Why is Matt searching for toilets and septic tanks instead of wildlife watching in the Maasai Mara?Most people visit the Maasai Mara to see amazing animals like these
Most people visit the Maasai Mara to see amazing animals like these
But Matt is spending his time trying to spot as many toilets, septic tanks and septic tank outflow pipes as possible. In three days he’s already spotted 50 septic tanks at three safari lodges and with four more lodges to go, he’s hoping to tick off at least 100 by the end of the trip.
The reason is the mightly Mara River and the wildlife and people that live along it. WWF Kenya have contracted us to design wetland treatment systems and provide water efficiency advice for seven safari lodges along the Mara River. This is part of a much larger WWF Kenya project, ‘Water stewardship in the Mara River’, which is looking to reduce pollution and maintain ecologically sustainable river flows across the whole river basin. As part of this project, we will also be providing best practice guidelines for wetland treatment systems and water efficiency for remotely based hotels and lodges to encourage other tourist facilities to adopt similar approaches.