There is so much buzz around the world’s greatest spectacle and rightly so, watching the migration is simply breathtaking in the Maasai Mara. But what is stinking and reeking of dirt and loss of manners is the state of the Toilets at the famous Keekorok Airstrip at the Maasai Mara, and possibly at all the other airstrips that cater to many tourists including recently the President of Kenya, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta.
Take a look for yourself at these photos and do the Maths of how much would it cost to fix up some basic, clean, well-maintained and hey, open air loos for that matter:
This link gives you the Park fees charged for the safari watchers: (http://www.maasaimara.com/entries/park-fees-2) and if you take into consideration one camp that has up to 100 guests who are non-resident, then the total comes to $42,000 for the 6 nights and that can pretty much buy you the state-of-art bathroom sets from any reputable showroom in Nairobi. However Maasai Mara falls in the Narok County, which in a recent news article was one of the top richest counties (http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/Kajiado-richest-county-Turkana-poorest-/-/1064/1930892/-/item/1/-/57b7hlz/-/index.html) yet hardly any of the locals benefit from the huge park fees and most hotels and lodges nearly have their hands tied in any sort of progress.