The New York Times
8 minute read
12 Sep 2020
10:00 am

Are Africans welcome?

The New York Times

Safari companies cut rates.

The Best Port Elizabeth Safari.

When the Safari Collection, which owns the Giraffe Manor, a popular hotel in Nairobi known for its roaming giraffes, posted a photo on its Instagram account in June with a caption saying that the hotel would be “welcoming those who can still travel within Nairobi” and Kenyans could pay a reduced rate to stay at the hotel, it received backlash from the very people it hoped to entice. For many Kenyans, the offer was seen as insulting and only extended because foreign visitors, the lifeblood of the safari industry, were largely absent, thanks to restrictions on international travel. Offering local...