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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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Combating pollution and wastes for tourism facilities

The natural environment provides unique experiences where man and nature interact, from cold lush mountains, exotic and endemic species, rolling safari plains to exquisite coral gardens.   With these pleasantries from nature, there exists a great concern for their protection, conservation and sustainability for future consumption. Our indulgence creates the problem of waste and other forms of environmental pollution, however, many simple strategies can help us to be environmentally responsible.

  1. 1.      Prevention

This involves ensuring that a contaminant does not get into contact with the environment. It can be achieved in various ways

a)      Replacing conventional cleaning products with more environmentally friendly ones. For instance, use of biodegradable soaps in place of conventional soaps.

b)      Replacing technology. Chlorine pools can be replaced by modern technology that is a chemical/ salt free alternative to chlorine and salt based cleaning systems for swimming pools.

c)      Deliberate separation of the contaminant from the environment. Such as use of oil interceptors can prevent contamination of the environment by waste fuel/oil.

  1. 2.      Minimization

Where pollution cannot be avoided, minimization of the effects is the best course to take.

For example shading of lamps to reduce light pollution

  1. 3.      Recycle and Reuse materials

Many items can be repurposed/ recycled. Wine bottles, for instance, can be repurposed for different uses such as storing water for guests, drinking glasses and décor.

  1. 4.      Energy recovery and disposal

Eventually, some waste will have to be disposed of.  It is of utmost importance that this is done by licensed waste handlers as some of these wastes may be hazardous to the environment.

 

It’s smart to be responsible!

 

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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 57 establishments that have been awarded Silver Certification...View ListThere are 23 establishments that have been awarded Bronze Certification...View List
Featured Eco-Rated Facility
Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge is located in Lake Nakuru National Park and sits on approximately 30 acres of land leased from KWS. The camp is specifically located on Global Positioning System (GPS) Coordinates, Latitude -0.4231659 and Longitude 36.1300894. The facility has a bed capacity of 188 with 95 tents and a staff of 118. The lodge overlooks Lake Nakuru, which is surrounded by various types of wetlands ..Read More

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