SEVEN Chinese film mega stars have completed shooting movie clips that promote various tourist attractions in Tanzania.
The mega stars, who were accompanied with 150 crews from Hunan Province Television, stayed in the country for 15 days visiting and shooting clips in Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority(NCAA), Serengeti, Zanzibar, and Dar es Salaam.
Chinese film industry has won huge appeal in Tanzania since early 1970 when Chinese martial arts in forms of Kung Fu, Ninja and Shaolin gained world popularity.
One of the mega stars, Li-Yu, who has starred various Chinese films said he was impressed with the natural attractions in their 15-day tour of Tanzania.
Li-Yu who plays a major role in as a corruption in the Drama series aired by Hunan Television watched by over 800 million people.
He said their two-week stay was very historic as they received love and warmth from generous people.
“We love Tanzania and its wild games. We advise Tanzanians to keep them for the future generation,” he said the Chinese star.
He said the country is very rich with all types of animals that cannot be found in many parts of the world.
“I volunteer to lead a campaign to protest games and natural attractions of Tanzania because I have discovered that they are things that help mind to relax and enjoy the beauty of the universe,” added the film star.
The Chinese crews also said they were impressed by beautiful beaches in Pemba Island where some clips were shot.
“I think our fellow Chinese will enjoy all these beautiful scenarios,” said Li-Yu.
In an occasion to bid farewell to the Chinese film team, Tanzania Tourism Board chairman, Thomas Mihayo urged Tanzanians to engage themselves fully in the conservation of the natural attractions because they play a big role in promoting tourism.
Mihayo, who represented the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Jumanne Maghembe in the occasion said Tanzania has benefited much from the arrival of the Chinese film crews because they spent over two weeks in the country’s biggest tourist attractions.