|2017 Calender of Events|
2017 Calender of Events
|Vacancy of a Programs Assistant Volunteer - Ecotourism Kenya’s Community Enterprise Development Program|
Ecotourism Kenya is a civil society organization that promotes responsible tourism practices within the
tourism industry in Kenya. This entails encouraging the adoption of best practices in the use of tourism
resources, working with local communities, and managing wastes and emissions. The organization is
looking for a dedicated volunteer to serve as a Programs Assistant for a period of 6 months (February –
July 2017) under its Community Enterprise Development Program.
The Community Enterprise Development Program is one of the program areas of Ecotourism Kenya that
aims at promoting the development of community-based tourism enterprises in Kenya.
The Programs Assistant will provide programmatic and technical support in the Implementation of the
Program activities under the direct supervision of the Programs Officer.
KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist in the organization and coordination of community members activities (forums, dialogue
meetings at the community level in consultations with the community educators).
2. Engage the Community-based tourism enterprise members under different projects in constant
communication and updates;
3. Conduct desktop and field research task as directed from time to time;
4. Assist in preparing and compiling quarterly progress reports on the projects being implemented
and eventually preparing the final project reports.
5. Contribute to development of toolkits and provide inputs to needs assessment for the target
6. Assist in monitoring the implementation of projects, to ensure effective execution.
7. Document “success stories” and any other information to enhance the overall quality of
performance of both internal and external reports.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND PERSONALITY DESIRED:-
Minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university within the disciplines
of Tourism, Environmental Studies, Community Development or Project Management.
Professional experience in development work with a focus on rural community will be a desired
Good analytical and report writing skills as well as basic presentation and facilitation skills
Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision;
Willingness to interact effectively with community members and ability to learn new
Proficient in Ms Word, Excel, Power-point and the use of Internet for research.
Good communication and wring skills;.
Previous experience on project work will be an added advantage
Those who qualify and are interested should send an application letter, curriculum vitae (CV) providing
details of three referees (one of whom should be work related) and copies of relevant certificates &
testimonials to: email@example.com and copy to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26th January
Selection of the successful applicant will be on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the
application deadline elapses. Only potential applicants will be contacted.
The position will attract a minimal stipend.
|Fair Trade Tourism signs mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with Ecotourism Kenya|
Fair Trade Tourism signs mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with Ecotourism Kenya
|At least 5 luxury ships to dock before end of cruise season|
At least 5 luxury ships to dock before end of cruise season
Tourists disembark from a cruise ship. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
According to the Kenya Ports Authority, two cruise ships are due in November while three others are expected to arrive in Mombasa in December.
At least five luxury ships are expected to cruise to Mombasa in the coming two months with international tourists giving cruise tourism a much needed boost.
According to the Kenya Ports Authority, two cruise ships are due in November while three others are expected to arrive in Mombasa in December.
The KPA principal communications officer Haji Masemo said more ships are expected to cruise to Mombasa between December and March next year.
Traditionally, cruise tourism season begins in November and ends in March.
“We expect the number of cruise tourists this season to increase to 10,000 up from 7,638 last year as
more ships bring in holidaymakers to the country,” he said.
Mr Masemo said following cruise tourism promotions in Florida, USA, in March, more luxury ships are expected to visit Mombasa.
“We participated in a cruise tourism convention in Fort Luaderdale, USA, where we marketed Mombasa so that we could attract many cruise holidaymakers,” he said.
Through the Cruise Indian Ocean Association, he added, Kenya, in collaboration with other member states including South Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius, Tanzania and Mozambique have been promoting cruise tourism across the world.
Majority of the cruise tourists who come to Mombasa are from the US, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Australia, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands and South Africa. The tourists visit Tsavo East and West National parks, Amboseli National Park, Shimba Hills Game Reserve and Mwalughanje Elephant Sanctuary.
Others enjoy touring Mombasa town, Haller Park in Bamburi, Fort Jesus while bird lovers visit Arabuko Sokoke Forest in Kilifi County.
Cruise tourism sprang back to life last year after five ships brought in more than 3,000 visitors compared with 900 tourists in 2014.
The sector took a dive between 2012 and 2014 due to rise in pirate attacks off the Somalia coast.
But naval operations intensified by the International community had by February 2012 led to a drop in successful pirate attacks in the Indian Ocean with pirates movements in the region at large scale also significantly constrained.
The deployment of Kenya Defence Forces soldiers to Somalia and patrols by the local and international community naval forces led to the decline in pirate activity in 2013.
The number of visitors arriving in Mombasa by cruise ships declined from 11,000 in 2009 to just 500 in 2010.
| Kenya Wildlife Service Reduced Conservation Fees|
Kenya Wildlife Service Reduced Conservation Fees
Following the assented Finance ACT 2016, entry fees to the national parks and reserves is VAT exempt.
As a result, Kenya Wildlife Service has reviewed park entry fees downwards, effective 1st November 2016.
As per the new rates, premium parks entry fees is Kshs 860 for citizens, Kshs1,030 for residents and USD60 for non residents; whilst wilderness parks rates is Kshs430 for citizens, Kshs1,030 for residents and USD52 for non residents.
