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 regions.

This challenge is gearing up toward the upcoming Food for Thought Festival which Wanderlust
Diaries in partnership with other organizations has curated and its mission is to preserve and
strengthen the food culture of each county in Kenya while presenting it to the public. Throughout
the course of this event, participants will be given a chance to learn from one another and
understand cultural differences and similarities. “Food For Thought Festival” isn’t just a weekend
to devour delicious food – although that is unquestionably one of the best things about it! The
festival’s packed program of talks, debates, workshops, and community events, aims to reach far
beyond the weekend itself, challenging us all to question what good food means, where it comes
from, and how it impacts our health and the planet. The festival is more than an eating
extravaganza. It seeks to educate and inform on the cultural aspects of Kenyan food. Moreover, it
invites us to think more about how and what we eat.

We invite you to participate and capture the essence of these delectable creations through your
mobile phone in the 3rd Conscious Traveler Photography Challenge. You hold the power to capture the visual appeal and cultural stories behind traditional foods from
your travel memories. We encourage you to delve into your cultural roots or explore new culinary
landscapes to capture the spirit of indigenous cuisine.

Submission Requirements:
1. Photographs must focus on traditional foods from any culture or region in Kenya.
2. Images should showcase the unique aesthetics, ingredients, cooking techniques, or cultural
rituals associated with the traditional food.
3. Submissions should be taken using a mobile phone.
4. Deadline: 11th August 2023, 12 A.M.
5. Image format; jpeg. jpg, png. File size; Max 3 MBs
6. Number of Entries: Maximum of 4 photos
7. To submit your entries, please upload your photos here, with the
entries named as FirstnameSurname_Entry number e.g., JohnKamau_Entry1

Prizes and Recognition:
A judging panel will select the winners. The winner will be gifted a
fantastic prize. They will also be publicized online for Ecotourism Kenya
and Wanderlust Diaries Limited.

We cannot wait to witness the multitude of flavors, colors, and stories that will be shared through
this photography challenge.

Let us embark on this culinary journey together, exploring the world one indigenous dish at a time.

Winner of the challenge- Chef Ben Soit. Congratulations!


Kindly reach out to us to receive your prize- 0726366080.

We appreciate all who participated in the challenge :)

#kienyejihalisi #conscioustraveler

4 replies
  1. Cynthia Mutuku
    Cynthia Mutuku says:

    That’s great and so convenient… Because it’s a way of promoting our tourism culturally by embressing traditional food. I like it. And also its good for communal interrelationships we get to know each other and the does and don’t of a community

  2. Cynthia Mutuku
    Cynthia Mutuku says:

    That’s great and so convenient… Because it’s a way of promoting our tourism culturally by embressing traditional food. I like it.


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