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The Eco Warrior Awards 2016
14th October 2016
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Elgon Rd, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Theme: Sustainable Tourism - Our Diversity Our Strength

2015 ECO WARRIOR AWARDS SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSOR

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Magical Kenya

The incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities mean endless opportunities for visitors to Kenya. Kenya offers a diverse range of environments all within relatively close proximity to one another, and has an excellent domestic travel infrastructure. Kenya’s rich diversity of wildlife means that no two experiences in the wild are ever the same. Visitors to Kenya can experience and see completely different things. In a single trip to Kenya, you can visit tropical forests, beautiful beaches, and deserts, climb mountains and explore the wild. In Kenya, it is possible to plan a safari that blends adventure and relaxation, luxury and natural simplicity, social experiences and solitude

2015 ECO WARRIOR AWARDS TROPHY SPONSORS

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African Wildlife Foundation

Founded in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is a leading conservation organization focused solely on the African continent.  AWF’s programs and conservation strategies are based on sound science and designed to protect both the wild lands and wildlife of Africa, and ensure a more sustainable future for Africa’s people.  Since its inception, AWF has protected endangered species and land, promoted conservation enterprises that benefit local African communities, and trained hundreds of African nationals in conservation—all to ensure the survival of Africa’s unparalleled wildlife heritage.  AWF is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Kenya and registered as a 501(c)(3) in the United States of America.  For more information, visit www.awf.org

Category sponsoring: Community Owned Enterprise

Contact Details

Tel: +254 20 2765000

 Alternate: +254 72 2946848

 Fax: +254 20 2765030

Email: africanwildlife@awf.org

Website: http://www.awf.org

 

National Enviromental Managment Authority

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), is established under the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act No. 8 of 1999 (EMCA) as the principlal instrument of Goverment for the implementation of all policies relating to environment . EMCA 1999 was enacted against a backdrop of 78 sectoral laws dealing with various components of the environment, the deteriorating state of Kenyas environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, the combined effect of which negatively impacted on the environment. The supreme objective underlying the enactment of EMCA 1999 was to bring harmony in the management of the countrys environment.

Popo Road,South C, off Mombasa Road
National Environment Management Authority,
P.O.BOX 67839-00200,
Nairobi.
Fax:+(254)-020-6008997
The Tel nos. are:
020-2101370, 020-2183718, 020-2307281, 020-2103696
Mobile: 0724 253398, 0735 013046.
Incident reporting hotline: 0786-101100, 0704 846019
Email:dgnema@nema.go.ke
Website: www.nema.go.ke

 

 

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Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association

Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a landowner-led national membership organization representing community and private conservancies in Kenya.

Category sponsoring: Conservancy of the Year - Community

Contact Details

Phone: T: +254 (20) 251-8211

Mobile: +254 706-519-317,

Email: info@kwcakenya.com

Website: www.kwcakenya.com

Kwale County 


Kwale County is located in south coast of Kenya, it borders the Republic of Tanzania to the South West, and the following Counties; Taita Taveta to the West, Kilifi to the North, Mombasa to the North East and the Indian Ocean to the East.
Kwale County it  covers a total surface area of 8,270.2 square km and accounts for 1.42 per cent of Kenya’s total surface area.

P.O Box 4,

Postal Code: 80403

Kwale- Kenya,

 

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Kenya Association of Tour Operators

The Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), established in 1978, is one of Kenya’s leading tourism trade Associations. Its members are some of the most experienced licensed tour operators in Kenya.

 KATO’s main objective is to uphold the good reputation of Kenya as a tourist destination and ensure that Tour Operators maintain the highest standards of service and value, through its Code of Conduct. 

Category sponsoring: Ecotourism Enterprise of the Year - Tours and Travel 

Contact Details:

Telephone: 020 2713348 / 2713386 / 2722401 / 2726517/ 2106353

Cell: 0722 434845 / 0733 226932

Email: info@katokenya.org

Website: http://www.katokenya.org

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Kenya Wildlife Trust

Kenya’s leading predator conservation organization, the Kenya Wildlife Trust is the wildlife partner of choice for the best conservation biologists in the world working in the field of large carnivores.
The Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT) was founded in October 2007, an initiative of the Directors of Ker & Downey Safaris Company. KWT works with some of the best safari operators in Kenya, raising funds through tourism which are then applied directly to conservation projects in the areas of the country most important for the future of wildlife-based tourism. 

Whether supporting predator research and conservation projects or carrying out an eye clinic, the organisation adheres to strict project selection criteria and reporting protocols, in order to assist communities with appropriate conservation for both their benefit and that of wildlife. 

