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Abramovich on a Tanzania holiday

  • 09-Sep-09 09:03
  • Tanzania
  • Holiday Industry

Owner of Chelsea football club and Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, is on a tourist visit to Tanzania to explore the hidden marvels and must-see tourist destinations during a private visit to tour the country

Abramovich on a Tanzania holiday

Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire behind Chelsea football club is now enjoying a private Tanzania holiday with an extensive itinerary of tours which includes visits to game parks and even possibly Mount Kilimanjaro.

The football icon has come to Africa to enjoy the best of Tanzania holidays and explore the must-see tourist destinations in the country whilst retaining a low profile. According to The Daily News, officials at the Arusha-based Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) have confirmed the visit but indicated that the event was not intended for the public or media coverage since the billionaire’s private entourage want to keep the whole thing strictly under wraps.

According to the informing source from Pascal Shelutete, a Media And Communications officer for TANAPA, Abramovich once after landing at the Kilimanjaro International Airport went immediately to the Serengeti National Park, where he has been enjoying a luxury holiday stay at the brand new state-of-the-art Grumeti Luxury Lodge.

Shelutete also added: “That is as much as I can say, because he is not our guest and his trip to Tanzania, as it seems, is confidential, but yes he will be around for some time, though I also can’t say for how long,”

The visit seems to be more leisure than business as he has plans to visit the country’s most importan game reserves and explore more of what makes Tanzania holidays an unique and intimate holiday destination perfect for lovers of nature or those who simply just want to get away from it all.

Abramovich arrived in Tanzania via a private Boeing 767 aircraft with a six-man itinerant for his Tanzania holiday in what the authorities said was a strictly private visit. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport he was met by Tanzania’s Deputy minister for Indurstries and Commerce whilst also being accompanied by his own deputy during the 10-day duration of his Tanzania holiday.

The place where he chose to stay lies in a beautiful wilderness area that overlooks River Grumeti and has the greatest wildlife migration route in the world. Intimate and distinctive, the lavish Grumeti Lodge has just ten spacious and modern tents with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers under the sun and the stars, making it an ideal place for Abramovich to forget all about his stressing business life. For glorious Tanzania holidays, each flamboyant tent perches on a raised platform so that at night guests can lie under the cool shad of African thatch grass, gently stirred by ceiling fans.

According to the head of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Abramovich was accompanied by 113 local porters when he started trekking up the 5,900m Kilimanjaro on Thursday night with six other foreign nationals. It estimated that they will take 6 to 7 days to reach the summit. A spectacular tour during a Tanzania holiday, trekkers on this twin-peaked mountain experience all seasons by way of the weather and vegetation as they pass through from the tropical rain forests at the mountain base to the permanent snow-peaked point.

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