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Ecotourism Kenya promotes responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry. This entails encouraging the adoption of best practices in the use of tourism resources, working with local communities and managing wastes and emissions.

dew_drop.jpgUnderstanding Ecotourism

According to The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is defined as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education" (TIES, 2015).  ... Read More on Ecotourism

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How to engage the local community in your tourism business

Community involvement in tourism is becoming increasingly popular in countries practicing sustainable development and it is a means of contributing towards poverty alleviation and rural development. Tourists who visit the local areas seek to discover the unique experience of the existing local heritage and natural resources and interact at a deeper level with the local communities. Most accommodation facilities are located within local areas and have the responsibility to engage the local communities in their tourism business with the aim of promoting sustainability. This week’s eco- byte focuses on some of the ways in which the local communities can be involved in ecotourism. Sustainable development efforts should be directed towards engaging the local community in ecotourism and all other activities that relate to it. Ways in which the local community can be involved in your facility;Read more ...

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Kilimo Talii

This is an agro-tourism community development project located in the heart of Chogoria, Meru south. The project was introduced in 2006 but officially opened in 2010.Kilimo Talii has got modern Facilities and also offers a number of packages.   Kilimo Talii has got 7 cottages that enable a tourist or visitor to relax after experiencing Agro-tourism. The enterprise al ..Read More

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Ecotourism Kenya manages a certification scheme for tourism accommodation facilities based on environmental and social criteria.

There are 24 establishments that have been awarded Gold Certification...View ListThere are 55 establishments that have been awarded Silver Certification...View ListThere are 28 establishments that have been awarded Bronze Certification...View List
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Mara Bush Houses

Mara Bush Houses is located on a private land bordering Mara North Conservancy. The facility is located on coordinates 1o06’46.03” S and 35o20’21.32 E. The facility lies on 299.44acres (121.18 hectares) of land under a lease period of 15 years. Mara Bush Houses is a partnership between 12 member camps (tourism operators) and over 800 land owners; where land has been leased from i ..Read More

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