Arusha — The minister for Pure Sources and Tourism, Dr Damas Ndumbaro, has renewed calls to extra aggressively promote Mount Kilimanjaro as a significant vacationer attraction in Tanzania.
He stated there have at occasions been confusion on the precise location of the very best mountain in Africa, with some worldwide journey businesses portraying it’s in a neighbouring nation.
“The mountain ought to be marketed as being in Tanzania,” he confused throughout his current go to to the Kilimanjaro Nationwide Park (Kinapa).
He stated the worldwide journey businesses throughout the globe ought to be sensitised that the mountain was in Tanzania and that mountain climbers need to land in Tanzania to scale it. The snow-capped, 5,895-metre excessive ‘Roof of Africa’ is without doubt one of the three main vacationers locations in Tanzania after the Serengeti Nationwide Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. It’s the fourth most topographically outstanding peak on Earth – and as a part of Kinapa, it is without doubt one of the 22 nationwide parks managed by the Tanzania Nationwide Parks (Tanapa) throughout the nation.
Dr Ndumbaro challenged the administration of each Kinapa and Tanapa to aggressively market the mountain effectively within the tourism supply nations overseas in order that vacationers desiring to scale it fly on to Tanzania.
Apart from the routine advertising by means of on-line vacationer journalism, the promotion efforts also needs to contain utilizing sports activities, notably soccer, golf, netball, basketball, boxing and different video games.
With out elaborating, the minister hastened to say that some folks overseas weren’t conscious that Mt. Kilinanjaro is in Tanzania, East Africa, not in a neighbouring state.
Responding to the enchantment, the Kinapa chief park warden, Ms Angela Nyaki, stated they might do all the things humanly potential to advertise the mountain as a singular vacationer attraction in Tanzania.
Based on her, the renewed efforts are to incorporate opening a brand new climbing route by way of Kidia in Outdated Moshi.
The mountain would even be promoted by means of worldwide conferences hosted within the northern vacationer circuit, notably in Arusha and Moshi, she stated.