Naivasha (Xinhua) --
Hoteliers in Kenya’s resort town of Naivasha are bracing for over 100,000
visitors next week when the main festive season kicks off.
been intensified in Naivasha town, which is currently ranked second in terms of
local tourism, with small-scale traders exuding confidence that this year will
be more profitable than last year.
already shed off the negative image that it was associated with five years ago
and now has the largest number of hotels between Nairobi and the North Rift town
alone, the town welcomed the addition of Lake Naivasha Resort and Nest Boutique
hotels, along Moi South Lake road, on top of over 60 hotels already in the
a board director of the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and
Agriculture, said on Friday the image of Naivasha town has changed positively.
security officers for tackling once ran-away crime that painted the town in a
just one hour’s drive from Nairobi and it has all the tourism facilities
including Lake Naivasha and the world-renowned Hell’s Gate National Park,” said
proprietor of Nest Boutique, said Naivasha town has given Mombasa a run for its
money due to its proximity to Nairobi and improved security.
expensive to travel all the way to Mombasa. You can get all the services and
entertainment in Naivasha,” said Kamau.
CEO of Crayfish Camp, said business has been picking up slowly ahead of the
festive season though it could not be compared to last year.
Mehta, who is
also the chairmen of Lake Naivasha Hotel Owners Association, noted that by
October last year, they were fully booked.
optimistic that things could change this year.
over 100,000 visitors in the next one week and we have special packages for our
visitors to make sure that they fully enjoy their holiday,” said Mehta.