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28 March 2011 14:36
Travellers visiting Serengeti to witness the great migration may be pleased to learn that a World Bank boost could benefit the park
Holidaymakers planning a visit to Tanzania to witness the great annual migration of herbivores in Serengeti may be pleased to learn that the World Bank has offered to provide funding for a new road as an alternative to the route which would have gone through the national park.
The World Bank said that it was "willing to support Tanzania in…financing the most beneficial alternative to the Northern Serengeti Road to meet the development needs of northern Tanzania, while preserving the unique character of the Serengeti", according to a report in the Economist.
The Tanzanian government is said to be considering the offer.
The original plans for the development of a major road linking eastern parts of the African country with Lake Victoria had upset many environmentalists as the route was to go through the Serengeti National Park for nearly 50 kilometres.
However, an alternative route that does not interfere with the Serengeti ecosystem was outlined after the objections to the original development proposals.
The Serengeti, which hosts the largest mammal migration in the world, could benefit from the revised development as the new plans, if approved, would make it even more accessible to tourists, who have been urged to ensure they have comprehensible
travel insurance when visiting the country.
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