Tag: Culture

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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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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Natural Wellness Retreat: Netbon Ecotourism Kudu Camp at Lake Bogoria

Lake Bogoria is one of the lakes located along the Great Rift Valley that transects through Ethiopia, through Kenya and finally to Mozambique. Kenya lies under the Eastern Rift and the lakes located within the rift system tend to be shallow and contain high mineral content as due to evaporation. Lake Bogoria is one of the alkaline lakes on the rift that has been declared a wetland of international importance…

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Soapstone Carving at Tabaka

Tabaka is located about 24 Kilometres from Kisii town and is renowned for its unique Kisii soapstone rocks. On our journey from Rusinga Island to Naivasha for an overnight stay; we made a brief stopover at Tabaka, at Kistone Art Gallery. Here we met Mr. Joshua Kariuki Ouma who has been in the soapstone business for 15 years at Tabaka. Joshua elaborated that they buy the Kisii rocks from miners…

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Agikuyu People Mythical Origin – Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga

Inter-community mingling and absorptions experienced by the Agikuyu people over a long period of time may have led to telling diluting effects on the community's customs and traditional knowledge. Introduction of foreign religions also played a major part by aggressively introducing foreign cultures and values and further discouraging traditional ways of life of the people. Colonization introduced modern educational and urbanization; as well as increased interaction with outsiders in central…

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Promoting Culture and Conservation at Kaya Muhaka Sacred Forest

The coastal forests of East Africa have some of the most beautiful and biologically important areas in the world, supporting many endangered plant and animal species. However, more than 30 million people also inhabit this region, putting increasing pressure on these natural resources and hence the need to promote and sustain conservation of these fragile ecosystems. Spread out along 200km of the Kenyan Coast are ten separate forested sites, mostly…