Written by: Kathy Dalsaso
African safaris may feel like luxury, but actually they are very affordable. Colorado-based Zara Tours Adventures is proud to offer a variety of safari options which easily fit the budget of middle-class America. The safari operator, Zara, is headquartered at the Springlands Hotel, an oasis in Moshi at the base of Kilimanjaro.
Zara operates as Tanzania's largest supplier of safari experiences. Keeping in mind their exceptional price value, Zara enhances your experience with amazing Wildcamps (beds, showers, WiFi, gourmet chefs, gift shops, and wonderful local staff), a huge fleet of modern safari vehicles, and experienced guides to ensure a successful trip.
Zara is the only tour operator in Tanzania with approved permanent sites (Wild Camps) in the national parks. This allows animals to roam freely through your encampment! Please see a description below of our camps. http://www.zaraproperties.com
If you trek Kilimanjaro, consider booking a combination package as low as $2,300 per person https://www.zaratoursadventures.com/reservations/combination-packages. If you are interested in a 5-day safari staying at the Zara properties, book for less than $2,000 per person https://www.zaratoursadventures.com/reservations/safaris. Our safari options range from 1 day to 15 days, so you can customize an adventure of a lifetime!
Your journey begins at the award-winning Highview Hotel in Karatu, set up high on a beautiful coffee plantation landscape in Karatu, near Arusha. Next stop is Serengeti National Park!
Centered in this most famous African location, this wildcamp is near the southern entrance to the park. Two new tents now allow accommodations for more travelers, bringing the total to 20 tents for 40 possible guests. Rest from your safaris against a backdrop of classic landscape, surrounded by the wildlife you came to watch. Enjoy dinner and libations to the sounds of African wildlife in the night!
Northwest of Serengeti, this permanent camp boasts 15 tents and 8 round traditional tents called bomas. Recent renovations have transformed this safari haven, further enriching the experience. Stunning views of the savannah surround each of the structures, as well as the thatched roof open-air restaurant. Amazing!
Request this wildcamp if you are looking forward to taking a walking safari experience, or are hoping to go on a night drive, as these activities are not allowed inside the Serengeti. Ikoma is the ideal alternative accommodation.
The Karatu area hosts the Ngorongoro Crater and its accompanying National Park. At the edge of this crater lies the Ngorongoro Wildcamp, consisting of 20 spacious tents that house 2 guests apiece. From this perch, the beautiful views go forever to the horizon. Truly, you will be torn between lingering at this camp or going out for wildlife viewing. Such is the affordable luxury of a Zara safari.
Zara Tours Adventures (ZTA) is the US subsidiary for Zara Tours and is located in the American Mountaineering Center in Golden Colorado. Visit ZTA's on-line shopping cart to book direct with the Tour Operator, Zara Tours. You save money and time, while feeling secure with USA-based experts. ZTA also offers soft adventure at other destinations.
Zara Tours, founded in 1987, is currently the No. 1 Kilimanjaro outfitter in Tanzania and one of the largest safari operators in the country. They are proud to be recognized as one of the best operators in the region with a reputation for providing an exceptional, unforgettable, and safe experience, Zara owns and operates two hotels, four wild camps, and a fleet of Land Rovers, with 15% of all revenue given directly to Zara Charities which operates a school and orphanage, and supports their guides and porters with a salary, courses, and equipment. Visit our web site to learn more about Zara's awards and their charity programs.