Isiolo County Travel & Recreation
KWS conducts Great Northern Kenya wildlife aerial count
President Uhuru visit and Isiolo airport boost growth of Meru hotel industry
County spruces up in bid to attract visitors as clans lay down arms
Samburu offers haven like no other for bird watchers
Great Northern Kenya wildlife aerial count begins
2017-11-20 10:44:30 The Kenya Wildlife Service has kicked off this year’s aerial survey of elephants, buffaloes, grevy’s zebras and giraffe in the greater northern landscape of Kenya. The exercise which will be carried out until the end of the month will cover the Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit and Meru ecosystems. In a statement, KWS spokesman Paul Gathitu said the data collected will be compared with that from past aerial surveys to discern the species trends as well as establish their total numbers and distribution   Read More ...
KWS conducts Great Northern Kenya wildlife aerial count
2017-11-19 09:20:38 The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will be spearheading an aerial survey of Elephants, Buffaloes, Grevy’s Zebras and Giraffe in the greater northern landscape of Kenya. This is in collaboration with other wildlife conservation and management stakeholders. The exercise will be conducted from 19 to 30 November 2017 and will cover the Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit and Meru ecosystems. Alongside the four KWS aircrafts assigned to the survey, other organizations donating aircrafts are Save the Elephants, Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing, Loisaba Conservancy, and Marwell Wildlife   Read More ...
President Uhuru visit and Isiolo airport boost growth of Meru hotel industry
2017-08-24 10:41:25 SUMMARY In June, President Uhuru Kenyatta became the first sitting Head of State to spend the night in Meru Town Nasa leader Raila Odinga recently spent a night in Meru Town during campaigns Most delegates to last year’s Devolution Conference spent nights in hotels in Meru town The buzz around Nairobi’s hospitality industry is by now familiar. International brands have set up or are planning to set up facilities in the capital in the last few years in what analysts claim is a boon for business travellers   Read More ...
County spruces up in bid to attract visitors as clans lay down arms
2017-03-19 00:14:08 Isiolo County is earning more revenue from tourism as security improves in the area. The county has two game reserves that have made it among the leading tourism destinations on the Northern Kenya tourism circuit. It is home to the famous Shaba National Park, where the British couple George and Joy Adamson reared the lioness Elsa and her cubs. Adjacent to Shaba is Buffalo Springs, famous for its wildlife and birds   Read More ...
NGO moves to block Isiolo County plan to lease out game reserves
2016-06-21 19:45:28 A nongovernmental organisation and an activist have moved to court to block the Isiolo County government from leasing three game reserves. Pastoralist Sustainable Change Agent (PASUCA) and Mr Ibrahim Bagajo have filed a suit at the Meru High Court seeking an injunction stopping the leasing of Buffalo Springs, Shaba and Bisanadi game reserves. They want the respondents restrained from leasing, issuing a permit or licence in anyway permitting any entity   Read More ...
Conflict over water that could delay opening of Isiolo International Airport
2016-05-22 15:06:32 Conflict over water that could delay opening of Isiolo International Airport Lucy Wanja is among dozens of women and men digging a shallow furrow in the rocky banks of Kithima River in Buuri in an attempt to restore water pipes destroyed by a bulldozer. Ms Wanja says for two weeks now, residents of her Mumoi village in Tigania West have not had water in their taps. It is nearing 3pm   Read More ...
Sh2.7 billion Isiolo airport gets the green light to start operations
2016-05-07 21:58:12 Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has given Isiolo airport a clean bill of health to start operations. The KAA Managing Director (MD) Yatich Kangugo who led an assessment crew comprising aeronautical and structural engineers in the inspection of the facility said they were satisfied with the project. Mr Kangugo said the Sh2.7 billion facility would begin operations within the next four weeks. While touring the facility, Mr Kangugo further added that   Read More ...
Samburu offers haven like no other for bird watchers
2016-03-14 23:23:05 Bird lovers in search of an unforgettable adventure will find Buffalo Springs National Reserve in Isiolo probably the best place to be.The park is home to more than 360 species of African and exotic birds. Buffalo Springs National Reserve is just 20 kilometres from Isiolo Town and is easily accessible by road.The reserve is home to hornbills, weavers, plovers and spur fowls, which come from northern Tanzania. They easily adapt   Read More ...
Samburu offers haven like no other for bird watchers
2016-03-14 05:02:31 Bird lovers in search of an unforgettable adventure will find Buffalo Springs National Reserve in Isiolo probably the best place to be.The park is home to more than 360 species of African and exotic birds. Buffalo Springs National Reserve is just 20 kilometres from Isiolo Town and is easily accessible by road.The reserve is home to hornbills, weavers, plovers and spur fowls, which come from northern Tanzania. They easily adapt   Read More ...
New airport to open up northeast region to tourists
2015-07-16 09:10:24 Kenya plans to open the northeastern tourist circuit to reap huge returns with the opening of the Isiolo International Airport later this year.   Read More ...
Livestock hurting Isiolo tourism: official
2015-07-06 22:23:32 CEC member leads operation to remove livestock from game reserves.   Read More ...
Doyo sacks six officers over service delays
2015-05-08 07:35:31 ISIOLO Governor Godana Doyo has fired six senior officers from his office after a public outcry.Touring county offices yesterday, he said residents have been making long queues for services without being attended to.The governor handed compulsory leave to his chief of staff Abdikadir Suleiman, personal assistant Boru Adhi, public relations officer Adan Santura and political advisor Salad Kikuyu   Read More ...
Tour Tharaka Nithi, Isiolo to prevent land conflicts, Uhuru told amid Meru visit
2015-02-27 14:47:04 Announce tours of Tharaka Nithi and Isiolo counties so that residents don't feel left out, President Uhuru Kenyatta has been told. Africa Disabled Network chairman Mike Mutembei said Uhuru's Meru tour, during which title deeds will be issued, will cause land conflicts in the neighbouring counties. Mutembei asked Uhuru to ensure the three counties are properly demarcated before visiting Tharaka Nithi and Isiolo   Read More ...