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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Nakuru County Blessed in Tourist sites – Kinyanjui Mwamba

In Nakuru County, we are more blessed than most counties in terms of tourist sites. We are sitting on a Tourism Goldmine from mountains to the lakes through open grassland savannah. We are the only county with two tourism craters, the largest concentration of flamingos, the epic Rift Valley escarpment and the beautiful income generating geothermal plants. We have fantastic ecotourism sites to behold, three beautiful lakes (Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Lake Elementaita). We also have a great world famous National park, the legendary Lord Egerton castle and several…

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