The new rates for Nairobi National Park is Kshs430 and Kshs215 for citizen adults and children respectively, and USD43 and USD22 for non resident adults and children respectively.
Download the official new rates in full here Official Rates for KWS Parks & Reserves
The price reduction is expected to translate into increased visitation to the parks and reserves and therefore higher sales volumes for tour/Safari operators and Kenya Wildlife Service. It is also expected that this will positively impact domestic tourism.
Further, VAT exemption on tour operator services, tips and service charge also came into effect following the assented Finance ACT 2016. This reduces the cost of doing business, and will go a long way into making the country a more competitive destination in terms of pricing.This is essential to ongoing programs to recover lost tourism business and return to a growth path.
| Tour Operators in Kenya attain the prestigious Travelife Partner Sustainability Certification |
Tour Operators in Kenya attain the prestigious Travelife Partner Sustainability Certification
|Holiday Vouchers at 50 % Discount|
ECO AUCTION !!!
Ecotourism Kenya is auctioning raffle Tickets from its members at 50% of the value prize. This exercise is geared towards generating funds to support Ecotourism Kenya ongoing project for SUS-TOUR and other administrative activities associated with it.SUS-TOUR is a 30-month Switch Africa Green project implemented in Kenya jointly by Ecotourism Kenya (EK), Federation of Community Tourism Organizations (FECTO) and Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption andProductionn (CSCP), Germany with funding from The EU through UNDP, UNOPS, and UNEP. The projects objective is the development of sustainable tourism in Kenya through promoting customer-oriented innovation and marketing community-based tourism (CBT) to foster improvement in rural livelihoods and conservation of culture and the natural environment.
The Following are the raffles vouchers from our members:
- 2 nights for 2 at Sirikoi Lodge in a shared luxury tent inclusive, house wines & beers, game drives, sun downer excursions and picnics (all other activities are an additional cost i.e. Lewa Conservancy fees) @ KSh.174,000 Valid till 31st October 2017
- 2 nights for 2 on Full Board accommodation at Ashnil Samburu Camp @ KSh. 39,400 valid till March 2017
- 2 nights for 2 at Borana Lodge on full board accommodation @ KSh. 120 ,000 valid till 31st May 2017
- 2 nights for 2 in a Deluxe Double Tent at Eagle View, Mara Naboisho Conservancy, including full board meals, day game drives night game drives and guided walking safari in the open Savannah from Basecamp Explorer Kenya @ KSh. 81,600. valid Till January 2017
- 2 nights for 2 at Serena Beach Resort on half board basis @ KSh. 20,000. Valid till 14th April 2016
- 2 nights of 2 at Kilima camp on full board accommodation and two game drives only, exclusive of drinks, airstrip transfers, park fees and conservancy fee needs to be settled at the camp/park gate @ KSh. 14,000. Valid till 20th December 2016
- 2 nights for two at Tawi Lodge on full board accommodation and two game drives only, exclusive of drinks, airstrip transfers, park fees and conservancy fee needs to be settled at the camp/ park gate @ KSh. 56,000. Valid till 21st December 2016
- 2 complimentary nights- stay when taken continuously after a minimum 2-night booking at The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille for up to six people @ KSh 75, 000.Valid till 19th December 2017
To purchase any of these vouchers contact Ecotourism Kenya, Terryann Mutindi on +254726366080 or email email@example.com and Angela Njehia from Lets Go Travel on firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions apply
|2016 Warrior Award Winners |
#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 KENYAS #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 Kenyas Smriti 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.
|Ecotourism Kenya Project updates|
|2016 Eco warrior call for nomination |
|Ecotourism Kenya is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 Eco Warrior Awards. The Award recognizes efforts, innovations and exceptional achievements for promoting responsible tourism and enhancing tourism sustainability which directly conserves the natural environment linked to local communities (either credible individuals or groups) through mutually beneficial and equitable partnerships. Nature conservation through community development by tourism is the essence of ecotourism.
The Award aims to celebrate ecotourism best practices in different tourism sectors and tourism set ups in Kenya. The general criteria are given for each category below. Potential nominees for each category must clearly demonstrate elements of responsible, respectful and sustainable tourism
This years theme is dubbed "Sustainable Tourism - Our Diversity Our Strength"
Which Ecowarrior award are you? Click here to download the nomination forms.2016 Eco warrior nomination documents
2016 Eco warrior nomination documents
|SUS - TOUR Project updates|
Sus Tour project update.pdf
|EK Celebrates 20th Anniversary may 2016|
Ecotourism Kenya 20th Anniversary
Ecotourism Kenya celebrated the 20th, Anniversary in a colourful cocktail where EK past board members, Chairmans, CEOs Government ministries and parastatals, conservation organisations, and past EK staff. We marked the 20th anniversary during the 2016 ecotourism and sustainable tourism forum under the theme: Green to Gold - Showcasing Sustainable Tourism Solutions. Its also during this time that Ecotourism Kenya launched the 2016-202 strategic plan.
