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Why You Should Book your Stay at an Ecolodge

The world is quickly embracing the need to have sustainable tourism businesses. Tourism can be seen as an economic activity that produces a range of positive and negative impacts. Globally, consumers are becoming much more sophisticated and are increasingly making ethical choices about some of their tourism purchases. Ecotourism is really an issue of how best to encourage tourism while minimizing impact at the destination and how the economic and…

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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…

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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 and Walking with Impalas at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

I was delighted to be back at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, and it truly did not disappoint. As we entered the gate, an African-pied Wagtail seemed to lead the way along the main path. We made a brief stopover to read the park rules and regulations and the ranger reminded us to adhere to them. A pair of hadada ibis seemed to announce our arrival as they flew to Albizia Picnic…

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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…

Winners of the 2017 Eco Warrior Award

Winners of the 2017 Eco Warrior Award

Kenya celebrated the 2017 UNWTO World Tourism Day on 27thSeptember 2017 by showcasing the innovative leaders in sustainable tourism that were recognized during the Eco Warrior Awards Gala dinner. The dinner was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism at the Radisson Blu, Nairobi and the event was graced by the Tourism Cabinet Secretary Hon. CS Najib Balala EGH, Tourism Principal Secretary, Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed CBS, Ministry of Tourism Staff, Ecotourism…