Kenya Is Trending Among Chinese Tourists
Xu Wei
DATE:  Oct 15 2019
/ SOURCE:  yicai
Kenya Is Trending Among Chinese Tourists Kenya Is Trending Among Chinese Tourists

(Yicai Global) Oct. 14 -- Chinese tourists are increasingly interested in traveling to East Africa's Kenya, and in addition to the traditional wildlife safaris, they are looking to have more diversified experiences such as visiting music festivals and popular culinary spots.

The number of Chinese visitors to Kenya rose by 10 percent from a previous year during the recent National Day holiday period, Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing preliminary statistics from the Kenya Chinese Tourism Association.

Last year, Kenya received about 81,700 Chinese tourists, an increase of 4 percent from 2017. 

One of the top attractions is the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway, built as part of China's Silk Road-inspired Belt and Road investment initiative. The 470-kilometer route connects the capital to the port city. In May, CNN Travel listed taking a trip on the railway opened in 2017 as one of the 20 best things to do in Kenya.

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