REASONS WHY KENYANS TOURISM INDUSTRY IS MORE DEVELOPED THAN THAT OF OTHER EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Reasons why Kenyan tourism industry is more developed than that of other East African countries




REASONS WHY KENYANS TOURISM INDUSTRY IS MORE DEVELOPED THAN THAT OF OTHER EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

  • Kenya is endowed with a variety of beautiful scenery in form of coastal land forms, volcanic features as well as coastal towns like Mombasa which attracts many tourists.
  • Kenya has had a longer period of political stability which has attracted more tourists than Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Kenya has various National parks and game reserves like Tsavo National Park that are well distributed throughout the country hence attracting a large number of tourists.
  • Kenya’s national parks are blessed with many well trained guides who encourage more tourists to go to Kenya.
  • Kenya has a well established Hotel industry that is well managed and services are of high standards than in other East African countries.
  • The government of Kenya through the Kenya Tourist Development Co-operation ensures strict wild life preservation programs and laws which ensures continuity of the activity.




  • Kenya has a well developed transport system in terms of roads, railways and air transport making it easy for the tourists to move within the country.
  • A lot of research is carried out by the Kenya Tourism Development Co-operation in terms of checking the population of animals and birds in National parks and Game reserves as well as improving the management of the entire tourism industry.
  • Kenya lies along the coast of East Africa which is easily accessible by the tourists from Europe, Asia and U.S.A.
  • Kenya introduced a new system of travel known as package holiday since 1970 which ensures that tourists are given subsidized rates hence attracting many more.

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