• Short Summary

    THE FIRST NEW GAME-HUNTING LODGES TO BE BUILT SINCE KENYA BECAME INDEPENDENT WAS OPENED ON 22ND MAY BY THE KENYAN MINISTER FOR TOURISM AND WILD LIFE, MR.

  • Description

    THE FIRST NEW GAME-HUNTING LODGES TO BE BUILT SINCE KENYA BECAME INDEPENDENT WAS OPENED ON 22ND MAY BY THE KENYAN MINISTER FOR TOURISM AND WILD LIFE, MR. AYODO. IN A SPEECH DURING THE CEREMONY, HE WARNED THAT PRICE RISES MIGHT DO SERIOUS HARM TO THE COUNTRY'S TOURIST TRADE.

    ON MAY 23RD ANOTHER LODGE WAS OPENED NEAR VOI: IT IS SMALLER AND ONLY CATERS FOR DAILY VISITORS. THE MAIN LODGE OPENED BY THE MINISTER IS CALLED THE NGULIA SAFARI LODGE; IT IS 31 MILES (50 KMS) FROM THE MTITO ANDEI GATE OF TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK. THE LODGE COST MORE THAN GBP1 MILLION AND WAS FINANCED BY FIVE MAJOR INVESTORS - THE KENYA TOURIST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE KENYA NATIONAL PARKS TRUSTEES, THE COMMONWEALTH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, KENYA HOTEL PROPERTIES AND TWO WEST GERMAN CONCERNS DEUTSCHE ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT AND DEUTSCHE HOTELSGESELLSCHAFT FUR ENTWICKLUNGSLANDER.

    MR. AYODO'S ASSISTANT MINISTER, MR. J.K. TIPIS, SAID THAT THE BUILDING OF THE TWO LODGES WAS A CLASSICAL EXAMPLE OF COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE INVESTORS. MR. AYODO WARNED THAT SOME PRIVATE INVESTORS WISHING TO RECOVER THEIR CAPITAL QUICKLY WERE IN FACT PUTTING KENYA'S TOURIST TRADE IN JEOPARDY BY INCREASING LODGE PRICES.

    KENYA, HE SAID, WAS FAR FROM EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES, WHERE MOST TOURISTS COME FROM, AND TOURISTS WOULD NOT SPEND LARGE SUMS OF MONEY ON AIR-FARES IF THEY HEARD THAT KENYAN PRICES WERE TOO HIGH.

    THE ATTRACTIONS OF THE TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK INCLUDE THE CHYULU HILLS AND MZIMA SPRINGS. IT IS ALSO NOT FAR FROM THE AMBOSELI GAME RESERVE AND ATTRACTS MANY TOURISTS FROM THE SOUTHERN TOURIST CIRCUIT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2YDHJK6TNRX2V3U46H5M9N7X3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YDHJK6TNRX2V3U46H5M9N7X3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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