Kenya, the flood in the Masai Mara Reserve does not stop tourism

Kenya, the flood in the Masai Mara Reserve does not stop tourism
Kenya, the flood in the Masai Mara Reserve does not stop tourism

All good for the tourist season from the Masai Mara National Reserve despite the heavy rains which hit the western region of Kenya which borders, to the south, the Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania.

In the area, among the most protected in the world, which boasts the highest concentration of lions in Kenya, the rains very intense in recent days they have caused floods And damage to infrastructure.

But, despite the difficulties, as reported by Travel Weeklythe operators of the reserve state that the popular destination it is touristy anyway openwith related inconvenience for visitors, and the main safari routes are usable.

There wildlife And save and an excellent migration season is expected again this year, an annual rite for which the reserve is known and very popular with tourists from all over the world who come here to witness the unique show of the mass crossing of the Mara River by wildebeest And zebras precisely during “la great migration“ between the end of June and mid-August.

The association of operators del Mara issued a statement confirming that, despite significant damage to infrastructure along the Mara, Talek and Sand rivers, work is already underway to reopen them, in particular the bridge over the river Talek is already usable. Despite the impact of the flood it is wanted guarantee an experience of memorable safari.

Mohanjeet BrarCEO of safari equipment supplier Gamewatchers, told Travel Weekly that travelers are welcome to come with confidence in the Mara and continue their safari as planned, as the county government, the national governmentThe tourist operatorsreserves and community leaders are all working to restore quickly infrastructure affected at a high level.

“The bridge Talekwhich had been swept away, was reopened in two days from the flood. All the slopes Of landing and the main safari drive routes are okay and work is underway to repair the other roads for the season – he specified Brar – Wildlife was not harmed and is safe good health thanks to the abundance of grass and food and we expect a great migratory season.”

Mara Managers Association will continue to provide regular updates on the situation in Masai Mara and calls on the international community to support the ongoing relief efforts in the region.

The association also highlights the need for measures prevention to long term to mitigate future flood risks, including investments in sustainable land management practices, early warning systems and infrastructure development.

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