Samburu County government banking on tourism


Samburu County government is banking on tourism promotion in the area to increase arrivals so as to enhance income for residents.

Area deputy governor Joseph Lemarkat says the county would also boost investments in community conservancies as a way of promoting peace.

The county plans to leverage on the upcoming Maralal Intentional Camel Derby to highlight tourism sites in the area.

Samburu town comes alive with a unique annual cultural and sporting event dubbed the Mararal international Camel derby. Here camel racing, to athletics and exhibition of Samburu Culture are featured.

It is an event that draws communities from around the country and even the globe with more than 300 international tourist and 5,000 local participants are expected to participate this year.

Samburu deputy governor Joseph Lemarkat said the county government will invest in tourism more so into community conservancies as a way of fostering peace in the area as well as offer residents’ alternative sources of income.

The county will be banking on the derby to showcase its eco-tourism products that include the Malasso escarpment, a landscape that showcases the Suguta Valley where tourists can go down the escarpment on foot among others.