The Kenya Wildlife Service has announced free entry, to Nairobi National park for senior citizens aged 75 years and above for a period of one month.
Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says that this is to celebrate the Park’s 75th Anniversary due on the 16th of December.
Balala stated that the senior citizens can be accompanied by one person, their driver and a vehicle and will be provided with wheelchairs to tour the park if need be.
“Today we are launching the 75 years since the inception and the commissioning of the Nairobi National Park that was established in 1946,” said Balala.
“We are pleased to announce free entry for the first 75 visitors to Nairobi National Park on the 16th December 2021,” noted Balala.
Persons living with disabilities will also have free entry to the Nairobi Safari walk and Nairobi Animal Orphanage until Christmas.
The park’s location is steadily growing next to the capital city and has brought unique challenges and the government is quite aware of the challenges and is committed to tackling them.
“The numbers of tourism has started to improve, we had slightly over 600,000 since January to October and we a positive that we will come close to a million people. We are seeing quite a number of bookings that are full already,” hoped Balala.
The Nairobi National park was established on 16th December 1946 to conserve and protect wildlife that was under threat from hunting exploits when Kenya was still a British colony.
The Nairobi National Park is the only national park that exists within a capital city and happens to be the oldest in Kenya.
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