Sunday, December 9, 2018

Zara Charity, An Advocate For Sustainable Tourism and Development

Zara Charity Sponsors the Indian Ocean Coastline Clean up once again.

It is astonishing how much plastic washes up on our beaches.  But that is just the tip of the iceberg in comparison to how much plastic must be in our oceans. Most of it isn’t thrown off ships but is dumped carelessly on land or in rivers and it is  then blown or washed into the sea. 

Ocean plastic is estimated to kill millions of marine animals every year. Nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are known to have been affected by it. Some are harmed visibly—strangled by abandoned fishing nets or discarded six-pack rings. Many more are probably harmed invisibly. Marine species of all sizes now eat micro-plastics, the bits smaller than one-fifth of an inch across.
As an advocate for Sustainable Tourism Development.  Zara Charity alongside TESO and Zara Foundation  took to the Indian Ocean Coastline in Tanga again earlier this November.  The team engaged in a thorough clean up of the Coastline focusing in the area called Deep Sea.  We were able to extract over 7 tons of waste 95%  was plastic bags, 3% mineral water bottles and 2% other garbage. 
 Zara charity is proud to be a sponsor of this much needed call for action and is humbled  to be able to part take in tackling one of the world’s greatest challenges; plastic pollution. In all our operations, we have embarked on a campaign to we recycle, reuse and reduce plastic in efforts to curb Plastic pollution and are at the frontline in raising awareness of the need to eliminate plastic waste across the country.

Join us to raise importance on the need to address biodiversity conservation and  climate change by participating in our next Mt. Kilimanjaro volunteer clean up trek coming up in 2019

Climate change is ultimately one of the biggest challenges of our generation. At Zara Tours we are committed to saving our natural resources and protecting them for future generations.
The purpose of the clean up trek is to ensure the sustainability of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The mountain is the primary source of water for domestic supply, agriculture and hydropower, food, fuel, non-timber forest products (including medicinal plants) and building materials for the people of Kilimanjaro region in northern Tanzania. It also provides economic and cultural benefits and is one of the major tourism attractions in Tanzania. Currently there is very little done to preserve its eco-system. The last three decades have seen a fluctuation in its famous glaciers and icecap greatly influenced by climatic conditions.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Zara Charity Ocean - Beach Cleanup | Tanzania

Sponsored by Zara Charity Tanzania

Each year, Zara Tours Officers, Zara Charity Volunteers, TESO, Mount Kilimanjaro Porters society (MKPS) and other NGOs gather to clean up Tanzania coastlines, Show us how you’re keeping our planet clean by sharing videos of you cleaning up trash and tagging #ZaraCharityTanzania #ZaraTours.

 If you want to join the Project, visit Or email us directly on or #OceanCleanup #ZaraTours #ZaraCharity #EnvironmentalConservation

Friday, November 2, 2018

CEO GLOBAL Pan African Awards 2018

Mrs Zainab Ansell awarded the Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in East Africa’s Tourism and Leisure Sector 2018/2019

On behalf of Zara Tanzania Adventures, Tanzania Wild Camps and Zara Charity It is a great honour to share with you that Our CEO, Mrs Zainab Ansell has been recognized and awarded for being the Most Influential Woman in Business and Government by CEO Global for her a achievements in East Africa’s Tourism and Leisure Sector 2018/2019 during  the high profile CEO GLOBAL Pan African Awards celebration of Africa’s most influential leaders held on the 30th of October 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Organized by CEO Global, Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards(MIW) has been a flagship recognition platform since 2001. With the aim of uplifting and celebrating women’s achievements and contributions to the economic sector in which they operate, their communities and the region’s economic development. 

Women are the backbone of our society as they positively influence every facet of our culture by raising our future leaders, supporting our current leaders and being leaders themselves.

Zainab Ansell is a Tanzanian based business magnate, investor, philanthropist and humanitarian.  Breaking all gender based barriers; She founded ZARA Tanzania Adventures in 1987, organizing African safaris and climbs to Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Today, ZARA tours is East Africa’s Leading Kilimanjaro outfitter and one of the biggest safari operators. She also runs a hotel chain that consists of 9 properties; 7 under the Tanzania Wildcamps unmbrella and two separate hotels . In 2009 she launched Zara Charity, giving back to marginalised communities in Tanzania and
making her footprint in the  global movement for sustainable tourism development.  And more recently launched Zara foundation for ecosystems preservation advocating for land and marine biodiversity conservation with her focus being on cleaning up the Indian Ocean. 

As  she continues to mark her global footprint. Join us as we celebrate her and this honourable achievement. Congratulations Mama!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


The Lodge Is located in the south of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, approx 50km south-west of karatu Town. The Lodge is composed of 10 comfortable luxury tents to accommodate 2guest each, as well as large dining and reception area. 

Where is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area?
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands, and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera. The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years.

 • Unique birdlife
 • All the members of 'The Big Five' 
• Wildlife and wilderness talks nightly
 • Maasai dance and cultural displays 
• Action-packed game drives and safari programme 
• A ringside seat at the annual Ngorongoro migration of the wildebeest and Zebras 

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

TOTO Africans Academy F.C 2018

TOTO Africans Academy Football club Has been granted full football kit by Debra Bibb, Brent Hodge and their families and friends from America (USA). TOTO Africans Academy F.C is found in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Tanzania East Africa and monitored by Zara Charity Tanzania.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Clean Up Day - Moshi Kilimanjaro

Kampuni ya utalii Zara Tours imeshiriki zoezi la Kufanya usafi mkoani Kilimanjaro, ukiwa ni mwendelezo wa mkakati wake wa pamoja na taasisi ya Mount Kilimanjaro Porters Society MKPS, TESO, Zara Charity Tanzania Pamoja na Mkuu Wa Mkoa Wa Kilimanjaro na wadau wengine, kufanya usafi mkoani Kilimanjaro, katika kuadhimisha Wiki ya Usafi Duniani 2018. Zoezi la usafi ikiwa ni sehemu ya maadhimisho ya wiki ya usafi Duniani limeongozwa na Mkuu wa Mkoa, Mheshimiwa Anna Mghwira Ambae alisema kuwa jukumu la usafi wa mazingira ni la kila mmoja na kupongeza kampuni ya Zara Tours na wadau wake kwa jitihada wanazofanya kulipa kipaumbele suala la kutunza mazingira.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Ngorongoro Maasai Pre-school Solar Project


Zara Charity is a strong believer of education for empowerment. The Charity has built a school where children under seven years of age are educated free of charge. The Charity runs the facility with 95 kids, all from the Maasai nomadic pastoralists, The School is the only source of primary education in the area.
Unlike most rural Tanzanian schools where children attend school with no electricity which is a great limitation on their education Zara Charity has tried to facilitate sustainable lighting solutions for its facilities. However, following an expansion and the need for renovation, it needs help to achieve some of its lighting targets for the schools
New panels and new batteries will be used for Isirwa campus for the classroom (reading and also at the kitchen) and new batteries are needed at Enduleni campus(boarding campus) following a malfunction with the old batteries.
Our target is USD 4000.
We would be delighted if you joined hands with us by contributing towards raising funds for our lighting solutions.
Your contribution will go a long way, greatly improving the level of education for these students, which will give them the essential foundation for a brighter future.