The Maasai Mara

Particularly the region of Mwanza of Musoma to in the Kenyan TRANS-Mara area can be developed significantly better than in a ditch right through the Serengeti. Considering Additionally the extension and the modernisation of the airport Mwzana on Lake Victoria into consideration, yet a third tourist goal would be in addition to Nairobi and Arusha to the Serengeti tap allow. As a result of tourism in the greater Serengeti-Mara, through appropriate planning may turn out more than double. (Tight flexible or if necessary) stay limitations, such as 3 days unit. Maasai Mara, 3 days of Central-Mara, 3 days South-Mara and in the same rhythm through the Serengeti, tourism could be relaxed and clear natural and environmentally friendly his designs are. Conclusion in East Africa a clear chance, nature conservation and sustainable, economic development could not only tolerate, but even for both countries bordering the Serengeti, Tanzania and Kenya, with appropriate planning and implementation, become an absolute win-win situation. So Kenya must also here, and not only fully under nature conservation point of view, be included. A successful, future tourism concept in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem can be developed jointly by both countries.

This is also a reopening of the Serengeti border crossing on the Sandy River for tourism purposes. The success cross-border tourism concepts is more than occupied in the Alps by similar concepts, such as the ski routes (ski swings). A jointly issued East Africa tourist visa may be the administrative burden for all parties concerned, including the tourists, much lower. However, the receipt of the Masai Mara is absolutely necessary for the success of any, future tourism planning in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The Maasai Mara has lost more than 70% of their livestock. The predators, especially the big cats, can feed already today in the Masai Mara. Kenya must finally do his homework in the Mara eco-system and not continue on the destructive, quick profit in the tourism business, but push back also agriculture and livestock from the Mainland.Otherwise the Mara will be only a few years, which in turn is equivalent with the impact of the construction of the Serengeti road.

A very accurate explanation to the nature conservation situation in Kenya, in particular in the Mara eco-system, delivered in an interview to the question of why his country about the potential effects through the Serengeti road all the time so still behaves Dr. Richard Leakey: who sits in the glass house, can not throw stones! A drastic decline in tourism revenues due to the loss of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem would meet both Kenya and Tanzania. The economies of both countries took years to compensate for these losses. No matter how you look at it, whether from ecological or economic point of view, the Serengeti road makes no sense economically at all and damages the nature and the potential, economic development of Tanzania and Kenya’s most sensitive way. The construction of an alternative, new trade route from Tanzania to Central Africa would receive not only the Serengeti and revive the Tanzanian economy, she would be the chance of a huge future for millions people in the heart of Africa, torn by civil wars at the same time. Uwe Skrzypczak