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1

How many people visit Kenya per year?

Over 700,000

2

Name three reasons for people visiting Kenya?

Tribal culture
Wildlife
Warm climate
Beautiful scenery

3

What is the big five?

Rhino
Elephant
Buffalo
Lion
Leopard

4

What scenery does Kenya have?

Savannah
Mountains
Forests
Beaches
Coral reefs

5

What are the positive economic impacts of Tourism in Kenya?

In 2003 around 219000 people worked in the tourist industry
Tourism contributes to 15% of the country's Gross National Product

6

What are the negative economic impacts of tourism in Kenya?

Only 15% of the money earned through tourism goes to locals, most goes to big companies

Low paid / low skilled jobs

7

What are the positive social impacts of tourism in Kenya?

The culture and customs of the Maasai tribe are preserved as traditional dancing is often displayed for tourists

Afford health care and education for improved quality of life

8

What are the negative social impacts of tourism in Kenya?

Some Maasai tribe people were forced off their land to create national parks for tourists
Some muslims in Kenya are offended by the way female tourists dress

9

What are the positive environmental impacts of tourism in Kenya?

There are 23 national parks in Kenya. Tourists pay entry fees the money maintains national park and protects wildlife

10

Name a national park in Kenya?

Nairobi National Park

11

What are the negative environmental impacts of tourism in Kenya?

Safari vehicles destroy vegetation and cause soil erosion
Wild animals have been affected , changed behaviour to avoid crowds
Coral reefs in Malindi National Park have been damaged by tourists

12

How is Kenya trying to reduce the negative impacts of tourism?

Walking or horseback tours are being promoted over vehicle safaris to preserve vegetation
Alternative activities such as climbing and white water rafting are being encouraged

13

How is Kenya trying to maintain tourism 1 ?

Kenyas tourist board have launched an advertising campaign in Russia called 'magical Kenyans'

14

How is Kenya trying to maintain tourism 2?

Kenya Wildlife Service is planning to build airstrips to Ruma National Park and Mount Elgon National park to make it more accessible
Plans to spend 8 million improving roads bridges and airstrips

15

How is Kenya trying to maintain tourism 3?

Visa fees for adults were cut by 50% in 2009 to make it cheaper to visit and visa fees were scrapped for children under 16 to encourage family's to go

16

How many Kenyans were employed as guides?

180,000

17

How many Kenyans were indirectly employed?

300,000

18

How many Kenyans provide food or souvenirs?

380,000

19

How much do the Masai get paid for use of their land per year?

£1000

20

How are the buildings in the national park environmentally friendly?

One storey high
Renewable energy resources such as solar panels used

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