|KWS Revised Conservation Fees Jan- Dec 2011 |
Date: 6 Oct 10
KWS Revised Conservation Fees Jan- Dec 2011
PARK fees are set to go up by 15 and 10 US dollars for premium and wilderness parks respectively during the high season beginning January next year 2011.
Children from three years to 18 and school students will also have their fees raised from the normal 30 US dollars to 40 US dollars.
The review, a periodic exercise is aimed at improving the infrastructure within KWS parks to keep pace with the demands by visitors.
Premium parks include Lake Nakuru and Amboseli national park whose fees moved from US$60 to US$ 75, while Wilderness parks of Tsavo East, Tsavo West, and Meru rose from US$ 50 to US$ 60.
The new fees will be applicable during the high seasons in the months of January, February, March, July, August, September and October. The remaining months will be charged at the existing rates.
Review of park entry fees is carried out every two years with the last review being carried out in 2009. It had been deferred as a result of an ongoing national tourism recovery program.
The review for January to December 2011 was as a result of a consultative process with tourism industry players.
Among the agreed areas of priority on the improvement of infrastructure under development programs scheduled for 2011 include the following;
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- Fence modernization for enhancement of visitor& wildlife security
- New investments in internal park roads, signage's, park interpretation, bridges and airstrips
- Visitor facilities modernization - Shimba Hills, Mt. Kenya, Marine parks, Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Chyullu, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli
- Improvement of park fees payment systems to improve in visitor handling
- Funding of Community enterprise projects to help in mitigating human wildlife conflict areas plus assist communities in tourism investment e.g. Rimoi, Olerai & Mwaluganje
- Securing of wildlife migration corridors and dispersal areas
- Translocation and restocking of wildlife populations
- Management of specific wildlife populations
- Maintenance and installation of critical wildlife fences e.g. Aberdare, Meru, Lake Nakuru, Shimba Hills
- Leveraging of science in wildlife health management
- Opening up of tourism investment & new product development in underutilized parks and reserves.