To read the strategic plan click here ..https://issuu.com/brandeffectseastafrica/docs/strategic_plan_2016-2020
|Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Forum 2016|
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Forum 2015
Theme: ‘Green to Gold: Showcasing Sustainable Tourism Solutions”
Date: 18th and 19th May 2016
Amref Training Centre – Nairobi
|Call for Tour Operator Sustainability Training!!|
Following the MoU signed between Ecotourism Kenya, KATO, Travelife and CBI Netherlands, tour operators interested in profiling and streamlining their sustainability practices are invited for a scheduled training in Nairobi on 15th & 16th February 2016. Tour operators who have participated in past trainings in 2011 and 2013 will have a refresher training on 17th February 2016. The training will be sponsored by CBI Netherlands but participating tour operators will commit to the Travelife Tour Operator Partner certification at a cost of 200 Euros.
If interested, kindly apply for participation by registering through the following link:
The deadline for registration is January 15th 2016. As the number of participants is limited you are advised to apply as soon as possible. For more information you can contact Naut Kusters (Travelife) email@example.com and Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org
Final acceptance may be subject to a selection process (in case where there will be more applicants than places available).
The partnership fee will provide you with the following services:
- Participation of minimum one person to the Travelife training
- Membership fee for Travelife for 2016
- Personal (in-house) company coaching to reach the Travelife Partner award (within 2016)
- Promotion of awarded companies within national and international markets
|Green Destinations Project|
Green Destinations Pilot Project;
Ecotourism Kenya (EK) with support from African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is implementing a pilot project to recognize and promote Green Destinations in Kenya. The project is aimed at raising awareness amongst stakeholders; get their input on the proposed green destination guidelines for Kenya. The proposed Green destination guidelines will be administered by Ecotourism Kenya. The long-term goal is to develop standards that will support these guidelines ending up in a certification scheme. However, during the pilot phase, the guidelines will be used for recognition of destinations and a certificate awarded to those complying with a significant percentage of the indicators.
Ecotourism Kenya has constituted a multi-stakeholders Project Implementation Committee (PIC) to oversee the project. Key stakeholders sensitization has been conducted on the draft Green Destination Guidelines and review input made. Currently, EK has sent out a call for Expression of Interest (EOI) to eligible destinations willing to participate in the piloting exercise. The pilot phase hopes to benefit from the experiences of participating destinations in order to sharpen the key considerations, actions, and indicators. The project is aware of the diversity of destinations and emerging issues and will as such, keenly look out for learning points from participating destinations.
For more details on the Green Destinations Pilot Project, contact Mr. Andrew Karanja on 0726 366 080 or email email@example.com
|Call for Tour Operators and Community Based Tourism Enterprises to Apply for SUS-TOUR Project |
In efforts to enhance sustainable tourism in the region, Ecotourism Kenya has partnered with Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) and Federation of Community Based Tourism Organization (FECTO) in an exciting project: Enhancing Sustainable Tourism Innovation for Community Empowerment in Kenya (SUS-TOUR). This is a two-year, SWITCH Africa project funded by the European Union (EU). SWITCH-Africa is also promoting green economy projects in Burkina Faso, Mauritius, Ghana, Uganda and South Africa. SUS-TOUR Kenya will involve multiple stakeholders including; Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), Kenya Community Based Tourism Association (KECOBAT), Ministry of EA Affairs, Commerce & Tourism (MEEACT), Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), Masai Mara University, Moi University, Travel Foundation, KUONI and United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNTWO).
|Launch of the Tour Operators Certification in Kenya|
Ecotourism Kenya is excited to announce the launch of the Tour Operators Certification in partnership with Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), The Netherlands Agency for the Promotion of Exports from Developing Countries (CBI Netherlands) and Travelife for Tour Operators and Travel Agents. An MoU between the four companies was signed during the KATO Annual General Meeting on 23 October 2015. This initiative is a first of its kind in Kenya and indeed in Africa-hence abiding by our vision-to be a leader in the knowledge and practice of sustainable tourism.
This program is geared towards promoting sustainability in tourism among tour operators in Kenya, by assisting tour operators and travel agencies to manage and improve social and environmental impacts, through complying with internationally recognized sustainability criteria. The Certification will be based on the Travelife Standard, customized to Kenya’s context, with relevant specific indicators for compliance for Kenyan tour operators.
To support companies on their road to sustainability, Travelife will offer a wide range of services which include training, management, planning, reporting among other tools. Ultimately, when a company meets the certification requirements, it will receive a joint Travelife-Ecotourism Kenya Certification Award and will receive market access support to the international market.
Following the successful launch, a three days training workshop for assessors/auditors was conducted in Nairobi in October 2015, which was attended by advisors and experts within the tourism and sustainability field in Kenya and tour operators concerned in operating their business towards sustainability. This training was aimed towards providing assessors with the knowledge and skills to enable them support tour companies integrate sustainability requirements into their daily operations.
Ecotourism Kenya and Travelife is currently piloting the standard with 4 Kenyan-based tour operator companies, an exercise taking place between mid-October till the end of December. The pilot will clarify the need for further tools development and the most effective way to guide companies towards the Partner level. In-company visits will be part the pilot phase. One pilot tour operator is a CBI company leading in sustainability (Eco-Adventures Safaris); one company a larger inbound tour operator (Pollmans Tours) and two companies are average inbound members of Ecotourism Kenya (Gamewatchers Safaris and Uniglobe Lets Go Travel).
