Essence of Kilimanjaro Region, African safari destination

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Lying on the laps of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Kilimanjaro Region is now an upcoming and unique safari destination in Africa, banking on the region’s diversified cultural and nature attractions other than climbing the Mountain.

The region that is located in Tanzania’s premier Northern Tourist Circuit, is now ranking among the best African safari destination where visitors could enjoy rich African cultures blended with modern lifestyles of the communities living on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.

Christmas is a big holiday pulling thousands of families to converge from all parts in East Africa with some visitors from America, Europe and the rest of the world.

Bearing the pride of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Kilimanjaro region’s African villages are hot spots pulling big crowds of local and foreign tourists to celebrate Christmas and Easter holidays with families living in the region.

Full of real African cultures blended with modern lifestyles, the villages are idyllic paradise pulling thousands of local and foreign holidaymakers where they join families to spend annual vacations.

Kilimanjaro is one among African localities with a long outstanding history to attract high-class tourists and other visitors looking to relax and mingle with local communities to enjoy the real African life.

While in villages, tourists and other holidaymakers take their chance to enjoy viewing the two peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Kibo peak, the highest point in Africa shines with snow to create golden colours during morning and evening hours of sunrise and sunset.

Tourists not able to conquer the mountain due to old age or other conditions could view this highest peak in the African continent just by driving through the villages.

Modern lodges have sprung up in the villages on the mountain slopes, equipped with all facilities to provide services to mountain climbers. The lodges are located within coffee and banana farms, which are the major crops coloured by the mountain snows.

Living standards, economic activities and rich African cultures are the magnet to attract international class of holidaymakers to seek refugee while on annual holidays.

Development of medium size and modern tourist hotels in villages surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro is a new kind of tourist investments outside the towns, cities and the wildlife parks in Africa.

The essence of tourism in Kilimanjaro Region had attracted more tourist and travel trade companies to participate the annual Kilifair, the first ever tourism gathering to take place on the foothills of the Mountain.

Taking place in its fourth edition from June 1st to 3rd this year, the Kilifair event is expected to attract 350 exhibitors from 12 countries, more than 400 buyers and travel agents from 42 countries and 4,000 visitors from East Africa.

Leading tourism and travel exhibition organizers in Northern Tanzania, the Karibu Fair and Kilifair Promotion have recently joined into a single tourism exhibition organizer with expectation to pull more partners and key players in tourism across East Africa and the entire African continent.

The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) Chief Executive Officer Mr Sirili Akko said the two travel trade event organizers decided to join hands to enhance tourism development under a unified force.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater all located in northern Tanzania have been named the New Seven Wonders of Africa by their astounding natural attractions which make Tanzania’s northern tourist circuit standing the leading African safari destination in East Africa.