This came a day after the two American nationals—Richard Miller
and Sara Lee—exchanged vows on Mount Kilimanjaro, located in
northern part of Tanzania to fulfill their long-time dream.
Pascal Shelutete, a spokesperson of Tanzania National
Parks (Tanapa), described the event as unique that needs to
be emulated by other stakeholders in tourism industry and
ordinary people in and outside the East African nation.
"We have never experienced such wedding to be held on the
Mount Kilimanjaro," Shelutete said.
Cyril Akko, executive officer of the Tanzania Association
of Tour Operators (TATO), also hailed the move which is
unique in the Tanzania’s history.
He said: "The event is going to be catalyst that would
promote Tanzania’s tourist destinations across the globe."
"Sometimes back during the 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 Kilimanjaro Mountain," Lee said.
"Thereafter, we started planning for this historic and
unique event by raising money for our trip to Tanzania and
in particular Mount Kilimanjaro," she said, noting that
their parents and other relatives were aware of the wedding
Miller and Lee arrived in Tanzania last week and started
their seven-day Kilimanjaro expedition through Machame route on
September 20, spending an overnight at Machame Hut waiting
eagerly for their wedding on the following day.
On Monday, Richard and Lee proceeded with their Kilimanjaro
climb up to Baranco point and they are expected to summit on the
rooftop of Mount Kilimanjaro on September 24, and expected to
descend through Mweka Gate on September 25.