It’s all about the safari! At least that’s what a high number of Australian travellers believe and want to engage in.
Imagine yourself on an open Kenyan savannah; on a warm summer’s evening; the backdrop of a lion or wildebeest roaring in the distance. That experience is what awaits you and what a number of Aussies consider a true adventure!
In fact, according to the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB), a 23.9% hike in visitors to Kenya, are from Australian territories.
Based on these rising numbers, the KTB would like to take full advantage of the growing trend by marketing and upgrading Kenyan destinations to make them more attractive to safari seekers.
Yesterday, along with Kenya Airways, the KTB, stopped by the Jambo Australia Sales Mission 2012, to advertise Kenyan adventures.
Stephen K Tarus, High Commissioner of Kenya H.E., a number of his delegates, and John Chirchir, KTB’s Regional Marketing Manager, spoke of the many possibilities in which Kenya has to offer.
A number of vendors and hotels such as: Sun Africa Hotels, SafariLink, Serena Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya, Africareps, Twiga Tours, and Vintage Africa, are all vying for an Aussie’s business; offering African destinations which include: savannahs, beaches, ethnic and cultural activities, mountainous terrain, plentiful wildlife, and the yearly wildebeest migration.
New high-end developments have been put into place to attract and accommodate Aussie and world travellers.
Family run cabins along the Mbagathi River are upgrading their facilities with lavish accommodations; more rooms are being added to the Lewa House, a bungalow styled chalet; and luxury tents along the Namunyak Conservancy, are being offered by the Sarara Star Camp.
Over a million visitors visited Kenya last year and Kenya tourist officials want to capitalize on that growth.
Tarus, the High Commissioner wants to encourage Aussie travellers to indulge in the many luxurious and wild life aspects in which Kenya in known for.
In addition, the High Commissioner said, despite recent uprisings within the country, he wants to assure all travellers, the troublesome events which took place along the distant borders of Kenya, happened far away from tourist areas and destinations.
Tarus exclaims the country is secure and safe for travellers and encourages all adventure seekers to travel to Magical Kenya, and experience the thrill, fun and voyage of a lifetime.