Kenya Reports Significant Increase in Australian Visitors

Kenya has proven its popularity with Australian safari seekers, recording an impressive 19.3% growth in Australian visitor numbers for the first six months of 2011 compared with the same period 2010. January-June, 8,975 Australians experienced the magic of Kenya, compared with 7,522 in the same period last year.

The biggest increases were seen in January (32.2%) and May (29.4%). The Kenya Tourist Board is expecting to see major growth in the second half of 2011, when visitors will flock to the country to witness the annual wildebeest migration.

African specialist wholesalers have reported excellent forward bookings for the rest of the year, despite the expectations of this being peak period for Kenya, reports have identified this as one of the best years on record with bookings for Kenya outperforming those of other African destinations.


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