Category sponsoring: Ecotourism Training Instituion  of the Year 

Contact Details

Tel: +254-(0)20 2585481

 Email: info@kenyawildlifetrust.org

Website: http://www.kenyawildlifetrust.org/

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Go Places

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Tourism Fund

Tourism Fund is a body corporate established under the Tourism Act, 2011 which came into operation on 1st September, 2012 vide special issue Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 93 of 24th August, 2012.
The Fund is the legislation  successor to Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees.  Trustees had been in existence since 1972 and operated under the umbrella of the Hotels and Restaurants Act, Cap 494, Laws of Kenya. The Act was repealed when the Tourism Act came into effect.

Category Sponsoring: Ecotourism Enterprise of the Year (Tented Camp)


2015 ECO WARRIOR AWARDS RAFFLE SPONSORS

 

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Basecamp Explorer

Basecamp Explorer, is a community and conservation oriented organization with a strong commitment to sustainable developments. Our goal is to create an enabling environment for community wealth creation, ecotourism investments and conservation through engaging with host/local communities, philanthropists and like-minded organizations. We focus on offering our guests private and exclusive safari experiences, in most unique locations at the Mara and close interaction with the local communities.

Voucher: 1 double tent for 2 nights at Basecamp Masai Mara on full board (inc. return flights)

Phone: +254 733 333 909
Email: kenya@basecampexplorer.com

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Sun Africa Hotels
Sun Africa Hotels is an expanding chain of some of the finest hotels and lodges in East Africa. It is one of the fastest emerging hotel chains in Kenya. From the best bars, unique game drives and exquisite spas to breathtaking balloon safaris, Sun Africa Hotels give you the best mix of holiday experience youll ever encounter.

Vouchers:
  1. 1 Double Room For two at Keekorok Lodge  on Full Board basis

  2. 1 Double Room for two at Keekorok Lodge on Full board basis

  3. 1 Double Room for two at Lake Naivasha Country Club on Full board basis

  4. 1 Double Room for two at Lake Naivasha Country Club on Full board basis

  5. 1 Double Room for two at Sovereign Suites on a Bed and Breakfast basis

  6. 1 Double Room for two at Kiboko Luxury Camp on Full Board Basis.

Contact Details

Tel: +254 20 4450636 

Cell: +254 703 048 000

E-mail: info@sunafricahotels.com

Website: http://www.sunafricahotels.com


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Airkenya

Voucher:

2 Return Tickets for 2 people to Diani via Air Kenya

2 Return Tickets for 2 people to Mara via Air Kenya

Contact Details:

Reservations: 254 (0)20 391 6000 
Admin: 254 (0)20 392 5000, (0)20 600 6893/866/539 
Fax. 254 (0)20 600 3129/ 2951
Email: info@airkenya.com


 

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Safarilink

Safarilink is involved in socially responsible initiatives that include an indigenous tree planting exercise on the foothills of Mount Kenya in conjunction with the Bill Woodley Mount Kenya Trust. 5% of the cost of each ticket to Lewa is donated to help Lewa’s Conservation research. And $2 of every passenger ticket issued to/from Diani goes to the Colobus Trust.

Voucher:

2 Return Tickets for 2 people to Laikipia via Safarilink

2 Return Tickets for 2 people to Mara via Safarilink

Contact Details

Tel: +254 (0)20 600 777 
Email: admin@flysafarilink.com ;

Website: www.safarilink-kenya.com

ELEWANA COLLECTION
 

Joys Camp


Cheli and Peacock is a multi award winning African safari brand that remains committed to sustainable tourism and eco-friendly development by employing from the local communities and supporting conservation initiatives. Cheli & Peacocks goal is to give each one of its guests a true wilderness experience, tailor-made to their needs but within a framework of responsibility and professionalism.

Voucher:

 2 nights for 2 at Joys  Camp full board accomodation

Severin Sea Lodge

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Severin Sea Lodge is located in Bamburi in the north coast of Mombasa. The winner of 2013 Ecotourism Enterprise of the Year (Lodge), Severin Sea Lodge is home to the award-winning Imani Dhow Restaurant. The lodge is located near important biodiversity conservation areas such as Mombasa Marine National Park and Haller Park.

Voucher:

2 nights for 2 half-board, and dinner at the Imani Dhow restaurant

Phone: +254 (0)41 211 1000(0)41 200 4153/4,

67 Airport Hotel

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Voucher: 1 night for 2, half-board basis


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Turtle Bay

Turtle bay has a long history of supporting local conservation projects in Watamu. They are in partnership with the Watamu Turtle Watch which aims to protect the endangered turtle species. Turtle Bay has set up a bursary fund to support education of needy children, a children’s home to cater for the orphans and a primary school. The projects are mostly supported by Turtle Bay’s guests’ contributions. In addition, some of the guests are currently funding the construction of a community clinic in the nearby village of Timboni.

