Tourists at the Serengeti National Park. Tanzania plans to build an airport near the park Picture: File
Analysts say the airport would also be a major boost to Tanzania’s drive to increase the number of visitors
Govt : Number of tourists will grow from 800,000 to 1.6 million in 2015 and double tourism revenue from the current $1.4 billion to $2.8 billion annually in the next three years.
Opponents: The landing and takeoff of large planes in Mugumu, which borders one of the park’s most congested areas, both in terms of humans and wildlife, could in the long run damage wildlife migration patterns.