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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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Formulation of an environmental policy

The Ecotourism Kenya Certification Scheme has a set standard on environmental policy that emphasizes on;

  • Clear written sustainability/environmental policy
  • Show responsive and conclusive address to responsible resource use, environmental conservation, cultural issues, socio-economic investment,       health & safety and quality issues
  • Evidence of proper communication, translation/implementation of policies into action
  • Evidence of an Environmental Management System appropriate to nature, scale and scope of the business, and current Environmental          Management Plan with clarity and specificity of plan (goals, targets, etc.) and execution (allocation of responsibility, clear timeframes etc.)
  • The guidelines in formulation of an environmental policy are borrowed from constitutional and legal requirements of rights and freedoms as well as environmental protection. They include;

Every person in Kenya has a right to a clean and healthy environment and a duty to safeguard and enhance the environment.

The right to development should be exercised taking into consideration the economic, social and environmental needs.

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Featured Community
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

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
Kiboko Luxury Camp

Kiboko Luxury Camp lies in Naivasha Township on the shores of Lake Naivasha approximately 100 kilometres from Nairobi, along the Moi South Lake Road. The camp began operating in June 2012 with 8 luxury tents and a bed capacity of 16 guests. The camp shares its locality of 55 acres land together with Lake Naivasha Country Club. Kiboko Luxury Camp has 10 employees. Situated in the lush yellow-bark ..Read More

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