July 15, 2009

Puzzle of 40 elephants death

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 9:36 am

The drought currently ravaging the country has not spared wildlife especially in Northern Kenya. In the past two months, over 40 elephants have died in Laikipia, Isiolo and Samburu Districts in what was initially thought to be a disease outbreak. The laboratory tests carried out by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers have not detected any disease so far. The only probable reason why the animals were dying is drought. The elephants have not been getting enough fodder especially the young ones.

The affiliation is mostly affecting elephants aged between two and eight years leading to conclusions that they are unable to get enough feed. Laikipia has the largest number of wildlife outside national parks in the country. The animals roam freely in the plateau and compete for fodder with livestock. But in the past few months, the ground has been left bare by domestic animals that have been driven into the region by pastoralists migrating fro Samburu and Isiolo in search of pasture.

The elephants deaths have caused alarm among conservationists, coming a time when there is an upsurge of poaching in the region. In the past few months, more than a dozens animals have been killed by poaching. According to a census done by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) last year (2008) there was slightly over 7,000 elephants in Laikipia, Samburu and Isiolo ecosystems.

July 14, 2009

Hotels Re-open ahead of the high season

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 11:20 am

Dozens of hotels at the coast have reopened to welcome holiday makers from Europe and local tourists ahead of the school holiday next month.The arrival of tourists is expected to rise beginning July 2009. The number of tourists arrivals from Europe will average 60 percent as from 15 July 2009. Higher numbers of tourists coming to Kenya is also expected to be high in the months of August, September and October.

Full recovery of the industry might be achieved in December during the Christmas season when the winter season hits Europe. Although the hotels are reopening most official in some of the hotels, say they rely mostly on domestic tourism since most of the bookings fron Italy are not good enough.

July 7, 2009

Rush to view wildebeest migration

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 10:00 am

The wildebeest migration season is here once again, and the number of visitors to view the migarttion is set tio increase as the spectacle unfolds. Statistics show taht more than one million wildebeest are ususally on the move during the event that occurs between June and October. The wildebeest migrate and between the Serengeti and Mara Savannah in Tanzania and Kenya.

The increased felling of trees along the Mau escarpment is like;ly to interfere with the natural flow of water that passes through the Mara. Media companies are trooping into the Maasai Mara, publicity generated by the documentaries will drive up the number of tourists visiting the Mara.

There is an overwhelming demand, which calls people all over the world inquring about the spectacle. There is an aggresive campaign to market Wildlife Safari which is on of the countries best brand. These campaign has been launched both locally and internationally. Wildlife safari’s climax is the wildebeest migration which is a remarkabele attraction which makes Kenya one of the best destinations in the world.

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