Funding the Revamping And Revitalization Of Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park (NNP) is Kenya’s oldest conservation area having gained National Park Status in 1946. The NNP product and experiences have remained relatively unchanged over the years despite the changing customer needs, which have resulted in a loss of market share and customer loyalty to other conservancies and tourism attractions.
NNP has begun a transformation journey towards financial sustainability. The programmes and projects to be undertaken are informed by the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the Vision 2030, MTP III, The Government Big Four Agenda, the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act (WCMA) 2013, the Kenya Wildlife Service Strategic Plan 2018-2022, the National Wildlife Status Report 2017, the National Tourism Blue Print 2030, the National Wildlife Strategy 2030, the national General Elections cycle and the international economic and geo-political environment. Some of the key actions to realize the transformation journey include; Roads (58 Kms) Engineering Survey and Investigation of the roads identified, Alignment and pavement designs, Drainage and structure designs, Construction of circuit No. 1 (Simba)-19 Kms, Construction of Circuit No. 2 & 3 (Mbuni & Chui)-23 Kms, Construction of Circuit No. 4 ( Twiga) -16 Kms.(Topographical Survey) Detailed topographical survey for existing facilities for upgrading. This will enhance visitor experience in NNP through revamped wildlife product to meet the customer needs & improve competitive position so as to increase the market share of the park. The project is to give the park a superior value; differentiate it from competitors; improve the safari experience; focus on new ways of viewing animals, guiding/ learning and storytelling and giving a superior guiding experience.