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Plan For The Best Combination Packages for Kilimanjaro Treks, Tanzania Safaris and More

What is the best adventure to have when traveling to Tanzania? Safari? Beach? Mountain? Ocean?

The great news is that Zara Tours offers a wide variety of combination packages that pack together the best Kilimanjaro treks with the greatest Tanzanian safaris. So there’s no need to choose which adventure you would most like to have, you need only decide when you want to have each.

Here are a few of our favorite Tanzania adventure combination packages. Which sounds like the perfect trip for you?

Climb Kilimanjaro & Safari Adventure #1

13 Days / 12 Nights – 7 Day Machame Trek / 5 Day Serengeti Safari

Reaching the top of a mountain like the majestic Kilimanjaro and following the wildest animals in the world on safari are two items near the top of any bucket list. This intermediate expedition begins and ends in Moshi, crosses volcanic rocks and walls, takes you past glaciers, and goes around the crater rim of Stella Point. Finish with the wildest of safaris in the Serengeti National Park.

Package #3: Kilimanjaro & Safari

11 Days / 10 Nights – 5 Day Marangu Route / 5 Day Northern Tanzania Safari

Another of our most popular packages, the Marangu Route is the oldest and most well established trek up the mountain and is considered by some to be the easiest. Follow a successful summit with several days of safari through Serengeti National Park and on a game drive along the inside of Ngorongoro Crater.

Package #5: Kilimanjaro & Safari

9 Days / 8 Nights – 6 Day Rongai Trek / 3 Day Safari

This more scenic route up the north side of the mountain is complete with cave exploration, and has a very high success rate. This lesser traveled route guarantees many breathtaking views as you descend on the southeast side of the peak. After, Lake Manyara National Park is an ideal location to drive past zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and more.

Sustainable Tourism With Zara Charity Package #1

2 Day Orphanage / 6 Day Machame Trek

Are you looking for an expedition with deeper meaning, one that offers an opportunity to get involved? Start off by visiting Kilimanjaro Orphanage and its surrounding projects before heading to Machame Gate and up the Machame trail. Climb from Shira Camp to Uhuru Peak, claim your summit certificate, and return to the plains of this country you have already begun to love.

 
Take a look at the full itineraries, packed with activities, and consider many similar versions of each of these trips, customized to appeal to every kind of traveler. Once you decide on one of the many possible combination packages, contact us soon to book your trip while your dream expedition is still available.

 

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July 21, 2015 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

85 – YEAR GRANDMA CONQUERS THE KILI IN STYLE.

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“MT Kilimanjaro climbing is a tough task. For one to trek this snow peaked highest mountain in Africa, one has to be physically fit and forbearing. But it is so wonderful when one manages to climb the mountain up to its highest point-the Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters above the sea level),” says Anne Lorimor-85 years old grandma, Arizona native in the United States of America (USA) who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to its’ highest peak for the cause!

The grandma is not a sailor. But still she have a right to shout: “Hurrah!” because she managed to reach the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro representing a cause for the oldest people worldwide.

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Speaking with the Guardian on Saturday in an exclusive interview this week, Anne explained that, the core aim of the expedition entitled ‘Kili Climb-Challenge Youth Fund (CYF)’ is to raise some funds aiming at helping disadvantaged kids become all that they can be. According to her, she wants them to know their options and be given the hand up they deserve.

As Anne recalls, it was around 07:30 a.m. on July 12, 2015 after a breathtaking 02 and half hour slow walk from Stellar Point that she managed to reach Uhuru Peak, 5,895 meters above sea level. “For some seconds I totally forgot that there were some other people coming along with me, then after some 15 minutes I saw them coming towards me in a second group and it downed on me that they have made it. We all made!”

She recollected that was the culmination of ‘our eight day Mt. Kilimanjaro climb’ through the toughest Rongai Route that to her still seems like a dream. “Reaching Uhuru Peak was a dream come true but the actual climb is a long episode that one need to grow old first to forget,” she noted “I do like the challenge, that’s why I came to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro though I’m old and I very much appreciate myself that I made it to the Uhuru Peak with the ‘great assistance’ from Wilbard Peter Mrima a professional mountain tour Guide with ZARA TANZANIA ADVENTURES..” Ms. Lorimor explained.

