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Plan For The Best Combination Packages for Kilimanjaro Treks, Tanzania Safaris and More

What is the best adventure to have when traveling to Tanzania? Safari? Beach? Mountain? Ocean?

The great news is that Zara Tours offers a wide variety of combination packages that pack together the best Kilimanjaro treks with the greatest Tanzanian safaris. So there’s no need to choose which adventure you would most like to have, you need only decide when you want to have each.

Here are a few of our favorite Tanzania adventure combination packages. Which sounds like the perfect trip for you?

Climb Kilimanjaro & Safari Adventure #1

13 Days / 12 Nights – 7 Day Machame Trek / 5 Day Serengeti Safari

Reaching the top of a mountain like the majestic Kilimanjaro and following the wildest animals in the world on safari are two items near the top of any bucket list. This intermediate expedition begins and ends in Moshi, crosses volcanic rocks and walls, takes you past glaciers, and goes around the crater rim of Stella Point. Finish with the wildest of safaris in the Serengeti National Park.

Package #3: Kilimanjaro & Safari

11 Days / 10 Nights – 5 Day Marangu Route / 5 Day Northern Tanzania Safari

Another of our most popular packages, the Marangu Route is the oldest and most well established trek up the mountain and is considered by some to be the easiest. Follow a successful summit with several days of safari through Serengeti National Park and on a game drive along the inside of Ngorongoro Crater.

Package #5: Kilimanjaro & Safari

9 Days / 8 Nights – 6 Day Rongai Trek / 3 Day Safari

This more scenic route up the north side of the mountain is complete with cave exploration, and has a very high success rate. This lesser traveled route guarantees many breathtaking views as you descend on the southeast side of the peak. After, Lake Manyara National Park is an ideal location to drive past zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and more.

Sustainable Tourism With Zara Charity Package #1

2 Day Orphanage / 6 Day Machame Trek

Are you looking for an expedition with deeper meaning, one that offers an opportunity to get involved? Start off by visiting Kilimanjaro Orphanage and its surrounding projects before heading to Machame Gate and up the Machame trail. Climb from Shira Camp to Uhuru Peak, claim your summit certificate, and return to the plains of this country you have already begun to love.

Take a look at the full itineraries, packed with activities, and consider many similar versions of each of these trips, customized to appeal to every kind of traveler. Once you decide on one of the many possible combination packages, contact us soon to book your trip while your dream expedition is still available.


July 21, 2015 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

8 Reasons to Safari in Africa

If you are looking for an unforgettable, life-changing experience on your next vacation, look no further than the multi-faceted value of embarking on an African safari. From rare wildlife sightings, incredible local cuisine and unique cultural encounters, to the exploration of yourself and the natural beauty that surrounds you, we can only think of reasons to go! (more…)

November 10, 2014 at 11:20 pm Leave a comment

Safari 2014

November 5, 2014 at 6:02 am Leave a comment


Dunnagan Already Holds the Kilimanjaro National Park Record for Climbing the Most Summits in One Month

(Kilimanjaro, DUNNAGAN 2Tanzania- July 24, 2014) North Carolina native, Macon Dunnagan, continues to prove that age is not a factor as he plans his 35th climb to the “Roof of Africa”, Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain at 19,341 feet. Recently, he broke a record for making the most Kilimanjaro summits in one month when he climbed four times in 28 days. At 54 years old, he serves as an inspiration for others as he still has climbs scheduled through 2017.

Dunnagan made his first ascent in February 1999 with little hiking and no mountain climbing experience and has yet to look back. He has since become a Kilimanjaro specialist and Expedition Director for Zara Tanzania Adventures, a Tanzanian tour company based in Moshi.

In 2013, the Tanzania Tourist Board named Dunnagan as a Goodwill Ambassador of Tourism for Tanzania. When asked why Dunnagan climbs the same mountain over and over again, he replied “I enjoy taking other people up Kilimanjaro and giving them an appreciation for the mountain, what it is, the environment and the people of Tanzania.”

Summit OVCAIn 2005, his wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and she succumbed to the disease in August, 2007. He has since dedicated a number of his climbs to raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research and treatments by partnering with Ovarian Cancer “Expedition of Hope.”

