Entries by ecotourismkenya

The Conscious Traveller Photography Challenge

Ecotourism Kenya and Wanderlust Diaries are collaboratively running a social media campaign dubbed The Conscious Traveller. The goal of the campaign is to create awareness of responsible travel best practices and to highlight best practices that travellers can take note of while in a destination or on a trip. The awareness creation campaign is complemented with […]

LMP Alumnae Success Stories: Marxine Waite

My internship in 2013 through the LMP Program truly opened my eyes to what application of environmental science could achieve in the corporate world. Through this opportunity, I was completely drawn to my purpose, which is; communication and application of environmental and sustainability management in the private sector.  I was fortunate to have gotten a […]

2020 CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

ECOTOURISM KENYA YEAR IN REVIEW 2020 For the year in review 2020, we continued to implement our 2016 -2020 Strategic Plan. The report focuses on our Society’s achievements and as always, our main concern and focus has always been for members to see the value of being a part of the Society.   GREEN TOUR […]

The Treasure in Mukogodo East, Laikipia _ Namayiana Cultural Center

Last week, Ecotourism Kenya was represented in Laikipia County by Mercy Onyango, our officer for research, advocacy and community outreach programs. The World Vision’s IMARA program team once again invited us to build the capacity of the Maasai women of Namayiana Cultural Center. This is in line with IMARA program’s objective to build the capacity […]

#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 […]