In Tanzania a unique UNESCO world heritage area was explored in order to identify the opportunities for an investment in a high-end sustainable cultural tourism lodge. This lodge would also serve as a flywheel for sustainable micro entrepreneurship in the region. On the eastern slopes of the Masai escarpment bordering the Great Rift Valley are natural rock shelters. Overhanging slabs of sedimentary rocks fragmented by rift faults, whose vertical planes have been used for rock paintings for at least two millennia. The spectacular collection of images from over 150 shelters over 2,336 km, many with high artistic value, displays sequences that provide a unique testimony to the changing socio-economic base of the area from hunter-gatherer to agro-pastoralist, and the beliefs and ideas associated with the different societies. Some of the shelters are still considered to have ritual associations with the people who live nearby, reflecting their beliefs, rituals and cosmological traditions. The site is adjacent to the Tarangire national game park. Both nature and cultural tourism can be combined for tourist.
Solar electric transport is an upcoming transport product around the world. The TU Delft co-developed the technology for our Dutch team at the solar challenge in Australia. The product “solar-electric trains” are already in use in the Netherlands, in various cities. We got in touch with the factory in Limburg that produces and invented the “trains”. Their vehicles have many advantages since around 50% of the energy is derived from solar. That was 4 times more as average in the world than. We planned to start in Surinam, were 100% Zomer and the other co-entrepreneurs have an extensive network. An intention declaration for cooperation with the Marriott and one other upmarket hotel in Paramaribo was signed. The trains would be used as a shuttle service, to and from the airport and as a branded sightseeing vehicle.