Kenya is seeing a holiday boom, as it has been revealed that tourists to the nation have spent KSh100 billion (Kenyan Shillings) in the last year.

Holiday Boom Kenya Rakes in 100 Billion from Global Tourism

This impressive figure is a 17 percent increase from 2015 which brought in KSh85 billion. The UN World Tourism Organisation says total international arrivals to Kenya increased by 16.7 percent which equates to 866,602 tourists (752,073 arriving in 2015).

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was the busiest of Kenya’s airports, welcoming 782,013 tourists compared to 672,789 in 2015. Kenya has also brought in a tally of 2,717 cruise passengers.

Kenya is obviously continuing to be a popular destination for travellers, and has proven to be an attractive holiday for singles with their top safari status being particularly alluring.

Beyond the exquisite safaris that Kenya has become renowned for, take a look at just what else this stunning African country has to offer.


Lamu Old Town

This small island of Lamu, which is northeast of Mombasa, is a charming trip back into the old world. Lamu Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is Kenya’s oldest continually inhabited settlement with origins that date back to the 12th century. Tourists from the world over enjoy exploring its charming labyrinth like streets and interesting architectural features.


The capital of Kenya, and the nation’s largest city, Nairobi is well known for its colonial history. Today, tourist’s love exploring the city’s famous historical sites and dabbling in some truly wonderful wildlife attractions. The Nairobi National Museum is also a must visit when in the area.


The biggest port in the country, and Kenya’s second largest city, Mombasa is a coming together of different cultures and beautiful scenery. Known for its culturally disparate architecture and cuisine, Mombasa is an attractive destination indeed, and offers some of the best snorkelling around in its 480 km long coral reefs. Mombasa Marine Park is a particular highlight.


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