Uganda: Ugandans Stuck As Kenya’s Inter-Counties Travel Ban Bites

Kenya’s decision to halt the movement of interstate buses across its border following a surge in Covid-19 cases has left several Ugandans stranded in the neighbouring East African country.Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered a lockdown which stopped movement in and out of five Kenyan counties of Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kajiado and Kiambu.The…

Kenya: Covid-19 – Tour Operators Appeal for Special Passes to Save Industry

Tour operators are appealing for special passes to save the industry from collapse barely three days after President Uhuru Kenyatta locked down five counties to contain coronavirus infections in the country.Under the Kenya Tourism Federation, an association of all tourism players including air operators, hotelkeepers and caterers, travel agents and…

Kenya: Tour Operators Appeal for Special Passes to Save Industry

Tour operators are appealing for special passes to save the industry from collapse barely three days after President Uhuru Kenyatta locked down five counties to contain coronavirus infections in the country.Under the Kenya Tourism Federation, an association of all tourism players including air operators, hotelkeepers and caterers, travel agents and…

Kenya: Tourism Ministry Accused of Frustrating Tsavo Revenue Talks

The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has been accused of dragging its feet in the talks to end a dispute over Tsavo National Park revenue with Taita Taveta county.The ministry officials failed to appear before the Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee (IGRTC) last week to resolve the dispute between the county and Kenya Wildlife Services…

Kenya: Mariculture Can Leapfrog Coastal Economy Beyond Tourism

Kenya has a 640-kilometer coastline but her coastal and marine resources remain highly under-utilized. As a coastal State, Kenya can accelerate food security, job creation, sustainable community livelihoods and economic diversification, by optimizing her maritime resources.Data from the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) shows that…

Kenya: We’re Courting Lupita – Balala

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says the government has not given up hope of working with Lupita Nyong’o in marketing Brand Kenya.Speaking during an interview with KTN News, Balala suggested the government has outlined an offer for the award-winning actress.He also reiterated he’d unsuccessfully tried to reach Lupita, who is the daughter…

Kenya: Once-Vibrant Coast Towns Fall Silent in the Wake of Covid-19

Mtwapa town, the entertainment capital of the Coast, is dying.Famously known as Sin City among merrymakers due to its numerous eateries and entertainment joints overlooking beautiful sandy beaches, mangroves and the Indian Ocean, the reveller’s paradise — Mtwapa town in Kilifi County has gradually lost its shine as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic…

32 Best Places To Visit In January In The World (2021)

Wondering where to go in January? You would definitely want your new year to begin on a high note. There’s no better way to beat the winter chills than by visiting beautiful destinations with a tropical climate, mind blowing…

Online visas for your next luxury trip to Kenya

Not only is Kenya one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, but it’s also a popular destination for visitors looking for a unique travel experience. Tourists will do well to find anywhere in the world that rivals Kenya…

Kenya: SGR Trains Fully Booked Ahead of Christmas

[Nairobi News] The standard gauge railway (SGR) passenger service between Nairobi and Mombasa is fully booked ahead of Christmas forcing holiday makers to seek alternatives options….

Where can Americans travel to in December?

The big buzz right now surrounds Pfizer’s potential COVID-19 vaccine and hopes that it will prove effective and we can return to some semblance of travel normalcy. We await further updates with regards to how this is progressing, and…

Kenya: Hotels Shift Gears With Eyes on Local Tourists

[Nation] A jump in Covid-19 cases coupled with minimal hope of getting international visitors has forced hotels to shift gears targeting the local market with special packages….

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