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JOIN THE EMPOWER BEACH OPERATORS PROGRAM

BE A PART OF THIS INITIATIVE & CREATE IMPACT HOW YOU CAN CREATE IMPACT? Local Village Tours We empower local beach operators by providing them with valuable skills for use in various tourism-related activities. Our goal is to encourage cultural preservation and diversify tourism products through local village tours. These skills will enable the community […]

2022 ECOWARRIOR AWARD WINNERS- CHANGEMAKER SERIES Sixth Feature

SPECIAL RECOGNITION The final part of 6 Closing the curtain of the Changemaker Series is a highlight of two 2022 Eco Warrior Awards Recognitions. They stand as excellent icons and encouragement to focus on a specific area of need with intention, consistency and diligence as tourism, conservation, and communities continually interlink. BEST COMMUNITY TOURISM INITIATIVE […]

ACCELERATING POSITIVE CHANGE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE TOURISM SURVEY

The partnership between Ecotourism Kenya and Mama Layla is striving towards positive growth of sustainable tourism in Kenya through the following; Environmental programs: Activities that improve the planet’s well-being focusing on the environment encompassing the parks, the beaches, mangrove restoration and among others. Human-Wildlife Co-existence: Addressing human-wildlife conflict by training affected communities on strategies for […]

EMPOWERING COMMUNITY-BASED TOURISM ENTERPRISES THROUGH ONLINE TRAINING

Community-based tourism enterprises (CBTEs) are important for conserving culture and nature while also benefiting the community economically. To support the growth and sustainability of CBTEs, it’s crucial to refine and enhance the knowledge and skills of their owners and operators. Recently, Ecotourism Kenya organized the Community-Based Tourism Enterprises (CBTEs) Engagement Week, conducted virtually from 31st […]

2022 ECOWARRIOR AWARD WINNERS- CHANGEMAKER SERIES Fifth Feature

BEST TOUR OPERATOR IN PROMOTING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PART 5 OF 6 This award category recognized efforts made by tour operators to promote community development by fostering business inclusivity and involving top management directly in their initiatives. Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd emerged as the leading tour operator in Kenya in this category. Responding to local challenges faced […]

2022 ECOWARRIOR AWARD WINNERS- CHANGEMAKER SERIES Fourth Feature

BEST ACCOMMODATION FACILITY IN CONSERVATION THROUGH ESTABLISHMENT OF CONSERVANCIES PART 4 0F 6 This award category called out to accommodation facilities to recognize that promoted conservation in various tourism destinations in Kenya. The specific measure was through securing critical wildlife habitats by establishing conservancies and paying lease fees to the land owners. Thereby, highlighting the […]

2022 ECOWARRIOR AWARD WINNERS- CHANGEMAKER SERIES Third Feature

PART 3 0F 6 BEST ACCOMMODATION FACILITY IN RESPONDING TO COVID-19 IMPACTS Under the category that sought to highlight some of the innovative and creative ways that accommodation facilities used to keep afloat during the pandemic, the Governors’ Camp Collection emerged as a winner. They have demonstrated their intentional efforts in supporting communities and conservation […]

ACCELERATING POSITIVE CHANGE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Ecotourism Kenya is thrilled to officially announce a strategic partnership with Mama Layla and Standard Media. This collaboration brings together three industry players keen on advancing sustainable change and development through tourism in Kenya. The key areas of implementation are: Climate Action for Sustainable Tourism: Environmental programs that help tourism stakeholders work towards meeting the […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CONSCIOUS TRAVELER PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE – KIENYEJI HALISI; RELISHING INDIGENOUS FOOD

We are excited to announce a captivating new photography challenge that will immerse us in the rich tapestry of culinary heritage and traditions. Theme: ‘Kienyeji Halisi; Relishing Indigenous Food’ Indigenous foods are plant and animal-based foods that are naturally existing and produced in specific locations. We would like to appreciate these foods characteristic of certain […]

2022 ECOWARRIOR AWARD WINNERS- CHANGEMAKER SERIES Second Feature

The 2022 Eco Warrior Award Winners- Changemaker series continues! PART 2 0F 6 BEST ACCOMMODATION FACILITY IN COLLABORATION WITH IMPACT PARTNERS Porini Amboseli Camp located in Selenkey Conservancy emerged as a leading example in this category that sought to recognize accommodation facilities that positively impact sustainable development in destinations where they conduct business through collaborations […]