Kenyans aged 75 years and above will access the Nairobi National Park free of charge, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has said.
The CS added that they will be accompanied by a person of their choice ahead of the park’s 75th anniversary set for December 16 this year.
“We will also set up a photo gallery of Nairobi National Park since gazettement with archived and recent photos to take our guests down memory lane,” the CS said. He was speaking during the launch of the 75 anniversary, which seeks to celebrate the milestones achieved from 1946 when the park was gazette by the colonial British government.
The CS said that Nairobi National Park has withstood many socio-economic and ecological pressures to preserve its biodiversity integrity.
“The park’s location next to a fast-growing capital city has brought unique challenges. The government is well aware of these challenges and is committed to tackling them as humanely as possible,” the CS added.
Kenya Wildlife Service Director General John Waweru the park has experienced many challenges and supported the growth of local tourism.
“We are continuously exploring new ways to attract tourists as well as partners, through innovative campaigns such the current Zuru and KWS,” Waweru said.