County seeks to tap into sports tourism

Sports tourism plays a key role in Kenya’s economy and could be an income earner for counties. Nakuru County CEC for Trade, Industry, Marketing and Tourism Peter Ketyenya said it is on this realization that the County is keen on developing Sports Tourism. He announced that Nakuru County will host a world mountain marathon, to be held at Mt Longonot in August. “This marathon will be the first of its kind in Africa,” he said. The CEC said the county would tap into participants and spectators who tour the county…

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One of a kind entertainment at Kiu Cafe, Nakuru

Kiu Cafe will today evening present a one of a kind entertainment in Nakuru Town. Dubbed the Acoustic Sessions, this is an unplugged event featuring some of Nakuru’s talented vocalists.   Some of the artists scheduled to perform include; is Amu, Ben Kahrist, Debby NK and Vanessa Pym. The event is being held courtesy of Kiu Café, Nakuru Street Festival and also powered by Hikari School of Music. Acoustic Sessions is an “after work” event that will start at 5 PM and end at around 6.30 PM. It is open…

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Ready for a Mashujaa Day Excursion to the Aberdares?

This Mashujaa Day, Creek Tours and Travels, offers you an opportunity to tour and have an adventure at the Aberdares at a very affordable cost. Mashujaa Day Adventure The one-day expedition will kick off at 8:00 AM outside Creeks Tours and Safaris offices in Nakuru Town. The Mashujaa Day adventure will go through Ol’Kalou, the famous Happy Valley and end up at Aberdare National Park where the adventurers will spend the day having fun. The journey to and fro will go through four counties including Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyeri and Nyandarua.…

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Mashujaa Day excursion to Aberdares

This Mashujaa Day, Creek Tours and Travels, offers you an opportunity to tour and have an adventure at the Aberdares at a very affordable cost. The one-day expedition will kick off at 8:00 AM outside Creeks Tours and Safaris offices in Nakuru Town. The Mashujaa Day adventure will go through Ol’Kalou, the famous Happy Valley and end up at Aberdare National Park where the adventurers will spend the day having fun. The journey to and fro will go through four counties including Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyeri and Nyandarua. The scenery along…

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What Nakuru City can learn from Kigali, Rwanda

The County Government of Nakuru should seek inspiration from the Transformational leadership of the Rwanda Government on many areas. Key among them as Nakuru City approaches becoming a reality are; Protection and Management of our Environment, Conference & Eco-Tourism, Urban Planning and Provision of Low Cost Housing. These are images of things that are happening in Kigali and other parts of Rwanda, we can do it also in Nakuru but we must be committed to the work ahead. Nakuru town will soon attain city status, it would be unfortunate if…

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There’s great potential in Tourism – Bernard Macharia

We all recognize tourism in Kenya as a tool for development, if developed effectively. Tourism has the potential to accelerate Kenya’s economic growth and job creation. In addition, the sector also has the capacity to contribute significantly to the agenda for social inclusion as cultural endowment and natural assets can be leveraged to create opportunities to local communities. Nakuru County should facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and tools among stakeholders in the field to enhance sustainable tourism. This should be done as a collaboration between public and private entities to…

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Sustainable Tourism as a tool for development

We all know that unless growth is wholesomely qualitative as well as quantitative there is no development. Tourism is among the major income earners to most countries in the world and in Kenya it follows agriculture. Nakuru county being the fourth largest town in Kenya is blessed with a lot of beautiful features such as Lake Nakuru which has the world’s most famous and large population of bright pink flamingoes breeding there. There is Lake Naivasha and Lake Elementaita, Hyrax hill pre-historic site, Lord Egerton Castle, Menengai crater and the…

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Sustainable Tourism Currency of 21st Century

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a set of 17 “Global Goals” with 169 targets among them. Spearheaded by the United Nations through a deliberative process involving its 193 Member States, as well as global civil society, the goals are contained in paragraph 54 United Nations Resolution A/RES/70/1 of 25 September 2015. Its main goals are to end poverty, hunger and improve health and education. For that to be achieved, numerous tools as initiatives have been identified by experts that include sustainable tourism. In Kenya particularly, after the promulgation…

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Nakuru Truly blessed in Tourism Sector – Edith Kimani

I cannot speak about my love for Nakuru without mentioning the sights and sounds that define our tourism sector. World class parks, like Lake Nakuru national park, Hells Gate National Park, Soysambu Conservancy (the only conservancy with a natural lake in it in the world), Mount Longonot, Mt. Suswa, Sleeping Maasai and much more. There are very many other sites like Bomas of Nakuru, Lord Egerton Castle and the Equator. Nakuru is also the place where pelicans breed at Lake Elementaita. Nakuru has beautiful coffee and tea farms, potato plantations,…

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Government should do more in Tourism – Kennedy Kanyi

Tourism in Kenya has been overtaken by countries that used to look up to us and there has been reluctant behavior in ensuring the system is running in order. Animal poaching is on the rise and has also affected it in a big way.   Local tourism has been discouraged by the Increased heavy charges that are hiked every now and then. I would be glad if the KWS board can revisit the same. On the Hotel industry its a plus since local and foreign investors have found a conducive…

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