Akagera National Park earned $200,000 in July

By IGIHE
On 19 September 2017 at 08:10

Akagera National Park Management has said that they generated a total of $200,000 (about Rwf169 million) in July, a substantial amount in the park’s history. The growth in the park’s income is attributed to the recent re-introduction of lions and black rhinos in the park, making a complete availability of the big five; lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards and rhinos.

Currently, Akagera has 18 rhinos and 19 lions.

Speaking to IGIHE Sarah Hall, the tourism and marketing manager at Akagera National Park said that in July the park earned much money than ever before.

“July 2017 had a big number of tourists compared to other months. It is the month where we earned much money above $200,000 a big amount above what was earned in the entire 2010,” she said.

Sarah said that in July 2017, the park was visited by 4,978 tourists and 3,879 in August,” she said.

Under the ongoing campaign to sensitise Rwandans to embrace local tourism through ‘Tembera u Rwanda’ Sarah said that a half of tourists in the park during July and August were Rwandans.

In the year 2017, Rwanda is targeting to earn $440 million from tourism.

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