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Now’s the Time to Schedule Your Summer or Autumn Trek Up Mount Kilimanjaro

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TANZANIA, AFRICA–From beginning climbers to skilled adventurers, Mount Kilimanjaro is an awe-inspiring peak to summit in any season for those who love beauty and challenge. The most recommended months to begin on that great adventure are widely thought to be July through October, making now the perfect time to book this year’s trek.

During these months, temperatures, precipitation, and clarity make for an all-around ideal climb, with many groups to join if you’re on your own. Choose from one of seven different routes, and embark on a trek for anywhere from five to nine days. The shorter the trip, the more arduous the journey may be, so select a speed of travel that fits your physical fitness, one that is the perfect blend of comfort and challenge for you. Join a group of 11 or more people, or organize a private climb for a range of different experiences.

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The 7-Day Rongai Route is perhaps one of the most balanced treks, presenting a challenge while still providing some level of comfort. Take a more measured approach on a 9-day trek up the  Kilimanjaro Londorossi Route  for a proud beginner’s accomplishment.

Previous climbers have come at every stage of physical preparedness, often running and hiking more frequently to get ready for the mountain. Deciding what to pack  may be the hardest, as you must account for a variety of basic needs and clothing requirements, while ensuring that your bag weighs no more than 15 kg (35 lbs.) for the porter who accompanies each climber up the mountainside. But since meals are provided, designed to fit your nutritional needs throughout the exertion of the climb, a few snacks should be the only items of food you need worry about.

img_5542Is this the summer you will view the world from its highest freestanding mountain? There’s no reason to wait, choose your adventure now.

 

For more information about Zara Tours and its endeavors, contact: zara@zaratours.com

About ZARA TOURS

ZARA TOURS, founded in 1987, is Tanzania’s unrivaled No 1 Kilimanjaro trekking company and one of the largest safari operators in the region. Zara Tours organizes full-service travel experiences in Tanzania, and provides various choices of safaris and climbs of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, and expeditions in Zanzibar. Zara Tours owns and operates two hotels, two lodges and four tented camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania. Zara Tours provides airport transfer, city-to-city transfer, VIP and regular tour services, to groups and corporations from all over the world. Zara offers additional experiences in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. The company owns 102, 4×4 Land Rovers, 4×4 mini buses, and 4×4 Land Cruisers (all equipped with viewing roofs). The company’s 88 registered Kilimanjaro tour guides speak English, German, French, and Spanish. ZARA TOURS also runs ZARA Charity, which plays a vital role in the local community by supporting vulnerable groups such as orphans, the Maasai women’s group, and more.

June 28, 2017 at 6:16 am Leave a comment

Award-Winning Zara Tours Offers Trips to Uganda

IMG_9606TANZANIA, AFRICA — Zara Tours has long been one of the top tour outfitters in Tanzania, leading visitors from around the world on treks up Mount Kilimanjaro and around the plains of the Serengeti on safari. Now, adventurers from around the world can enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences in Uganda, as well, from white water rafting to bungee jumping.

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These extended services in Uganda are part of an extension of Zara Tours’ mission: To assist the cultures around us while inviting visitors in to experience it for themselves. Fly into Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi National Parks, where you will encounter gorillas and other wildlife, and cruise in a boat down the Kazinga Channel. Choose the weeklong trip to add a special chimpanzee trek to that same journey. For the ultimate East African adventure, spend a full two weeks experiencing the best of Uganda and Rwanda.

kazinga-Channel-Boat-cruiseFounded by a Tanzanian native, Zara Tours has extended into the surrounding East African countries to guide visitors to many other treasures of the continent. From Zanzibar beaches to the heart of Ethiopian culture, Zara Tours welcomes travellers from around the world to enjoy some of the most incredible experiences on earth, with the top adventure company as your guide.

kazinga-channelFor more information about Zara Tours, contact: zara@zaratours.com

About ZARA TOURS

ZARA TOURS, founded in 1987, is Tanzania’s unrivalled No 1 Kilimanjaro trekking company and one of the largest safari operators in the region. Zara Tours organise full-service travel experiences in Tanzania and provide various choices of safaris and climbs of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, and expeditions in Zanzibar. Zara Tours own and operates two hotels, two lodges and four tented camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania. Zara Tours provide airport transfer, city-to-city transfer, VIP and regular tour services, to groups and corporations from all over the world. Zara offers additional experiences in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. The company owns 102, 4×4 Land Rovers, 4×4 mini buses, and 4×4 Land Cruisers (all equipped with viewing roofs). The company’s 88 registered Kilimanjaro tour guides speak English, German, French, and Spanish. ZARA TOURS also runs ZARA Charity, which plays a vital role in the local community by supporting vulnerable groups such as orphans, the Maasai women’s group, and more.

June 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Tanzania Based Travel Company, Zara Tours Partners with American Express, Travelink.

Zara Tours, Zara Tanzania Adventures is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with American Express Travel, Travelink will now operate an International Air Desk focused on supporting clients of Zara Tours from the United States and Canada booking flights to and from Tanzania, Africa.

This new partnership allows Zara Tours to leverage the buying power of American Express Travel and will grant their clients access to unpublished, wholesale ticket options through the Travelink International Air Desk, which offer significant discounts on many international routes.

As a full-service travel agency and American Express Travel’s 2016 Agency of the Year, Travelink will also assist Zara Tours clients with pre and post tour travel planning as well as ensure they have support throughout their journey.

About Zara Tours
ZARA TOURS, founded in 1987, is Tanzania’s unrivaled No 1 Kilimanjaro trekking company and one of the largest safari operators in the region. organize full-service travel experiences in Tanzania, propose various choices of Safaris, the climbing of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru and expeditions in Zanzibar. Own and operate 2Hotels, 2 lodges and 4-tented Camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania. Provide Airport transfer, city to city transfer, VIP and regular tour services, groups and corporations from all over the world. Zara offers additional experiences in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. The company owns 76,  4×4 Land Rovers, 4×4 mini buses, 4×4 land cruisers (all equipped with viewing roofs) and 88 registered Kilimanjaro guides, who speaks English, German, French, and Spanish.

About Travelink, American Express Travel
TRAVELINK, AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL is one of only 10 Centurion level American Express appointed travel management companies. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the company operates nationally with a combination of boutique business call centers, vacation travel retail locations, and a national network of experienced virtual travel advisors. Travelink’s client base includes a range of Fortune 500 Companies, small to mid-market organizations, as well as the entertainment industry, sports teams, groups, and religious & non-profit organizations. The company is an exclusive provider of consumer travel services for American Express Gold Card Members. Travelink leverages the American Express brand and buying power to offer the best value and customer experience.

 

March 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

Explore Uganda & Rwanda

Kenya and Tanzania safaris are not the only tours we provide! We have options to visit Uganda and Rwanda too!

Continue Reading January 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

Meet The People Of The South

In addition to our Kenya and Tanzania safaris, Zara Tours gives travelers a chance to meet with the peoples of the South in Ethiopia.

Continue Reading January 17, 2017 at 6:53 pm Leave a comment

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

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