In February 2016, Ecotourism Kenya, Travelife and CBI will jointly organize tour operator trainings in Nairobi and possibly Mombasa where KATO members will be invited to participate. The trainings will be focused on supporting the companies reach the Partner level of the certification. To join the training, companies will be required to pay the first year membership fee (€200) for the Travelife/Ecotourism Kenya support scheme which will provide them access to additional trainings and the guidance tool box.
How will your tour operator business benefit from this initiative?
Operating a business in a socially and environmentally friendly manner makes good business sense! Both consumer and business demand for sustainable products is growing and the public wants to know how companies manage their business. Therefore by your participation as a tour operator you will begin your journey towards sustainability and to score better on customer satisfaction, staff motivation, and business efficiency with positive effects for your competitive advantage. Sustainability management is all about commitment and consistent sustainable business practices.
For more information on the tour operators training and the certification, contact Joyce Kiruri on 0726 366 080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|2015 Ecowarrior Award Winners|
|New Gold Rated Facilities|
Announcement for New Gold Rated facilities
|Ecotourism Kenya February Eco talk 19th |
Ecotourism Kenya in partnership with Nature Kenya invites you to the February Eco talk on the 19th of February at the National Museums of Kenya.The talk will start at 4:30 Pm at the Seminar Room.The talk is open to all our members and interested tourism stakeholders.
The highlight of the presentation in summary will be :
- Need to Embrace Sustainability - The Triple Bottom Line “ Concept”- Sustainable practices- The role and place of the marketing
For more information you can write to email@example.com,cc firstname.lastname@example.org
|Ecotourism Talk - 30th October, 2014|
|2014 Eco Warrior Awards Winners|
A list of the 14 winners of the 2014 Eco Warrior Awards.
|2014 Eco Warrior Award Raffles|
|4 new Facilities Awarded Gold Eco-rating Certification by Ecotourism Kenya|
|COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY|
|2014 Eco-Warriors Awards Nominations are now Open!!|
|June Ecotourism Talk- ‘How to Promote your Ecotourism Enterprise through Social Media’|
|Karibuni Eco Cottages -Vacancy Announcement|
|KTF DESTINATION UPDATE 16TH JUNE 2014|
|Domestic Tourism Consumer Campaigns |
|Summary Report of Stakeholders Consultative Forum 22nd May 2014|
|Eco-conscious Tortilis Camp to go 100% solar|
|KTF Statement 24th May 2014|
|Statement by President Uhuru Kenyatta on the Tourism Sector, Issued at State House, Nairobi, 23rd May, 2014|
|Kenya Tourism Security: travel industry leader speaks out|
|September 2014 LMP Intake Induction Training |
|Kenya Hospitality Trade Show and Hotel Summit East Africa declared a success|
|ECOTOURISM KENYA APPOINTS A NEW CEO.|
|4 Reasons to attend the Hotel Summit East Africa 2014|
|STATEMENT ON EXPLOSIONS IN MOMBASA ON 03RD MAY AND NAIROBI ON 04TH MAY|
|Leave Karura forest land alone: Minister|
|TANROAD PLANS RAISE ALARM AMONG OPPONENTS OF THE SERENGETI HIGHWAY|
|TRADE INVITATION - INTEGRATED CONSUMER PRINT & ONLINE CAMPAIGN: DOMESTIC MARKET|
|Invitation to Ecotourism April Talk with Jim Nyamu|
| 21st Annual World Travel Awards 2014 EK Nominees – Who wins? You decide! Vote Now! World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. |
21st Annual World Travel Awards – Who wins? You decide! Vote Now!
World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. We would like to congratulate EK Members who’ve been nominated for the upcoming 21st edition of World Travel Awards 2014.http://www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees/2014/africa
|The 25 Best Guides in Africa|
|Maasai Woman Inspires Change in Rural Kenya|
|Chairmans Speech for 2014 Annual General Meeting|
|Ecotourism Kenya 2014 AGM Notice|
|UNWTO, UNODC and African Tourism Ministers to join forces to fight wildlife crime |
|More rhino killings as KWS ponders response|
|ECO-RATING INTERN OPPORTUNITY|
|Call for Candidates: Would you like to be a Board Member of Ecotourism Kenya?|
|East African Single Tourist Visa Launched in Germany|
|PASSION for the PLANET Interviews at ESTC 2013|
|Tour operators to be allowed into Tanzania|
|Taita Taveta to Start Wildlife Conservancy|
| Eco Travel- Audio, Lifestyle, Thinking Green Travel|
|KWS to carry out census of elephants |
|Kenya includes Whale Shark in new Wildlife Bill |
|Invitation to Ecotourism February Monthly Talk, 6th February 2014 at EK Boardroom|
|New wildlife law sparks fears over status of sport hunting ban|
|Kenya targets three million tourists by 2017, says Phyllis Kandie |
|KWS increases park fees in race to grow income|
|PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA SIGNS NEW WILDLIFE BILL INTO LAW|
|Kenya tops the world in tourism, again|
|Are you looking for Office Space in Upperhill?|
|Vacancy Announcement: CEO Position, Ecotourism Kenya|
|LMP JANUARY INTAKE INDUCTION TRAINING |
|UPDATE ON HYBRID ECLIPSE IN SIBILOI NATIONAL PARK – MARSABIT COUNTY|
|Annual Market Development Representative(MDR) Summit|
|2013 ECO-WARRIOR AWARDS WINNERS|
|Press Statement By Cabinet Secretary, EAC Affairs, Commerce And Tourism|
|LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE for Sustainability for Tour Operators|
|Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2013 Press Release|
The Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism has announced that plans are on course to host the forthcoming International Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference ESTC 13 that returns to Kenya 16 years after inception.
