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2018 EcoWarriors Awards Winners

Announcing the 2018 Eco Warrior Awards Winners

This World Tourism Day, Ecotourism Kenya is proud to announce the winners of the 13th Edition of the Eco Warrior Award. The theme for the 2018 Eco Warrior Awards is, Tourism; Protecting Culture and Heritage. [caption id="attachment_4802" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Photo Credits: Ecotourism Kenya[/caption] Ecotourism Kenya hosted this year’s annual gala dinner yesterday at Crowne Plaza, Nairobi. Notable personalities who graced the event included; The Chief Guest Speaker Dr. Evangeline Njoka,…

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Green Tourism Summit Africa Declaration on Modelling a Sustainable Future for Africa’s Tourism

As a participant of the Green Tourism Summit Africa, Beads Safaris Collection is delighted to share with you the declaration of the 4th Green Tourism Summit Africa 2018. The declaration is a public statement on modelling a sustainable future Africa’s tourism made by 22 organizations and 70 delegates who participated in the 4th Green Tourism Summit Africa, hosted in Kenya by Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda (STTA), in Nyeri, Kenya…

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4th Green Tourism Summit Africa and Mazingira Innovation Awards

The 4th Green Tourism Summit Africa was held from 19th to 21st June 2018 at the White Rhino Hotel in Nyeri. The summit was themed, “Modeling a sustainable future for tourism and conservation in Africa”. The summit sought to leverage opportunities presented by environment and social sustainability as prime innovation platforms for tourism and conservation. The summit discussed three key topical areas; Luxury and Sustainability in the Hospitality Sector, Emerging…

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The Pristine and Sacred Kaya Kinondo Forest

Kaya Kinondo is one of the Mijikenda sacred forests spread out over the coastal stretch of Kenya. The kaya is located in Kinondo location, Msambweni District in Kwale County and is about 30 minutes drive from Ukunda town. Kaya Kinondo forest covers approximately 30 hectares of low-lying coral with varied ecosystem, consisting of about 187 plants and 48 birds and was gazetted as a national monument in 1992. After exchanging…

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Fresh, Crisp and Aromatic Experience at Lé Pristine Hotel – Nyeri

Excitement was in the air as we left Nairobi for Nyeri, the words Lé Pristine ran on everyone’s mouth and vast expectations were building as we approached Nyeri. In Nyeri, we met up with an old friend Kariuki who works at Lé Pristine as a guide and naturalist, and he was instrumental in guiding us to the new kid on the block in Nyeri. As we alighted our vehicle at…

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Litare Fishing Village

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaDbsE9__08[/embed] Litare fishing village is one of the many fishing villages on lake Victoria. Litare Fishing Village is located in Mbita off Rusinga Island. The fishing village is accessible via boat and besides it being a fishing village, it a small commercial hub with an open-air market, shops and other household items. The village economy is primarily based on fishing, as majority of the population is engaged in activities related…

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Nairobi City Heritage Walking Tour

The Nairobi Heritage Walking Tour offers an interactive and wholesome experience to visitors seeking to learn the past times of Nairobi. As you walk through the streets, buildings, monuments and green spaces you get to relive the history of Nairobi. The Nairobi City Heritage Tours comprises of four tours that include; the Harry Thuku Road Tour, the Kenyatta Avenue Walking Tour, the City Square Walking Tour, and the River Road…

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Nature Inspired Clay Pieces at Fired Earth Pottery

As we drove towards Camp Carnelley's for an overnight stay, my friend Melissa expressed her interest in visiting the Fired Earth Pottery. We were all interested in learning more about clay pottery; we got in touch with Obadiah and planned on visiting his workshop the next morning. Upon arrival, Obadiah ushered us to a lounge area which he also uses as a pottery demonstration site. He explained that once he…

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Birding, Canoe & Mangroves Tour at Mida Creek

The bay of Mida Creek expands across an area of 32km2. It comprises of different types of habitats that are influenced by the tide, for example mud and sand flats, open shallow waters and mangrove forests. In fact, Mida Creek is part of the most productive mangrove system in the world. For good reason, Mida Creek is recognized as an International Bird Area and together with Arabuko Sokoke Forest is…

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Maiyan: God’s Blessings in Nanyuki

We walked through the different booths at a buildings and homes expo in Nairobi, sales representative ushered us into her booth and talked about a new luxury villa development in Nanyuki that we should visit. She handed us an information pack about the property, as I flipped through the booklet, my eyes caught the words, 'with views of Mt. Kenya and Lollidaga Hills'. She later took our business cards and…