According to Ms. Lorimor, she dreamed to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro for a long time because since she was young she used to read in various outlets on the ‘majesty’ of the free standing mountain in Africa – Mt. Kilimanjaro that’s why she decided to climb it this year to prove to the World that ‘Anything is Possible if you like’ and age is just a number!

Explaining her experience on mountain hiking, Ms. Lorimor explains; “In the US I do climb some hills around my neighborhood, and I do remember in 1964 I climbed the Great Pyramids in Egypt. I thank God that I made it to Uhuru Peak after a good assistance from Wilbard Peter Mrima from the ZARA Tanzania Adventures who was very patient with me. He assisted me very much to fulfill my dream, and next year if God wishes I will come to scale again the highest Peak of Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro…” the old woman explained with tears of joy rolling down her cheeks.

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“I am about to set a World Record climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to benefit disadvantaged kids. People say I’m crazy. An 85 years old great grandmother intending to climb the tallest-mountain in Africa? They’re right. I’m crazy to see every child get the hand up they deserve while inspiring seniors and all generations to seek and experience new adventures.” She further pointed out.

She further added that, her goal in funding this climb also has a direct impact on funding her charity for children.

“I have challenged myself to meet some pretty lofty goals, and I challenge followers of this adventure to give a hand up to homeless, foster, orphan and disadvantaged kids through my Challenge Youth Fund which I began 2004 and will leave as my legacy for generations of kids to have opportunities to reach their full potential and, in turn, to make a difference in the world.” She said.

The grandma who is also a member of the CEO SPACE in the USA further explained that when she landed in Moshi, all climbers were lodged at Springlands Hotel located in Pasua area; one of the ZARA Tanzania Adventures facility.

We were introduced to ZARA Tour Guide, Mr. Wilbard Peter Mrima and received detailed briefing on the actual climb, and prepared for the first hiking early next day.

“At dawn on July 5, 2015; we left the hotel in one Zara Adventure minibus for a ride to Rongai Gate. After formalities which including registration for each climber, our expedition started off.

“The first day trek was tough by all measures. Walking the 6 km from Rongai Gate to Simba Camp was beyond my expectation and that of many of my fellow climbers… I arrived totally exhausted. I was in fact feeling ill, wishing to go back and return to USA for good.”

However, the expedition Tour Guide (Mr. Mrima) in fact managed to cajole me to move on during the second and each of the following days. “However the real test came on the 12th July, 2015 when the expedition was summiting. We left from Barafu Camp where we arrived earlier in the afternoon at 10 p.m. to start the most daring climb to Stellar Point and ultimately Uhuru Peak. It was freezing cold and at Barafu winds were blowing crazily.

“The climb was very slow and the chief guide called for constant breathing breaks. I felt my body aching all over, air was thinner and walking with a torch on the forehead was tricky. At times I found myself sleeping but the requirement was to keep on walking ahead and more so above “At dawn our expedition managed to reach Stellar Point, I thought that was it but I was proved wrong. The order came from the chief guide. ‘Climbers should stand up and moved ahead to cover the last 200 meters to Uhuru Peak!

“To say the truth, I don’t believe the remaining distance was really 200 meters, because we walked and walked for over 2 hours. Lucky enough I and my young brother GEORGE ultimately made it.

“I had many people to thank for the feat but much salutes goes to the ZARA Tanzania Adventures staffs particularly Wilbard who throughout the expedition played the role of my guardian father.

CameraZOOM-20150716114026057“The important person was my ‘fellow woman’ Ms. Zainab Ansell, the Managing Director of ZARA Tanzania Adventures who encouraged me so much to fulfill my dream to reach Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters, above sea level)!” Wilbard Mrima, the mountain guide who assisted Ms. Anne Lorimor to reach the summit of the ‘Roof of Africa ‘ said that, generally the expedition was good, though they found some few difficulties on the way due the ‘old age’ of the grandma, but they made it.

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The Managing Director of ZARA Tanzania Adventures Ms. Zainab Ansell, congratulated Ms. Anne Lorimor for fulfills her dream of scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro to Uhuru Peak.

Her company she added, has a very talented tour Guides, and has fulfilled her dreams of many ‘disabled’ tourists who made it to the Stellar and Uhuru Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro under the assistance of her guides.

I’d love for you to visit our website and choose your Challenge…. and/or Email us: zara@zaratours.com | www.zaratours.com | www.zaraproperties.com

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. Proud to be known as one of the best operators in the region with a reputation for providing an exceptional, unforgettable and safe experience, ZARA TOURS owns and operates two hotels and four 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 also runs ZARA Charity, which plays a vital role.

