Conference Tourism

Kenya has experienced a considerable growth in Conference Tourism over the past few years.

The ease of air accessibility into Nairobi through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as well as Nairobi being the host city of the United Nations Africa headquarters, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), and the business hub for East and Central Africa are important factors that have contributed towards growth in conference tourism in Kenya.


The City of Nairobi, voted Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination at the 2016 World Travel Awards, has played host to several high profile meetings and conferences in the last one year that has seen delegates from across the globe flock in to the city in large numbers.

Most notable of the major meetings and conferences held in Nairobi were the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held in July 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference in December 2015, UNCTAD 14 (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) in July 2016 and 6th Tokyo Investment Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) in August 2016.

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To fully achieve her potential in this niche economic sector, The Government of the Republic of Kenya is promoting Kenya as a Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) venue.

Kenya has tourism conference facilities in all of its tourist attraction centres to the extent that, one can combine business and pleasure at the same time.

Please feel free to click on the Conference Directory below that has a wide range of options and ready information to help you choose your preferred conference destination.


Kenyatta International Convention Centre

Located within the Central Business District of Nairobi, Kenyatta International Convention Centre is the largest conference facility in East and Central Africa.

It has hosted several renowned International Conferences, Seminars, Exhibitions and Summits.

The Center is ranked as one of the top places to hold conferences on the African continent.

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National and Game Reserves

The country has 38 national parks and reserves in the country managed by the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS).  Click here to see list

Maasai Mara National Park

Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland.

Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment.

The Maasai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in October.

There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.

Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).







Nairobi National Park

Kenya is famous for hosting the Nairobi National Park which is the only national park in the world located in city.

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Wildebeest migration

Kenya also offers some of the finest natural attractions in the world including the seventh natural wonder of the world, the wildebeest migration that starts from July to October of every year at the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve.

This is combined with an excellent network of hotels and game lodges that give visitors value for business and pleasure.

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Kenya is one of the world’s great tourism destinations, known for its remarkable diversity of landscapes, wildlife and cultures.

It has scooped many International awards over the years. In 2016, Kenya received several awards in the 23rd World Travel Awards. The awards include;

  • World’s Leading Safari Destination.
  • Africa’s Leading Beach Destination – Diani Beach, Kenya.
  • Africa’s Leading Destination – Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination – Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Africa’s Leading National Park – Masaai Mara, Kenya.
  • Africa’s Leading Tourist Board – Kenya Tourism Board.

The country has assorted attractions which include white sandy beaches, spectacular birdlife, tropical forests, cultural diversity, conference tourism, snow capped mountains, agro tourism and wildlife safari.





The following websites will also be useful to you:

  1. Magical Kenya
  2. Kenya Forest Service
  3. Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers
  4. Kenya Investment Authority
  5. The Kenya Tourist Development Corporation
  6. Brand Kenya Board
  7. Export Promotion Council (EPC)
  8. Eco-Tourism Society of Kenya
  9. Conference tourism directory – Go Places directory
  10. Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide – Click here to open
  11. Investment procedures and opportunities in Kenyan national parks and reserves – click here to open


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