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Kenya Tourism Ministry to cap visitors in parks, game reserves

Through the use of a digital payment system and online ticketing, which the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) intends to implement in all of the country’s national parks and reserves, the number of tourists, both local and non-resident, will be restricted to an acceptable level.

The digital system will generate tickets that contain information about the traveller, such as the validity date of the ticket, as well as a cost breakdown that details all of the prices, including the portions of those fees that are designated for park development and conservation.

According to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, “capping the size of tourists in priority parks could limit the overall number of tourists but shouldn’t severely affect overall earnings if accompanied by a seasonal increase in costs.”…