Ecotourism Kenya Guide 2010-11
Official guide for Ecotourism Kenya 2010-11 published by Land & Marine Publications Ltd.
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Tel: +44 (0)1206 752902 or Email: email@example.com 1 Kings Court, Newcomen Way, Severalls Business Park, Colchester, Essex, UK, CO4 9RA • Tel: +44 (0)1206 752 902 • Fax: +44 (0)1206 842 958 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.landmarine.com 3 FOREWORD A message from EK chairman Adam Jillo 5 INTRODUCTION Promoting responsible tourism in Kenya and beyond 9 FAIRMONT HOTELS Luxury right across the brand HERITAGE HOTELS More choice than ever from a quality operator 10 MOMBASA AIR SAFARI Flying in comfort, style and safety 11 POLLMANS TOURS & SAFARIS Comfort, style and a real African experience AFRICAN QUEST SAFARIS A professional approach to holiday planning &BEYOND Combining luxury travel with conservation 13 WONDERLINK ADVENTURES Tel: +254 (0)20 272 4755/272 4403 Fax: +254 (0)20 272 4755 Email: email@example.com www.ecotourismkenya.org The ECOtourism Kenya Guide is published by: CONTENTS 12 Ecotourism Kenya KATO Place Longonot Road, Upper Hill PO Box 10146-00100, Nairobi, Kenya Tailor-made trips for a memorable vacation NATURE EXPEDITIONS AFRICA A chance to enjoy – and help conserve – the natural world 14 CERTIFICATION Certified Tourist Accommodation Providers Land & Marine Publications Ltd 1 Kings Court, Newcomen Way Severalls Business Park, Colchester Essex, CO4 9RA, UK Tel: +44 (0)1206 752902 Fax: +44 (0)1206 842958 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.landmarine.com 15 GOLD MEMBERS The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the editor nor of any other organisation associated with this publication. No liability can be accepted for any inaccuracies or omissions. 16 SILVER MEMBERS ISSN 2042-3993 ©2009 Land & Marine Publications Ltd 18 BRONZE MEMBERS MEMBERS LISTINGS UPDATED 1/12/2010 27 TANZANIA MEMBERS 28 CORPORATE MEMBERS (HOTELS) 37 TOUR OPERATORS / DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES 40 CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) 58 CBO MEMBER LISTINGS & DIRECTORY MEMBERS LISTING Photographs courtesy of Nigel and Rachel Essery and Kilima Camp. This publication is printed on 100% recycled paper stock using 9 Lives Offset Uncoated and at the FSC accredited printers Reflex Litho Ltd. 1 Message from the chairman PARTNER OR PERISH The past years events have illustrated that partnerships are key to the survival of our tourism products. Ecotourism Kenya continues to foster relationships with both the private and public sector to ensure that the culture of responsibility is entrenched in the tourism sector. We are pleased that our members listed in this guide are working towards building these relationships so that the beauty of our visitors’ experience today can be available tomorrow for others to enjoy. We applaud the individual efforts being made and present the potential traveller with a wide choice of travel partners and facilities to select from. FOREWORD It is my distinct pleasure and privilege to present the ﬁrst edition of the Ecotourism Kenya Guide. It comes at the end of an eventful year punctuated by global ﬁnancial upheaval and unpredictable climate change. Many of these challenges were weathered better by those who had taken the time to invest in innovative resource management and we are proud to list many of them in this new Guide. The Guide was a natural progression and effective complement to the Green Directory which continues circulation as a separate publication. We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles – Jimmy Carter PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL As Ecotourism Kenya continues to foster effective interpretation of environmental, cultural and resource management values we welcome you to visit and experience the positive difference that sustainable tourism makes. See you soon! Adam Jillo Chairman Ecotourism Kenya 3 Promoting responsible tourism in Kenya and beyond The popularity of responsible tourism is growing worldwide and is becoming embedded in Kenya. As an association, Ecotourism Kenya (EK) runs a voluntary Eco-rating scheme that aims to promote responsible and sustainable environmental and socio-economic practices in the tourism industry. However, plans are underway to broaden the scheme to cover tour operators and was launched at the National Conference in November 2009. The Scheme will build on past successes and will benefit from the many lessons learned over the 10 years in which the Certification Scheme, which has gold, silver and bronze levels, has been running. INTERNATIONAL STANDARD Additional benefits and input will come from EK’s direct involvement in the Steering Committee that has developed the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC). The aim is to develop an international standard that allows schemes to be compared with one another using set criteria. Overall, this scheme will work to improve the quality of responsible tourism practices worldwide. The involvement of EK in drawing up these criteria is testament to the unique qualities of the Eco-rating Scheme as a home-grown scheme, sensitive and responsive to the local needs of the tourism sector. It is also a Scheme that draws its strength from having been developed by industry players. This involvement is key as it forms the basis for true development of responsible tourism practices that can survive beyond the hype of the ‘green revolution’. EK encourages practices that improve the quality of the tourism industry as a whole and those that contribute positively to economic empowerment of local communities. Rather than focus on specific areas or well-established tourist circuits, these practices are being promoted country-wide through the Regional Reach programme. To this end, EK has eight regional representative centres in which it regularly holds information and training workshops. INTRODUCTION The aim of the Scheme is to promote and increase awareness of environmentally and socially sound business practices, to conserve the natural resource base on which tourism depends and to improve the overall standards of the tourism industry. Currently, the Scheme only covers accommodation facilities and does not include tour operators and others. By forming strategic partnerships with the Oslobased Basecamp Foundation, the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), the Ford Foundation, The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), Kenya Tourist Board (KTB), the UN Development Programme, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), local communities and other partners in the industry, EK has been able to further its community-based projects and awareness and advocacy campaigns to make tourism more responsible in Kenya. One key driving element that supports this agenda is membership to EK which ‘acts local and thinks global’. 5 BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP A growing number of tour operators and accommodation facilities are members of EK. Some have a long history with the society and were among its founder members. (Visit www. ecotourismkenya.org for more information and an updated list of members and rated facilities). Key benefits include: The Green Directory: Offers free listing for corporate and community based organisations (CBOs). This annual publication contains a catalogue of businesses that promote the use of green technologies through their goods and services. The directory is distributed by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) at its international exhibitions and local roadshow events. Exhibitions and trade fairs: EK participates in trade fairs and events and uses the occasions to educate the public by highlighting the responsible tourism practices available in the market and the benefits to the industry and to the national economy. Member participation or contribution to the EK stands is possible by invitation from the Secretariat. Meetings and conferences: The biennual National Ecotourism Conference brings together local and international experts, members and the general public at an informative event. The 2009 conference was held in November. Regular updates are available on the website and circulated in the newsletters. INTRODUCTION Newsletters: Regular communication from the secretariat through a monthly e-newsletter and the quarterly print newsletter. Through this information exchange forum, members can showcase their activities and share