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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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Being a winner of Eco warrior Award means:

  • Positively working towards being sustainable through having policies, investing in policies, compliance with legislation, partnerships, documenting, sharing and innovation
  • Working constructively with communities to minimize negative social impacts of tourism
  • Working with communities to optimize opportunities provided by tourism
  • Commitment to best practices in energy, water and waste management
  • The use of the award logo indefinitely since it has the year of recognition inscribed on the trophy.

 

 

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Winner and 1st Runners Up

CONSERVANCY OF THE YEAR 2016

Private Conservancy finalists

  1. Ol Pejeta Conservancy-Winner
  2. Ol Jogi Conservancy-1st runners up

Community Conservancy

  1. The Ol Lentille Conservancy-Winner
  2. Ol Kinyei Conservancy-1st runners up

ECORATED FACILITY OF THE YEAR 2016

Lodge

  1. Tawi Lodge-Winner
  2. Ol Tukai Lodge-1st runners up

Tented Camp

  1. Porini Amboseli Safari Camp
  2. Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Hotel/Serviced Apartments

  1. Serena Beach Resort and Spa
  2. Turtle Bay Beach Club

ECOTOURISM COMMUNITY OWNED ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR 2016

  1. Mlilo Community Based Tourism Association
  2. Kijabe Environmental Volunteer Organization (KENVO)

ECOTOURISM TOUR/TRAVEL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR 2016

  1. Uniglobe Let’s Go Travel
  2. Pollmans Tours and Safaris Ltd

SAFARI GUIDE OF THE YEAR 2016

  1. Paul Kirui
  2. Amos Njoroge Njege

ECOTOURISM TRAINING INSTITUTION OF THE YEAR 2016

  1. Kenya Wildlife Training Institute
  2. Technical University of Kenya

ECOTOURISM SAFARI AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2016

  • Safarilink Aviation

ECOTOURISM JOURNALIST/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR 2016

Journalist

  1. Irine Muchama
  2. Peter Muiruri

Blogger

  1. Susan Wong
  2. Mark Ten
Featured Community
Kakamega Enviromental Education Programme

KEEPs Isecheno Bandas   Isecheno Bandas is an Ecotourism Kenya-implemented project that is now fully owned and managed by Kakamega Environmental Education Programme (KEEP), a local Community Based Organization (CBO). It consists of 5 bandas that can accommodate a maximum of 15 people, a kitchen and a dining/ meeting area. Seed funding for the project was provided by UNDP.     ..Read More

Eco-Rating Scheme

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

There are 31 establishments that have been awarded Gold Certification...View ListThere are 56 establishments that have been awarded Silver Certification...View ListThere are 24 establishments that have been awarded Bronze Certification...View List
Featured Eco-Rated Facility
Olare Mara Kempinski

Olare Mara Kempinski Tented camp is situated in an 80 acres piece of land within Olare Motorogi conservancy. The camp is specifically located on Global Positioning System (GPS) Coordinates, Latitude: 1.3172849S and Longitude: 35.18918E. It has 12 guest tents with a bed capacity of 24 visitors and a total work force of 33 employees. The Olare Motorogi Conservancy model ensures wildlife conservatio ..Read More

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