were among the items recently purchased.

These items are difficult to acquire in the area because of limited quality outlets and high shipping costs, but Zara Tours believes the effort and expense it took to do so will be more than worthwhile, as it has improved the comfort and safety of treks up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Each Mt. Kilimanjaro tour generates commerce for the national park and the government, stimulating the economy as a whole.

Zainab Ansell, owner of Zara Tours, said, “We’re honored to provide specialized Kilimanjaro tours, and new equipment provides our guests with an exceptional experience, not to mention their safety is ensured both ascending and descending the mountain.”

Zara Tours is also proud to announce a recent salary increase for porters and tour guides – increases above those being proposed by the government. It is the fervent hope of Zara Tours to both reward these dedicated staff members and, by extension, stimulate the local economy by giving employees greater purchasing power.

Later this year, on April 25, 2014, Zara Tours will be hosting a Mt. Kilimanjaro clean-up effort as a further measure to show support for the community and preserve this national treasure. This, along with other events and volunteer activities, shows Zara Tour’s continued dedication to sustainable tourism in and around Tanzania, Africa.Click to Read more about kili cleaning

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. Read

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Tour operator constructs school for Maasai children

Zara Tanzania Adventures (Zara Tours) has constructed a new and modern pre-school for Maasai children in Endulen village, in Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region.
The move will provide basic formal education to the children and recruit them in the modern world and get freedom from continued cattle raring activities.
The school will start in January (2014), explained Zainab Ansell, ZARA Tours Managing Director company.
The pre-school has been constructed with funds from Zara Tanzania Charity, Zara Tours, Africa Safari and the Reinhold Beitlich Stiftung Foundation.
She said: “Once open, the school will not only provide education for pupils.  It will also act as a home for them as it will feature a dormitory. 
“The pupils will be provided with clothes, as well as entertainment and health services.” 
According to Ansell the ultimate goal is to provide Maasai children with the opportunity to attend preschool where “they will hopefully learn a life-long love of education, gain early exposure to a classroom and begin cultivating skills. click to Read

ZARA TANZANIA ADVENTURES ORGANIZES FIRST AID TRAINING FOR 50 MOUNT KILIMANJARO GUIDES

  Zara Tanzania Adventures continues to blaze the trail as East Africa’s leading Mt. Kilimanja...