Kenya now has 12 EcoTourism Gold rated camps


(Posted 29th July 2014)


EcoTourism Kenya has just announced that four more of Kenya’s finest camps have passed the audit marks for the coveted ‘Gold Status’ making it 12 overall across the country’s national parks and game reserves. This attests to the quality of operational standards as well as for the strict application of a range of environmental mitigation measures to ensure the lowest possible impact on the surrounding areas and the use of state of the art technologies to reduce their carbon footprint.

Gamewatcher Safaris was awarded ‘Gold Status for the Amboseli Porini Camp, Cottars 1920 Mara Camp too attained the pass marks as did Kicheche Mara Camp and the Sanctuary Olanana.

Additionally do 55 camps and lodges hold EcoTourism’s ‘Silver Status’ and a further 32 properties now hold ‘Bronze Status’.

Voting is now also underway for the organization’s annual ‘Eco-Warrior Awards’ when the best of the best in sustainable and green terms are announced on the 09th of October at the Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi.

ETK, with over 550 individual and corporate members, is part of the Kenya Tourism Federation, sits on the Executive Board of the more recently formed Federation of Community Tourism Organizations and a member of the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership.

Congratulations to the new Gold members which show the world that Kenya still got what it takes.

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