Macon Dunnagan has also “tackled” polio, bringing new awareness through his summits, in collaboration with Rotary District 7680’s “End Polio Now.” Though only a few countries still feel the effects of polio, Dunnagan believes it’s important to continue with eradication efforts until the disease is extinct.  He has helped raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for both causes and will continue to do so for as long as possible.

In addition to his mountain climbing skills, Dunnagan is also a published author. Sons of Kilimanjaro is his debut novel and it details the summit of four men up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the individual reasons they have for climbing it and the lessons they learned along the way.
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Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, is focused on wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism, with approximately 28% of the land protected by the Government, the largest percentage of any country in the world. It boasts of 16 National Parks and 32 Game Reserves, 50 Game Controlled Areas, one special Conservation Area (the Ngorongoro) and three Marine Parks. It is home to the tallest mountain in Africa, the legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro; The Serengeti, home to the “Great Animal Migration” that was named the New 7th Wonder of  the World, by USA Today and ABC TV’s Good Morning America; the world acclaimed Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the “Eden of Africa” and the “8th Wonder of the World”; Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind:  the Selous, the world’s largest game reserve; Ruaha, now the second largest National Park in Africa; the spice islands of Zanzibar; and seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Most important for visitors, the Tanzanian people, with a rich history and diverse blend of cultures, are warm and friendly. Tanzania, an oasis of peace and stability with a democratically elected and stable government, is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Union.For more information on Tanzania

dUNNAGAN 1Photo : Macon Dunnagan (Forefront) atop Mt. Kilimanjaro on his 33rd climb, June 28, 2014

ZARA TOURS, founded in 1987, is currently the No. 1 Kilimanjaro outfitter in Tanzania and one of the largest safari operators in the country. ZARA TOURS owns and operates two hotels and three tented camps, and looking to open two new camps later this Year. 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 is proud to be known as one of the best operators in the region with a reputation for providing an exceptional, unforgettable and safe experience.


July 26, 2014 at 9:04 am Leave a comment

Tanzania Safari Tours: Offering Something a Little Different

Zara Tours is proud to announce that we just took part in INDABA. The four-day event focuses on promoting tourism in Africa. It is the largest of three such events in the calendar year. We want to get the word out, not only about our Tanzania safari tours, but about the impact of sustainable tourism.

Making an Impact

This impact is felt by the communities we serve just as much as the travelers who come to trek in the wilds of the continent. Zara offers a unique experience through Tanzania safari tours. You have access to a lot of what tourists would consider “classic” safari sights. This includes close encounters with herds of elephants and rhinos outside of the camp sites, camping under the stars, and various sites along the different camping routes.

We offer both rustic and luxury packages to fit the ideal camping experience for every tourist. If you are interested in a luxury site, please book well in advance. Check with us for a complete list of upcoming Tanzania safari tours. Due to weather conditions and the time of year, not all of the activities listed are accessible. If you have your heart set on doing something specific during your trip, please contact us to see when you should book your adventure.

As for us, we can honestly say that we offer one of the most unique opportunities in Africa. We not only offer competitive travel rates for our Tanzania safari tours; we ask our visitors to see those rates be put to good use. A portion of the proceeds from every tour we provide goes to supporting charities and organizations throughout the region.

Bringing it Full Circle

Zara helps support a local orphanage, the Porter Society, and business opportunities for women (to name a few of the areas we help sustain). We agree that tourism needs to have a positive environmental impact, not a negative one. We also agree that trips like our Tanzania safari tours should be around for future generations to enjoy and that tourism capital should be used go back into the community it serves.

By offering our visitors the chance to see their dollars at work through charity climbs, volunteer opportunities, or simply in the lives our porters live every day, we believe it becomes a truly unique chance to bring tourism full circle. It allows you to visit, experience, and positively impact the world around you. That’s a taste of tourism that you will carry your whole life. It’s also what brings people back to the wonderful place we call home.

So, whether you heard about us through this year’s INDABA event, or you’re simply looking for safari tours that offer something a little different, you’ve come to the right place. Get in touch with us and plan your first or your next trip. We look forward to helping you discover a new way to trek the wilds of Africa.

Zara Tours boasts the most unique Tanzania safari tours

May 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment


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