|Eco-Warriors 2013 Updated Raffle Prizes|
|Kahindi resigns from Ecotourism Kenya|
|Deadline for $250 for African Delegates Fee – 13th September 2013|
|Ecotourism Kenya announces Eco-Warriors 2013 Judges.|
|Kenya prepares to host Ecotourism leaders from around the world during the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference|
|Laikipia Business & Tourism Promotion through Maasai Cricket Warriors Cocktail & Miss Tourism Kenya - Laikipia Beauty Pageant|
| Eco-Warriors 2013 Shortlisted Candidates Announced.|
|Eco-Warriors 2013, Discounted Rates!|
|Register for Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference - $250 for African Citizens|
|Ecotourism Kenya extends last date for the submission of 2013 Eco-Warrior nomination forms to 22nd July, 2013. |
|CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2013 Eco Warrior Award|
|ESTC13 - TIES Volunteer Application|
|TEDxValleyArcadeLive at Monikos Restaurant |
|Conservationists not against building of Southern Bypass|
|Go out and plant a tree today and sustain life on the planet|
|To save corals, save the forests |
|KWS hunts for poachers as three more rhinos killed|
|Tribunal halts construction of road in Nairobi National Park|
|World Responsible Tourism Awards|
|Conference tourism boosts Kenya ranking|
|Lake Turkana may dry up in our lifetime |
|CABINET SECRETARY OUTLINES A 10 POINT PLAN FOR TOURISM INDUSTRY AS PLAYERS PLEDGE SUPPORT.|
|Elephants4Kenya: Participate to Save the Elephants and Rhinos and Save our Country Kenya|
|KWS to put up new fence at Shimba Hills|
|Kenya’s new minister in charge of tourism sworn in|
|Serengti Highway Compromise Proposed by Famed Scientist|
| Tanzanian opposition leader supports death penalty for poacher|
| Kenyan conservationist charged for ivory possession|
|Discovering the Mijikenda |
|Saving Elephants - 10 Ways in 100 Days|
|Turkana wind power project closes in on full funding|
|Special film screening of Chasing Ice at National Museums of Kenya, 27th April 2013|
|Special film screening of Chasing Ice at National Museums of Kenya, 27th April 2013|
|ACTS EXECUTIVE TRAINING ON INFLUENCING POLICY CHANGE, May 14th -16th 2013|
|TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN EXTERNAL CONSULTANT ON DOCUMENTATION OF LESSONS LEARNT IN THE ESTABLISHEMENT PHASE OF CONSERVATION ENTERPRISE DEVELOPEMENT PROGRAMME|
|Friends of Nairobi National Park(FoNNaP)training on Invasive Plant Species|
|Policy Officer Job vacancy at Birdlife Africa|
|Conservation experts oppose whale shark tourism project |
|LMP MAY INTAKE INDUCTION TRAINING |
|The launch of One Child One Tree Afforestation Campaign (OCOTAC) held on 9th February 2013 at the Prisons Staff Training College(PSTC)|
|POSTPONMENT OF 2013 ECOTOURISM KENYA FORUM FROM APRIL TO JULY 2013|
|KENYA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCIES ASSOCIATION (KWCA) JOB OPPORTUNITY|
|Water management workshop for hoteliers|
|KWS wardens arrest 12 over lions killing|
|Whale Shark Press Release|
|2013 ECOTOURISM KENYA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING|
|CELEBRATING EARTH HOUR 2013|
|LWF celebrates World Forest Day 2013|
|Site Project Job at Nature Kenya|
|Register for the Ecotourism Partnership and Investment Forum|
|EARTH HOUR 2013: SATURDAY MARCH 2013, 8.30PM|
|2013 Ecotourism Partnerships and Investments Forum, 16th and 17th April 2013|
Ecotourism Kenya proudly welcomes you to the 2013 Ecotourism Partnership and Investment forum. The forum will be held on 16th and 17th April 2013 at the Tin tin restaurant, KICC. If you would wish to participate in or sponsor the forum please feel free to contact Yvonne Kola via Email email@example.com or call 0726 366 080 for more details.
