Tanzania’s tourism authorities on Monday commended two American nationals for exchanging wedding vows on Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.
This came a day after the two American nationals – Richard Miller and Sara Lee – exchanged the vows on Mount Kilimanjaro, located in the northern part of Tanzania to fulfil their long-time dream, Xinhua reported.
Pascal Shelutete, a spokesperson of Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa), described the event as unique and which needs to be emulated by other stakeholders in the tourism industry and ordinary people in and outside the East African nation.
“We have never experienced such a wedding held on Mount Kilimanjaro,” Shelutete said.
Cyril Akko, executive officer of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), also hailed the move which is unique in Tanzania’s history.
He said: “The event is going to be a catalyst that would promote Tanzania’s tourist destinations across the globe.”
“Sometime back, during last Christmas in Minnesota, United States of America, we had an engagement event with my hubby Richard Miller and committed ourselves that the wedding event must be done on the roof top of Africa and this is none other than Mt. Kilimanjaro,” Lee said.
“Thereafter, we started planning for this historic and unique event by raising money for our trip to Tanzania and in particular Mt Kilimanjaro,” she said, noting that their parents and other relatives were aware of the wedding plan.