Kenya’s Rift Valley and the country’s 35,000 elephants are attractions no other country can offer, van Marken said.
‘‘I think the good news is the mood is optimistic,’’ he said. ‘‘If you’re investing in Africa you’re going to be pragmatic. Some investors might be worn down because of the difficulties, but most are upbeat.’’
Associated Press reporter Yinka Ibukun in Lagos, Nigeria contributed to this report.