|KENYA: KTF DESTINATION UPDATE NEWSFLASH 11TH MARCH 2013|
|World Water day 2013|
|Stop Sale of Kisite Marine Park|
|Kenya to showcase in Berlin|
|Eco Plant Limited Joins Ecotourism Kenya|
|The African Hotel Investment Forum 2013 to Return to Kenya|
|AWF Conservation Management Training Program|
|Elephant Poaching in Kenya has Global Ramifications|
|Ecotourism Seminar 20th February 2013|
|How to become a certified Tour Operator|
|World Environment Day 2013|
| Understanding the principles of eco-tourism |
|Visit our Blog|
|2013 Ecotourism Partnership and Investment Forum and AGM |
|Let us discuss tourism during the campaigns|
|Activists want KWS placed under Kimaiyo|
|Tourism Expert Seeks High Court’s Help to Curb Wildlife Poaching- 25th January 2013|
|Kenya Tourism Board ‘Winner of Africa’s Leading Tourism Board 2012’|
|Nature Kenya Employment opportunity|
|February 2013 Ecotourism Monthly Talk|
|2013 Ecotourism Partnership and Investment Forum|
|Kenya Association of Tour Operators wants a new wildlife bill to be drafted |
|Savanna Adventures Ltd and Salaton Safaris join Ecotourism Kenya corporate membership|
|Kenya Ol Pejeta Conservancy anti poaching stand |
|World Wetlands Day 2013|
|ESTC 13 Secretariat – Kenya Is Now Open|
|LMP May 2013 Intake in progress|
|Advertise in Naturals Magazine issue 4|
|18 students enrolled for Leadership and Mentorship Program in January|
|ESTC 2013 Returns Home!|
|EK announces 2012 Eco-Warrior Awards winners|
Ecotourism Kenya is pleased to announce winners of the 2012 Eco-Warrior Awards presented during the colourful gala dinner held on 16th November 2012 at Nairobi Serena Hotel.
|Talk about Demystifying Ecotourism featured at the Magical Kenya Travel Expo|
|The Community Cooker unveiled during Tourism Week Celebrations |
|EK attends the launch of the Masai Cultural Heritage Project |
|Kenya Wins Bid to Host the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) in 2013|
|EK Joins ICTP as Destination Member|
|Ecotourism Kenya attends Mara Open day 15th September 2012!!|
|50 Treasures of Kenya 1st Year Anniversary|
|35 Students Enrolled for the LMP Program in September|
|On-going Research Surveys in Tourism|
|Formation of a National Association for Wildlife Conservancies in Kenya|
|2012 Eco-Warriors Awards Nominations are now Open!!|
|Developing a Sustainable Tourism Framework for the COMESA Region|
|Juhudi Club Children - Annual Childrens Camp on Environment |
|EK in the airwaves on KBC Radio Taifa|
|Tourism Operators Consultative Meeting on the Amboseli Crisis|
|Saving Mount Kenya by a Click|
|Ecotourism on NTV primetime news on Human- Wildlife Conflict News on 9th August 2012|
|EK Coast Members Guide|
|Register for the Africa Hotel Investments Forum 2012|
|Ecotourism Talk on Ecotourism Investment Opportunities in Kenyan Forests|
|Register for the Regional Tourism Fair 2012 - Mombasa|
|Registration of the Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2012 is Now Open |
|Register for World Travel Market 5th to 8th November, ExCel London |
|National Visual Arts Competition - National Museums of Kenya |
|WINNERS - 2012 Kenya Tourism Awards (KETAs)|
Winners of the 2nd KETAs, with links to their websites.
|Mid-year Ecotourism Talk - Thursday 5th July 2012|
Venue, topic and presenter of the June 2012 EK Monthly Talk
|2012 Kenya Tourism Awards (KETAs) - Announcement|
|Eco-rated Facilities increase in number|
|LMP Intake on the Rise|
Increase in number of students enrolled in LMP, 1 year since its inception.
|Osirua l’anashe at the Mara|
Thanksgiving festival organised by Maasai Mara Cultural Villages Tourism Association, African Conservation Centre and Ecotourism Kenya at the Mara.
|Charge Against Tourism Expert Dropped|
|KWS is responsible for Expert’s Arrest by Police|
|EK Press Statement Over Kahindi Arrest|
|Red flag Raised over elephant poaching |
|Chairman's Speech for 2012 Annual General Meeting|
|NEMA REPORTS |
|4th Annual Ecotourism Conference |
|Laikipia Wildlife Forum Movie Launch |
|Upcoming Ecotourism Rating Audits |
|Elizabeth goes to Morocco|
|ECOTOURISM A WINNER AT THE UN SEED AWARDS 2011|
|A Birds and Ecotourism Talk 25th January 2012|
|Proposed Mara Conservancies Forum|
|19 Students join EKs 3-Month Mentorship Program|
|Ecotourism attends KWS - PAPF Training Workshop|
|EK Coast Office|
|Quarter 1 Activities January to March |
|2011 Eco-Warriors Awards Winners|
|Tourism in Kenya excels in environmental protection|
|The 4th Annual Ecotourism Conference 2012 |
|Training brings new stimulation to Kenyan tourism sector|
|Ecotourism can play a key role in development|
|Africa Point & Tupande Pamoja Initiative Turn to Social Media to Plant 100,000 Trees on Mount Kenya|
|Kenya Tourism Awards Gala Dinner|
|Judy & Hadley join the Ecotourism Kenya Board|
|EK Annual General Meeting on 31st March 2011|
EKs Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on 31st March 2011 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at AMREF Training Centre.
We shall have a panel discussion after the AGM on the proposed Construction of a highway across the Serengeti National Park and how it will affect the Tourism Industry in Tanzania and Kenya.
The Panelist include: representatives from the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF), South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO) and Ecotourism Kenya (EK).
