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Toyota Kenya donates SH 720, 000 towards the upgrade of Nairobi National Park picnic sites

Date Published: 26 Oct, 2012
Toyota Kenya donates SH 720, 000 towards the upgrade of Nairobi National Park picnic sites

Kenya Wildlife Service newly appointed Director Mr. William Kiprono (right) receives a cheque of Ksh. 720,000 from Toyota Kenya’s General Manager-Sales and Marketing Mr. Ali Swaleh.Next to him is KWS Deputy Director, Corporate Services, Mr. Tom Sipul

Toyota Kenya has donated Sh.720, 000 towards the upgrading of picnic sites in Nairobi National Park.

Due to the rapid urban population increase in the capital, the management of Nairobi National Park developed proposals and sought partnerships with the private sector and development partners in the Nairobi Metropolis in order to expand their technical and financial capacity and ensure the future posterity of the park.

The synergies and collaborations built from these partnerships also aim at providing opportunities to the park’s collaborators to advance their interests and participation in conservation initiatives and protection of Nairobi National Park.   

The upgraded picnic sites and shades shall be handed over by Toyota Kenya to KWS upon completion during an official ceremony expected at the end of November.

Picnic sites located inside the park include Mokoiyet, the Ivory Burning site, the Impala Observation Point, the Hippo pools and nature trails, the Baboon Escarpment, the Twiga campsite and the Club House.

Nairobi National Park is the world’s only wildlife capital located only about ten kilometres from the Nairobi city centre covering an area of 117 square kilometres.

The park established in 1946, was the first in East Africa and is home to a large and diverse wildlife population including four of the world renowned ‘Big Five’ animals. Apart from the four: lions, leopards, buffalo and rhinos, other wildlife commonly seen in the park include giraffes, elands, zebras and wildebeests.   

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