Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has announced free entry into the Nairobi National Park for all citizens aged 75 years and above for a period of one month.
Speaking at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters on Thursday 24 November, 2021 , Balala said the move comes as the National park marks its 75th anniversary since its establishment on December 16, 1946.
For the seniors in the said age bracket, the package also caters to one other preferred person of their choice and a tour vehicle.
Similarly, the CS announced a free entry for the first 75 visitors to arrive at the event slated for 16th December to be held at Kisembe Glade within the park.
In his address, the CS acknowledged the government’s efforts in maintaining and sustaining the wildlife habitat regardless of the competition and pressures in Kenya’s capital.
To mark the event, Balala hinted at setting a photo gallery showcasing the park since its gazettement to preserve the natural heritage.
He also revealed that the country seeks to initiate a new revenue management system during the event that will see all parks having digital payment portals by July 2022.
CS Balala noted that the government is aware of the recent infrastructural developments such as the Standard Railway Gauge (SGR) which trespasses the Park at some points.