best practice experiences. It provides updated information, tips and trends in ecotourism and responsible tourism practices both locally and internationally. The newsletters have wide distribution both locally and internationally beyond the EK membership. Subscription to the e-newsletter is available online via the EK website Members also receive discounted advertising opportunities for a presence within the newsletter. Eco-talks: This discussion forum deals with topical issues pertinent to ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Details are posted on the website and sent out in the monthly e-newsletters. The talks are offered free of charge and provide an excellent opportunity for members to benefit from experts in the industry. Website listing: Members are profiled on the EK website. Potential customers have access to the list and activities relevant to responsible tourism, sustainable practices and community support they are involved in. This is used to inform travellers of the options available to them when they visit Kenya. Use of the EK logo: All EK members can use the official logo in their promotional material to show they support sustainable tourism practices and subscribe to a responsible tourism code of conduct. Resource centre: The resource centre has a collection of books, reports, photographs, CDs and other publications relevant to ecotourism and is free for EK members. Non-members pay an access fee of KES 200 for daily access. A catalogue of available publications is posted on the website. Any company or individual that is interested in becoming a member of EK or finding out more about responsible tourism in Kenya can either visit www.ecotourismkenya.org, email info@ ecotourismkenya.org, or contact the Secretariat on +254 (0)20 272 4403. 7 Luxury right across the brand FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK, NAIROBI A landmark in the city since opening its doors in 1904, The Norfolk has welcomed royalty, statesmen and stars alike. This celebrated hotel continues to provide a sophisticated respite from the bustle of the downtown business district. FAIRMONT MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB, NANYUKI Kenya’s most famous retreat, the Mount Kenya Safari Club straddles the equator. Spread over 100 acres of manicured lawns and landscaped gardens, the spectacular views of neighbouring Mount Kenya are breathtaking. FAIRMONT MARA SAFARI CLUB, MASAI MARA A tented sanctuary lying at the foot of the Aitong Hills, the Fairmont Mara Safari Club is surrounded on three sides by the Mara River, on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve. THE ARK, ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK Tucked away at the heart of one of Kenya’s greatest national parks, this intriguing tree lodge is an ark of discovery. FAIRMONT HOTELS / HERITAGE HOTELS Headquartered in Toronto, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is the largest luxury hotel management company in North America. The Fairmont Kenya portfolio includes three refurbished and branded properties. More choice than ever from a quality operator Bringing luxurious accommodation to some of Kenya’s wilder locations has been a hallmark of the Heritage Hotels Ltd since it began life as Prestige Hotels in 1988. Today, Heritage specialises in delivering top quality service and providing first-class accommodation in and around Kenya with properties in the Great Rift Valley, Masai Mara and Samburu and at the coast in Mombasa and on the island of Lamu. EXPANDED Heritage has expanded its business from the traditional family safari market to cover other emergent sectors, ranging from children’s safari clubs to honeymoon couples to water sports enthusiasts, business travellers and modern-day explorers. The company’s products are divided between three well-known brands: the more upmarket Explorer brand; the Intrepids brand, with its camps and lodges; and the popular Voyager brand, which covers a beach resort and a property in Tsavo West National Park. The Explorer portfolio includes the group’s elegant flagship Mara Explorer camp, in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve, and the enchanting and exotic island hideaway of Kipungani Explorer on Lamu. 9 MOMBASA AIR SAFARI Flying in comfort, style and safety Known as ‘The Coast’s Favourite Airline’, Mombasa Air Safari (MAS) was founded in 1974 and is based at Moi International Airport. MAS operates three modern 19-seat turboprop commuter aircraft and a 12-seat Grand Caravan turboprop. Arrivals and departures are from Terminal Three for general aviation. Flying from a separate terminal, MAS provides check-in services that are fast and free of hassle. For all MAS passengers there is a private first-class departure lounge with convenient access to waiting aircraft. The four aircraft operate daily services from Mombasa, Diani Beach and Malindi to Amboseli, Masai Mara and, on request, to Tsavo. In addition, flights operate seasonally to Samburu and Lake Nakuru. The MAS aircraft may also be chartered by prior arrangement. TREND Most of the company’s passenger traffic is generated by the big international tour operators. But there is a growing trend towards independently minded travellers booking flights on the company’s own website. Safari packages can also be arranged with MAS via the web. All the aircraft are professionally crewed and MAS operates training and flight safety programmes. Aircraft are selected for their good safety record and for their ability to use the bush airstrips that are a common feature of Kenya’s game parks. MAS has its own approved maintenance team which also undertakes third-party work. 10 Comfort, style and a real African experience Pollmans Tours & Safaris holds a strong position as one of East Africaâ€™s leading and most respected tour operators and destination management companies, with a strong environmental focus and own inhouse environmental policy Pollmans is part of the ARP Group, which also embraces Ranger Safaris (Tanzania) and Alpha Travel (UK). The company works hard to ensure that its trips are safe and good value for money. Pollmans develops and adopts new opportunities to respond to interrelated economic, social and environmental demands. The company recognises its responsibility to the community by contributing to sustainable developments and fostering opportunities for the less privileged. In addition, Pollmans has developed various cultural tourism excursions that are highly regarded within the local communities and beyond. Clients can enjoy their safaris in comfort and style using a fleet of minibuses and 4x4 vehicles. All vehicles are specially converted for use on safari with large roof hatches that can be raised for unobstructed views and photography on game drives. LOCAL KNOWLEDGE The team of safari tour guides is among the best in Kenya and Tanzania. The guides have excellent local knowledge, thus guaranteeing a real African experience for clients. POLLMANS TOURS & SAFARIS Ever since running its first photographic safari in the early 1960s, the company has been offering clients the very best in East Africa. Pollmans uses the personal touch to create high quality holidays. It takes care to ensure that every experience is unique and tailored to the desires of the individual. Flying safaris are available to several of the main parks. As with all Pollmans Tours, these safaris use the top permanent tented camps and lodges. The Pollmans philosophy is simple; knowledge, experience, reliability and quality. 