This is a list of tourism parastatals in Kenya. The parastatals work hand in hand with the National Government to promote the tourism and hospitality industry in Kenya.
Here is a list of tourism parastatals in Kenya.
Kenya Tourism Board’s mandate is to market Kenya at local, national, regional and international levels as a premier tourist destination.
Kenya Tourism Board Contacts
Head Office Location: Kenya Re Towers, Ragati Road, Nairobi
Contacts: 020 2711 262, 020 2749 000
The corporation’s mission is to develop and diversify Kenya’s tourism industry by providing a range of financial services to investors in tourism-related enterprises.
Kenya Utalii College management is committed to sustaining its mandate of training qualified professionals for the hospitality and tourism industry.
4. Kenyatta International Convention Centre
KICC is a renowned meeting place that can hold large numbers of people. The facility boasts of a conference room with a capacity of over 4000 delegates.
Bomas of Kenya offers Kenya in miniature. It is located about 1 kilometre past the main entrance of the game-filled Nairobi National Park. Bomas lets you see the wonderful diversity of cultures in Kenya.
6. Kenya Safari Lodges
It is a government parastatal mandated with the provision of premium hotel and lodge accommodation, conference and business meeting venues, customized beach and safari experiences as well as high-value niche products.
7. Tourism Fund
Tourism Fund was established under the Tourism Act, 2011 which came into operation on 1st September 2012. The fund is the legal successor to catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees.
It is a corporate body established under section 4 of the Tourism Act No 28 of 2011. It is mandated to regulate the tourism sector in Kenya. The authority develops regulations, standards and guidelines that are necessary to ensure all round quality service delivery in the tourism sector.
Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency is tasked with the responsibility of identifying and refining the key attributes of Kenya that positively contribute to the image and reputation of the nation. It aims to create an authentic, credible brand for the country.
KWS is a state corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament ( Cap 376), with the mandate to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya and to enforce related laws and regulations.
11. Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute
It is a middle-level college located in Naivasha. It provides specialized training in Natural Resource Management and Tourism Development in an effort to enhance the conservation, management and sustainability of wildlife biodiversity in Kenya and globally.
12. Tourism Research Institute
It is a state corporation established by the Tourism Act 2011 with a mandate to undertake and coordinate tourism research and data analysis for the country. The institute is the principal reference point for generating data and research information to inform decision making by the government and private sector, on tourism-related matters.
13. Wildlife Research And Training Institute
It was established under Section 50 of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013 and operationalized through gazette notice no 4862 on 17 July 2020. It is mandated to conduct and coordinate wildlife research and academic training in the country, to enhance planning and decision making in wildlife conservation and management.