Source: The Guardian.

July 21, 2015 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

Updated Accommodations Enhance Your Safari Experience

Adventures with Zara Tours are an experience above and beyond the time spent out on safari. Our Tanzania Wildcamps are designed to preserve the safari experience for travelers from beginning to end, making every moment from arrival to departure a memorable one.

So what could improve upon the already comfortable and safe camps deep in the heartlands of Tanzania? Just a little more luxury to enrich your adventure and put the relaxation into your vacation.

Serengeti Wildcamp

Nothing marks the Tanzanian experience like setting foot on the majestic Serengeti. Our wildcamp is near the Southern entrance to the park, centered in this most famous African location. Two new tents open up accommodations to more travelers, bringing the total to 20 tents for 40 possible guests.

Here you can experience first-hand the natural wonders of the black continent. Rest from your safaris against a backdrop of classic landscape, surrounded by the wildlife you came to watch.

Ikoma Wildcamp

Northwest of the Serengeti, this permanent camp boasts 15 tents and 8 round traditional tents called bomas. Recent renovations have transformed this safari haven, further enriching the experience. Stunning views of the savannah surround each of the structures as well as the thatched roof open restaurant.

Choose this wildcamp if you are looking forward to taking a walking safari experience, or are hoping to go on a night drive. As these activities are not allowed inside the Serengeti, Ikoma is the ideal alternative accommodation.

Ngorongoro Wildcamp

As of June 15, perhaps the most exciting update to our accommodations will be the massage service, available only at the Ngorongoro Wildcamp. Recover from your adventures and relax in the skilled hands of our trained masseuses, the perfect end to each full day, and a treat that complements the rigors of your expeditions.

The Karatu area hosts the Ngorongoro crater and its accompanying National Park. In the side of this space, about 140 km from Arusha, lies the Ngorongoro Wildcamp. Made up of 20 spacious tents that can house 2 guests apiece, further renovations for this camp plan to add tents and round bandas, and a reception building to the large dining tent that currently travels with it.

We seek to welcome each guest with all of the hospitality that the vibrant country of Tanzania has to offer. Renovations and upgrades of wild camps welcome guests to embark on a safari in greater style and comfort than ever before.

July 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

SERENGETI VOTED AFRICA’S BEST SAFARI PARK BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS AND SAFARI-GOERS

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A study of more than 3,000 reviews from safari adventurists and industry experts from Lonely Planet, Rough Guides and other guidebooks all agree: Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is the best in all of Africa.

SafariBookings.com, an online marketplace for African safaris, set out to put to rest the question of which park was best for African safaris. Serengeti National Park in Tanzania came out on top, which was no surprise to safari enthusiasts. The study reports, after analyzing 3,008 reviews by both safari travelers and top experts in the field, that Serengeti was the clear winner.

A total of 2,234 reviews were contributed by safari tourists from 63 countries. The remaining 774 park reviews were written by renowned experts, including guidebook authors associated with Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt and Footprint.

The study revealed the Serengeti received an overall rating of 4.91 out of 5 stars. This was the highest score amongst all parks, and thus the Serengeti was crowned Africa’s Best Safari Park.

To add weight to this outcome, safari tourists who visited multiple parks rated the Serengeti an astonishing 16% higher than any other park. The industry experts also rated Serengeti highest. Their reviews tend to be more critical, as they can compare Serengeti to a host of parks they’ve visited in various countries. Regardless, Serengeti came out on top, justifying its first place ranking all the more.

When asked why Serengeti is such a desired safari destination, several repetitive themes emerged: the annual Great Migration (hosting over 2.5 million wildebeest and zebra), top wildlife viewing year-round and endless grass plains that feel like authentic Africa. Also contributing to the choice was Serengeti’s distinction as one of the best places to see most predators including lions, and thousands of wildebeest cross crocodile infested rivers. In addition, visits to the park can be easily combined with other top-class parks of Tanzania.

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Source: https://www.safaribookings.com/blog/260/

July 17, 2015 at 8:46 am Leave a comment

Zara Tours perfect Safari/Zanzibar experience.

Day 1:  Arrive at KIA airport, met and transferred to Springlands Hotel or similar for overnight on bed& breakfast.

