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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.

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The Eco Warrior Awards 2016
Date:14th October 2016 
Venue:Radisson Blu Elgon Road Upperhill 
Theme:
 Sustainable Tourism - Our Diversity Our Strength

Ecotourism Kenya will hold its 11th Edition of the Eco-Warriors Award Ceremony Gala Night will be held on the 14th October 2016 in Nairobi( venue TBA)

Eco-warrior Award is a Kenyan Tourism Award that recognizes and celebrates outstanding contribution to ecotourism practice in Kenya. It is aimed at motivating winning ventures/ operations and industry at large to embrace practices that are ecologically and ethically sustainable in order to compete with the best in the world.

Therefore, the aim of the Award is to transform Kenya into a sustainable tourism Destination. It will recognize efforts, achievement, and exceptional innovations that enhance social-cultural, economic, and ecological sustainability.

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

Being an awarded winner means the use of the award logo indefinitely since it has the year of recognition inscribed on the trophy.

The general criteria are given for each category below. Potential nominees for each category must demonstrate clearly elements of responsible, respectful and sustainable tourism.

Which Ecowarrior award are you? Click here to apply:

http://www.ecotourismkenya.org/award/


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 29 establishments that have been awarded Gold Certification...View ListThere are 54 establishments that have been awarded Silver Certification...View ListThere are 27 establishments that have been awarded Bronze Certification...View List
Featured Eco-Rated Facility
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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