A man has drowned while rescuing a tourist at a camp in Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
This is after River Talek broke its banks marooning five camps following the heavy rainfall witnessed on Wednesday night.
A man drowns while rescuing a tourist at a camp in Maasai Mara Game Reserve after River Talek broke its banks marooning five camps.
— Ali 'Mwamvita' Manzu (@Ali_Manzu) January 30, 2020
More than ten lodges and camps in Maasai Mara have been marooned by flood.
#Kenya Maasai Mara Floods maroon more than 10 tourist lodges and camps in Maasai Mara after Talek River broke its banks last night amid heavy rains in Narok County.
— Evelyn Tremble (@DrumChronicles) January 30, 2020
Some of the submerged hotels are Mara Leisure Camp, Base Camp, Mara Acacia, Azure lodge, Olesaiki, River Side, crocodile and Mara Eden.
The East Africa Tour Guides has issued an attention urging people to be cautious.
Fresh floods in the mara…be cautious pic.twitter.com/CWnokR0zpM
— EastAfricaTourGuides (@EATGDA) January 30, 2020
Various items in the luxury lodge including beds, tents, computers and documents were submerged while others were swept away.
Scores of tourists and locals affected are yet to be rescued.
A Nation Media Group journalist Paul Letiwa, who was on an assignment is among those stuck at Tipilikwani Camp in Takek, Narok West Sub county.