Covid-19 wreaks havoc on Masai businesses as tourists stay home

Kenya’s Masai communities have set aside large areas of their land for tourism, businesses have struggled since the pandemic

Dan Kaburu
Friday 26 February 2021 11:19

Revenue from wildlife tourism pays for schools and social services Around Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is Masai-owned land that’s set aside for tourism, earning local people a decent living from conserving their landscapes and wildlife. But as the pandemic stopped the flow of visitors, people here worry their businesses will not survive. 

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