Day 2: After breakfast depart for Arusha National Park, after clearing with the park authorities enjoy a guided walking safari in the park which offers great view of Mt Meru. After enjoy the guided walk depart for lunch at The Arusha Hotel. In the afternoon drive to Highview Hotel or similar for dinner& overnight.

MACON22Day 3: After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then in the late evening, drive to and overnight at either the Serengeti Wildebeest Camp or similar.

Macon 27Day 4: After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to either the Serengeti Wildebeest Camp or similar for rest, dinner, and overnight.

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Day 5: Enjoy an early morning balloon ride and later drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Wild Camp or similar for Dinner and overnight.

173R5778Day 6: The drive from the wild camp to Tarangire National Park takes three hours. Tarangire national park is a diverse and picturesque African wildlife sanctuary. Game drives in Tarangire features excellent landscapes views of beautiful riverine forests, acacia woodlands, ancient African baobab trees and endless rolling hills. Resident animals include elephant, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, rock hyrax, hartebeest, dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, warthog and reedbuck. Primates include olive baboon, vervet monkey and bush baby. Other migrant but very common animals include buffalo, wildebeest and zebra. With a little luck you may encounter some rare antelope species such as lesser kudu, eland and fringe-eared Oryx, African wild hunting dog. Carnivores include lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. Tarangire is also a haven for bird enthusiasts who can expect to see dozens of species even in the dry season. In the evening drive to the Arusha Hotel for dinner& overnight hotel.

Day 7: After breakfast enjoy time at leisure and later board a flight from Arusha to Zanzibar. Upon arrival, transfer to Dongwe Ocean View Hotel for dinner& overnight.

7 Beach DinnerDay 8: Day at leisure. Dongwe Ocean View Hotel for dinner& overnight.

10 Beach ShootDay 9: Day at leisure. Dongwe Ocean View Hotel for dinner& overnight.

Day 10: After an early breakfast, transfer to Zanzibar airport for your flight to Moshi. Upon arrival transfer to Springlands Hotel or similar for overnight on bed& breakfast.

Springlands HotelSPRINGLANDDay 11:  After breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight back home.

Cost breakdown

  • Cost per person sharing if 2 pax travelling @US$3610
  • Cost per person sharing if 4 pax travelling @US$3235
  • Cost per person sharing if 8 pax travelling @US$3235
  • Cost per person sharing if 10 pax travelling in 3 safari vehicles @US$3307
  • Cost per person sharing if 12 pax travelling in 3 safari vehicles @US$3235

Price includes

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All meals as per the program
  • National park entrance fees
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
  • Transport in 4X4 safari vehicles
  • Flight to and from Zanzibar

Price excludes

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Drinks
  • Expenses of personal Nature
  • International airfare.

For more information about This package & Zara Tours please  Email us: zara@zaratours.com
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July 13, 2015 at 6:10 am Leave a comment

GEITA GOLD MINE (GGM) 2015 MOUNT KILIMANJARO CHALLENGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TANZANIA COMMISSION FOR AIDS (TACAIDS) AND ZARA TANZANIA ADVENTURES OFFICIATED THE 14TH YEAR OF KILIMANJARO CHALLENGE FLAG-OFF AT MACHAME GATE, IN MOSHI.

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Geita Gold Mine (GGM) in partnership with Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) and Zara Tanzania Adventures officiated the 14th year of Kilimanjaro Challenge Flag-Off at Machame Gate, in Moshi. The Kili Challenge Flag-Off ceremony was officiated by Hon. Severine Kahitwa the Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS) of Kilimanjaro1

This year marks the 14th historic climb for this noble cause with over 500 individuals from across the world participating in Kilimanjaro Challenge flag off ceremony where by 39 climbers will take the flag to the Roof of Africa with Zara Tanzania Adventures and its impact is tangibly seen amongst our communities. The Kilimanjaro Challenge is an annual activity that aims to raise funds from different partners through sponsorship of climbers to Mount Kilimanjaro and to distribute the funds to relevant charities fighting HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.

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During his flag-off speech at Machame in Moshi, the Hon. Severine Kahitwa said, “This year’s climb began in Dar es Salaam on 22nd May this year where former President Benjamin Mkapa, officially launched the beginning of this great journey of which today we are witnessing. The biggest message we take from this climb today is determination, zeal and hope. These three can take us to a higher elevation in this fight. With the zeal, hope and determination you have shown us that Tanzania without HIV/AIDS is possible. The government would like to applaud this initiative by Geita Gold Mine (GGM) and Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) as the Kili HIV/AIDS Challenge has contributed towards raising awareness on the HIV/AIDS pandemic and is supporting the Tanzanian government’s national initiatives towards zero new infections, zero stigma incidences and zero mother to child infections so that as a country we meet the Millennium Development Goals.

