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 and 4 luxury tent camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania, Zara Tours is one of the largest safari operators in the region.
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.
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.
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