Local tourists will now pay a reduced park entry fees of Ksh150 after CS Najib Balala announced the new rates in a bid to save the tourism sector.
The fee has been reduced from Ksh 300.
Balala also announced a moratorium for free rent for all lodges for all lodges in Kenya Wildlife Parks. This is in addition to a 50% reduction fee for film makers who are normally charged by KWS when they film documentaries in the parks.
Before the changes, the following charges were applied for any filming in a local national park:
- KSh 8,000 for five (5) for (1) week or part thereof
- Ksh 12,000 for six (6) –ten (10) people for one (1) week or part thereof
- Ksh 20,000 for more than ten (10) people for one (1) week or part thereof
All the three measures apply from 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021.