11 A professional approach to holiday planning AFRICAN QUEST SAFARIS / &BEYOND African Quest Safaris (AQS) is an ownermanaged operation based in Kenya and offering value and personalised holidays in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The company has a simple premise that ‘every traveller has a dream’ and they work to delivering outstanding and memorable experiences leveraging preferential partnerships with hotels, lodges and communities. REPUTATION AQS has built its reputation on tailor-made holidays for individuals and groups alike, arising from their deep belief that such holidays require incredible attention to detail. The team at AQS uses its in-depth knowledge of East Africa to create exciting programs and deliver glitch-free holidays. AQS operates an in-house fleet of modern and specially customised safari vehicles as well as 25-seater buses for large group excursions and airport transfers. Deeply committed to sustainable and responsible tourism, the Company sponsors several rural schools under its Youth Development Programme and is also involved in tree-planting scheme in Tsavo East, Rhino Conservation in Lake Nakuru and is a key partner in the Year of the Dolphin programme. Combining luxury travel with conservation &Beyond (formerly CC Africa) was established over 18 years ago and is now a world leader in responsible luxury adventure travel and safaris. The company began in Africa, where it runs more than 46 safari lodges and camps in breathtaking wilderness locations, including &Beyond Kichwa Tembo in the Masai Mara. Since its inception, &Beyond has been a pioneer of conservation development and rural community empowerment. Caring for the land, its wildlife and its people lies at the heart of the company’s philosophy. By creating a world-class travel business built on these ethics, the company is able to bring real benefits to the communities neighbouring its wildlife reserves. LEGACY Whether it is pioneering the reintroduction of endangered species such as the black rhino, breeding cheetah, preserving threatened sand forests or simply managing the vegetable peelings from the kitchens, the team at &Beyond is consciously seeking ways to create a positive legacy for future generations. &Beyond will continue to delight guests in order to make small but meaningful differences to our planet. 12 Wonderlink Adventures is a fully certiﬁed Nairobi-based tour operator specialising in scheduled and tailor-made private safaris in Kenya and the wider East Africa region. Wonderlink’s safari itineraries presents a unique opportunity to explore the few remaining natural treasures of vast open savanna, breathtaking scenery, endless stretches of white-sandy beaches, wild animals moving freely and people with a rich cultural heritage. During the safari guests have a chance to contribute to local communities’ empowerment by visiting development projects or gain first-hand experience through a volunteer programme. The Kenyan coast presents holiday makers with wide rage of activities ranging from snorkelling, diving, big-game fishing, dhow cruises and romantic sailing dinner. Wonderlink Adventures offers a wide range services to include but not limited to; family holidays, adventure safaris (water rafting/bungee jumping/mountain climbing), sightseeing, lodge safaris, camping, gorilla tracking safaris, flying safaris, beach holidays, airport transfers, volunteer vacations, mission safaris, cultural tours, self-drive safaris, guided safaris, honeymoon safaris, visits to community development projects, conference management and mountain adventures. In all its undertakings, Wonderlink Adventures upholds responsible tourism guidelines and strives to offer its clients experiences that transform their lives and those of local communities. Client satisfaction is central, as is conserving the environment and empowerment of local communities hence doing business with Wonderlink creates a positive impact. WONDERLINK ADVENTURES / NATURE EXPEDITIONS AFRICA Tailor-made trips for a memorable vacation A chance to enjoy – and help conserve – the natural world Nature Expeditions Africa is an owner-managed travel operator providing safaris for individuals, families and groups, as well as incentives and conferences, all at affordable prices. It offers only the finest hotels, lodges and camps, each chosen thoughtfully to reflect the company’s own high standards. GUARANTEED Window seats are guaranteed for every client on safari. Each safari bus or 4x4 vehicle carries a mobile HF radio, cool box, reference books, binoculars and first aid kit. All vehicles are maintained in top condition. From its offices, which are manned 24 hours a day, the company stays in touch constantly with its clients, partners and suppliers. It is also a member of the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) emergency communication centre. Experienced staff are on hand to arrange safaris. They know how to plan the best and most dramatic itineraries, not only in Kenya but also in Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia. Nature Expeditions Africa is a firm believer in conserving the natural environment of Kenya and improving the livelihood of its communities. Tourism is a major contributor to job creation and economic development and the company gives its full support to recognised conservation efforts in Eastern Africa. Nature Expeditions Africa is a member of APTA, ASA, ASTA, ATA, ATTA, KATO and SITE. 13 Certified Tourist Accommodation Providers ECO-RATING SCHEME CERTIFICATION Ecotourism Kenya implements the Eco-rating Scheme, a voluntary certiďŹ cation programme for tourist accommodation facilities that started in Kenya but now covers the whole of the East African region. The scheme has been running since 2002. The Scheme gives an opportunity for hotels, lodges, camps, bandas and bush homes that apply to be evaluated and recognised for the best practices (high quality, excellent or superior practices) in environmental conservation, sustainable resource utilisation and socio-economic investment. The Scheme has three progressive levels of certification namely Bronze, Silver and Gold. GOLD-RATED ECO-RATED GOLD 14 Gold Eco-rating is an indicator that a facility has achieved superior and replicable levels of excellence in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socioeconomic investment. SIVER-RATED ER ECO-RATED SILV Silver Eco-rating demonstrates a move towards excellence; awarded to facilities that show innovation in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socio-economic investment. BRONZE-RATED NZE ECO-RATED BRO Bronze Eco-rating is the entry level and demonstrates a facilityâ€™s awareness and commitment to environmental conservation, responsible resource use and socio-economic investment. Basecamp Masai Mara Basecamp Masai Mara is an award-winning tented eco-camp, with 12 spacious tents, each with outdoor bathrooms and eco-toilets. Unlike conventional camps, Basecamp offers a different safari experience. Guest activities range from the classic jeep safaris and walking with Maasai guides to participation in cheetah research, beading with Maasai women, tree planting and community visits. Basecamp Masai Mara demonstrates its commitment to sustainable tourism through promoting clean energy, reduction, reuse and recycling of waste, local cultural preservation through craft based enterprises, and support of health and education. The camp’s natural design and ultimate eco-friendly policies mean that guests can enjoy their stay safe in the knowledge that they are leaving a positive footprint on the environment and on the local people. Basecamp works closely with Maasai landowners, respecting their terms and priorities, building trust and understanding, and using ecotourism as a tool to protect the area’s wildlife and support local culture. As well as being one of only two Gold eco-rated camps in Kenya, Basecamp has won awards including the Responsible Tourism Award 2005, and recognition by IUCN as one of East Africa’s best ecotourism destinations. PO Box 43369-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 387 7490/1/2 Email: email@example.com www.basecampexplorer.com GOLD MEMBERS Basecamp Masai Mara offers a unique and responsible holiday experience and that was why Barak Obama chose Basecamp Masai Mara when he visited Kenya in 2006. It is also for this experience that the Oprah Winfrey show, environmental ministers, artists and wildlife enthusiasts choose Basecamp Masai Mara. Campi ya Kanzi Campi ya Kanzi lies on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills (The Green Hills of Africa according to Ernest Hemingway), which look towards majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Quoted in National Geographic magazine as an eco lodge where tourism can help people and nature, it is built from local materials and uses solar technology to supply hot water and electricity to the six luxury tented cottages and two tented suites. Campi ya Kanzi is proud to have tried a new way of conservation – through the complete involvement of local Maasai landlords. Guests assist with this by contributing a daily conservation fee of US$100, which contributes to the welfare of both local people and wildlife. ECO-RATED GOLD Campi ya Kanzi translates as “camp-of-the-hidden treasure” – and is truly hidden within 400 sq miles of privately held Maasai land. As well as classic game drives and game walks with professional guides using traditionally robed Maasai trackers, the camp offers a new