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On behalf of the Executive Director of TACAIDS, Dr. Jerome Kamwela said, “What our climbers will achieve in the next 7 days will be a monumental task in our national struggle to tame the deadly scourge. It is this kind of involvement to our society, youth in particular, and realization that HIV/AIDS can be mitigated that will take our country to an ultimate success of seeing Tanzania free of the HIV/AIDS Challenge. It can be done if each and every one of us plays our part. Approximately 1.6 million people in Tanzania are living with HIV/AIDS and about 75,000 new infections every year. This pandemic is mostly affecting the youth of Tanzania and the disease has orphaned 1.3 million children.

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We need to change this therefore TACAIDs in collaboration with Geita Gold Mine (GGM) & Zara Tours and other various stakeholders through Kilimanjaro Challenge; we will continue to provide financial support in order to fight against this pandemic.” he continued to say, “We hope to build a national team spirit in the fight against this menace and I urge other stakeholders from local and international investors to come forward, join us and contribute to the Kilimanjaro Challenge fund so that we can meet our dream of having a zero free generation from HIV/AIDS.”

AngloGold Ashanti Sustainability Vice President Mr. Simon Shayo said “More than 600 people from different parts of the world have participated to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for the Kilimanjaro Challenge initiative which has raised in excess of US$500,000 per annum.

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For the 2015 we hope to raise TZS 1.5 Billion and we are happy to announce that we will reach this amount as we have already received pledges of about TZS 1.2Billion so far. Speaking in regard to the flag-off ceremony he said “GGM is proud to be part of this initiative where various companies which are working locally join forces and participate in this noble cause. GGM leads this initiative by establishing relationships and mobilizing key likeminded partners to raise funds, sponsor individual climbers, or donate through an auction for this cause. Currently in its 14th year, the difference in life changing in the communities is enormous and we are looking forward for an HIV/AIDS zero Tanzania in the near future.”

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“For our heroic determined climbers we say bravo to you all! We highly commend you for deciding to undertake this challenge for a good cause and for fulfilling your dreams. You are set out to conquer the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, not for fun but as a way demonstrate your solidarity with the rest of Tanzania and the World in responding to the challenge of HIV/AIDS, and in particular your devotion sends a message of care and love for those affected in one way of another by HIV/AIDS as well as reaffirming our duty and commitment to fight HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. In reality HIV/AIDS affect us all; it affects humanity in its entirety.” He continued to say, “I would like to urge anyone who would like to join us to visit www.geitakilichallenge.com and see how they can be part of this great initiative.”

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Geita Gold Mine and TACAIDS using the umbrella of Kilimanjaro Challenge is playing a pioneering role in the awareness on the HIV/AIDS pandemic and look forward for the day when Tanzania will be declared Zero HIV/AIDS infection as it is reported that Tanzania’s prevalence rate has gone down from over 13% in 2000 to 7.8% by 2007 and as low as 5.1% today. Let us all rise up to join the fight to get to Zero HIV/AIDS: Zero New Infections, Zero Stigma and Zero AIDS related deaths!

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Speaking about this event, The Managing Director of the ZARA Tanzania Adventures Ms. Zainab Ansell said that, her company has become the guide of the ‘crucial’ expedition for more than a decade to join the government efforts in the battle against HIV/AIDS.

“As you know, HIV/AIDS has become one of the giant problems to our society that’s why I’m saying that, there is urgent need to join forces with the government to fight it; I appeal other institutions and Individuals to emulate Geita Gold Mine initiatives.

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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. Proud to be known as one of the best operators in the region with a reputation for providing an exceptional, unforgettable and safe experience, ZARA TOURS owns and operates two hotels and four 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 also runs ZARA Charity, which plays a vital role.

For more information please visit our website and/or Email us: zara@zaratours.com | www.zaratours.com | www.zaraproperties.com

About Geita Gold Mine: Geita Gold Mine, a wholly owned subsidiary of the AngloGold Ashanti Group, is the largest producer of gold in AngloGold Ashanti. The mine is located in Geita Town in northwestern Tanzania. Geita Gold Mine employs about 3,500 people, 96% are Tanzanian citizens. For more information visit: www.anglogoldashanti.com.

