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Mt. Suswa Lava Caves, Kenya (a project to map and review the tourism potential of Mt. Suswa's principal cave group), BHB Vol. 31   

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51 pages, cave descriptions, cave surveys and maps, full color print; Berlin 2008. David Checkley (Ed.) A comprehensive report setting the standard on the sustainable use of caves for tourism in developing countries. Includes an in-depth geological and spelaogenetical description as well as a plentiful of photographs illustrating possible guided trips through this impressive lava caves, and costing tables for making the caves accessible to tourists. In English language with an abstract in French and German. This report describes the extensive lava tube caves of Mt. Suswa, a dormant volcano in the Eastern Rift Valley of Kenya, known locally as "Oldoinyo Nyokie" -- The Red Mountain. It is the result of a project carried out in June 2007 to map, photograph and outline a strategy for turning selected caves into show caves to attract visiting tourists. It contains detailed cave surveys, cave descriptions and colour photographs, with costed outline engineering plans for the initial development of individual caves. Background information is also provided on the history and exploration of the caves, the geology of the area and the thinking behind the tourism initiative by the indigenous Maasai community, to develop Mt. Suswa as a visitor attraction. Detailed descriptive tours through the caves are also provided, to form the basis of interpretive tours by local cave guides in the future.

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