and exciting experience. The camp prides itself on creating a totally relaxed atmosphere where guests feel they are visiting a friend’s house, not a hotel for tourists. PO Box 236-90128, Mtito Andei Tel: +254 (0)45 622 516 Fax: +254 (0)45 622 516 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.maasai.com 15 Amboseli Porini Camp Amboseli Porini Camp lies in the heart of Maasailand in the exclusive 15,000 acre Selenkay Conservancy and well away from other visitors. The campâ€™s nine spacious tents have been sited among shady acacia tortilis trees. The tents are large and comfortably furnished, with solar-powered electric lights and en-suite bathrooms. The private conservancy gives guests the chance to experience night game drives, guided walks and sundowners with views of snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, and for visitors to get closer to nature and the beauty of Africa. Expert guides take guests out in open 4x4s to see the diverse wildlife, birdlife and flora as well viewing the large herds of Amboseli elephants. Porini Camp works closely with local communities in running the camp and the surrounding conservancy. Guests at Porini are looked after by Maasai staff. Staying at the camp has a direct positive benefit to the local communities as well as assisting with conservation of wildlife and in preserving the Amboseli wilderness. c/o Village Market Complex, PO Box 388-00621, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 712 3129, 712 2504, 712 1851 Fax: +254 (0)20 712 0864 Email: email@example.com SILVER MEMBERS www.porini.com Mara Porini Camp Mara Porini Camp provides the ultimate authentic Mara experience and is located in the first ever community-owned wildlife conservancy. The 8,500 acre Ol Kinyei Conservancy holds a wide variety of the animal species for which the Mara is famous, including a large resident pride of lions and is one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the Serengeti-Mara eco-system. Guests can experience the big cats and the diverse wildlife without encountering other tourist vehicles. The camp accommodates a maximum of 12 guests, giving the experience of real camping in the bush, but with all the comforts required by discerning travellers. Food is excellent with camp-baked bread, fresh salads and high quality meals prepared by the chef. Guests are taken on walks accompanied by Maasai warriors, game drives in the conservancy and in the park, night game drives in the conservancy, and in opensided 4x4s. Clients staying at Porini take heart from the knowledge that their stay has a direct positive benefit to the local communities, wildlife and that they are helping to preserve the Mara wilderness. ER ECO-RATED SILV Village Market Complex, PO Box 388-00621, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 712 3129, 712 2504, 712 1851 Fax: +254 (0)20 712 0864 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.porini.com Ol Seki Mara Camp Located in the heart of eastern Koiyaki, Ol Seki Mara Camp offers six luxury tents, each boasting a 270 degree panoramic view of the Masai Mara National Reserve, plus two brand new two-bedroom suites Traditional colonial dĂŠcor coupled with all the modern amenities provide guests with a genuine safari experience. The abundance of wildlife in the Koiyaki area allows guests to enjoy Big Five game viewing in pristine and untouched surroundings away from mass tourism. As a member of Ecotourism Kenya, Ol Seki makes every effort to maintain sustainable and responsible tourism within the Masai Mara. Ol Seki contributes directly to the Maasai community and there is a strong relationship between the camp and the residents of the Koiyaki community. The two new suited tents at Ol Seki have followed the same design as the original tents and great care has been taken in regard to their low environmental impact. Ol Seki pledges to plant an indigenous tree for every guest visiting Ol Seki to offset their carbon footprint. Office No.7, Phoenix Aviation Building, Wilson Airport PO Box 15669-00503, Mbagathi, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 242 5060 (Kenya); +44 (0)1932 351 937 (UK) Email: email@example.com www.olseki.com 16 Porini Lion Camp Porini Lion Camp provides the perfect combination of bush-luxury and the charm of a classic East African safari. Located in the 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy, bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, the Camp is situated along the banks of the Ntiakatiak River, a seasonal river but with permanent hippo pools near the camp. With only 10 guest tents, the camp is very exclusive, giving visitors a real “in the bush” experience. The tents are very spacious and have verandas in front, providing a secluded private space for guests to relax and enjoy the beauty of the African wilderness. This expansive conservancy is home to an abundance of animals. Minibuses are not allowed in the conservancy and the number of 4x4s is strictly limited, which means guests enjoy a high quality safari experience. This is a prime wildlife area and an ideal base from which to witness the annual wildebeest migration in comfortable transport and with qualified guides. Guests staying at Porini benefit from the knowledge that their stay has a direct positive benefit to local communities and helps to conserve wildlife. c/o Village Market Complex, PO Box 388-00621, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 712 3129, 712 2504, 712 1851 Fax: +254 (0)20 712 0864 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.porini.com SILVER MEMBERS Sanctuary Olonana Sanctuary Olonana is a small exclusive camp located on a private stretch of the Mara River at the foot of the impressive Siria Escarpment. Accommodation is in 14 large canvas pavilions with en-suite bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling mosquito netting, solar lighting and large verandas overlooking the river where hippos wallow. The main dining room and veranda also command views over the Mara River and offer the perfect setting for after-dinner star gazing. There is a swimming pool and a mini-spa in the middle of the African bush, guests can experience traditional African remedies alongside French marine therapies from Thalgo. A wide range of activities are offered including game drives, bush walks, sundowners and bush meals. Olonana works closely with a local Maasai village and visitors to the village get an insight into the traditional Maasai way of life. Conservation is integral to Olonana – all used water is recycled and the camp’s tree-planting project gives guests an opportunity to plant a tree and leave a positive mark on a piece of Africa. PO Box 41789-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 695 0002/0244 Fax: +254 (0)20 537 173 or 695 0320 Email: email@example.com www.sanctuarylodges.com ER ECO-RATED SILV Turtle Bay Beach Club Turtle Bay Beach Club is Kenya’s number one all-inclusive resort, offering fun and entertainment for the entire family. Situated 110 km from Mombasa International Airport and just 25 km from Malindi Airport, the club is located in a national marine park with excellent water sports facilities. Prices include all meals, local drinks, sparkling wine, day and night entertainment and a well-supervised Kids’ Club. Accommodation is set in 10 acres of tropical gardens and comprises 145 air-conditioned rooms, ranging from club rooms and Lamustyle rooms to spacious ocean-front rooms with direct access to the beach. All rooms are en-suite. The main dining room offers a full breakfast, lunch and dinner, all in buffet style. The Blue Turtle Restaurant has an à la carte menu. The Pizza Garden has light meals and snacks. There is a wide choice of activities, from deepsea fishing to bird-watching and from tennis to scuba diving. PO Box 10-80202, Watamu Tel: +254 (0)42 233 2003; 233 2080; 233 2226 Fax: +254 (0)42 233 2268 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.turtlebaykenya.com 17 &Beyond Bateleur Camp &Beyond Bateleur Camp at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo wildlife adventures begin with the dawn chorus of birds and monkeys and end with under canvas romance at night. Situated below the location where Out of Africa’s iconic final scene was filmed, Bateleur Camp has two separate intimate camps of just nine suites each. The elegant tents are set among the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve, with their own private butlers and are designed to reflect the style and glamour of vintage Africa. Bateleur