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Kenya National Parks and Reserves increase their fees

Several National Parks and Reserves in Kenya have increased their entry fees with effect from 1st January 2011.  High season costs for overseas visitors have risen by approximately 20% to US$75 in parks such as Lake Nakuru and US$60 in Tsavo East and Tsavo West.

Along with the increase is a change of name for the fees to ‘conservation fees’ in order to highlight the contribution visitors are making to the conservation of Kenya’s wildlife when they visit the country’s parks.

Wildebeest & Flamingos at Lake Nakuru national parkIn recent years East African parks have seen a number of similar price rises which could be interpreted by Tour Operators and tourists as excessive, especially when most foreign tourists are experiencing the most difficult economic problems for many years in their own countries.  It is natural though that countries in Africa should wish to maximise income from their natural resources and whilst foreign tourists continue to visit, the future security of their wildlife and national parks is a little more certain.

Our trips that visit Lake Nakuru National Park will be affected by the price rise however any cost increases will be absorbed by us and not passed on to our travellers.

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