THE Tanzanian Ambassador to the United States, Ms Liberata Mulamula, has said plans are underway to revive VIP safaris in a bid to woo more tourists from the US.
Speaking to this paper in an interview on the follow up to President Barack Obama's recent visit to Tanzania, Ms Mulamula said the embassy had strategies in place for VIP Safaris that will bring top businessmen to the country.
She said there was a huge potential of tourists from the US, noting that the VIP safaris target high profile personalities that can also invest in the country. Ambassador Mulamula said so far there was much interest in Tanzania by Americans and it was now upon the country to seize this opportunity and reap the benefits.
She also clarified that the US had shown interest to support Tanzania in various areas, including in anti-poaching, but said decision on use of drones to combat poaching had not yet been reached. Ambassador Mulamula said this is contrary to what was purported by the headline of yesterday's edition of this paper, stating that the US had offered drones to combat poaching.
She noted that the use of the unmanned aircrafts could be an option, but so far nothing had been concluded on the matter.