Camp is safari at its most luxurious – the wild Mara plains with their abundant wildlife are juxtaposed against the polished silver, sparkling crystal and crisp white bed linen. The central guest area is full of beautiful antiques and comfortable seating areas where guests can relax and unwind. BRONZE MEMBERS Bush breakfasts and dramatic sundowners on the edge of the Great Rift Valley offer guests an unforgettable African safari experience. NZE ECO-RATED BRO c/o &Beyond, Private Bag X27 Benmore 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4441 Fax: +27 11 809 4400 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp &Beyond Kichwa Tembo is located in the western Mara on a private concession leased from Maasai landlords and lies directly in the path of the great migration. The camp is nestled in a lush riverine forest and accommodation is in 40 safari tents (28 classic tents and 12 luxury tents) – all with en-suite bathrooms and verandas with magical views over the Masai Mara or the Sabaringo River. The main thatched guest area includes a gracious sitting area, indoor and outdoor dining areas and a Safari Shop. There is also a swimming pool where guests can cool off after a morning game drive. Kichwa Tembo is renowned for its gracious team of staff whose warm welcome, charming service and effortless energy delight guests from all over the world. Delicious Pan African dishes and salads are served in the dining area, on the veranda or in a romantic setting under the stars. Beautiful antiques adorn the sitting area and dining area, depicting the heyday of classic safaris. c/o &Beyond, Private Bag X27 Benmore 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4441 Fax: +27 11 809 4400 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Amboseli Sopa Lodge Nestled in the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro lies Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. Amboseli Sopa Lodge is set in 190 acres at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park and is some 250 km from Nairobi. Inspired by local Maasai architecture, the design of the lodge is in total harmony with the environment. Each guest room conveys a distinctive Maasai manyatta mood and is furnished with authentic African murals painted by a local artist. As part of Serena Hotels’ dedication to conserving the fragile environment of the African Bush, guests are invited to plant a tree to help reforestation of the land that was becoming barren from the herds of elephants destroying trees for food. The lodge’s naturalist also gives informative talks on the environmental issues relating to Amboseli National Park. The lodge has 92 rooms, one restaurant and a fresh water swimming pool. Activities on offer include game drives, sundowners on Observation Hill, traditional feasts and tribal dancing, musical evenings and visits to the traditional manyattas of the Amboseli Maasai. PO Box 90352, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)45 622 361/5 or 622 622 Cell: +254 (0)735 522 361 Fax: +254 (0)45 622 430 Email: email@example.com www.serenahotels.com The location features wooded gardens with a variety of trees and plants, from thorn trees and acacias to fragrant frangipanis, bougainvillea and giant cactus plants which all thrive in the surroundings. The property has 80 double and 18 single rooms plus presidential and honeymoon suites. There are two wheelchair-compatible rooms. The lodge’s Kibo restaurant is named after Kilimanjaro’s tallest peak. Right in front of the terrace is an area which has a bonfire pit and seats around it – perfect for after-dinner drinks. The Mawenzi bar is also named after one of Mt Kilimanjaro’s peaks. Traditional Maasai dancers entertain guests on alternative nights. Hemingway’s bar is a unique historical structure, designed like the shape of Africa, sitting right at the top of the property between rocks and with uninterrupted views of the park. c/o Sopa Lodges PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 0235 Fax: +254 (0)20 375 1507 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sopalodges.com 18 Baobab Beach Resort & Spa Elephant Pepper Camp The Baobab Beach Resort and Spa is set within 80 acres of tropical gardens, overlooking the Indian Ocean. An oasis of tranquillity, the resort comprises three luxurious properties – The Baobab, The Maridadi and Kole Kole, offering various accommodation levels. Situated within the Masai Mara North Conservancy, this eight-tent bush camp is tucked away in a prime Kenyan wildlife area. The Baobab consists of 92 standard sea-facing rooms, 68 superior garden view bungalows and 28 superior sea view bungalows. All sea-facing, Kole Kole comprises 57 superior, 21 deluxe rooms and 6 suites with private Jacuzzi. The latest addition to the resort, The Maridadi has 36 superior and 20 deluxe rooms all with ocean view. The culinary experience blends international inspiration with Swahili flavours, including themed buffets and gala dinners served at three all-inclusive restaurants. Two à la carte speciality restaurants provide enticing seafood delights. Facilities include three swimming pools, watersports centre, tennis courts, fully equipped gymnasium, variety of bars and nightly entertainment at the Porini Amphitheatre. The Afya Bora Wellness Club & Spa offers the ultimate in relaxation. PO Box 32-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)20 205 7093-8 Fax: +254 (0)20 205 7092 Email: email@example.com www.baobab-beach-resort.com There are eight large canvas tents (one of which is a spacious honeymoon tent), each with en-suite dressing rooms, safari showers filled with hot water on request, and flush toilets. Looking from Elephant Pepper Camp across the plains guests can see the ‘greatest game show on earth’ when the annual wildebeest migration thunders past to seek new grazing in the lush savannahs of the Mara. All lighting and electricity is provided solely by natural solar energy. Waste is also responsibly disposed of or recycled, for example, glass is separated and given to the East African Women’s League, which runs the “Glass for Glasses” project (whereby glass is exchanged for eyeglasses for the poor). Revenue for land rent and game viewing fees also go directly to Maasai landowners. PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 604 053/4 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.elephantpeppercamp.com Elsa’s Kopje Il Ngwesi Lodge Situated on a ‘kopje’ (small hill) overlooking the vast expanse of Meru National Park, the lodge is located just above George Adamson’s original Meru camp. The award-winning Il Ngwesi Lodge is situated on a rocky outcrop with spectacular views in all directions over the vast bush land. Elsa’s Kopje, named after Elsa the lioness (of “Born Free” fame), comprises 10 en-suite cottages, all crafted from local materials and designed around the natural features of the kopje. Built from local materials, the lodge’s ambience is cosy and traditional with an “open to the bush design”. It consists of six thatched open-plan cottages, each with an en-suite bathroom and open showers (positioned to ensure privacy). One of the 10 cottages is a spacious new honeymoon suite. There is also a ‘Private House’ with two en-suite bedrooms, a spacious seating/dining room, and its own garden and infinity pool. The main lodge also has an infinity pool, and like all of the cottages it boasts incredible views of the Meru plains. BRONZE MEMBERS The resort is dedicated to protecting the environment through solar power and committed to best environmental practices. Surrounded by the Mara’s ubiquitous game, it is a seasonal camp that is taken down for a month or so each year during the rainy seasons. Elephant Pepper Camp has been designed to attract and introduce people to an authentic Masai Mara safari experience. NZE ECO-RATED BRO Activities at the Lodge include; hiking Olmaroroi hill, game drives, visits to the cultural Village and to the rhino sanctuary, nature walks, bird watching, picnic breakfasts and bush dinners. There is also a superb infinity pool which drops away into the wilderness. Activities include day/night game drives in luxurious 4x4 safari vehicles, guided bush walks, bush breakfasts, day excursions to the Tana River, sundowners, line fishing and massage. Staying at the lodge is truly special as guests get a real taste of the African wilderness while enjoying home comforts, and being looked after by impeccable Maasai hosts. The lodge consumes a minimum amount of energy, only using energysaving bulbs and limits generator hours (preferring to use the existing solar panels). Any timber used is either deadwood or taken from renewable sources. Waste is also responsibly disposed of or recycled. 