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Zara Tours & Zara Adventures Awarded Best Tour Operator – First Prize

MOSHI, TANZANIA – When Zara Tours was founded in 1986, owner Zainab Ansell knew she wanted to create an organization focused on community giveback. Before sustainable tourism was a buzzword, she was creating exactly that, founding Zara Charities in 2009. Currently operating two area hotels, 3Lodges and 4 luxury tent camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania, Zara Tours is one of the largest safari operators in the region.

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In June 2019, Zara Tours was honored to receive the 1st prize for Best Tour Operator (Overall), in the Tanapa Tourism Awards/Tanzania National Parks Awards. We also won 1st prize for Mountain Climbing and Best Seasonal/Special Camp/wild camps.

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(Zara Tours Awarded 1St Prize -Best Tour Operator overall winner Award)

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(1st Prize Best Tour Operator – Mountain Climbing awards )

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(Zara Tours Awarded 1St Prize -Best Seasonal/Special Camp overall winner Award)

Ms. Ansell continues to donate a portion of all tourist sales back to the community through Zara Charities and their various projects.

Known for its safety, efficiency, and reliability, Zara Tours offers one of the best values in Tanzania tourism. We are able to do this because We have our own properties and equipment. We also currently employ over 280 guides who speak English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and many other languages. With a priority on education and sustainability – both for and with, our staff and clients, it becomes clear why we would be recognized for our contribution.

The KiliClean Project is probably one of their most notable offerings, giving a 15% discount to trekkers who are willing to clean as they climb. Offered twice a year, this option encourages environmentally conscious trekkers to get all the joy of climbing, with the additional benefit of giving back.

For those not interested in trekking, but still interested in the preservation of ecology, safaris through the new Mkomazi National Park have begun. Designed as a refuge for certain species of endangered animals, such as the black rhino and African wild dog, it features over 75 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds.

About ZARA TOURS: Our full-service African travel company owns and operates local hotels, lodges, and wild camps to create a truly amazing adventure of a lifetime. Tanzania, the largest country of East Africa, offers a landscape for every traveler: white beaches on the coast, the Serengeti plains full of wildlife, tropical rain forests full of monkeys and brightly colored birds, and one of the world’s largest mountains, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

With over 30 years of experience, we offer the best in trained climbing guides, accommodations, and safari operators to give a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget. Find us online at https://zaratours.com.

August 14, 2019 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Zara Tours Offers Education, Opportunity, and Give-Back to Tourists and Community

TANZANIA, AFRICA – June in Africa kicks off the top of the season for wildlife viewing and a pleasantly tropical climate in drier weather, resulting in less mosquito activity. The coastal areas will be hotter and more humid than those further inland, and the mountain areas will drop in temperature significantly overnight, as altitude increases. This weather, that lasts until October, makes trekking the perfect African holiday activity.

Whether hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, or the Ngorongoro Highlands, Zara Tours’ focus is on education, safety, and sustainability. Our Kili-clean program runs twice a year and our porters, along with others in the Mount Kilimanjaro Porter Society (MKPS), trek and clean to keep the mountain beautiful for generations to come. Trekkers who wish to join in this environmental project can do so, and earn a discounted rate on the standard trek fees.

The 5- to 9-days trekking routes are all lead by skilled guides and porters who place safety first, which starts with proper hydration and altitude acclimation. From solar-powered sleeping huts on the easiest hike to slow and steady treks to the summit, Zara’s diverse offerings are given to private climbers or groups and include prepared meals.

ZARA TOURS 1A full circle, we educate porters, who educate visitors. These visitors allow us to reinvest in our communities to provide further education, skills, and the ability to earn income and support their families. It is a mutually beneficial relationship that supports and equips everyone to have a better life.

About ZARA TOURS:

ZARA TOURS was founded in 1987, with sustainable tourism in mind well before it was a trend. One of the largest safari operators in the region, Zara Tours creates one-of-a-kind experiences for tourists interested in safaris through the Serengeti, trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Meru, gorilla watching in Uganda, and more. Our full-service African travel company owns and operates local hotels, lodges, and wild camps to create a once-of-a-lifetime experience, you will want to relive.

 

A portion of all proceeds goes right back into the community through Zara Charities which supports vulnerable groups like orphans, Maasai women, and porters. Learn more at https://www.zaracharitytanzania.org/.

August 1, 2019 at 11:32 am Leave a comment


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