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GGM MOUNT KILIMANJARO CHALLENGE UPDATE DAY 2….!!

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The Second Day start from Machame camp (2980m) to Shira camp (3840m), Hiking time was about 6 hours. Distance: About 9 km’s – Habitat: Moorland.

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The Group rises early at Machame camp and after breakfast they walked about an hour to the top of the forest and then for 2 hours at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone…. After a short lunch and rest, they continued up a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau. By now they will be able to see in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers… and after a short hike they reached Shira campsite at 3840m. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing.

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While the team was on constant challenge with acclimatization, a heavy chilling rain poured along after passing through Lava tower. The magnitude of the rain affected the visibility of the Climbers… However, the team had strong determination which made them push forward for the Noble Cause…

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Captain Quote of the Day: “It was tough… looking at everyone’s eyes…however all 39 Climbers are safe and sound, the spirits are high and we look forward yet for another challenge tomorrow”

GEITA GOLD MINE (GGM) MOUNT KILIMANJARO CHALLENGE DAY 4 UPDATE ……….

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With Full of Energy the Group is excited with great and Positive attitude for the Cause….!!!

Captain Quote of the Day..!!, “Since the launch of the Kili Challenge in 2001, there has never been an incident where we had all the climbers reaching the summit, this year will be different, the team is eagerly to make it, The spirit is high, the attitude are positive, This is what we all want…. As a captain, I will do all I can to ensure everyone makes it to the top, WE ARE HERE TO MAKE THE HISTORY!”  

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Photo; The group of 39 GGM Kili Climber (GGM Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge 2015), who began kili climb July 4th, 2015…

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The most Challenge awaits the team tonight. Right now the team is on the final zone which houses the upper reaches of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks and consists of high altitude artic conditions. At night temperature plummet to below freezing. Large glaciers are now visible from Kilimanjaro’s crater rim.

Captain Quote of the Day: “The fate will be decided tonight. My team is strong and focused. The 39, 2015 Heroes will reach the Uhuru Peak early tomorrow at sunrise…”

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Breaking News!! Geita Gold Mine Mount Kilimanjaro 2015 challenge, 38 out of 39 Heroes make it to Uhuru Peak Early this morning… (July 9th 2015)  It was indeed a tiresome and psychologically demanding task yet the cause is well achieved.…!!

1Quote of the Day: The thrill is indescribable when the team make it to the Roof of Africa”….. And Shout…

“The biggest message we take from this climb today is determination, zeal and hope. These three can take us to a higher elevation in this fight. With the zeal, hope and determination you have shown us that Tanzania without HIV/AIDS is possible…. We would like to applaud this initiative by Geita Gold Mine (GGM), Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) Zara Tanzania Adventures and other stakeholders as the Kili HIV/AIDS Challenge has contributed towards raising awareness on the HIV/AIDS pandemic and is supporting the Tanzanian government’s national initiatives towards zero new infections.., zero stigma incidences and zero mother to child infections so that as a country we meet the ‪‎Millennium Development Goals‬.

211659290_10155719615180462_7740293471049489703_n3Spending some moments on the Roof of Africa the Heroes start their hike down to the final camp this afternoon…..

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July 9, 2015 at 6:57 am Leave a comment

MOUNT KILIMANJARO CHALLENGE WITH ZARA TOURS

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TANZANIA, AFRICA – A group of 45 Embark on Mt Kilimanjaro Challenge with Zara Tours as part of their Research studies.

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The group travelled 54 miles to the top over a period of 6 days, and they all make it to the top with great experience.

Climbers and Tourist from around the world are challenged to take this opportunity for a once in a lifetime experience while experiencing all climatic Zone of the Earth as they reach the Roof of Africa.

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With Zara Tours you can easily make it to the Top with different causes, be it individual fitness, corporate, Fundraising, Charity, Wedding, sports, Research expedition. Etc.. etc….

5I’d love for you to visit our website and choose your Challenge…. and/or Email us: zara@zaratours.com | www.zaratours.com | www.zaraproperties.com

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. Proud to be known as one of the best operators in the region with a reputation for providing an exceptional, unforgettable and safe experience, ZARA TOURS owns and operates two hotels and four 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 also runs ZARA Charity, which plays a vital role.

July 2, 2015 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

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