Ecotourism Kenya Releases the 2018 Eco Warrior Award Shortlist!  20th Sep 2018

Ecotourism Kenya has announced the shortlist of finalists for the 13th edition of the Eco Warrior Award that recognizes innovation and leadership in responsible tourism. 

The finalists consist of Kenyan tourism businesses and individuals with initiatives that demonstrate a linkage and commitment towards the promotion of cultural heritage.  Culture is one of the key factors driving the growth of tourism in the world.  This year, the Eco-Warrior Award theme is in sync with the 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture to be held in December 2018 in Turkey
Winners in the 10 categories will be announced on Wednesday 26thSeptember 2018 in a Kenya-Night Experience Gala Dinner to be hosted by Ecotourism Kenya and partners at Crowne Plaza, Nairobi.
Those who have made it to the short list include:

  1. Best Tour Operator in Engaging People and Culture - Sponsored by Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO)
  • Uniglobe Lets Go Travel
  • Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd
  1. Best Student in Engaging People, Culture and Heritage - Sponsored by African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW)
  • Lenny Macharia
  • Jeremiah Njogu
  • Peter Muthanji
  1. Best Conservancy in Promotion of Culture and HeritageSponsored by Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT)
    • Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli
    • Batian Conservation, Kirinyaga
    • Orage Ke, Kisumu
  2. Best Destination in Promoting Culture and HeritageSponsored by Kenya Tourism Board (KTB)
    • Elgeyo Marakwet County
    • Siaya County
    • Uasin Gishu County
  3. Best in Protecting Marine HeritageSponsored by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)
    • The Sands at Nomad
    • Serena Beach Resort and Spa
    • Local Ocean Conservation
  4. Best Tourism Training Institution in Promoting Culture and Heritage -Sponsored by Kenya Association of Women in Tourism (KAWT)
    • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
    • Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
    • Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute
  5. Best Blogger/Journalist in Promoting People, Culture and Heritage- Sponsored by Go Places
    • Wangeci Gitahi
    • Thomas Mwiraria
    • Wangeci Kiongo
  6. Best Community Based Tourism Organization in Promoting Culture and Heritage-Sponsored by Crowne Plaza, Nairobi
    • Mlilo Community Based Tourism Association
    • Kakapel Cultural Centre
    • Otenyo Cultural Group
  7. Best Heritage AttractionsSponsored by Zuri Events
    • Lamu Museum
    • Kitale Museum
    • Karen Blixen Museum
  8. Best Accommodation Facility in Promoting Culture and HeritageSponsored by Tourism Fund (TF)
    • Cottars' 1920s Camp
    • Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
    • Kicheche Mara Camp


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