A statement from the KWS issued in Nairobi said the tents will provide affordable accommodation in various campsites in KWS parks and reserves.


“Each tent accommodates two individuals and has all the necessary amenities required for an overnight stay. The amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and clean lavatory facilities, which are provided within the campsites,” it said.

Kenya’s core tourism products have been focused on beach and safari owing to the country’s extended coast line of 480km and abundance of wildlife.

However, thanks to the growing competitive nature of tourism and the continuously evolving tastes and preferences of consumers, the country’s promoted products have been enriched to include adventure, culture, ecotourism, sports, golf, birding and business.

KWS said the tents have already been distributed to the selected camps and are expected to help in opening up campsites in the lesser visited parks like Shimba Hills National Reserve, Mt. Elgon, Chyulu Hills, Tsavo East and West Ruma and the marine national parks at the coast.

The move comes as a result of a high demand of camping facilities following the growing interest in domestic travel among Kenyans. Camping, in particular, is a preferred choice compared to a hotel experience.

The campaign allows Kenyans to embrace travel, wildlife and tourism as it has ensured that all necessary facilities are in place, to guarantee successful tours.

In the campsites, individuals and groups are free to engage in an array of adventurous activities as they please. They can cook and take part in team building exercises at their time preference and pleasure.

Other activities that individuals can take part in include biking, mountain climbing, nature walks and rock climbing, all of which are provided by parks.

“This has seen a significant number of Kenyans visit national parks and reserves, with camping being the preferred choice of accommodation for most individuals,” said the statement. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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