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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.

dew_drop.jpgUnderstanding Ecotourism

According to The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is, ‘Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people’. (TIES, 1990)... Read More on Ecotourism

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The Eco-rating Certification Scheme

The Eco-rating certification Scheme is a sustainable tourism certification program that aims to promote responsible tourism in Kenya. Launched in 2002 by Ecotourism Kenya in cooperation with tourism stakeholders in Kenya, the programs focus is to recognise best practices in environmental conservation, responsible resource use and socio-economic investment among tourism accommodation facilities by awarding qualified applicants assessed under the scheme with a Bronze, Silver or Gold eco-rating certification based on their performance.

The Eco-rating certification scheme follows a systematic procedure that assesses a tourism accommodation facility on its environmental, economic and socio-cultural performance. The criteria has been designed to suit local requirements and is aligned to the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) formed under the umbrella of the United Nations (UN). Through the Eco-rating certification scheme, Ecotourism Kenya aims to promote environmental, economic and social best practices by accommodation facilities within the tourism industry...Read the Eco-rating Certification Guide

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Eco-Rating Scheme

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

There are 10 establishments that have been awarded Gold Certification...View ListThere are 58 establishments that have been awarded Silver Certification...View ListThere are 32 establishments that have been awarded Bronze Certification...View List
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Malewa Lodge and Kigio Camp

Malewa Lodge & Kigio Camp is located near Gilgil, between Nakuru and Naivasha; about 2 hours drive from Nairobi. The facility was established in 2007. It is managed and operated as one product featuring Malewa Wildlife Lodge and Kigio Wildlife Camp. Malewa Lodge has 10 cottages (4 single traditional cottages, 1 x 2-storey traditional cottage, 4 river suites) while Kigio Wildlife Camp has 13 su ..Read More

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