Flood in a tourist country. Tourists were evacuated from hotels

Flood in a tourist country.  Tourists were evacuated from hotels

The destructive element flooded part of the popular national park. Tourists had to flee from their holiday homes and hotels.

Hundreds of people have died in recent floods in East Africa. Now the element has attacked the Masai Mara reserve, one of the most important tourist attractions in Kenya. On Wednesday, May 1, the Telek River flooded, flooding some tourist camps consisting of hotels and summer cottages. Guests of the facilities were evacuated by helicopter. The situation in the country is still very critical. This is another disaster in this place after the plane collision that occurred less than two months ago.

Masai Mara in Kenya

The Masai Mara area is located in the northern part of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem and was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010. This is where travelers from all over the world can meet the Maasai people living in this area. It is not without reason that it is one of the most visited places in Kenya. Tourists who went to this place in recent days found themselves in real danger. All because of the floods that hit East Africa.

Floods in Kenya

“Tourists were evacuated by air from the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya on Wednesday after more than a dozen hotels, lodges and camps were flooded due to continuous heavy rains lashing the country,” it said. According to a spokesman for the Kenya Red Cross, more than 90 people were evacuated, some by helicopter. Some people were forced to escape through the swift current of the river. “Floods in the reserve have contributed to serious damage to key economic resources in Kenya, including livestock, crops and infrastructure,” experts say. At the moment, there is no information about casualties among foreigners visiting the country. In total, 170 people have died as a result of floods throughout Kenya since the beginning of March. The Department of Meteorology reported that even more rainfall is expected this week.

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