Archive for August, 2009

Meet ZARA at New York Adventures in Travel Expo 2009

ZARA will exhibit at the New York Adventures in Travel Expo October 10-11, 2009. If you want to meet us, please contact us in advance and we will provide you with complimentary guest tickets, valued at up to 15 USD! Just email to zara@zaratours.com.

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August 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm 2 comments

Forodhani Gardens Zanzibar reopened

The renovated Forodhani Gardens in Zanzibar Stone Town

The renovated Forodhani Gardens in Zanzibar Stone Town

After more than 18 months of redesign construction time, Forodhani Gardens have opened again last week. Rehabilitated by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) at a cost of $2.2 million, the park was officially opened on the 30th of July 2009 by Zanzibari President Amani Abeid Karume in a function that was also attended by His Highness the Aga Khan.

The 1.4 acre park has regained its landmark status with a fresh new look that added to the beauty of the old Stone Town, itself a World Heritage Site recognised for its exceptional significance to mankind.

We have uploaded more images of the redesigned park to Flick. And you can read a full article about the redesign of the park on allAfrica.com following this link

August 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment

Ngorongoro Bicycle Race October 2010

The ZARA Charity’s newest project aims at making a change to the lives of the Maasai women in Karatu. Whereas great improvements have been made in the education of Maasai men, the women are poorly lacking behind, due to their burden of a traditional inferior role within their community.

Therefore, Zara Charity wants to build a Maasai Women’s Vocational Training Educational Centre in the highlands of Karatu. Certain skills can help these women to rise above their restricted positions in society and to grant their family a better living by establishing their own business or getting employed. Eventually, they can realize their full potential and be empowered to pursue their own dreams and ideals.

To raise funds, Zara Charity is organizing the “Make a change:  Ngorongoro bicycle race 2010” which will take place on the 31st of October 2010 to finance this project. You can participate in this race, the participation fee is US$20.

There will be two routes, one will be for professionals and it will be on asphalted surfaces only. The other route will be for hobbyists; the route can be used with regular bicycles that tourists can rent from the Arusha Bicycle Club.   

The exact route description will be published on time, it will probably be from Makuyuni – Ngorongoro gate – Karatu town (distance around 40 km). Read more about it here.

ZARA Tours also offers a special package including participation in the race.

August 2, 2009 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment


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