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Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

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Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

I watched Kenyan news via online and i heard them mention the increased of park fee to 90$

Can somebody conform this to me if it is true. Watched it here

standardmedia.co.ke/ktn/video/watch/20000739…

Edited: 15 January 2014, 00:43
Mtwapa, Kenya
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1. Re: Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

Yes it's true, the Premium Parks (Amboseli, Nakuru) are now $90, the Wilderness Parks (Tsavo East & West, Meru and Kora) are $75

see here for these and other prices

kws.go.ke/export/…KWS_eBrochure.pdf

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2. Re: Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

Also important they are now single entry, if you leave the park within your 24 hours validty you are not allowed to enter again.

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3. Re: Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

slofty, are you sure about that?

Till now, people paying for camping or lodging within parks have been allowed to come and go.

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4. Re: Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

very sure, the new rates started as from yesterday and there where clients who had problems at Voi gate as they were going after game drive to Voi Wildlife lodge and they were advised, that they will not be allowed to enter for afternoon game drive, and if you read on their new tariff chart it says very clear single entry only maximum 24 hours.

Check page two under PLEASE NOTE

Daily fee

kws.go.ke/export/…KWS_eBrochure.pdf

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5. Re: Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

I have been advised that Mr Fred Kaigua of KATO had a meeting with KWS yesterday and they agreed that the single entry will be suspended till 22.01.2014 when they will have a meeting again

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6. Re: Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

I wish they had given people at least a grace period for the new rates to take effect like from 1st June or July, but effective immediately puts so many operators in a bad situation. It is normally very unprofessional to go back to your clients and claim more money due to this unplanned increases.

God help us

Allan

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7. Re: Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

I am booked for safari in June. Do these increases affect this booking?

Thanks

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8. Re: Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

The most hurting issue in increasing the fees yet our competitors are far below this rates and nobody in the government seems to care or listen to the players in tourism.

Ukunda, Coast, Kenya
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9. Re: Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

That single-entry rule sounds like a gambit to protect the lodges inside the parks at the expense of the ones outside. Very fishy. But glad to hear it is being reconsidered.

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10. Re: Park fee is increased in Keya to 90$

We have had to pay extra for our trip scheduled for April - so yes, I guess it will affect any existing bookings.