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Rusinga Island Lodge: Kenya’s West Coast Romantic Rendezvous

The flight from Nairobi to Kisumu was breathtaking, the aerial views of the Great Rift valley system and lake shores was magical. Upon arrival at the Kisumu International Airport, our guide and taxi drove us to the Luanda Kotieno beach which took about one and a half hours. We waited at the lounge and when the ferry arrived it took us about 45minutes to get to Mbita. One of the…

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Lunch at Acacia Premier Hotel – Kisumu

Situated within the prime leafy suburb of Milimani and straddling the shores of Lake Victoria, the Acacia Premier Hotel offers convenience, serenity and a flair for the spectacular, for all who visit. From the grandeur entrance, we expected everything at the Acacia Premier Hotel to be top-notch and surely the hotel did not disappoint us. Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the waiters with a cold glass of soothing orange…

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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. Photo Credits: Ecotourism Kenya 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, Secretary General, Kenya National…

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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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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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Heritage Tourism: White Rhino Hotel

Offering commanding views of the towering snow-peaked Mount Kenya and Aberdare Ranges, Nyeri town is surrounded by hills and fertile agricultural lands consisting mostly of coffee and tea farms. Established during the colonization era, Nyeri hosts a rich history in Kenya’s struggle for independence and development of the scouting movement. With a rich heritage and history dating back to the Kenya’s hunting era, White Rhino Hotel is a key landmark…

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Litare Fishing Village

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 to…