GCSE Geography - Mass Tourism Case Study - Kenya

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Mass tourism - case study
Kenya in East Africa is a popular tourist destination
700 000 visitors per year
Reasons why:
Tribal culture
Wildlife (Wild safaris)
A warm climate
Beautiful scenery (beaches, mountains, forests)
Impact of tourism on Kenya
Positive Impact Negative Impact
Economic Tourism contributes Only 15% of the
15% of the country's money earned through
Gross National Product tourism goes to the
In 2003, 219 000 people locals. Rest goes to big
worked in the tourist companies.
Social The culture and Some Massai tribes
customs of the native people were forced off
Massai tribe are their land to create
preserved because National Parks
traditional dancing are Some Muslim people in
often displayed for Kenya were offended
tourists by the way female
tourists dress
Environmental 23 National Parks in Safari vehicles have
Kenya. Tourists have destroyed vegetation
to pay entry fees, this and caused soil
is used to maintain the erosion
National Parks, which Wild animals have
help protect the been affected
environment and Coral reefs have been
wildlife damaged by tourist
boats anchoring
Reducing Negative impacts:
Walking or horseback tours are being promoted over vehicle safaris
Alternative activities that are less damaging than safaris are being encouraged e.g. climbing
and white water rafting
Advertising campaign in Russia called `Magical Kenya'
Visa fees for adults were cut by 50% in 2009 to make it cheaper to visit

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