EcoWarrior shortlist out for Friday Gala Award Night

WHO WILL KENYA’S ECO WARRIORS 2016 BE?

(Posted 11th October 2016)

Ecotourism Kenya has earlier this evening announced the shortlist for the 10th edition of the Eco Warrior Awards. The scheme recognizes innovations and leadership in responsible tourism.

The finalists consist of tourism initiatives from within Kenya that enhance social-cultural, economic and ecological sustainability in their operations. Winners in each category will be announced on Friday 14th October 2016 in a Gala Dinner hosted at Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi.

The Gala Dinner will be graced by Hon. CS Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources, Hon. Anna Othoro, CEC Member in Charge of Trade, Cooperative Development, Tourism & Wildlife – Nairobi County, and KTB Chairman Jimi Kariuki among other invited guests, dignitaries, international hosted buyers and the tourism/conservation fraternity.

The shortlist was received just a short while ago and readers can now keep their fingers crossed for their favourites with the winners of course only known on Friday night:

Those who have made it to the short list include:

  1. PRIVATE CONSERVANCY OF THE YEAR 2016

• Galana Conservancy

• Ol Jogi Conservancy

• Ol Pejeta Conservancy

  1. COMMUNITY CONSERVANCY OF THE YEAR 2016
  • Ol Kinyei Conservancy
  • The Ol Lentille Conservancy
  • Tawi Conservancy
  1. ECORATED FACILITY OF THE YEAR 2016 – LODGE
  • Ol Tukai Lodge
  • Sirikoi Lodge
  • Tawi Lodge
  1. ECORATED FACILITY OF THE YEAR 2016 – TENTED CAMP

• Olare Mara Kempinski

• Porini Amboseli Safari Camp

• Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp

  1. ECORATED FACILITY OF THE YEAR 2016 – HOTEL/SERVICED APARTMENTS

• Medina Palms

• Serena Beach Resort and Spa

• Turtle Bay Beach Club

  1. ECOTOURISM COMMUNITY OWNED ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR 2016

• Dabaso Community

• Kijabe Environmental Volunteer Organization (KENVO)

• Mlilo Community Based Tourism Association

  1. ECOTOURISM TOUR/TRAVEL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR 2016

• Gamewatchers Safaris

• Pollmans Tours and Safaris Ltd

• Uniglobe Let’s Go Travel

  1. SAFARI GUIDE OF THE YEAR 2016

• Amos Njoroge Njege – Safari Collections

• Joseph Kang’ethe – Mara Intrepids

• Paul Kirui – Independent

  1. ECOTOURISM TRAINING INSTITUTION OF THE YEAR 2016

• Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute

• Koiyaki Guiding School

• Technical University of Kenya

  1. ECOTOURISM SAFARI AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2016

• Safarilink Aviation

  1. ECOTOURISM JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR 2016

• Irine Muchama – KBC

• Peter Muiruri – Standard Group

• Thorn Muli – Standard Group

  1. ECOTOURISM BLOGGER OF THE YEAR 2016

• Enchanted Landscapes

• Mark Ten

• Susan Wong

  1. ECOTOURISM STUDENT HOST ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR 2016

· Heritage Hotels Ltd

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