Kenya - Tropical Tourism

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  • Created on: 30-05-16 11:10
How many tourists visit each year?
700,000 tourists a year
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What are the big five?
Elephant / Rhino / Buffalo / Lion / Leopard
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Give 3 attractions of Kenya
Tribal culture / Warm climate / Beautiful scenery
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How much does tourism contribute to Kenya's economy?
15% of the Gross National Product
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How many people worked in tourism in what year?
219,000 in 2003
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How much of the money earned by tourism goes to the locals and where does the rest go?
15% goes to locals the rest goes to large oversea companies
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What is the name of the native tribe?
The Maasai Tribe
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How does tourism help to preserve tribal culture?
Traditional dances performed to tourists
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What were some locals forced to do?
Some of the tribes people forced off their land to create national parks for tourists
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How are some of the local people offended?
Local Muslim people offended by the way the female tourists dress
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How many national parks are there and give an example?
23 national parks e.g. Nairobi National Park
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How does the tourism help to protect wildlife?
National parks are paid for by the tourists who enter them
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Give two ways tourism is harmful to the environment
Safari vehicles destroy vegetation / Wild animals disrupted e.g. wild Cheetahs have changed hunting behaviours to avoid tourist crowds
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How much were adult visa fees cut by and when?
Adult visa fees cut by 50% in 2009
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Under what age are there no visas required?
Under 16's
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What is the name of the advertising campaign launched?
Magical Kenya
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In which 2 places are there plans to build airstrips?
Ruma National Park and Mount Elgon National Park
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How much is to be spent on improving roads?
£8 million
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What is being promoted over safari vehicle tours and why?
Walking and horse back tours to preserve vegetation
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Give 2 examples of alternative activities that are encouraged over the more damaging safaris
Climbing and white water rafting
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Give 3 attractions of Kenya

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How much does tourism contribute to Kenya's economy?

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