Tourism in kenya case study

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People in the savanna- Tourism:

Background: covers one quarter of land on Earth. Most of them are located in the interior part of continents between the tropical rain forests and tropical deserts and the largest area of savanna covers one-third of Africa. South African savanna is home to around 5700 species of plants.   The climate of the savanna is hot all year round, never dropping below 20˚c.  Savanna has a wet season and a dry season. The rainfall varies during the wet season and the rain falls for few months. This is then followed by the long dry season, when animals migrate to find food. Plants and Animals in the Savanna are adapted to the very warm climate, with a wet season followed by a long dry season. Tourism has a biggest effect on the savanna in Africa and the people that live there, both positively and negatively.

Why do tourists visit the savanna?

Every year Africa receives 37m international tourists. The African savanna is home to animals such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and zebra.  Tourists visit the savanna to see these incredible animals in their natural habitat up close and to see the tribal people and their traditions.

What are the positive impacts of tourism in the savanna?

 Tourism generated income can be used on a national and local level to better education, improve infrastructure, and to promote more responsible tourism. . Jobs are created for the local people to entertain the tourists and this brings money to their family and improves their lives. Also, the development of tourism allows


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