It is located in East Africa. it gets around 700,000 tourist:
- Fastinating tribal culture.
- Lots of wildlife and lots of wildlife safari
- Good weather and warm climate
- Beatiful scenery - beaches, coral reefs, savannah, mountians, forests.
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- Tourism contributes 15% of Kenya's GNP.
- In 2003, 219,000 people were employed by tourism industry
- Only 15% of money sprent by tourist stay in Kenya rest go to large travel companies located outside Kenya.
- Tribal Culture of the Massai People are conserved as they perform traditional dances
- Some Massai people forced off their land to make National park
- Some muslims are offended by the way tourist dress.
- 23 National parks, which all have enterance fees. This money is used to look after the enviroments and wildlife.
- Safari vehicles detroy vegetation and casue soil erosion
- Wild Animals affected Eg Cheetahs have changed hunting pattern due to tourist numbers
- Coral Reefs in Milandi Marine National Park have been damaged by tourist boats anchoring.
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Reducing Impact and Maintaining numbers
- Less damaging activities offered like climbling
- Walking or Horseback safari's to stop soil erosion
- Advertising "Magical Kenya" to attract tourist
- Visa fees cut by 50% in 2009 and no visa needed for under 16 to attract families.
- Improve transport eg Mount Elgon and Ruma national park to get airstrips, to make it more accessible. Plans to sprend £8 million on improving transport.
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