Maasai Mara Game Reserve witnesses tourist influx regardless of the elections

Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017

download (10)Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya witnessed a steady business with crushing camp lodges in spite of the election fiasco. From the month of July 2017, the reserve has seen a huge influx of visitors, compelling the managers and tented camp coordinators to look for additional accommodation outside the reserve.

Thousands of international tourists pour in the month of August to see the migration of wildebeest which is the seventh wonder of the world as it’s the peak period in the year. According to John Kiruthi, Manager of Kekeorok Lodge, many tour operators and hoteliers have declared that they have faced full or near full situation all through the month of July and August.

“We have not witnessed any cancellations or challenges,” he said. He also said that any sort of election related disorders can be solved in the courts and not on the streets. In 2016, Kenya was voted as the third most liked travel destination by the High Net-Worth Individuals (HNWI) in Africa, defeating Mauritius and Seychelles.

Narok County Governor Samuel Tunai explained that he was quite pleased that elections did not create any sort of negative influence on the tourism of Kenya. Mr Tunai requested the opposition to admit failure. Not doing so has the chances to raise tensions which eventually would hurt the tourism sector.


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