From Russia to Arusha: Moscow strikes New Tourism link with Northern Tanzania
Moscow plans to create direct tourism linkage with the Northern Tanzanian Regions of Arusha and Kilimanjaro, to enable Russians get out and enjoy sunshine and the warmth of East Africa.
In his official meeting with the Tanzanian envoy to Moscow, Frederick Kibuta the Russian Legislator, Ammosov Petr Revaldovich from the National Federal Assembly of Russia, tabled to plans to unroll a new network of tourism cooperation between his country and Tanzania.
Having been almost marooned by trade and travel restrictions from the US and Europe, Tanzania now becomes the alternative destination for Russians who still wants to enjoy their leisure travels outside their country.
“Tanzania only needs to create safe environment for our people and Russian tourists will flock into the country for holidays, sightseeing or plain adventure,” pointed out Ammosov Petr.
Revaldovich, who represents the Northern Sakha Yakutia Republic of Russia, said his precinct is the tourist destination for the country.
According to the Russian Politician, Sakha-Takutiya can hatch cooperation with Tanzanian provinces that feature tourist attractions, especially Arusha and Kilimanjaro, both located up North.
Revaldovich wants sister-city relations with the two Tanzanian urban centers of Moshi Municipality and Arusha City.
Last year, Russian tourists topped the number of foreign visitors coming to Tanzania.
That was after many tourists from other areas shelved their travel plans fearing Covid-19 pandemic.
However, Russian and Ukrainian tourists continued to flourish into Tanzania, many choosing Zanzibar Island for the beaches then linking their itineraries to Nyerere National Park for game drives.
Tanzanian Ambassador to Russia, Frederick Kibuta assured the legislator that Tanzania’s environment was conducive for all tourists and that the country was safe and secure enough for visitors from Moscow.