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Friday, 26 July 2019

PREPARATIONS BEGIN FOR 2019 MARA RIVER DAY CELEBRATIONS IN SERENGETI



By Mara Online Reporter
Tanzania will host next Mara River Day celebrations that are held every September 15 every year with different themes helping to campaign for sustainable conservation of the Mara River Basin.
The celebrations will this time be held in the Tanzanian’s Wildlife rich district of Serengeti in Mara Region for the second time.  
“We have started meeting to discuss necessary preparations for this year’s Mara River Day  and  our next  for further preparations  will be on August 13 ”, Serengeti District Commissioner (DC) Mr Nurdin Babu told Mara Online News today( Friday).


Kenyan students sing a conservation song during first Mara Day celebrations held in Mugumu town , Serengeti District in Tanzania September 15,2013

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 Mara River Day is commemorated on rotational basis by Tanzania and Kenya with different themes campaigning for sustainable conservation of Mara River .The event was held in Bometi in Kenya last year.
 This is seen as special day with significant contribution for sustainable conservation of the Mara River which forms integral part of the Serengeti -Mara ecosystem.

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 Tanzanian and Kenyan journalists covering the first Mara Day celebrations held in Mugumu town , Serengeti District in Tanzania September 15,2013




 The river starts on Mau forest on the Kenyan side and flows through Masai Mara Game Reserves and Serengeti National Park before discharging water into Lake Victoria in Tanzania.
Besides supporting wildlife conservation, Mara River Basin is source of livelihood for about 1.1 million populations of people in Tanzania and Kenya.



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