About Zara

Zara Tours  provides high quality travel and tour services in the East Africa. We have strong experiences in years of the regional Tours & Travel industry.

Zara Tours has evolved into Tanzania’s largest Kilimanjaro outfitter and one of the largest safari operators in the region; currently operates 2 Hotels and 4-tented Camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania. Provide VIP, honeymoon and regular tours; Airport transfer, city-to-city transfer, ground handling services, groups and corporations from all over the world.

We also arrange bookings in quality 3-4-5 star hotels and boutique hotels, holiday resorts, Spa & Thermal hotels, in all Regions and Destinations of Tanzania and East Africa. Further to that we always tailor makes the programs depending on the client’s needs, interests and budget.

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2020- CONSUMER CHOICE AWARD 13TH December 2020

2020- Best Tour Operator (Overall Winner)

2020- Best Tour Operator (Mountain Climbing)

2020- Best Seasonal/ Special Camp

2020- 2nd TANAPA TOURISM AWARDS 2020 Best Tour Operator (Overall)

2020- 2nd TANAPA TOURISM AWARDS 2020 Best Tour Operator (Northern Park)

2020- 2nd TANAPA TOURISM AWARDS 2020 Best Tour Operator (Mountain Climbing)

2020- 2nd TANAPA TOURISM AWARDS 2020 Best Tour Operator (Walking Safari)

2020- Best Seasonal Camp SERENGETI WILD CAMP

2020- 2st TANAPA TOURISM AWARDS 2020 2ND Prize

2020- TANZANIA NATIONAL PARKS Certificate of Appreciation

2019- 1st TANAPA TOURISM AWARDS 2019 1st Prize

2017/2018- Awarded the best tour operator in Tanzania (overall Winner)

2017/2018- Awarded the best tour operator ( Mountain Climbing) including Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru

2017/2018- Awarded the best seasonal/special camp in the Serengeti national park

2016 – Zara’s Ikoma Wildcamp awarded Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.

2015 – Traveler’s Eye Presents Sustainable Business Award honoring Zara Tanzania Adventures on its outstanding contribution in Conservation, Community Development, and Capacity Building Achievement – Tourism for future Africa Awards – 2015.

2015 – Zara’s Ngorongoro Wildcamp awarded Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.

2015 – Zara Tours Awarded a certificate of Appreciation by Africa Travel Association ( ATA) for outstanding contribution in Promotion of Travel to Africa.

2014- Tanzania National Parks presented the Best Tour Company Annual Awards, to Zara Tanzania Adventures & Zara Tours in Recognition for its outstanding business contribution (GameSafaris) for the Fiscal year 2013 –

2014/2015 – Zara’s Ikoma Wildcamp awarded Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.

2013/2014 – Zara’s Highview Hotel awarded Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor

2013 – Zara Tours winner of Canadian Certificate of Excellence in Commerce.

2012 – Zara’s owner, Zainab Ansell, received Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award for running a successful Tour Operating Company.

2012 – Zara presented with Humanitarian Award in London at the World Travel Market (WTM).

2012 – Zara Charity received the Ngorongoro Marathon Award for organizing a successful race to fight Malaria.

2011 – Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) presents Zara with Sustainable Tourism Award.


January 27, 2015, in Los Angeles, California Michael Madison, The President of Africa Travel Association (‪ATA) Presented a certificate of Appreciation to Zara Tours for its outstanding Contribution to the advancement and Promotion of Travel to ‪Africa, and collected by Mr. Rashid Adam, the Director of marketing for Zara Tours.

Tanapa awards 2019
Best tour operator in Tanzania awards

Award Winning Company
Special recognition from Tanzania National Parks Authority


Airport arrival can be a tough job, especially when you knock on new places airport doors. We’ve got it organized for you. Both the Pickup team and our Airport team will be there to make sure you are well received and collected to your place of stay.


Our professional team at the front door, smart, friendly, and welcoming with good customer care service who are eager to assist you with any inquiry. They’ll be at your service during your stay, for any need you may start with them.

Travel Consultant

Tailoring your holiday adventure needs highly knowledgeable people and we have them. Our travel consultancy has years of experience in the field of tourism and adventure. They have wide knowledge of the destinations and what is needed to make your vacation unforgettable.


With more than 200 safari guides and climbing specialists, with good command of English, french, german, and Spanish, most talented with evacuation and rescue skills, they are the most respected professionals in our company with years of experience and successful trips to destinations. Our guides are ready to take you on either safari expeditions or mountain adventures to make your holiday vacation remarkable.