Please register by calling +254 726 366 080 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sarit Centre Magical Kenya Holidays Fair 2011 - Wed 23 Mar 2011|
Visit us at Stand Number 55 from the 23rd to 27th March 2011 at the Sarit Centre Magical Kenya Holidays Fair and interact with EK Staff on our projects and activities.
- Find out ways in which you can partner with EK
- Register to adopt a Community Based Tourism Enterprise (CBTE) in your itineraries or on having your facility Eco-rated.
- Renew your membership fee with us on the spot.
|International Serengeti Day Walk|
Ecotourism Kenya would like to invite you for a procession on the streets of Nairobi to commemorate the inaugural International Serengeti Day. Participants will assemble at Uhuru Park main pavilion at 8.30am on Saturday 19th March 2011 to start the procession at 9.00am. We will walk through to Haile Selassie Avenue, Moi Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue, and return back to Uhuru Park main pavilion.
|KENYA TOURISM AWARDS (KETA)|
The Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) will be holding their first ever Tourism industry Awards to recognize the achievements of players in the industry. The awards ceremony is scheduled for May 2011 and will feature 7 different award categories and a total of 10 awards to be awarded. Organizations willing to take part should submit their nominations by 5:00 pm on 31st March 2011. For further information on the KETA Awards,
|Eco Warrior Award winners 2010 are announced|
The winners of the Eco-warrior award 2010 were announced during a colourful dinner held at the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi on Thursday 25th November, 2010. Launched by Ecotourism Kenya in 2005, the Eco Warrior Awards honour creativity within the tourism industry in Kenya and is meant to inspire innovative actions to protect the environment and integrate local people into the business of tourism.
A total of 6 winners were awarded trophies (designed from recycled car engine parts ) as follows:
- Most Responsible Tour Operator - Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd
- Most Responsible Accommodation Facility < 50 beds - Sanctuary Olonana
- Most Responsible Accommodation Facility > 50 beds - Severin Kenya
- Most Responsible Carrier (Airline) - SafariLink Aviation
- Most Sustainable and Responsible Community Based Tourism Enterprise - Camp Kenya
- An Individual who has demonstrated strong leadership and initiative in an innovative tourism enterprise - Jagi Gakunju (CEO AAR).
|ECO WARRIOR AWARD 2010: Updates on the Call for nomination|
|Ecotourism Kenya continues to receive nominations for the 2010 Eco Warrior Award which is designed to celebrate excellence in responsible tourism practices.|
|CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2010 Eco Warrior Award|
|The race for the 2010 Eco Warrior Award has now kicked off with all sustainable tourism initiatives in Kenya now eligible to participate. |
|Equator Prize 2010 - Call for Nominations|
|The Prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes community-based initiatives that demonstrate extraordinary achievement in reducing poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the equatorial belt. Prize winners receive w|
|Ecotourism Kenya scoops Award in the Africa Investor Tourism Investment Award|
|EK has been recognized as the Best Initiative facilitating SME Tourism Investment in Africa|
|2009 National Ecotourism Conference Presentations now available|
|Ecotourism Kenya hosted a three-day national Ecotourism conference from the 25th to 27th November 2009 at the Utalii Hotel, Nairobi|
|The 2009 Eco Warrior Finalists Awarded|
|The finalists of the 2009 Eco Warrior Award were announced during the Gala Dinner that also marked the end of the National Ecotourism Conference on 27th November 2009 at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi|
|2009 Ecotourism Conference Updates: 25th - 27th November 2009 at Utalii Hotel, along Thika Road, Nairobi|
|With only two weeks left towards the commencement of one of the most participated tourism industry event, we invite all the stakeholders to book their places now..|
|Tour Operator Certification|
|Invitation to a stakeholder consultation meeting on 29th October 2009|
|Announcing 2009 National Ecotourism Conference & Green Exhibition|
|Registration is on going for the biannual Ecotourism Conference that will be held on 25th - 27th November 2009 at Kenya Utalii College,Nairobi|
|World Tourism Day celebrations|
|The United Nations World Tourism Day celebrations will be held on Sunday 27th September 2009 in Kakamega|
|Ecotourism Kenya launches Coast Chapter|
|Ecotourism Kenya launched the Coast Chapter on Friday 21st August 2009 at a ceremony that was attended by a good number of Coastal tourism operators at Sarova Whitesands, Mombasa|
|Job opportunities at Ecotourism Kenya|
|Ecotourism Kenya is seeking the professional services of a Community Liaison Officer and a Standards and Eco-rating Officer to assist in the two respective programs.|
|Directory of Green Products and Services|
|The Green Directory is a catalogue of producers or suppliers of green products and services in East Africa.|
|Best Eco School to be Awarded|
|Ecotourism Kenya is pursuing to reward academic institutions with best environmental and conservation practices.|
|Does the Mara River have a future?|
|A recent meeting held at Maasai Mara discussed a number of strategies that can be employed to save the river. Among them: effective management of wastewater, sustainable tourism certification and use of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Program.|
