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ZARA TOURS OFFERS EASTER EVE SPECIAL AND CONTINUES TO SUPPORT MOUNT KILIMANJARO PORTERS SOCIETY

TANZANIA, AFRICA–This April and May, Zara Tours will once again take time during the slow season to help support the Mount Kilimanjaro Porters Society (MKPS) by investing in and training new porters.

MKPS was founded by Edson Matauna, who had himself been guiding travelers up the mountain for many years. Recognizing the lack of support that porters faced, from insufficient salaries to dealing with tips, Matauna set out to advocate for the rights and recognition of hardworking porters. The vision mission for the program was designed to build the capacity of porters in managing tour operations more professionally, while also improving the living and working conditions of the porters the education and acquiring special skills.

Zara Tours was one of the first to support MKPS, and has always looked for ways as a company to support the nearby people of Tanzania. By providing much of the gear needed by the porters and advocating for the values of MKPS, Zara continues to recognize the value of the services that the porters offer.

This season, as the porter’s society welcomes new additions and new skills, Zara Tours is offering a special Easter Eve discount, with $200 USD off when travelers book a trip for two anytime before May 1 for travel anytime in 2016. For more details, check out the Zara Tours website. Zara Charity receives a portion of the proceeds from every trip scheduled, so when you book your trip, you are also supporting the same porters who will help you to the top of the mountain.

Mountain porters pride themselves on enhancing the experience for climbers, befriending them and taking care of their needs in the highly unfamiliar slopes of Kilimanjaro. With the flexibility and independence made possible by the MKPS, the porters can actually own homes and run businesses on the side. Learn from the porters who have spent decades traveling up and down the storied slopes of Kilimanjaro as you make your own historic climb.

For more information about Zara Charity and its endeavors, contact:

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 in the local community by supporting vulnerable groups such as orphans, maasai women group, and more.

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March 29, 2016 at 6:10 am Leave a comment

9TH ANNUAL NGORONGORO MARATHON TO SUPPORT EDUCATION AND THE FIGHT AGAINST MALARIA IN AFRICA

TANZANIA, AFRICA–This coming April is the 9th annual Ngorongoro marathon, an event held to raise money and awareness for the fight against Malaria, and to support the Maasai Pre-school. Hosted by Zara Tours together with its sister group Zara Charity, the Ngorongoro Run will welcome more than 1,200 runners from 20 different countries to compete in what has been the single largest educational undertaking in the district and the region.
This year’s run will be held on 16th April 2016, and is open to any and all runners looking to compete in one of the largest half marathons in Tanzania. This race has been recognized by the Tanzania Olympic Committee, and is a qualifying race for the national team.

To celebrate and offer opportunities for more people to support this cause, Zara Tours is presenting a special chance to attend the event. The world-renowned tour operating company will be giving away a trip for two to attend the Ngorongoro marathon in Tanzania. For more details, visit the Zara Tours Facebook page and Register here

5In addition to the marathon, the event will also include other sponsored events in Ngorongoro, such as a visit to malaria projects and a dinner gala held after the run at the High View Hotel in Karatu. To receive more information about attending, competing in, or sponsoring this event, please contact Zara Charity.

Zara Tours and Zara Charity hope to bring together the public and the private sectors to raise national awareness for the fight against malaria, Education and significantly drive up the prevention and treatment of the disease.

For more information about Zara Charity and its endeavors, contact: zara@zaracharitytanzania.org and/or zara@zaratours.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 in the local community by supporting vulnerable groups such as orphans, maasai women group, and more.

For more information about the Season 8 of Ngorongoro marathon 2015.

For more information about Ngorongoro pre-school and how you could get involved.

February 15, 2016 at 8:10 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


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