3rd floor, Laipha House, Nanyuki PO Box 263-10406, Timau Tel: +254 (0)20 203 3122 Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 604 053/4 Fax: +254 (0)20 604 050, 603 066 Email: email@example.com www.Ilngwesi.com www.elsaskopje.com 19 Joy’s Camp Keekorok Lodge An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu, Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s original tented home. The 10 chic canvas bedrooms are set on raised floors with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo and the rare Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra. Located in 80 acres and refurbished in 2006, Keekorok is set within the Masai Mara National Reserve at over 1,600 metres above sea level. Each 100 square metre tent is uniquely decorated with Boran/Somali cloth design, handmade glass and the vibrant fabrics of the local nomadic tribes, creating a sophisticated and stylish camp. All tents have their own private deck, ideal for game viewing, as well as relaxing, reading and soaking up the truly wild environment. BRONZE MEMBERS Joy’s Camp prides itself on using solar energy for both lighting and heating water. Water use is minimised. In order to support the future of Shaba National Park, Joy’s Camp continues to make as little impact on the environment as possible and has also been liaising with African Wildlife Forum (AWF) which is drawing up a management plan for the future of Shaba. Waste is also responsibly disposed of or recycled. NZE ECO-RATED BRO PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 604 053; 604 054 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.joyscamp.com The Discovery Bar serves a fine collection of whiskies, cigars and freshly ground coffee. The Hippo Pool Bar is connected to the lodge by a 1 km walkway through the Keekorok forest. The bar overlooks a permanent watering hole that is home to hippo and is visited regularly by elephants and lions. The swimming pool and bar serve drinks and refreshments throughout the day. Keekorok operates a fleet of custom-built 4x4 vehicles with roof hatches specially designed for game viewing and this is one of the world’s truly great game viewing locations. c/o Wilderness Lodges PO Box 42788-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 630 392 Fax: +254 (0)20 630 384 Email: email@example.com www.discoverwilderness.com Kicheche Mara Camp Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge Kicheche Mara Camp is located on the Aitong Plains in the Northern Koiyaki Lemek Region of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp is hidden in a grove of wild olive and croton trees in a prime wildlife area. The style of the camp is classic and intimate. Its completely unfenced surroundings allow animals to roam freely throughout. Located in the heart of Tsavo National Park, with its huge population of elephants, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge was the first to be built in a national park and has long been a favourite of international tourists. There is a maximum of 22 guests at any time in 11 spacious tents. Each tent is comfortably furnished with most of them overlooking the plains and nearby hills. The hotel has 56 bedrooms and a terrace from which guests can view spectacular African sunsets. Our second Masai Mara hide-away is the Kicheche Bush Camp, situated within the Olare Orok conservancy in Mara. This even more intimate luxury tented camp comprises six tents and a maximum of 13 guests at any given time. The Olare Orok conservancy is a perfect model for sustainable harmony between wildlife and tourism. The most recent addition to the family is Kicheche Laikipia Camp, nestled at the foot of an indigenous forest overlooking a waterhole within the Olpejeta Conservancy. The conservancy is home to Kenya’s largest population of black rhino plus significant numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion and plains game. All the camps follow the best practices to ensure that the impact on the environment is reduced to an absolute minimum, for example the use of solar energy, reduced water consumption, recycled charcoal pellets and solid waste recycling. PO Box 1013-00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 890 541 Cell: +254 (0)733 607 786 Fax: +254 (0)20 891 379 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 20 Accommodation comprises 89 double rooms, eight superior rooms and four suites and stonebuilt bungalows with private balconies and en-suite bathrooms. Most rooms overlook the reserve and others look into a large garden. Accommodation is on a full board basis including morning tea or coffee, breakfast, luncheon, afternoon tea and dinner. www.kicheche.com Kilaguni stands on a ridge with magnificent views of the Chyulu Hills at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The waterhole is said to offer the finest viewing of savannah game in Kenya. At night, guests can listen to buffalo and elephant grazing outside their bedroom. Activities include game drives; excursions to Mzima Springs, with its crystal-clear water welling up from volcanic rocks and its hippos and crocodiles; the Rhino Sanctuary; Chaimu Lava Floor; Sheitani Lava; and Roaring Rocks, a volcanic hill formation with caves and rocks. Kilaguni opened in 1962 and became part of the Serena Group in 1999. PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)45 340 000 Fax: +254 (0)45 622 470 Email: email@example.com www.serenahotels.com Kilima Camp Kizingo Kilima Camp is a luxurious private tented camp bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve and located on top of the Oloololo escarpment. Kizingo is a secluded and tranquil escape from the modern world. Kilima (which means mountain in Kiswahili) is an eco-friendly camp comprising just 12 tents set at 1,800 metres above sea level on the Siria escarpment. The lights and water system at the camp are solar powered. Each tent has its own veranda with fabulous views over the Mara River and the plains below. There is a choice of double or twin tents and all have en-suite bathrooms fitted with flush toilets and a safari shower. There is a central dining tent which acts as a meeting place and where the camp’s chef serves up tempting delicacies supplemented by fine wines. Bush picnics for full-day safaris, plus breakfast by the river, sundowners and bush dinners can be arranged. All game drives are in 4x4 vehicles and there are guided bush walks, bird-watching trips and cultural visits. The lodge is situated at one end of a 12-kilometre beach that stretches from Kizingo to the village of Shela Kizingo is strongly committed to conservation, ecologically sound practices and a symbiotic relationship with the local community. The building of Kizingo was assisted by the knowledge and expertise of villagers and locally produced materials such as mangrove poles, star palm leaves and coconut palms were used to help the lodge blend into the landscape. Hot water and most of the electricity is provided by solar panels. Shower water and kitchen grey water are recycled to grow plants and trees. PO Box 138, Lamu Tel: +254 (0)733 954 770 Cell: +254 (0)722 901 544 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kizingo.com BRONZE MEMBERS c/o Escapades Ltd PO Box 1206-00502, Karen Tel: +254 (0)20 208 1747 Email: email@example.com www.kilimacamp.com Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge Lake Nakuru Lodge Situated by the shores of Lake Naivasha on 120 acres of prime land, Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge is surrounded by a variety of flora and fauna including giant cactus and brightly colorful flowers. Lake Nakuru Lodge is located in the Great Rift Valley in the heart of a Ramsar site, one of the most densely animal-populated wetland national parks and a birdwatcher’s paradise. Naivasha is a Masai name given to the area where the resort is located, denoting the characteristics of the lake including size and its tendency to roughness when windy. The lodge is a two-hour drive from Nairobi through wonderful scenery of the Uplands and Great Rift Valley. The 21 guest cottages are built in a crescent shape, and each has four rooms, two on the ground and two at the top, which totals 84 rooms, with inter-connecting rooms available on request. The main guest area is the ideal place to relax on a variety of