Tourism in Kenya is the second largest source of foreign exchange revenue following agriculture. The main tourist attractions are photo safaris through the 19 national parks and game reserves. Other attractions include: the renowned scenery of the Great Rift Valley; the coffee plantations at Thika; a view of Mt. Kilimanjaro across the border into Tanzania; and the white sandy beaches along the Indian Ocean.
Hillpark Hotel Tiwi Beach situated 20km south of Mombasa, Kenya has transformed the tourism sector. Not only does it offer tourists pleasure but also to lovers, does it come as a wedding destination. Located on a pristine white sandy beach, amid swaying coconut palm groves and magnificent old stoic baobabs, the resort offers a perfect setting for a relaxed and laid back beach vacation. Be it a family holiday with children, beach wedding or honeymoon Hillpark Hotel Tiwi is the place for you.
From the right, David Macharia, CEO/Founder Versatile Photographers, Hon Najib Balala, PS. Fatuma Hirisi Mohamed and on the left Simon Kabu CEO Bonfire Adventures
With just but a few hotels in Kenya having attained globally acceptable standards, Hoteliers have been advised to take advantage of duty free importation of hotel refurbishment materials to uplift their properties. Kenyas’ Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala while opening the new Hillpark Amare Resort in Diani, Kwale county said regular improvement of accommodation facilities will put the hospitality sector on the globally expected standards.
The Kshs 200million facility is derived its name Amare from the Italian word, love and everything about the resort leaves upto its name. From the guards at the gate who receive you, the kind attendants both at the restaurant and room service to the neat palm trees and gentle breeze blowing across the white sandy beaches and sky blue ocean waters without forgetting the sumptuous delicacies, everything is lovely at Hillpark Amare Resort.
Tourism in the country can be enhanced if people take the initiative to upgrade hotel facilities, conserve environment and wildlife. Such is the initiative by Versatile Photographers who came up with a campaign dubbed, #SaveWildlife and #WatchWildOnlineAndInline aimed at protecting wildlife and giving a positive perception about our heritage.
In a move to promote tourism, Bonfire adventures offer incredible deals at affordable prices. For instance, their Mombasa package, which allows tourists to visit different locations including: Fort Jesus, Haller Park and other amazing historic areas along the Coast of Mombasa. Samantha Bridal who are the leading bridal magazine in Central Africa come in as the ultimate haven for wedding planning thus making your dream wedding come true.This means that choosing the resort as your wedding destination is likely to earn you luck to be featured in the magazine.
If you are getting married at the coast you have to consider the amazing packages at Amare Resort,serene scenery offering breezy and relaxed accommodation for honeymooners.
Photography and content development: David Macharia
Editor: Sharon Bosibori