Opportunity in the Tourism Sector of Samburu County

By / November 27, 2015 | 7:18 am




Have you ever been to Samburu County? Did you know that Samburu County has very many tourist destinations that are capable of attracting thousands of tourists? First things this first. Where is Samburu County? Samburu County is found within the former Rift Valley region. The county boarders Baringo County to the west, Laikipia County to the south, Isiolo county to the East, Turkana County to the northwest and Marsabit County to the north. The headquater of Samburu County is Maralal town.

In this County, livestock rearing is the backbone of the county’s economy. The majority of the inhabitants here practice nomadic pastoralism and they mainly keep cattle, camels, sheep and goat. This practice however is affected greatly by the prolonged drought in this region that always leaves thousands of livestock dead.

Despite all these, Samburu County can reap big from tourism. Tourism has proved to be a major source of revenue to Samburu People. The County has main attraction sites that offer a thriving market for Samburu artifacts such as beads, necklaces as well as bracelets.

Here are some of the tourist sites in Samburu County:

  1. Samburu Game Reserve

The reserve is located on the banks of river Ewaso Nyiro. The reserve covers 165km square and 350km from Nairobi.

  1. Buffalo Springs National Reserve

It is separated from Samburu Game Reserve by river Ewaso Nyiro. The Reserve is very attractive and it is 131km and lies on the leeward side of Mount Kenya. It is famous for a pool of water that was caused by bombing during the 2nd World War by the European forces.

These are just a sample of the sites that are worth breathtaking within Samburu County. The aim of this article is not to tell the tourist sites but how you can invest as a result of tourism in this county and make good cash.

Though there are tour guide firms in the county, steal there is room for starting one. To avoid competition, your tour guide services must be aimed at going into the interior sites where most firms fear venturing as a result of poor roads.

Sell local ornaments to tourists. Samburu County is blessed with men and women who have mastered the skill of crafting beads, bracelets as well as necklaces that are appealing and attractive. Buying this ornaments from the local producers themselves and selling them at a fee is a lucrative business.

Start a camping site that will attract both local and foreign tourists. It is a fact that most middle class Kenyans like going for camping especially during holidays. This is an avenue for making good cash.

The main challenge in Samburu County is insecurity. There is a lot of insecurity in the region from the locals though not as persistent.







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