The theme for the 2022 Ecowarrior Awards is, ‘Rethinking Tourism: Celebrating Changemakers’. In tune with this World Tourism Day’s theme Rethinking Tourism, Ecotourism Kenya has sought to celebrate tourism professionals paving the way in responsible tourism in Kenya and award them. This will highlight the initiatives they are undertaking that are innovative, sustainable, and transformational. In addition, looking at ‘Beyond the Trophy’ we hope to encourage the adoption of responsible tourism practices in tourism and hospitality operations for a more sustainable, innovative, and inclusive tourism industry in Kenya. 


The award ceremony is set to take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Upperhill, Nairobi on 27th October 2022. The dress code is blue, white, and beads. The charges are as follows; 

Ecotourism Kenya Members: Ksh. 5,500 per person and Ksh. 50,000 for a table of 10 pax

Non-Members: Ksh. 6,500 per person and Ksh. 60,000 for a table of 10 pax.

Register here.


We appreciate all who took the time to apply for this year’s award. The application process for the Ecowarrior Awards closed on 2nd September 2022.  With the close of applications and judges’ training, the judging process commenced. The long list is as follows;

  1. Asilia Kenya Ltd*
  2. Emboo River Camp
  3. Il Ngwesi Lodge*
  4. Porini Amboseli
  5. Sanctuary Olonana
  6. Mara Bush camp
  7. Governors Camp Collection
  8. Basecamp Explorer Kenya
  9. Serena Beach Hotel
  10. Entumoto camp
  11. Porini Mara Camp 
  12. Tawi lodge*
  13. Cheli and Peacock
  14. Let’s Go Travel
  15. Kampur Travel Diaries
  16. Sunworld Safaris
  17. Gamewatchers Safaris
  18. Dr. Francis Kabii
  19. Bet Kipkurui
  20. Grace Ipato

*Indicates nomination in two categories


If interested in sponsoring the Ecowarrior Awards or have any related inquiries, kindly contact us:

Ecotourism Kenya

Mobile: +254 726 366 080 



This year Ecotourism Kenya will host the 15th Edition of the Ecowarrior Award. The prestigious award, born of the desire to inspire the Kenyan Tourism industry towards responsible practices, would have reached its 17th year this year. However, it went on a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The honor of the award appreciates those who benefit the environment, and local communities while conducting tourism business ethically. 

The award resumes this year with the theme: ‘Rethinking Tourism: Celebrating Changemakers’. This looks ahead to highlighting innovative tourism practitioners in the Kenyan tourism sector who embrace and conquer challenges while striving to make long-lasting changes that benefit them and others. Tourism professionals who excel in striking a balance between the economic, socio-cultural, and environmental needs of their tourism business, are the target of this prize. 

Read more, download application forms and apply here.