Taveta tourism group isn’t happy about the bad roads
The tourism stakeholders in Taita Taveta County are not happy about the poor condition in which the country’s roads are in which are disadvantageous to the industry. Bad roads discourage tourists and also keep the businesses in the region at a low status and it is also evident in a way that Richard Obanda who is the Taita hills sanctuary senior security officer also mentioned that most of the tourists who have visited that part of the country have been complaining about the state in which the status of the road. It is true that there are nice hotels which attract so many tourists because of their uniqueness and also because they are located in between the Tsavo East and West National parks however the major problem now is the poor roads.
Obanda said during the press at the sanctuary while on a media visit that despite the fact that they have got an airstrip at the facilities, most of the guests choose to use the Voi – Taveta road that goes through Tsavo West National park while the manager of the lions Bluff Hotel which is in the neighbor hood, David Maina also mentioned that there are lots of tourists are interested in visiting the place since they can find all the big five animals there.
They have also reported that there are so many people who have come in the area and have taken up the land for their human activities like grazing which is negatively affecting tourism. There are so many tourists who are interested in watching wildlife and it makes them feel bad when they see more of the cattle than the wildlife that they paid for to watch during game drive so he said. Meanwhile Wilson Korir who is the assistant director in charge of the Tsavo ecosystem said that the wildlife conservation sector in making a lot of losses in their effort to keep all the domestic animals pout of the park. In the last few months, they have driven out over 5,000 cattle and they use a chopper which is very expensive, he added.
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