Led by Kenya’s Tourism Minister Hon. Najib Balala, Kenya Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism have rolled out an advertising campaign in Russia. Driven by Russian’s passion for wildlife and safari, the publicity campaigns will bring out the diversity of Kenya’s tourism offer famed for the big five and other numerous attractions.
In addition, the recently established Kenya office in Russia was commissioned, giving the destination the much needed representation in Russia and Eastern Europe for both consumers and travel trade too.
The Ultimate Safari Experience
Kenya attracts visitors from all over the world all year round, and especially between July and October for the annual wildebeest great migration where an estimated 1.5 million wildebeest sweep across the Masai Mara. The Great Migration is a vision beyond belief, one of the world’s most impressive natural events, one that you dare not miss.
So much to see and do
Kenya has over 59 National Parks and game Reserves, 480 kms of coastline, a tropical paradise, where the Indian Ocean is a brilliant blaze of blue, crystal clear waters caressing fine white sands, 42 different cultures create a rich tapestry of people, lifestyles, traditional beliefs, customs and arts. Kenya is the ultimate safari country with a spectacular range of highs and lows, an adventurer’s paradise.
Kenya is a great destination for sports. With over 38 golf courses spread across the country and great weather all year round, making Kenya a perfect Golf destination. While in Kenya, can also run with our famous world beating Kenyan runners or in the wild at Lewa, revive the memories of the world’s toughest car rally, Kitesurf at the coast, Sky Dive…the options are endless.
Kenya’s scenery is stunning in its scale, scope and sheer diversity. With endless rolling savannah, lush rainforest, snow capped mountains, tropical beaches, extinct volcanoes, freshwater and saltwater lakes, geothermal springs, sweltering deserts, mountain glaciers, caves and coral reefs.
For the specialists Kenya offers big game fishing, unparalleled birding experience, water sports, sky diving, ornithology, entomology, horse racing just to name a few. Kenya is also known for her world famous Kenyan Tea, Coffee and so much variety close at hand to satisfy any particular special interest. Kenya is a prime destination for filming, meetings and conferences. Incentives are abundant for our visitors and more so opportunities for investors in Kenya’s tourism industry.
There is easy access by the national carrier Kenya Airways and the international airlines including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, Air Arabia and Turkish airlines. Domestic Airlines also have access to our National Parks and Reserves which are connected through airstrips within the country. Connectivity is also enhanced by good road network.
Effective from April 1st, 2009, visa fees were slashed by 50 percent. And in a move aimed at stimulating demand for family travel, the Kenya government further scrapped visa fees for children less than 16 years coming to Kenya as tourists. The Kenya government has waived the 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on transportation of tourists to make it easier for hoteliers to do business. The government has also waived taxes on the importation of four-wheeled vehicles for tourists as well as zero-rating of taxable goods and services offered to production companies coming to shoot films in the country.