Man Drowns While Rescuing a Tourist in Maasai Mara Game Reserve

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.

More than ten lodges and camps in Maasai Mara have been marooned by flood.

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.

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.

Tourists at Tipilikwani Mara Camp
Some of the tourists at one of the flooded lodges in Maasai Mara Game Reserve. PHOTO/COURTESY

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.

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