Last updated on September 30, 2019
He dropped to his death after his parachute didn’t start, Paschal Shelutete, senior assistant conservation commissioner in the state-run TANAPA told Reuters.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, is almost 6,000 meters (20,000 feet ) above sea level.
The shelter called the man as 51-year-old Justin Kyllo, including that his next of kin and the Canadian High Commission was advised of the departure.
“The incident happened on Saturday at approximately 9 am once the tourist’s parachute failed to start. He climbed the mountain on September 20 and strove to descend it by paragliding,” he explained.
Paragliding on Mount Kilimanjaro is a favorite activity, in which tourists get an opportunity to combine wildlife safari with a paragliding expedition, and these accidents are infrequent.
Approximately 50,000 tourists climb Kilimanjaro annually.
Tourism is the principal source of hard money in Tanzania, making around $2.5 billion annually.