African Parks has disclosed that it has invested $14 million (K10.5 billion) into Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
(NWR) has confirmed of a $14 million (K10.5 billion) from African Parks.
NWR manager Samuel Kamoto outlined that while the funds will be used to boost tourism at the reserve in the next 5 years, investment has gone into construction of an electric fence, access roads, offices, workers houses and environmental education center among other areas. “We have constructed a 100 kilometre road network, we have brought in about 500 elephants and 2 000 other speeches and the 300 kilometer fence to ensure the animals are protected,” he said.
The $10 million investment was spread across five years starting from 2015 when the government granted it a 20-year concession to manage the reserve. According to Kamoto, in 2014 the park generated K300 000. A year later under African Parks management the annual earnings increased to over K10 million.