Browsing: Tembea Kenya

The Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant. It is one of the affordable vacation places in Kenya’s coast.

The trip begins with a film about the crocodile’s life cycle and behavior. The highlight of the day is a stunning scene of bloodthirsty crocodiles vying for food during feeding, which is followed by a comprehensive farm walk.
Along the, south of the Bamburi cement plant, sits (previously Bamburi Nature Trail). Since 1971, the firm has worked to transform a desolate landscape of abandoned limestone quarries into a thriving and diverse ecosystem of woodland, grasslands, and ponds.
Hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and antelopes, as well as lesser creatures and birds, can currently be seen in Haller Park.…

East Africa Community (EAC) the Partner States are estimated to have lost international tourism receipts to the tune of  $ 4.8 Billion in the year 2020, following the Covid-19 pandemic.

This follows a study by the East African Business Council (EABC) with the support of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: aimed at assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism and hospitality industry and policy options to protect sector players from COVID-19 disruptions and future pandemics.

Tourism is one of the largest foreign exchange earners and fastest-growing sectors in the East African Community (EAC). According to the EAC Secretariat, tourist arrivals in the EAC region increased from 3.5 million persons in 2006 to about 7 million in 2019. Tourism contributed to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the EAC Partner States by an average of 9.5% in 2019. It contributed an average …

Conducting relevant research on the tourism industry will play a key role in the revival of the tourism sector in Kenya, Kenya’s Ministry of tourism Cabinet secretary Najib Balala has said.

The research analysis is set to determine the Kenyan destination preparedness, management and recovery, in times of crises, all guided by policies emanating from and informed by scientific research.

“Resilience and tourism development is a weighty but critical matter whose level of significance cannot be underrated. We, therefore, must endeavor to appreciate the diverse crises that are likely to affect us and create ways in which we can shape tourist thinking and actions through provision of resources and knowledge, without creating fear,” said CS Balala.

The CS acknowledged the fact that, we have the Covid-19 Pandemic with us in addition to other possible future threats that may affect the industry.

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According to Kenya’s Tourism Sector Performance Report 2019(KTSPR 2019), Uganda and Tanzania continue to be major tourist sources for Kenya after the USA. The country received 245,437 tourists from America last year, the highest from one country, while Uganda was second with 223,010 followed by Tanzania at 193,740.

Growth in aviation sector

The increase in arrivals from Uganda was driven by the introduction of Uganda Airline’s direct flight from Entebbe to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi and Moi International Airport (MIA) in Mombasa in 2019.Arrivals from Uganda are expected to increase further this year.

Rwandan visitors to Kenya recorded the highest increase by 24.6 per cent, from 34,758 visitors in 2018 to 43,321 in 2019. That is according to international tourist arrivals data from Kenya’s department of immigration and border management. South Sudan was a close second in increase in visitors at 20.9 per cent, from 20,383 arrivals …

National parks, great lakes, tall mountains, and exotic landscapes are part of the great-deal that Tanzania’s tourism package tends to offer to its visitors.

Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism released recently new statistics, showing Tanzania assuming a rise in visitors from 1.3 million in 2017 to 1.5 million in 2019, sparking a 2 million increase in course of two years.

While Tanzanian counterparts- Kenya crossed 2 million visitors into her borders, taking the top spot across East Africa, apt to take a view on Kenya’s attractive list, anyone with “2 cents” on tourism would desire to experience, the vast wild beast migration of Serengeti, Tarangire, including the exotic heritage sites of Tanzania’s breath-taking Kilimanjaro and of course the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar.

With a half a million difference in visitors, there are important questions that hover across Tanzania’s tourism sector that is strictly driven by a country’s political …