comfortable sofas. The restaurant serves a selection of meals with coastal and African buffets. For more adventurous guests, bush breakfasts with champagne and bush dinners or barbecues are an exciting experience. The history of the area has always been important as it formed the main route of the Indian Ocean-based slave trade from Uganda and the highlands of Kenya. PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 0235 Fax: +254 (0)20 375 1507 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NZE ECO-RATED BRO Lake Nakuru Lodge is an oasis of comfort and excellent service with commanding views of the lake and its flamingo populations. The lodge blends so well with its surroundings that animals can often be seen browsing peacefully close by. There is a varity of accommodation – family rooms, deluxe cottages and suites. The excellent cuisine includes outside catering and a bush barbecue. After a day’s game-watching, guests can swim in the lodge’s own pool or enjoy a sundowner in the Rhino Paddock Cocktail Bar overlooking the pink-edged lake. PO Box 561, Nakuru Tel: +254 (0)20 273 3695/6 Fax: +254 (0)20 273 3698 Email: email@example.com www.lakenakurulodge.com www.sopalodges.com 21 Loisaba Kiboko Star Beds Loisaba Koija Star Beds Located within Loisaba Wildlife Conservancy, Kiboko Star Beds has fantastic views overlooking a waterhole. Koija Star Beds is a 30 minute drive from the main Loisaba Lodge and overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro River. Each ‘Star Bed’ is designed on a raised, handcrafted, wooden platform that is partially covered with a thatched roof, and each has its own en-suite bathroom. Homemade ‘Mukokoteni’ beds are left out on the open deck for a night under the stars, or can be wheeled under the shelter of the thatched roof. Each ‘Star Bed’ is designed on a raised, handcrafted, wooden platform that is partially covered with a thatched roof, and each has its own en-suite bathroom. Homemade ‘Mukokoteni’ beds are left out on the open deck for a night under the stars, or can be wheeled under the shelter of the thatched roof. The local Samburu community wholly owns Koija Star Beds, and they are deeply involved in the management on both a daily and strategic level. The community benefits through bed night payments, cultural visits to the Koija community, and opportunities to trade with Loisaba guests. PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 604 053/4 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 604 053, 604 054 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com www.loisaba.com www.loisaba.com BRONZE MEMBERS Guests are guided and hosted by a team of traditional Samburu and Laikipiak Maasai warriors. Food is prepared in traditional camp kitchen, barbecue style. Loisaba Lodge Its remote location, in a 61,000 acre private wildlife conservancy, makes Loisaba Lodge a unique and tranquil safari experience. NZE ECO-RATED BRO Each of the seven en-suite guest rooms offers extraordinary views of the surrounding landscape. Each of these rooms opens onto its own private deck, with a waterhole a few hundred feet below. The lodge has a swimming pool, tennis courts, spa and massage facilities, and offers an abundance of different safari activities – game drives, horse riding, camel trekking, bush walks, quad biking, river rafting, fishing and mountain biking. Loisaba’s private houses – Loisaba House and Loisaba Cottage, offer a private safari experience. Each is completely self-contained with its own swimming pool, staff, vehicle and guide. By staying at Loisaba guests are actively contributing to the conservation of not only the 100 sq miles of Loisaba and its diverse flora and fauna, but to the wider Laikipia ecosystem. The Loisaba Community Trust (LCT) is a locally registered charity, supported by the US-registered Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation (LCCF). LCCF is dedicated to poverty alleviation and conservation in the surrounding area. PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 604 053, 604 054 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com www.loisaba.com 22 Mara Explorer Camp Mara Intrepids Camp Located on a thickly forested bend of the Talek River and opened in 2000, Mara Explorer is widely regarded as one of the Masai Mara’s most luxurious and wellappointed camps. Only a 45-minute flight from Nairobi is Mara Intrepids, which overlooks the Talek River and is close to where more than a million wildebeest and zebra make the migration crossing between July and September each year. Mara Explorer has just 10 luxurious tents, each of which is allocated a personal butler on call 24 hours a day. Guests can even view game from their outdoor ‘elephant-eyelevel’ bathtubs on the decks of five of the 10 tents. Additionally, guests can enjoy morning and evening game drives, walking safaris, bush breakfasts and dinners, or romantic sundowners in selected riverside or hilltop locations. Mara Explorer is an eco-friendly camp with all non-degradable waste sent to Nairobi and water is heated using used coffee husks. PO Box 74888-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.heritage-eastafrica.com At other times, the camp offers some of the world’s finest game viewing, with large populations of elephant, rhino, buffalo, and all of Africa’s big cats. There are 30 luxury tents spread over the large riverside site, ensuring privacy and peace for all guests. Tents are furnished in classic safari style, with four-poster beds, handsome reproduction furniture, and modern en-suite bathrooms. Each tent sits on a shady raised platform with views over the riverbanks, where a wide variety of animals come to drink. Activities include three guided game drives each day; escorted walking safaris outside the reserve; bush breakfasts and dinners under the stars; and visits to neighbouring Maasai communities. Guests can also arrange a dawn balloon safari. www.heritage-eastafrica.com Mara Serena Safari Lodge Mara Sopa Lodge Perched on the saddle of a hill, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge has one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Masai Mara – one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. It is on this very terrain that the annual migration takes place. Located on the slopes of Oloongams Hills some 240 km from Nairobi, the Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first properties of its type built in the Masai Mara National Reserve. The lodge has been designed to mirror a traditional Maasai village and all the guest rooms are located in individual domed huts. Accommodation comprises 74 rooms including one suite, all of which are comfortable and well-equipped. The lodge has a swimming pool perched on the edge of the hill, a restaurant that overlooks a waterhole and several treatment rooms where guests can enjoy a range of relaxing massages. Other activities on offer include bush barbecues, balloon flights, game drives, evening cocktail parties at the waterhole and Maasai dancing. PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (50)22 253; 22 137; 22 059; 22 774/5 Cell: +254 (0)733 222 500 Fax: +254 (50)22 82 Email: email@example.com www.serenahotels.com The lodge comprises 50 traditionally built rondavels each with two rooms. A spacious honeymoon suite is located at the top of the property with sunken bath and expansive veranda on which meals can be served in private while watching the sunset. BRONZE MEMBERS PO Box 74888-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NZE ECO-RATED BRO The property’s feature Ol Murani bar is located at the bottom of the building and has a viewing deck and at night hyenas, jackals and wild dogs come to feed. An open area next to the bar can be used for private functions. As a meeting and event venue, the lodge can accommodate between 18 and 90 guests and the Baraza is set aside for corporation and social functions. The lodge is also ideal as an intimate wedding location. c/o Sopa Lodges PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 0235 Fax: +254 (0)20 375 1507 Email: email@example.com www.sopalodges.com 23 Ol Tukai Lodge Samburu Serena Safari Lodge Located in the heart of the Amboseli National Park – the socalled Home of the Gods – Ol Tukai Lodge is a high-class tourist resort and one of the best spots in the world to see elephants and other fascinating wildlife. Samburu Serena Safari Lodge is located in the centre of the Samburu National Reserve. Built right on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River it