Access to the Amboseli National Park is getting even better with the commissioning of the construction of the new Kimana Gate by Hon. David Mwiraria, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Board of Trustees chairman. The new gate will offer better services to visitors to the park.
The project, which will include an information centre, a visitor waiting lounge among other facilities, has been made possible through a KES 21.6 million funding from the American development agency, USAID. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Mr James Hope, the USAID Kenya Deputy Director and Mr Julius Kipng’etich, the KWS Director.
The Kimana gate will be very crucial in managing and reducing pressure on visitor arrivals, being the second busiest in Amboseli National Park. With the recent opening of the tarmacked 100 KM Emali-Loitokitok route, the park is set for a big increase in visitor numbers and therefore construction of a new modern gate is timely.
The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.