Voucher:

1 Nights for 2 all-inclusive accommodation at Turtle Bay Beach Club

Contact Details
Tel: +254 (0)42 233 2003; 233 2080; 233 2226
Fax: +254 (0)42 233 2268
Email: watamu@turtlebay.co.ke
Website: www.turtlebaykenya.com

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Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Located on the world famous Diani Beach, The Baobab Beach Resort and Spa is set within 80 acres of tropical gardens, overlooking the Indian Ocean. An oasis of tranquillity and serenity, the Resort’s picturesque location is nestled on a coral headland overlooking vast stretches of golden beach. Shaded by indigenous coastal vegetation and exotic coconut palms the resort stretches over 500 metres of golden beach front offering the ultimate luxury beach holiday.

P.O BOX 32, UKUNDA 80400, KENYA , TEL: +254 (0) 20 2057093-8, FAX: +254 (0) 20 2057092

MOBILE: +254 733 333 303 / +254 734 777 024 / +254 725 777 025 / +254 722 206 889 / +254 786 333 303 / +254 789 333 303 / +254 754 222 061 / +254 754

222 062 / +254 754 222 063

Voucher: 2 nights for 2

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Medina Palms

Set on one of the world’s top 10 beaches, Watamu has long been favored as an exclusive holiday destination. Medina Palms is Watamu’s newest and most luxurious resort, securely situated on the sands of Watamu Marine Park on Kenya’s coast. Unlike other hotels that offer just rooms, Medina Palms offers suites and villas, yet at very competitive prices.

Voucher: 2 nights for 2, half board

Email us on: reservations@medinapalms.com

Call us on:
+254 (0) 710 571515
+254 (0) 718 152999

 

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Karen Blixen Camp 

Karen Blixen camp is situated in the beautiful Mara North Conservancy. The stylish restaurant, the reception, the lounge and bar and the gift shop with internet are set on a raised wooden deck and furnished with accurate reproductions of Karen Blixen’s private furniture to fit in with the cozy atmosphere. It is a perfect place to relax because of its beautiful swimming pool. 

Voucher:

2 nights for 2, full board 

Contact details

Phone: +254 711 579 001

Email:info@karenblixencamp.com

Nkuringo Lodge

Nkuringo Gorilla Camp is located at 2161m ASL on the Nteko ridge overlooking a beautiful swath of the world renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park that’s inhabited by the world’s most sought after animal, the Mountain Gorilla. The ridge provides a superb vantage across the Kashasha river valley to the forested hill known as ‘Nkuringo’ and the surrounding plethora of trees of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

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  • Mobile: +256 (0) 792 805 580, 702 805 580
  • Office: +256 (0) 774 805 580

Distant Relatives Eco lodge

Nestled between the Giriama village of Fumbini and the beautiful emerald waters of Kilifi Creek, Distant Relatives is both a message of optimism and an experimental model of environmentally and socially conscious living. Adventurers from around the world gather here to share tales of the road, mingle with the local community, and enjoy the beautiful ocean views and sunsets that Kenya has to offer. In just one hour’s drive from either Mombasa or Malindi you could be joining us for reef snorkeling trips, moonlit dhow sailing, village walks and beach bonfires, wild cliff adventures, and various live music events.

 

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers
Email: distantrelativeskilifi@gmail.com
Tel:+254 770 885164 or +254 787 535145
Postal Address: P.O. Box 126, Postal code 80108, Kilifi, Kenya

 

Sanctuary Olonana Camp

 

This small and exclusive camp, the first of Sanctuarys luxury safari properties, was built along sustainable lines which, along with our innovative wetlands and tree-planting projects, have earned Sanctuary Olonana a Gold Award from Ecotourism Kenya. Game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights and balloon rides, Olonana makes for a wonderful African safari.

Telephone: +254 (0)20 248 7374

Kenya office opening times: Monday to Friday 8:15am–5pm, excluding public holidays.


 

 

 

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ECOTOURISM KENYA

Those interested in offering a raffle prize or attending the event are requested to contact us on the email and phone numbers below.

Eco Tourism Kenya
Contact Person: Terryann Mutindi
E-mail: info@ecotourismkenya.org, pr@ecotourismkenya.org

Telephone: 020 257 4059, Mobile Number: 0726 366 080
web: www.ecotourismkenya.org

 

 

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