Economy, Tourism and Other Services
Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park, national parks, game reserves, museums
The service sector accounts for 61 percent of Kenya’s GDP. This includes the various services provided by the government and the increasingly important restaurant, hotel, and safari industries, which have grown in response to the increasing number of tourists visiting Kenya.
Tourism in Kenya has expanded dramatically since 1963, and since 1989 it has been the country’s leading source of foreign currency. Tourist arrivals, mainly from Europe and North America, numbered 943 in 1999. Kenya’s main tourist destinations are the beaches along the Indian Ocean coast; national parks and game reserves, such as Tsavo National Park and Amboseli National Park; and museums and historical sites.
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