May 4, 2009

Kenya’s Domestic Tourism

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 11:32 am

Domestic Tourism is Tourism of resident visitors within the economic territory of the country of reference it  has become a significant form of tourism in Kenya where it is found that it can cushion off the tourism industry during low periods of international tourist arrivals with tourist product well geared for domestic tourism .

Most Kenyans assume that the cost of tourism is so high that it is cheaper driving to the Rural homestead than to the coast of Mombasa or the Lodge in Maasai Mara for a weekend retreat, and that it is the white person who should go for a holiday in the various hotels and lodges in the wild and the coast.

It is not a wonder to mention that many Kenyans do not Know the availability of tourism destinations in Kenya,by offering incentive Domestic Tour Packages to individuals, Families, corporate, Government and parastatal organizations where they will be able to afford and visit hotels,tourist sites ,game parks to promote the tourism sector and remove the mentality of the places are rich mans paradise.

April 30, 2009

The Great migration

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 9:19 am

Each year around the same time the ‘Great Wildebeest migration’ the Ngorongoro area of the Southern Serengeti of Tanzania. A natural phenomenon determined by the availability of grazing .The entirely of the migration is dependent upon the coming of the rains.In Afrrica’s hot and dry climate ,such huge numbers of animal life cannot be sustained by one place with such a dramatic effect on the grazing pastures,taking no time at all to completely exhaust the available food supply.

As the rains come at different times in the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara,so the animals are driven to search for the rain ripened grasses and water to drink.Wildebeest need to drink every day or atl east every other day,thus the constant search for favorable conditions pushes the herds onwards,month by month in order to feed themselves and their young.

February marks the strat of this great migration,preceding the long rainy season when wildebeest spend their time grazing and giving birth to approximately 500,000 calves within a 2/3 week period.

The calving ground outside the eastern Serengeti happen to be outside the hunting territories of most predictors,march April and may is when the herds begin to sweep west and north towards the long grass plains and woodlands of the Serengeti’s western corridor while others northwest and will later meet at the maasai Mara of the Kenya.

June and July is a transitional period between the rains and the dry season where they push further north of Savanna to the maasai Mara results in a massing along the banks of the swollen Mara River,producing one of the world’s truly most spectacular sights.

April 29, 2009

The pink Lake Return’s

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 4:22 am

Lake Nakuru’s pink lining is back in full after the number of flamingo’s doubled due to the current rains .The birds had increased from 3000,000 in march to about 7000,000 this month,said the Lake Nakuru National park .

The migration is attributed to rise in water levels in the Lake Natron and Bongoria ,adding that the park expected the number of birds to rise as more fresh water continues draining into the lake .leaders in flock of flamingo’s usually fly to different places to monitor availability of food,then report to the rest flock,which migrates to a new destination.

Resident flamingo’s were already constructing nests on the shores in readiness for the breeding seasons expected in 30 days.But the park is far from recovering from the recent dry spell.Rivers Makalia, Nderit and Njoro,which flow from the Mau forest to the lake ,and the animals ‘favorite source of drinking water ,are yet to revive only if we stop the encroachment of the land and destruction of the Mau forest where the supply of water from our rivers and lake originates.

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