KWS free offer leads Kenyans to flock National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park bursts with humanity as Kenya Wildlife Services, KWS offers free entry to all Kenyan citizens on Sunday, 26th May.

The move is a gesture of goodwill following the launch of the 100-Day Rapid Results Initiative on Saturday.

According to KWS Director-General Brigadier (Rtd) John Waweru the national park revised downwards its visiting rates for locals to encourage domestic tourism.

The park is branded as a ā€˜bird watcherā€™s paradiseā€™ by the KWS under a national programme aimed at designating selected national parks and reserves as world-class destinations and conservation areas.

The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area.

It boasts over 450 birds species.

The lake hosts over 6,000 flamingos which are the major tourist attraction sites.

The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands and provides for about 56 different species of mammals, including the white rhino and buffaloes.


Acting to this offer, the hosting governor for Nakuru County Hon Lee Kinyanjui has provided buses used to ferry visitors going to rediscover the park.

Also, the county has facilitated for additional security and guides to give a boost to KWS security efforts.

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