Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro set for voting into Seven Wonders of the World
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, is listed among 10 leading tourist destinations nominated as candidates for the 7 natural wonders of the world.
Mount Kilimanjaro is listed in a voting competition that was organized by an organization known as Seven Natural Wonders in which tourist attractions from all over the world are voted to be nominated as the Seven Natural Wonders of The World.
Out of the 28 contestants which have made it to this stage, only 2 nominations are from Africa, these being Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Table Mountain (South Africa), with tough competition between the 2 African destinations.
It has been anticipated that Tanzania will gain much from the listing of Mount Kilimanjaro in the new list of Seven Natural Wonders of the World and will be able to use this opportunity to promote Mt. Kilimanjaro as being in Tanzania.
Voting trends have shown that most people who are voting for Mount Kilimanjaro are foreign holidaymakers and other mountain friends, as compared to Table Mountain which had attracted a good number of South African voters.
Responding to this competition, the Tanzania Tourist Board requested Tanzanians friends of Mount Kilimanjaro, patrons, and holidaymakers across the world to vote for Mount Kilimanjaro into one of the New Seven Natural Wonders Of The World.
Voting will be running until November 11 this year when a finalist will be announced by the New7Wonders (N7W). Other nominees, mostly the world's renowned natural features, are the Amazon rainforest in South America; Black Forest in Germany; the Dead Sea in Israel, Jordan, and Palestine; the Great Barrier Reef Australia; Jeju Island, Korea (South); and the Maldives.
Other fascinating tourist-pulling natural features listed for voting are PP Underground River Philippines, Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia, and Vesuvius volcano in Italy.
Mount Kilimanjaro is Tanzania's leading tourist hotspot, pulling crowds of holidaymakers every year, including prominent business personalities and celebrities from all corners of the world.