The year 2000 was the start of ZARA’S involvement in the hospitality industry. The first property was Springlands Hotel in Moshi; the Hotel is serving as the base for Kilimanjaro treks and safari adventures. Not shortly afterward, the Serengeti and Ikoma Wild Camp had been added, offering safari travelers the perfect bush experience at two of Tanzania’s most classic safari hotspots.

The Fourth is  Highview Hotel opened in 2006, airly located on a hillside facing the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This hotel has been recognized for excellent service and dedicated staff by Tripadvisor and was offered a badge.

ZARA’s Latest expansion is the Ngorongoro WildcampSerengeti Wildebeest Camp,  Highview Coffee Lodge, and Serengeti Safari Lodge located in the most remarkable natural wonder in all of Africa and the World Heritage sites. Provides guests with comfortable and unforgettable first-hand experiences of the wildlife, landscapes, natural wonders, and the exciting atmosphere of one of Tanzania’s most famous National Parks.

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Springlands Hotel Moshi

Zara’s Springlands Hotel will be your home base for Kilimanjaro treks and Tanzanian safaris. It is located 3 km from the center of Moshi at 800 m/2,600 ft. The rooms have twin beds, mosquito netting, and bathrooms with hot showers. All linens are included. The hotel grounds are fenced for security, so you can enjoy the evenings outdoors. There is dining indoors and in the outdoor tropical garden. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served with local and international dishes. Breakfast is included with the room. The bar serves beer and mixed drinks.


Springlands offers the following amenities:

  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room
  • Fitness room
  • Gift shop
  • Internet access
  • Telephone services
  • Garden bar
  • Dining area
  • Locked storage facilities
    (while on trek or safari)
  • Laundry services
  • Bicycle rental (to town and back)
  • Pedicure and manicure
  • Rental equipment
  • Safe deposit box ($1/day)

Cash and Visa/ Master Card  are accepted at the Springlands Hotel. Except during low season (May 1-June 15 and November), all rooms are double and triple occupancy unless you pay for a single room.

For children under 12 years we charge 70% of the adult price. If the child is sharing the room with parents, we charge 50% of adult price.

There are also a variety of day excursion you can do in the Moshi, Arusha and Kilimanjaro area. So it might be worth to stay a couple of extra days at the Springlands Hotel. For more information and photos please visit the website of our Springlands Hotel

Highview Hotel Karatu

The Highview Hotel is located 140 km North-West of Arusha outside the town of Karatu, set between the Southern Highlands Forest Reserve of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the surrounding coffee farms. This location is the ideal base for excursion trips to the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Eyasi Area. Longer trips include Tarangire, Serengeti National Park and the Lake Natron area.

The Highview Hotel is at high elevation above the town of Karatu and its surroundings. From the balustrade in front of the rooms, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view over the surrounding hills and the local agricultural countryside. The hotel, which opened in 2006, is modern, comfortable and offers all kinds of contemporary amenities.


Highview offers the following amenities:

  • Comfortable, well-furnished en-suite rooms, each with
    view of the underlying agricultural country and the surrounding hills
  • Large indoor restaurant & outdoor garden restaurant
  • Local and continental cuisine
  • Lounge with bar, fire place and entertainment
  • Organic vegetables & fruits grown in our garden
  • Large garden with well-shaded garden chairs
  • Gift shop
  • Massages
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental (Bicycle safari)
  • Swimming pool\
  • Internet access

Cash and travellers cheques are accepted at the Highview Hotel, but NO credit cards. There is a $1 fee per traveller cheque.

There are also a variety of day excursion and hikes you can do in the Karatu and Southern Ngorongoro Conservation area. Many clients add a few extra days at the Highview Hotel. For more information and photos please visit the website of our Highview Hotel

Zara Charity

Zara Tours is accountable to Humanitarian support, under ZARA Charity a non- governmental organization established in 15/06/2009 under non-government organization act 2002 section 12(2) of Act no.24 Zara charity has brought together a group of charitable projects that provide valuable relief to suffering Tanzanian communities by providing basic needs to the disadvantaged group, we cannot do everything but we can do something.

What we do?

Zara charity plays a vital role to enhance community economic development especially by supporting vulnerable groups in the community such as orphans, Maasai women group, and poor people such as porters who guide and help tourists climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru through various community projects.

The following are projects supported by Zara Charity.

Maasai Women Group:


Masai Pre-School(Ngorongoro Conservation area-Arusha):

Ngorongoro Pre-school:

Mount Kilimanjaro Porters Society: