CASH IS NO LONGER GOOD TO ENTER KENYA’S NATIONAL PARKS
(Posted 30th January 2017)
The Kenya Wildlife Service over the weekend changed their payment policy and will, with immediate effect, only permit payment with a VISA Card, MPesa, a mobile money service or by bank deposit, the latter however only possible at two specific branches of two banks, Kenya Commercial Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
How this will work out for tourists who find themselves with time at hand and may wish to visit the Nairobi National Park or the Nairobi Safari Walk at the spur of the moment remains to be seen but tourism stakeholders have already voiced their concern that, in order to prevent fraud with gate receipts the organization has hit the wrong targets, i.e. short notice visitors who do not have either of these options available but only cash in their pockets they wish to spend.
‘Going wild is now easier‘ is therefore a marketing slogan which will have to prove itself first – and for now it does not look like easy when cash is no longer an option.