Entries by ecotourismkenya

#5: SANCTUARY OLONANA

Providing emergency food relief during COVID-19 Pandemic Name of Project: Emergency Food Relief Project Manager: Maurice Simiyu- Sanctuary Olonana-Sanctuary Retreats Location of Project: Maasai Mara, Kenya Located on the banks of Mara River, in the heart of vast and beautiful Masai Mara landscape, Sanctuary Olonana’s sustainability journey bears a string of global awards, and even […]

World Tourism Day 2020 – Tourism & Rural Development

Sunday 27th September 2020 will be a day set aside to commemorate the World Tourism Day.  The theme for this year is “Tourism and Rural Development” as unveiled by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.  Undeniably, tourism is an important engine of economic growth in many countries. With this theme, the tourism sector will demonstrate […]

Ecotourism Kenya News – 2/9/2020

How to ensure that your travel is sustainable What is sustainable travel? This is an important question that perhaps could be in most travelers’ minds. Sustainable travel does not mean scaling back on comfort or enjoyment, but rather travelling in a manner that protects wildlife and its habitat, supports community livelihoods and preserves the local […]

Weekly Ecotourism Kenya News-Industry news

Local Tourists Urged To Explore Magical Kenya Signature Experiences Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Najib Balala, has asked Kenyans to embrace diverse tourism experiences, especially those that are tailor-made to suit different preferences. Speaking during a visit to The Forest Adventure at Kereita, Kiambu County, Balala called on the local tourists to explore the […]

#4: SARUNI CAMPS AND LODGES

Keeping community livelihoods and conservation afloat during COVID-19 Pandemic Name of Project: Adopt-an-Acre project Founder: Riccardo Orizio- Saruni Camps and Lodges Location of Project: Masai Mara and Samburu regions, Kenya The late Nelson Mandela said: “Ultimately conservation is about people. If you don’t have sustainable development around wildlife parks, then the people will have no […]

Weekly Ecotourism News – 28/07/2020

WTM London Virtual PR Workshop 2020 We would like to extend an invite from the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) to attend WTM London Virtual PR workshop which will be held on the Thursday, 30th of July 2020 from 4pm – 5pm (EAT) Whether it’s your first time or you’re a returning exhibitor, the PR Workshop […]

#3: TURTLE BAY BEACH CLUB – “Cash for Trash” project

Making a difference in the midst of COVID-19 Pandemic Name of Project: “Cash for Trash” project Founder: Watamu Marine Association (WMA) – Ken Ombok – Chairman Location of Project: Watamu area Turtle Bay Beach Resort is one of Kenya’s responsible tourism resorts in Watamu area and has always taken the lead in practicing sustainable tourism.  […]

#2: GAMEWATCHERS SAFARIS & PORINI CAMPS-Making a difference in the midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

ECOTOURISM OPERATORS IN KENYA RISING ABOVE THE COVID-19 CHALLENGE This is a series of case studies that demonstrate how Kenyan responsible tourism operators are coping with the effects COVID-19  Tourism operators are grappling with the effects of COVID-19 on travel, jobs, protection of wildlife and safeguarding livelihoods that depend on the industry for survival. While […]

Webinar Alert! Conservation and Tourism Linkages

Kenya Tourism Federation Webinar Topic: Tourism now and looking ahead – Conservation and Tourism Linkages Date: Wednesday 10th June 2020 Time: Starting at 2:30 PM The COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastating effects in the tourism industry at both global, regional and local levels. Conservation and community elements that have been inextricably linked to tourism for […]