Tourism in the Laikipia landscape continues to suffer – a major victim of Covid-19. Here we share helpful resources:
- The results of a survey on the prevailing state of the tourism services in the landscape. These results have been shared with County Government and the Kenya Tourism Board to look at ways both can help guide the rebuilding of the sector.
- Two GOK documents providing guidance on reopening the sector:
- Magical Kenya – Tourism and Travel HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR THE ‘NEW NORMAL’.
- TOURISM HOSPITAITY SAFETY HYGIENE PROTOCOLS JUNE 18TH
A number of facilities are working with the County Health Department to reopen. Testing is offered by the County at the ASK Showground in Nanyuki for a cost of Ksh 1000. All samples are sent outside of the County for test results, so it takes some days for you to receive the results.
Due to a shortage of corona virus testing kits in the country, both the tests and results are delayed.
Reopening guidance for hotels and restaurants (and forms) can be found here: http://laikipia.go.ke/application-for-re-opening-of-hotels-restaurants/ Forms A and B guide your re-opening regarding health requirements.
Our biggest opportunity and challenge will remain the opening of the lockdown in Nairobi, and how we position ourselves regarding marketing, destination management, health protocols, quality control, and post visit follow-up.
We expect a serious influx of residents to Laikipia to take advantage of our great diversity of offerings – and we should be a pioneer for managing tourism in the “NEW NORMAL”.