Businesses flourish in wake of wildebeest migration
Monday July 18 2016
Herds of wildebeest cross Mara River in Narok County on September 4, 2015. Lodges and tented camps in the Maasai Mara National Reserve are expected to enjoy brisk business from next month due to the wildebeest migration spectacle. PHOTO | AFP
Karen Blixen Chief Executive Officer Ronald Mutie says bookings for game drives in the Mara were on the increase owing to the spectacle.
Somak Safaris General Manager Paul Kurgat said guest numbers at the Ashnil Mara Camp were currently standing at 90 per cent compared to 40 per cent last month.
Last week, a Polish airline - Small Planet - inaugurated direct flights from Warsaw to Mombasa boosting international tourist arrivals at Moi International Airport.