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Ecotourism Kenya promotes responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry. This entails encouraging the adoption of best practices in the use of tourism resources, working with local communities and managing wastes and emissions.

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2016 Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Forum

18th and 19th May 2016

AMREF Training Centre- Nairobi, Kenya

Theme: Green to Gold: Showcasing Sustainable Tourism Solutions


Ecotourism, as with sustainable development is dynamic and thus must respond to changing environmental, socio and economic trends. Kenya has gained recognition as being in the front-line in ecotourism and actually is the 1st African Nation to develop a voluntary ecotourism certification scheme (Kenya Eco-rating Scheme) operated by Ecotourism Kenya since 2002. In addition, we have in place a National Award Scheme - The Ecowarrior Award, which recognizes best practices in ecotourism since 2005. As such, Ecotourism Kenya members are best placed to share diverse lessons on the efficacy, challenges and opportunities for ecotourism and sustainable tourism.

The Ecotourism and Sustainable tourism fraternity in Kenya will be gathering for the annual forum in Nairobi Kenya.

Objective of the Forum:

  • To have a national platform where practitioners, policy makers, destination marketers, product developers, academics, students etc. can meet to exchange lessons on ecotourism and sustainable tourism;
  • To learn what relevant government institutions and the private sector is doing to promote sustainability in Kenya;
  • To interact with Award winning Eco-rated eco-lodges and green hotels, Eco Warrior Award winners and tour operators pursuing the Travelife Certification in order to obtain first-hand information on the tools and systems they have in place to monitor, evaluate and improve performance as they make economic gains from their businesses. 

Delegates fee to participate



EK Members –Discounted Rate




Full 2 days Forum inclusive of meals

Kshs. 9,000


Day pass Forum Fee

Kshs. 5,000



Exhibition  Space  for  Producers  of green producers and services at Kshs. 20,000 (Inclusive of exhibition booth, forum participation fee for 2 pax and meals 


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Kilimo Talii

This is an agro-tourism community development project located in the heart of Chogoria, Meru south. The project was introduced in 2006 but officially opened in 2010.Kilimo Talii has got modern Facilities and also offers a number of packages.   Kilimo Talii has got 7 cottages that enable a tourist or visitor to relax after experiencing Agro-tourism. The enterprise al ..Read More

Eco-Rating Scheme

Ecotourism Kenya manages a certification scheme for tourism accommodation facilities based on environmental and social criteria.

There are 24 establishments that have been awarded Gold Certification...View ListThere are 55 establishments that have been awarded Silver Certification...View ListThere are 29 establishments that have been awarded Bronze Certification...View List
Featured Eco-Rated Facility
Mara Bush Houses

Mara Bush Houses is located on a private land bordering Mara North Conservancy. The facility is located on coordinates 1o06’46.03” S and 35o20’21.32 E. The facility lies on 299.44acres (121.18 hectares) of land under a lease period of 15 years. Mara Bush Houses is a partnership between 12 member camps (tourism operators) and over 800 land owners; where land has been leased from i ..Read More

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