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3 Kenyan tour companies banned from Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Three Kenyan tour companies will no longer access the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. According to park management, these companies went against their rules.

The tour companies won’t take visitors to the park for the next 30 days. Christine Koshal, the Maasai Mara Game Reserve Administrator, reprimanded the companies for allowing passengers to alight from the tour vans.

By alighting from the vans, they stopped the great wildebeest migration from running smoothly on August 8 and 9.

The three tour travel companies include Twiga tours, Mario tours, and Sun World Safaris.

The wildebeest migration from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Kenyan side happens from July to September. The event attracts a good number of both local and international tourists.

Because of its fame, it’s named among the seven wonders of the world. Following the covid-19 pandemic this year, the number of international tourists reduced significantly.

During a presser over the weekend, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said international tourism would resume slowly. This followed the government’s decision to allow international travel.

He also thanked Kenyans for promoting local tourism after the number of international tourists declined.

Concurrently, Mr. Balala called out companies flouring rules at Maasai Mara, saying they would face the consequences.

He urged Kenyans to visit the Mara and have the experience it had to offer. He further stated that they would work to ensure the Maasai Mara Game Reserve ranks amongst the best places in the world.

To encourage local tourism, the Kenya Wildlife Service announced that it would slash park entry fees by 50 percent.

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