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


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

Summit Mount Kilimanjaro Along With Thousands of Other Climbers

TANZANIA, AFRICA–Plan your trip up Mount Kilimanjaro this year with one of the top tour companies in the country. Our beautiful mountain was named by the Tanzanian government as a leader for tourism this year, and attracts almost 45,000 climbers annually, all of whom are different ages, at different fitness levels, have a range of experience, and come from around the world.


Mount Kilimanjaro has the distinction of being one of the tallest, most picturesque mountains in the world as well as being one of the most accessible climbing peaks for a great many different people. From a 9-year-old to a 81-year-old, paraplegic to marathon runner, Kilimanjaro is a challenge that can be achieved by many who try, and Zara Tours is here to guarantee a once in a lifetime experience.


Experts estimate that Mount Kilimanjaro has only a few more years before the effects of climate change have a severe impact on the beautiful glaciers at the summits of the mountain. Climbers today note seeing snow melt at an increased rate. Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, and one of the “Seven Summits” of the world, the tallest mountains to be found on each continent.

Choose the route and arrange your adventure up and around Mount Kilimanjaro soon, and earn bragging rights for your remarkable climb.

kilimanjaro-1For 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’s women group, and more.

November 11, 2016 at 6:39 am Leave a comment

Walk With The Animals In Africa

For most people, the idea of a fun vacation is to go from the town or city they live in to another town or city either in their own country, or in a different nation where the culture, language and traditions are different. Seeing other parts of the world—especially where other people live—is a rich, educational experience that everyone should enjoy. But in exchanging one civilization for another, many people are missing out on what constitutes that vast majority of the rest of the world, and that is the rich biological diversity and natural wonder of the wilderness.

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With our wildlife safaris in Tanzania we offer people the chance to see and experience much, much more. We have a variety of different tours that allow travelers to see one of the most complex and biologically rich environments in the world from the comfort of vehicles. But for people that really want to experience what it means to be in Africa, we offer walking safaris as well.

Africa From The Ground

Too often we view nature from afar, either on a television screen, in parks, or simply passing by through the window of a car. A walking safari gives people a chance to be IN nature, and IN Africa itself, getting a feel for the land and gaining an appreciation of the truly vast scale of this continent, the wildlife in it, and what our ancestors had to deal with as they rose to supremacy over the other wildlife in this continent so many generations ago.

2When you undertake Kenya and Tanzania safaris and decide to walk, you get a completely different and yet completely safe experience. Our guides have an intimate knowledge of both the landscape and the wildlife in it. With their supervision you can literally walk off the beaten path and see, hear and feel what it’s like to be in one of the most primal continents in the world. Africa is not a place that you see, it is a place that you feel, and our walking tours give you that chance to really become a part of the African landscape in a way that a tour on a bus never could.

For an experience that you and your family will never forget, don’t just fly to Africa, get on ground and walk the land with Zara. You won’t forget it.

October 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

Witness One Of The Greatest Migrations On Earth

Africa is still one of the wildest, most untamed continents in the world, and because of that, it still plays host to the most numerous and spectacular displays of biological diversity on our planet. One of the most impressive natural phenomenon occurs on the plains of the Serengeti, and wildlife safaris in Tanzania and Kenya give you an opportunity to see this for yourself with a migration unlike anything you may have imagined.

The Pursuit Of Rain

Zebras and wildebeests are herbivores who go where the “green” is, feeding on grasses and waiting for the rains to come that can fill the plains with an abundance of food both for themselves, and the young that they will give birth to in order to ensure the next generation of the species continues. This means that these huge herds of animals are constantly on the move, and when the time is right, the rains come to certain areas of the continent, giving these huge tracts of land the moisture they need to sprout grasses and other plants.

This is the signal that zebras and wildebeests wait for, and when it happens, they make an arduous trek fraught with hardship and danger that tests their endurance and, in some cases, costs them their lives. Our Kenya and Tanzania safaris give you the opportunity, at the right time of the year, to witness one of the largest movements of animal life on our planet. This is an event that has been documented by many nature programs over the decades, but there is nothing quite like seeing it yourself, especially as the continuing changes to the environment and the encroaching needs of civilization continue to put this migration and these animals at risk.

If you have a love for nature and want to see a natural phenomenon with no other equal in any country, come to Africa, and let us be your guide. You can see the animals as they make their journey, battling both the environment and the predators that wait for their arrival, in a primal, natural struggle of life and death. Come to Africa and let our seasoned guides take you on a journey that is nothing like you’ve ever seen, where nature is at its most beautiful and brutal, and life fights for every triumph and moment of peace and family it can get.

October 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm Leave a comment

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