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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

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



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#MKTE2016 came to a close with the amazing Eco Warrior Awards held on Friday evening at Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill over an impeccable dinner.

This years theme was: "Sustainable Tourism - Our Diversity Our Strength"

The ECOTOURISM KENYA#EcoWarriorAwards2016 were nothing short of spectacular and was braced by Kenya Tourism Boards Jacinta Nzioka as well as Popular Lawyer Philip Murgor and NTV Wild and NTV KenyaSmriti Vidyarthi

Winners were as follows;

#NTVWild were awarded for their Wildlife Documentary TV Series NTV Wild which has contributed to the Transformation of Public Attitudes towards Wildlife Conservation

Fly Safarilink Airlines - Won Airline of the Year

Heritage Hotels Kenya - Won Host Organization of the Year

Jim Justus Nyamu - Was Awarded for his continued efforts in Conservation

Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute - Won the Eco Training Institute of the Year

Paul Kirui - Was Awarded for being the Safari Guide of the Year

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Won the Private Conservancy of the Year

Serena Beach Resort and Spa - Won the Eco Rated Hotel of the Year

UNIGLOBE Lets Go Travel - Won the Ecotourism Tour/Travel Operator of the Year

Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps - Emerged Winners at the Eco Tourism Awards

Irene Muchuma for KBC Channel1 - Was the Ecotourism Journalist of the Year

Ol Lentille Conservancy - Winner of the Ecotourism Community Conservancy of the Year ( The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille )

Milo Community Based Tourism Association - Emerged Winners of the Community-Owned Enterprise of the Year

Tawi Lodge Amboseli - Won the Eco-Rated Lodge of the Year Category

Susan Wong - Emerged winner of the Ecotourism Blogger of the Year Category.

Congratulations to all the winners!!

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 30 establishments that have been awarded Gold Certification...View ListThere are 55 establishments that have been awarded Silver Certification...View ListThere are 25 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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