Ecotourism Kenya


Ecotourism Kenya

The tourist industry, and the growing ecotourism travel scene, in Kenya is the second largest source of foreign exchange revenue followed by agriculture.The main tourist attractions are photo safaris through the 19 national parks and game preserves. Other attractions include the mosques at Mombasa; the renowned scenery of the Great Rift Valley; the coffee plantations at Thika; a view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, across the border into Tanzania;and its beaches along the Indian Ocean.

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Navigating Africa can be daunting, particularly when planning a safari – an experience that varies greatly according to location. This guide demystifies the process, by detailing the safari stats of 18 African countries with maps, color photographs, illustrations of wildlife, 11 useful charts, and an accommodation guide with a detailed rating system. Also covers ecotourism Kenya

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Lee Jolliffe, in her book Tea and Tourism: Tourists, Traditions and Transformations, argues that Kenyan tourism hasn’t developed on its conservation of natural resources, though “beach tourism, eco-tourism, cultural tourism, sports tourism all form part of the portfolio.”During the 1990s, the number of tourists travelling to Kenya decreased, partly due to the well publicised murders of several tourists.However, tourism in Kenya has been the leading source of foreign exchange since 1997, when it overtook coffee, and the trend continued, with the exception on 1997-1998…source:


Ecotourism Kenya – Reserves in Kenya

  • Arawale National Reserve
  • Boni National Reserve
  • Dodori National Reserve
  • Kakamega Forest National Reserve
  • Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Buffalo Springs National Reserve
  • Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Mwea National Reserve

Ecotourism Kenya – Marine Parks and Reserves in Kenya

  • Kiunga Marine National Reserve
  • Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
  • Malindi/Watamu Parks and Reserves
  • Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve
  • Mpunguti Marine National Reserve
  • Tana Delta Reserve

National Parks in Kenya

  • Aberdare National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Arabuko Sokoke National Park
  • Hells Gate and Mount Longonot National Parks
  • Kora National Park
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Marsabit National Park
  • Meru National Park
  • Mount Kenya National Park
  • Mount Elgon National Park
  • Nairobi National Park
  • Ndere Island National Reserve
  • Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
  • Ruma National Park
  • Saiwa Swamp National Park
  • Sibiloi National Park
  • Tsavo East National Park
  • Tsavo West National Park

Kenya’s Official Tourism Authority website

Kenya Wildlife Service

Ecotourism Kenya – Eco Tourism is a mainstay of the Kenya economy.
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