Category: Expert Insight

Beads Safaris Collection achieves Travelife Partner Level

MEDIA RELEASE July 19, 2019. The Travelife Partner level award was received today by Beads Safaris Collection. The award recognizes the long-term efforts of Beads Safaris Collection regarding sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Beads Safaris Collection complies with more than 100 criteria, related to an operator’s office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife Partner level standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes,…

Kakamega Forest Reserve: The Living Pleistocene Remnant

Kakamega Forest is the only remnant on Kenya of the once great tropical rainforest that stretched across Central Africa. During the long Pleistocene period great climatic changes occurred throughout the world where dense rain forests stretched from West Africa, across Central Africa and into the highland areas on the west and eastern walls of the Great Rift Valley. In 1923, gold was discovered in parts of the forest and the…

Launch of the Kenya Women Birders (KWB)

On 29th March 2019 at 1400 hours, Fort Hall at the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) was filled to capacity; all the seats on the lower deck fully occupied, some participants opted to seat on the steps of the terrace as they eagerly waited for the launch of the Kenya Women Birders (KWB). Whispers and murmurs filled the room as participants from Kenya and Uganda interacted prior to the start…

Tanga Day Trip: Amboni Caves, Sigi River and Tanga City Tour

Our local guide Mr. Happiness was set to pick us from Tanga Beach Resort for our day tour. Having arrived in the evening, we would hardly make out where we were staying apart from being close to the ocean. As we drove out of the resort into town the next morning, we noticed that most buildings were painted white as is characterized by most coastal towns. The walls were low…

Tanga Beach Resort

Our hosts from Tanga Beach Resort eagerly awaited our arrival in Mombasa after using the SGR from Nairobi. We crossed the Indian Ocean using the ferry to get to South Coast, after clearance at the Lunga Lunga border point, we were all excited to visit Tanzania and see what Tanga had instore for us. We checked into Tanga Beach Resort that is about one and a half hours drive from…

Olorgesailie Pre-Historic Site: Archaeology, Paleontology, and Birdwatching

The hot dry air engulfed us upon disembarking from the car. I could hear an African mourning dove call in the distant. One of the guides directed us to the entrance to register and make payments. The reception was cool and provided the much needed shade from the scorching sun. Upon payment, our assigned guide narrated more on the murals on the wall. She explained that the site was once…

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…

GTS 2018 Mazingira Awards

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…