Hotels eye more tourists, thanks to Mara’s wildebeest migration

International tourist bookings for tented camps and lodges in the Maasai Mara game reserve are expected to soar next month, thanks to the annual wildebeest migration.

According to Heritage Hotels chief executive officer Mohamed Hersi, tourist bookings for both Mara Intrepids Camp and Mara Explorer Camp are expected to shoot up to 60 per cent in July from 40 per cent last month.

He noted that the tented camps in the Mara are expected to host tourists from the United Kingdom, the US, Australia and Canada.

“We expect our tourist establishments in the Mara to be busy as from next month as wildlife enthusiasts come to watch the wildebeest migration and the Big Five,” he said.Read more onhttp://www.nation.co.ke/counties/mombasa/Maasai-Mara-Wildebeest-Migration-Tourism/-/1954178/2353620/-/12k68d1z/-/index.html

Kenya Tourism Recovery Measures

The Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) Chairman wishes to clarify as follows:

1. The measures were arrived at following TWO consultative meetings between H.E the President, The Governors from Tourism priority Counties, Tourism CS Kandie, Treasury officials, K.T.B management and K.T.F Board members.

2. The consultative meetings discussed and proposed a wide range of recovery measures, some of which were unfortunately not captured in the final announcement by H. E. the President. A number of reasons were given for this omission and a way forward identified.Read more on  http://www.ktf.co.ke/section.asp?ID=119

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Nine customized vehicles to scale up anti-poaching war in Kenya holidays.

The war against poaching has move a notch higher with an additional nine custom-made land cruisers being deployed to the anti-poaching elite crack Unit. The Unit is comprised of security personnel from the general Service Unit, Administration police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).Read more on http://www.kws.org/info/news/2014/28may2014vehicle.html