Case Study for Mass Tourism: Kenya

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Mass Tourism Case Study: Kenya

Kenya is in East Africa and is a popular tourist destination. It gets over 700,000 visitors a year. 

Why do tourists visit Kenya?

  • It has a warm climate, with sunshine all the year round
  • It has beautiful scenery - savannah, mountains, beaches, coral reefs.
  • It has lots of wildlife including the 'big five' (rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard). Safaris are very popular. It has the best wildlife reserves in Africa.
  • It has a fascinating tribal culture.
  • It is comparatively prosperous compared to neighbouring countries like Somalia and Sudan.

Tourism has a big impact on Kenya.

Positive impacts:

  • Economic: Tourism contributes 15% of the country's GDP (Gross National Product)
  • Economic: Over 200,000 people work in tourism - it creates local jobs. Don't forget that it has a 'multipler effect' i.e…

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