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KWS Scraps New 300pc Park Entry Fees Raise For Local Tourists



Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Najib Balala has rubbished claims that the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) had resolved to raise park fees by 300pc due to coronavirus as published in the local dailies. The CS further stated that the new rates have also been suspended until further notice due to the Coronavirus.

In a public statement released on Tuesday, Balala said the news was misleading as the new KWS parks fees spike were announced late last year and gazetted to take effect in July 2020 and have nothing to do with the global pandemic.

Park charges to Nakuru and Amboseli parks had been increased by 50pc from Sh1,000 to Sh1,500, Nairobi Park had seen a 300pc spike from Sh500 to Sh1,500 during peak seasons. During off-peak season, Kenyans would pay Sh800.

Meru Park, Aberdare, Mt Kenya, Tsavo charges had also risen from Sh350 to Sh1,000 during peak season and Sh400 off-peak.

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