A 9 year old school girl in Standard Four in Moshi has attained a lifetime accomplishment by climbing the highest mountain on the African content Mt. Kilimanjaro, claiming a suitable right to be included in the world’s books of records.
This young girl, Idda Baitwa who is a studying at Moshi Airport Primary School, has perhaps been seeing this mountain from a distance each day as it shines beneath shimmering sun on clear days, glowing its magnificence over her county.
She pulled an additional notable accomplishment by climbing to Africa’s Roof Top through the challenging Umbwe-Kibosho route, thus becoming the very first female to climb mountain Kilimanjaro through this route.
This is the amazing story of a brave girl only 9 years of age actually, who tried what the majority of children or perhaps a number of adults wouldn’t imagine doing.
Through doing what most people would consider “impossible”, young Idda has passed on a clear message that there is nothing impossible; it simply needs the determination to make it happen.
The uncommon accomplishment as well helped send a clear message country wide on the necessity for Tanzanians to try their own national tourist attractions, that are readily available as national parks which are filled with wildlife beautiful lakes, nature parks, mountains plus rivers in addition to the legendary Zanzibar spice islands.
It’s at absurd to see people from other countries in thousands coming into this country to visit the various game parks, Mountain Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar islands plus other different tourist attractions while Tanzanians, especially those attractions close to their areas, haven’t been there.
This reminds most of the people of Tanzania of their elementary school history classes of the likes of Rebmans plus Kraffs who long ago discovered Mountain Kilimanjaro as though the occupant Chagga people were very blind not to see it!
For instance there is this particular local driver, that was traveling to Moshi; who yelled in amazement as he saw a shimmering snowy object in the skies right ahead while he was in Mwanga District, pondering what he was exactly seeing.
This was actually the very first time that he saw mountain Kilimanjaro! Endeavors by the Tanzania government to market the tourism abroad of the country needs to be supplemented by an exclusive campaign to “market” Tanzania to the residents of Tanzanians using a strategic publicity campaign to improve domestic tourism.
It’s about time we stopped paying major plan to this and attempt domestic tourism on a rather serious note.