By Lake Zone Watch writer
A five-star lodge is under construction at the World Heritage Site of Serengeti National Park to boost the country’s tourism industry.
The 80 bn/- Kempinski Longosa Lodge will be open for tourists in mid 2025, according to William Mwakilema, the Conservation Commissioner of the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA).
The vast Serengeti National Park annually attracts thousands of foreign holidaymakers entailing the need for increased accommodation facilities.
According to Mwakilema, the project was initiated in 2019 but was put on hold due to the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will be owned by Helios Company Limited, investors from Bulgaria.
“We’re amazed by what Tanzania is doing to promote its tourism industry. Ours will be a wonderful lodge,” said Valentin Zlaten, owner of the Helios Company Limited.
Tanzania, a country endowed with unimaginable tourist attractions, is currently engaged in a vigorous drive to boost its tourism sector as President Samia launched the Royal Tour film in the United States in 2021 that promotes the industry abroad.