Introduction to Operation OASIS

The massive waste water problem that currently pollutes our bathing waters costing £billions to process throughout the world can be used to irrigate and reforest desert coastlines to induce rainfall.

Our aim is to use the return ballast capacity of super crude carriers which currently transport sea water half way around the world at great financial and environmental cost. This ballast is discharged into the sea, often introducing invasive marine species which affects the stability of indigenous species of flora and fauna.

The E.U. is legislating against this practice and tanker operators will be forced to seek an alternative.

Operation OASIS offers an exciting opportunity for ballast water. Transporting treated waste water to irrigate and reforest arid coastlines to induce rainfall has to be the way forward.

One tanker loaded with 300000 cubic meters of treated waste water would support 57 hectares of forest for a whole year.

Reclaiming deserts to enable people to feed themselves and grow great forests will offset the carbon emissions from shipping.

With global food shortages upon us we are already feeling the strain on our pockets in the developed world and renewable resources are in rapid decline. Drought is affecting all major food producing countries and wells are running dry. Water scarcity poses major problems for us and our children. We need to act fast in order to avert a major global catastrophe.

When the mighty river Amazon dries up and it's fish stocks die it is time to take stock on how we manage our fragile environment. For more detailed information visit our website and forum at:

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The stark contrast of the Ungorogoro crater against the surrounding arid landscape begs the question as to how this remarkable oasis attracts so much rainfall.

In recent years the crater has suffered from severe droughts, followed by biting insects population explosions.

It is the forests that draw in the rainfall that feeds the lake and sustains the varied wildlife permanent residents.

Recent vegetation management (makes me shudder thinking about it) has been achieved using fires?  Mankind does not need to show nature how to manage vegetation. The evidence that we as a species are the anything but able to manage vegetation is reflected in the massive expanses of arid and semi arid regions that border the deserts we have helped to create.

Photgraphs of Ungorogoro Crater and surrounding area

Ngorogoro Crater Precipitation / rainfall

The Northern Parks of Tanzania is one of the last great refuges of the overland safari. Here our guests travel from camp to camp with a driverguide and a private safari vehicle, deploying their time along the way as they see fit. This tends to provide a much greater sense of adventure and a broader experience, since visitors are exposed to the whole of life between and through the parks, rather than being restricted to the areas immediately around the camps. It is a slightly more arduous experience, but should ultimately prove to be more rewarding for the more adventurous visitor.

Ngorongoro Crater
Vehicles descending into the Ngorongoro Crater

7. Maasai interaction

Another real highlight of a Tanzania safari into the Northern Parks is the opportunity to interact with the local Maasai people. Many Tanzania camps have Maasai walking guides and some have a much deeper relationship with the local villages. Walking, hiking and trekking in the fabulous volcanic landscapes of Ngorongoro in the company of genuine Maasai warriors is a real privilege, one which substantially broadens and enriches the safari experience.

Maasai guide from Olduvai Camp in Southcentral Serengeti
Maasai guide from Olduvai Camp in Southcentral Serengeti

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