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 on


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