MISSOURI’S born Ambassador Charles Stith (US ambassadors retain their titles even after retirement) and diplomat is an immortal man Tanzania will never forget.
Think of a friend who turns around accompanied by other friends after a period of time and this time arrives with potential investors, who are likely to sit down with you to address some of your challenges without any strings attached.
Speaking to reporters in the city on Monday, Ambassador Stith said he has been coming to Tanzania and would always come because of the people’s hospitality and tourist attractions. Straight to the point, Tanzanians want tourists in big numbers to come and visit the country’s attraction and witness the beauty of the country and in turn their long stay would guarantee its revenue collections, besides the traders who would directly and indirectly do business with them.
“I have been sharing information about this beautiful country with my fellow Americans during my tenure and I continued doing so after my retirement, this is because of many attractions that this country is endowed with,” he observed. Kudos for being a real ambassador of Tanzania worldwide!
The former US Ambassador to Tanzania being optimistic that his 30 delegates who hail from various states in America will turn into good ambassadors of Tanzania’s tourism on their way back home and ultimately attract more tourists from America to Tanzania, is one William Penn would summarize as: A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously and continues a friend unchangeably.
He added that by visiting Tanzania, tourists will also have an opportunity to see investment opportunities and may end up turning into investors.
“One thing that keeps me attracted to this country is her history and strong leadership which continually put the country in good position of attracting high profile tourists,” he said. He cited former presidents of America—Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama—who have visited Tanzania. At this point what is required is the public and government agencies to show them that the country has all the tourists attractions his entourage would dream of seeing.
They should not only visit the Game Reserves like the Selous, National Parks like Serengeti and Lake Manyara-the home to world’s only tree climbing lions, as well as Ruaha National Park home of the largest population of wild elephants in all of Eastern Africa, but as well visit the unique Kihance Game Park where Spray toad (amphibian) give birth (instead of laying eggs), crowned with the real hospitality of the people wherever they will eat, visit and sleep.
In their itinerary, they should dedicate time to see the country’s Great Wildebeest Migration (an exciting story that starts when over 1.5 million wildebeest make their way from the Serengeti to the grasslands of the Masai Mara each year in search of pasture) besides, zebra and gazelle in the arduous journey and brave the raging Mara River, filled with waiting crocodiles, which is one of the greatest wonders of the natural world in history, among others. ‘Karibu sana’ Charles Stith and team and feel at home in Tanzania.