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Development of Niche Products

project profile

PROJECT PROFILE

This project consists of the diversification and development of new tourism products such as sports tourism, cruise tourism, bird watching.
project overview

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Status:
Commenced
Implementing Ministry (MDAS):
Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism.
Location:
Nationwide
Sector:
Tourism
MTP Target:
To diversity and develop new tourism products.
Annual Target:
  • License 200 high quality home stays.
  • Develop concept paper for Kogelo Development Centre.
  • Promotion of Kenya culture through appointment of cultural ambassadors.
project progress

PROJECT PROGRESS

This initiative introduces new high-value niche products such as cultural, eco-sports and water-based tourism. There have been notable achievements in the period under review. Two hundred high quality home stays have been licensed. The repairing and upgrading of the Kasarani Sports Complex is complete  with a view to enhancing sports tourism.

A concept paper for Kogelo Development Centre is complete. An Agro-tourism strategy has been developed.

In Chyullu Hills, development of the extensive lava-cave system is underway. Accessibility is being improved and a campsite has been established near the Kisula lava cave. As a niche product, cave exploration can be enhanced in this world famous cave system.

In Longonot, the climbing trail is being stabilized and improved so as to enhance the visitor experience and improve safety.

The Hell’s gate Spa and swimming centre (Therapeutic tourism) at Olkaria is complete. This is a project being undertaken with Kengen to utilize the hot springs and geothermal resources within Hell’s Gate National park.
objective

OBJECTIVE

To introduce high-value niche tourist products with a view to increasing attractiveness and revenues in the sector.

project benefits

BENEFITS

  • Increased revenue from tourism.
  • Creation of jobs.
  • Development and preservation of historical sights.

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