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Reviewed November 19, 2015

Great local team. They worked very hard and making our Kilimanjaro trip unbelievable. guide was very knowledgeable and extremely clever. He arranged the ascent perfectly and we reached the summit at sunrise. It's a great company. Would highly recommend them to anyone planning on climbing Kilimanjaro. Everything went very smoothly and we always felt well taken care of and safe.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Zainab A, Owner at Zara Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2015

Dear Angus A

Accept my heartfelt congratulation for making it to the roof of Africa! It is indeed a tiresome and psychologically demanding task yet fulfilling.

At Zara Tours we are very thankful and appreciative for your review on our overall facilities and service specifically our team, Guide and everything else you have enjoyed. At ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect of your trip with us.

We value your recommendations most welcome and are looking on serving you once again.

Sincerely,
Zainab Ansell.

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Reviewed November 5, 2015

My daughter and I were looking for a one day safari after returning from Kili climb and contacted a couple of local operators. In the end, Zara came up with the best offer for Tarangire park. We've fully enjoyed our stay at Springlands in Moshi and the game drive during our safari adventure. Many thanks to Mohammed, our guide. Special thanks to Ms. Kitondo for going the extra mile to make our short stay memorable. I would recommend Zara and we'll use them again next time.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Zainab A, Owner at Zara Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2015

Dear 2xCris.

Accept my heartfelt congratulation for making it to the roof of Africa! It is indeed a tiresome and psychologically demanding task yet fulfilling.

At Zara Tours we are very thankful and appreciative for your review on our overall facilities and services specifically our staff and everything else you have enjoyed. At ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect of your trip with us.

You are most welcome and are looking on serving you once again.

Very sincerely,
Zainab Ansell

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Reviewed November 5, 2015

We climbed Kibo mountain with Zara on Sept'15 (Rongai route) and we had a wonderful experience with them.

Kitambia, our lead guide, is probably the best, most experienced guide working at Mt. Kilimanjaro. He gave us very important advices, not only at our climb, but also for later visits at Moshi where we were able to make absolute bargain purchases (checked prices at other places and the savings were tremendous).

Kitambia was permanently evaluating our potential abilities and recommending us on pace and different route alternatives all the time while he always left us to make the decisions. Moreover, the attention we received from the whole Zara team at the climb was PERFECT.

Great company to rely on for your Mt. Kilimanjaro hiking. GREAT.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Zainab A, Owner at Zara Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2015

Dear Eduardo M,

First and foremost accept my heartfelt congratulation for making it to the roof of Africa! It is indeed a tiresome and psychologically demanding task yet fulfilling.

At Zara Tours we are very thankful and appreciative for your review on our overall facilities and service specifically our team, your guide (kitambia) and everything else you have enjoyed. At ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect of your trip with us.

You are most welcome and are looking on serving you once again.

Sincerely,
Zainab Ansell.

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Reviewed October 20, 2015

My wife and I had the privilege of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route in Oct. 2016 and used Zara Tours to make all the arrangement. We found them extremely helpful and would recommend this tour agency to anyone climbing. We had two exceptional guides in Gilbert and Norbert and were appreciative of their professionalism and expertise. The porters used by this organization were also exceptional and their hard work was nothing short of amazing. If by chance you have the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro please give generously to the porters as they are dependent on our financial support.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Zainab A, Owner at Zara Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2015

Dear reali_12,

Accept my heartfelt congratulation for making it to the roof of Africa! It is indeed a tiresome and psychologically demanding task yet fulfilling.

At Zara Tours we are very thankful and appreciative for your review on our overall facilities and service specifically our team, your Guide, Porters and everything else you have enjoyed. At ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect of your trip with us.

We value your recommendations, most welcome and are looking on serving you once again.

Sincerely,
Zainab Ansell.

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Reviewed October 14, 2015

An African Safari was at the top of my bucket list. Zara was a perfect choice for our group. Not only did they provide us with an outstanding experience in the many parks we visited but I requested Zara set up several side trips. While staying in the Sarengeti tented wild camp Zara arranged a sunrise balloon ride over the Serengeti. We were picked up at our camp by the balloon company while it was still dark. On our way to the balloon site the driver spotted a fresh kill by several lions. He took the time to stop and let us watch. This was a wonderful bonus for us.
Our ballon ride was spectacular. Our guide provided training and instruction to all the riders and we all felt safe while tethered to the basket for extra safety. We floated gently over the Serengeti and saw many animals from a new vantage point. My favorite was the herd of elephants trumpeting at us as we floated over them. After we landed we were taken to a remote area where we enjoyed a full English breakfast including champaign. We were entertained by watching giraffes eating leaves from nearby trees and a line of wildebeests following each other across the African plains.
After we completed our Safari we returned to the Springlands Hotel. We enjoyed a warm welcome from the staff. We still had one more adventure to take to complete our trip. I had Zara set up a 3 day trip to Zanzibar. We took a small plane from an airport near the Springlands Hotel. We were greeted by a van that took us to the Tembo Hotel in Stone Town on a beautiful beach right on the Indian Ocean.
The next morning we were transported to the Ras Michamvi Beach Resort. What a Paradise!!! Our stay was so short that we could not take advantage of the full day snorkel that was offered. We asked if there was any other way we could snorkel. The staff graciously set up a private excursion for us. The six people in our group were greeted by two guides who took us to a wonderful spot by boat and showed us the underwater beauty the surrounds Zanzibar. While on the boat ride they took the time to show us many points of interest.
We had the opportunity to have a lobster dinner that night. We ate in the dining area that was a huge thatched roof open sided building that let us enjoy the sight s and sounds of the Indian Ocean.
A HUGE thank you to Zara and staff for making my dreams come true!!!

Date of experience: November 2014
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