Tourists flock Lake Nakuru despite travel advisories

Foreign tourists continue to flock Lake Nakuru National Park despite a flurry of travel advisories by various European countries during the electioneering process.

The facilitys Deputy Park Warden Haron Sang said the park has been buzzing with activity over the last three weeks and has full bookings through the election season from tourists in the continents as well as domestic tourists.

In what appeared to be an anticipation of insecurity due to next Tuesdays general polls in elaborate advisories, the countries had asked their citizens to exercise vigilance and remain abreast of the alleged potentially fluid security situation in Kenya.

A spot check at the facility by KNA established that more tourists from the countries are keen to explore the Maasai Mara circuit compared to the last elections.

Sang said hotels within the circuit are fully booked to early October and the facility is comparatively in good business.

The park warden dispelled the creeping fear of insecurity during elections saying the government is alert against lawlessness and the facility will be open to domestic and foreign tourists during the critical period.

Jabril Sigh is among the tourists at the Nation Park who defied a travel advisory from his country India and together with his extended family they have been touring the circuit over the last three weeks.

Sigh says he has not experienced any level of insecurity that would warrant the advisory and called on more foreign tourists to visit Kenya during and after the polls to see the myriad wildlife and spectacular attraction sites the country has.

Travel advisories to Kenya since April have threatened its tourism sector which is the countrys mainstream earner of foreign revenue.

Source: Kenya News Agency