Archive for December, 2016

Africa Is About More Than Animals

The continent of Africa, like any other region of the world, is one with diverse life, landscapes and cultures. No one part of the continent is exactly the same as the other, and the lifestyle of people in the Sahara is very different from those in the Congo. And while today, it’s the animal life and the continent’s great fortune to still enjoy that biological diversity, wildlife safaris in Tanzania and Kenya are far from the only way to enjoy what Africa has to offer. For people that are looking for something different, Zara Tours has many options available.

Learn About The Past

The Zara Stone Age Experience and Zara Maasai Adventure are both about history, culture and tradition. With the stone age experience, travelers get a chance to see what primeval life was like for humanity’s earliest peoples. You’ll get a chance to see—and try—early survival techniques and gain a greater appreciation both for the land, and how far we’ve come. With the Maasai adventure, you can meet the Maasai people, who, in many ways, still live a traditional lifestyle that works with the land instead of attempting to conquer it.

In both journeys, you won’t just get to see, you will get to do, and to interact with people and nature in a way that a traditional tour never could. For people that prefer something more hands on, more experiential, and more people-centric, these are highly recommended.

By Bike, Beast Or Sea

For people that want to travel a different way, we have tours that let you see Africa in very different ways. People that enjoy cycling can take their very own bike tour and take in the majesty that is Mt. Kilimanjaro. For people that have always entertained a dream of crossing the land on a faithful steed, we have journeys by camel or horseback, depending on your preference. And for people that want to see a different kind of animal life, take to the ocean with our scuba diving tour packages.

Of course, we always Kenya and Tanzania safaris available for people that want the more traditional African experience, but for anyone that wants to do something a little bit different, Zara is here for you. Contact us today, or look at our specific packages on the website to find out which African experience is the right one for you.

December 28, 2016 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Take Your Company To Africa

Wildlife safaris in Tanzania and Kenya are something that Zara Tours takes great pride in specializing in. But what many people don’t realize is that while we’re happy to let individuals, couples and families enjoy the wonders of the African wilderness, we don’t just stop there. We also offer corporate tours for companies that want the ultimate African experience for their employees, and now, more than ever, we’re ready to serve your company needs.

A Company Safari

There are many different reasons you might want to consider a corporate tour. In some cases, a trip to Africa can be a well-earned reward for hardworking employees when you want to show them just how much you appreciate their efforts. Kenya and Tanzania safaris, in this case, aren’t just a great display of employer appreciation, these trips can also potentially provide a lifetime of memories and an experience that they just can’t get anywhere else. That’s a valuable gift that, for some, may exceed any financial reward.

On the other hand, there can be professional benefits to a corporate tour. Team building efforts and other professional development activities can often be more effective—and more fun—when employees are taken out of their comfort zone and familiar office environments.

Working together on team development against the backdrop of the African wilderness can often forge bonds and emphasize the importance of teamwork in a way that no seminar in an auditorium can. Experience is always one of the best teachers, and the African experience is one that is memorable, enjoyable and makes an impact.

Organize Your Trip Today

Obviously, a corporate tour is something that takes an immense amount of planning, so the earlier you start, the better. You need to determine exactly what you want to get out of a corporate tour, whether it’s purely as a reward to employees, or an important part of your professional development plans. Once you’ve got your goals clearly outlined, that’s where Zara Tours comes in.

We have extensive experience in organizing large scale, group tours, and we know what to do to ensure a smooth traveling experience for your company and the people in it. We can guide you every step of the way in finding out what locations and activities will work best for your staff, and put together an itinerary that will be both productive and unforgettable.

December 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment


Tanzania, Africa –This month retired Chief of the Tanzania Peoples Defense Forces (TPDF) General George Waitara led a team of trekkers up Mount Kilimanjaro, including several key government officials, on the Uhuru Expedition to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Tanzania’s independence.

An experienced Kilimanjaro climber, General Waitara spoke at the flag ceremony before the expedition and emphasized the importance of cleaning, protecting, and conserving Mount Kilimanjaro. The theme for the historic expedition, which drew 36 climbers for a six-day trek through the renowned Marangu route, was “Maintaining Cleanliness and a Safe Environment on the ‘Crown of Africa’!“


15497612_1891056357794845_1607315280_nThe expedition was organized by Zara Tours, based in Moshi, Tanzania, and it drew several keynote speakers who echoed the importance of protecting Tanzania’s land from poachers and supporting domestic tourism and opportunities for Tanzania and its people. These key participants included Minister of Natural Resource and Tourism Prof. Jumanne Magembe; Regional Commissioner of Kilimanjaro Said Meck Sadick, Managing Director of Tanzania Tourist Board Devotha Mdachi; Director General of Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) Mr. Allan Kijazi; Ambassador Charles Sanga; and Chief of Land Force Operation and Training Brig. General Jairo Mwaseba.

1-2“Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from many lands but can only be climbed from its home- Tanzania,” explained Prof. Magembe during the flag ceremony. The Uhuru Expedition has become an annual event to mark Tanzania’s independence and promote the nation’s environmental preservation and tourism.


On December 9, 1961, Tanganyika attained independence from Britain and became known as the country of Tanzania. To mark the occasion, the Uhuru Torch was lit on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Uhuru Expedition has become a yearly event, welcoming climbers from all around the country to celebrate the day and its meaning for Tanzania.


Zara Tours’ current special offer can save travelers up to $150 if trips are booked by December 31, 2016. Join the Independence Day trekkers and the many others who have summited Africa’s highest mountain, the snow-capped Kilimanjaro. For more information about Zara Tours, contact:

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 Mount Kilimanjaro. ZARA TOURS also runs ZARA Charity, which plays a vital role in the local community by supporting vulnerable groups such as orphans, Maasai women’s group, and more.


December 14, 2016 at 10:15 am Leave a comment


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