|What We Do|
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.
According to The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is, ‘Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people’. (TIES, 1990)... Read More on Ecotourism
The Eco-rating Certification Scheme
The Eco-rating certification Scheme is a sustainable tourism certification program that aims to promote responsible tourism in Kenya. Launched in 2002 by Ecotourism Kenya in cooperation with tourism stakeholders in Kenya, the programs focus is to recognise best practices in environmental conservation, responsible resource use and socio-economic investment among tourism accommodation facilities by awarding qualified applicants assessed under the scheme with a Bronze, Silver or Gold eco-rating certification based on their performance.
The Eco-rating certification scheme follows a systematic procedure that assesses a tourism accommodation facility on its environmental, economic and socio-cultural performance. The criteria has been designed to suit local requirements and is aligned to the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) formed under the umbrella of the United Nations (UN). Through the Eco-rating certification scheme, Ecotourism Kenya aims to promote environmental, economic and social best practices by accommodation facilities within the tourism industry...Read the Eco-rating Certification Guide
Mount Longonot Adventures (Mt.longonot guides and porters youth club)
Mt.Longonot Adventures is a youth community based enterprise, which offers unique guided nature walks with a package that includes porting luggage, camping inside or at the base of Mt. Longonot National Park, bird watching, rock climbing on the walls of Mt. Longonot crater and outsidecatering servicies. Other than tour guiding within the central Rift tourist circuit, they as well extend the servic ..Read More
Ecotourism Kenya manages a certification scheme for tourism accommodation facilities based on environmental and social criteria.
|There are 10 establishments that have been awarded Gold Certification...View List||There are 58 establishments that have been awarded Silver Certification...View List||There are 30 establishments that have been awarded Bronze Certification...View List|
|Featured Eco-Rated Facility|
The camp has been in operation for 12 months with 28 bed capacity and an annual occupancy of 2,800 it is a place to enjoy total privacy, complete with veranda and river overlook. Each tent includes a fully-equipped en suite bathroom with safari shower. Activities range from game drives, sun downers and gourmet meals to evenings around the fireside.
The Masai Mara National Reserve: The Maasai Mara ..Read More
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