Tourism helps beat poverty. There are jobs for the maintenance of the park, for for drivers, cooks, waiters, rangers, cleaners, guides. One person working can actually maintain a whole extended family. I liked the lush tropical plants and the giraffes are my favorite. The extra gift of a trip to a park is that you get to see what is outside the capital. We saw giraffes, zebras, baboons, velvet monkeys, impalas, antelope, hippopotamus, weaver birds, fish eagles and lots of greatly colored birds. The fields in the mountains are grand, I can recognize a banana field across the mountain in its special hue of greens. They cover the houses and make even the city look rural. That was the day of rest.