|CTDLT receives ISO 2000|
|Ecotourism Kenya would like to congratulate CTDLT on the attainment of ISO 2000 Certification in June 2009.|
|Certification for Tour Operators|
|Ecotourism Kenya is expanding the current certification programme to cover tour operators.|
|2009 Annual General Meeting|
|Notice is hereby given that the 2009 Annual General Meeting of Ecotourism Kenya will be held on Friday 20th March 2009 at Jacaranda Hotel, Westlands from 2.30 P.M.|
|Green Directory 2009 now available!|
|One of the issues that get in the way of many who wish to go green is a lack of information, including not knowing the green products and services that are available at any given time. But this is no more..|
|Eco-rated facility wins award at WTM 2008|
|Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps wins the Responsible Tourism Award:Best for Conservation of Endangered Species outside Protected Area|
|Eco Talk - September 11, 2008|
|Travelers' Philanthropy - Is it voluntary transfer of wealth from rich to poor nations?|
|ECO TALK - 14th August 2008|
|Coping with New NEMA Waste Management Regulations: Opportunities and Challenges for Camps and Lodges|
|ECO-STORM MAASAI MARA, 17th - 20th November 2008|
|Eco Storm Masai Mara, a workshop on sustainable tourism destinations development hosted by Basecamp Explorer Group and Ecotourism Kenya.|
|Final Report of the 2007 National Ecotourism Conference.|
|A report on the observations, commitments and actions arising from the successful 2007 National Ecotourism Conference held on 22nd - 24th October 2007 at the Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi.|
|Travelers' Philanthropy Conference 3rd - 5th December 2008, Arusha, Tanzania|
|The US based Center on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development has organized this international event to bring participants together while aspiring to promote and strengthen this emerging form of devpt assistance generated by travelers and tourism industry|
|Annual General Meeting|
|Ecotourism Kenya will hold its Annual General Meeting on 28th February 2008 at the Jacaranda Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi from 2.30 pm.|
|'Tourism in Peace with Nature and People' Seminar Invitation|
|House of Peace and Dialogue in partnership with Basecamp Explorer welcomes you to their first global seminar.|
|Resolutions, commitments and actions from the 2007 National Ecotourism Conference|
|The 2007 National Ecotourism Conference recommended actions for every sector of the tourism industry, including travellers, tour operators, hoteliers, governments, NGOs and academic insitutions.|
|Samburu & Laikipia Regional Workshop Updates|
|Ecotourism Kenya held a regional workshop for community based tourism (CBT) initiatives from the northern rangelands of Kenya on 26th - 27th July 2007 at Ibis Hotel, Nanyuki.|
|Ukambani, Amboseli & Kajiado Regional Training Workshop Brief|
|The Ukambani, Amboseli & Kajiado regional training workshop was held over a two-day period (12th & 13th July 2007), had twenty five participants (18- Male and 7- female) who comprise of community based tourism enterprise representatives from Namanga,|
|Community Training Held for the Maasai Mara Region|
|A community training workshop was held in the last week of June 2007 in Narok Town for the small tourism initiatives around Maasai Mara.|
|Nyanza & Western Regional Workshop Held|
|Ecotourism Kenya organized a two day community workshop at Wildlife Club of Kenya, Kisumu, from 14-15 June 2007.|
|Oslo Conference: The role of ecotourism associations|
|Ecotourism Kenya was among the national, regional and international ecotourism associations that were represented at the recently concluded Ecotourism conference in Oslo, Norway|
|Energy & Water efficiency training held|
|32 participants attended Ecotourism Kenya’s Energy and Water Efficiency Training Workshop that was held on 10th May 2007 at the AMREF Training Centre, Nairobi...|
|Coast Eco-rating Workshop held|
|Ecotourism Kenya held the coast Eco-rating workshop at Turtle Bay Beach Club, Watamu on April 28th 2007 from 9:00 am – 12:30 noon|
|Coast Regional Training Workshop for the Community-Based Tourism Enterprises|
|The Ecotourism Kenya Coast regional training workshop took place from 27th to 28th April 2007 at Kwetu Training Centre, Mtwapa. Its aim was to explore ideas for tourism involvement and introduce steps for sound tourism development planning.|
|Tourism Opens Doors for Women - 2007|
|“Tourism Opens Doors for Women" is the theme identified by World Tourism Organization for the World Tourism Day which as each year will be celebrated on 27th September.|
|Ecotourism Kenya Back from Mid-Rift Regional Workshop|
|Ecotourism Kenya held the first in a series of regional training workshops at Hotel Kunste, Nakuru on 12th -13th April 2007.|
|Press release: Kenya's Premier Gold Eco-rated Lodges Announced|
|Basecamp Masai Mara, Campi ya Kanzi and Malewa River Lodge are Kenya’s first tourist accommodation facilities to attain Gold Eco-rating in Ecotourism Kenya’s Eco-rating Scheme|
|Ecotourism Kenya Open Day held|
|Ecotourism Kenya Open Day was held on 15th and 16th March 2007 at the Ecotourism Kenya offices in Upper Hill, Nairobi.|
|Support Ecotourism Kenya 2007 regional training workshops|
|Ecotourism Kenya is seeking for sponsorship for the 2007 Regional Training Workshops on Ecotourism. The workshops that are running across the country aims to increase local people capacity to effectively participate in and benefit from Community-Based Tou|