is famed for it crocodiles and leopards. The lodge is rustic yet sophisticated and captures the magic and tranquillity of riverside life. Opened in 1996, the lodge offers wonderful views of Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro, and its design was inspired by the beautiful topography to take full advantage of the flat plains on one side and the lush acacia forest on the other. The lodge has 80 guest bedrooms in single-storey, chalet-style units constructed of wood, slate and local stone. The buildings are designed to give an open and welcoming atmosphere with a traditional African flavour, yet with all modern conveniences. The buildings are spaciously laid out amid well maintained lawns, gardens and open spaces. BRONZE MEMBERS The eastern boundary of the Amboseli plain is home to several families of elephant. The lodge is also perfect for stargazing in the clear tropical nights. NZE ECO-RATED BRO PO Box 45403-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 5514 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 8493 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Activities include game drives, camel safaris, champagne breakfasts and cocktail parties overlooking Crocodile Point. Also on offer are moonlit dinners in the bush or beside the river, bird-watching walks with a qualified naturalist and expert slide shows and lectures on the surrounding area. In the evenings guests are kept entertained by local people performing traditional tribal dances. PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 643 0800/1/3; 31 377-9; 31 380/1 Fax: +254 (0)20 643 0759 Email: email@example.com www.serenahotels.com www.oltukailodge.com Samburu Sopa Lodge Sarova Shaba Lodge Samburu Sopa Lodge is built atop raised ground allowing panoramic views of the distant Samburu hills to one side and Mt Kenya on the other. The lodge is situated 325 km from Nairobi, in the middle of the park, and close to the new Oryx airstrip. Located in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve, 100 km north of the equator, the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is an oasis of flora and fauna with spring water cascading through the grounds. The public areas are airy and spacious with views of the surrounding area. The reception is decorated with local artefacts, and rich earth colours typical of the Samburu area have been well blended. The lodge has many unique features including a swimming pool and gift shop. Accommodation consists of 30 cottages, each with two bedrooms and two queen-size beds, shower and private veranda. Local materials have been used in the construction, furnishings and interior decoration. High ceilings ensure that the rooms are airy and comfortable. As well as game drives, the lodge offers visits to a local Samburu Village, cultural talks and guided nature walks. c/o Sopa Lodges PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 0235 Fax: +254 (0)20 375 1507 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sopalodges.com 24 The hotel has 62 rooms, including eight deluxe rooms and a superb swimming pool surrounded by thatched umbrellas and native trees. With its ‘Treasure Island’ atmosphere, the lodge offers a uniquely African experience for those with a sense of adventure. Accommodation is in luxury thatched chalets, all en-suite and with views over the Uaso Nyiro River. There are 85 bedrooms including five suites. The lodge has a large swimming pool with bar and a viewing deck from which feeding crocodiles can be seen. Guests can take an exhilarating game drive finishing up with a bush lunch by the river, shaded by doum palm-trees and presided over by Samburu warriors. With the sounds of spring water bubbling over the rocks, the call of the sunbird and a sumptuous spread of delicacies, the scene is set for an ‘Out of Africa’ experience. PO Box 440, Isiolo Tel: +254 (0)64 30 638 Fax: +254 (0)64 30 481 Email: email@example.com www.sarovahotels.com Saruni Serena Beach Hotel & Spa Saruni is a deluxe and intimate lodge, set within the Masai Mara North Conservancy. Six spectacular cottages accommodate 12 guests. Within easy reach of the white sands and sparkling waters of Mombasa National Marine Park, the Serena Beach Hotel & Spa offers an oasis of tranquillity while delivering a unique mix of highaction water sports, sybaritic sun worship, world-class cuisine and vibrant night-life. Saruni offers a new safari concept: a real African adventure experienced in harmony with Maasai warriors and coupled with high standards of style and comfort. The accommodation is furnished with colonial antiques, Persian carpets and African art. Each cottage has hot and cold running water, electricity, elegant Italian bathroom fittings, polished wooden floors, and large bathrooms with canvas fronts that offer an amazing “shower with a view”. Décor is unique to each cottage and from the large verandahs, guests can enjoy their own view of the Mara plains and watch animals that come to the nearby waterhole. The camp offers its own spa treatment centre. PO Box 304-20500, Narok Tel: +254 (0)50 22 424; 22 434 Fax: +254 (0)20 603 066 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sarunicamp.com Accommodation is in 164 air conditioned bedrooms including eight family rooms and 10 suites – many with splendid views of the gardens and ocean. Three restaurants, including an open-air restaurant set amid palm trees for atmospheric dining under the stars. Wide choice of recreational facilities with squash, tennis and beach volleyball as well as deepsea fishing, mini sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing and coral reef snorkelling. Evening entertainment includes dancing, live bands and traditional Swahili nights with music and food. Maisha health and beauty treatments available. PO Box 90352, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5721/2/3 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 5453 Email: email@example.com www.serenahotels.com Siana Springs Sunbird Lodge Situated at the base of the Ngama Hills, on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve, Siana Springs is set in a lush indigenous forest. The camp’s location offers guests unique opportunities for walking safaris, night drives and fly-camping. Sunbird Lodge is an eco-friendly luxury lodge located in the Great Rift Valley, which is one of the natural wonders of the world. It is built on 55 acres of private land – only 20 minutes from Lake Nakuru National Park and only a few minutes to Soysambu Conservancy where guests can experience a balloon safari as the sun rises. The camp offers 38 spacious tents situated in three secluded ‘wings’. The tents boast the very latest in modern camping, with large single or double beds and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. Siana Springs is centred on a large dining area with an open-air terrace that looks to the open plains beyond, but most guests prefer to take their meals outside. There is also a spacious bar and lounge area, a conference tent with modern business facilities, and a boutique. A swimming pool offers a soothing respite from the heat of the day. The camp enjoys close ties with its Maasai landlords, who make up more than 50 per cent of its workforce. The camp itself is run on strict eco principles, with water heating fuelled by coffee-husk briquettes, biodegradable waste mulched for compost, and all wastewater recycled through the camp’s large constructed wetland system. PO Box 74888-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org BRONZE MEMBERS Campi ya Tembo is Saruni’s deluxe tented camp with three double tents and 10 km from the main lodge. The accommodation consists of spacious beige tents, with hand-made Desert Rose cedar furniture and en-suite bathroom facilities. The activities focus on elephant tracking, learning bush-craft, walking and night game drives. Styled to resemble an ancient Swahili village, the hotel is set in extensive palm-shaded grounds and centred on a sky-blue swimming pool with a thatched bar and crystal waters cascading into a tiled market square. NZE ECO-RATED BRO This small and exclusive lodge has 10 very spacious en-suite cottages all with a huge private veranda and king-size beds built with natural materials and thatched roofs. The restaurant has fantastic views across the surrounding wilderness and seats approximately 35 people. It serves a delicious buffet breakfast, and lunch and dinner which guests choose from an à la carte menu. The bar and lounge area has an open fireplace and a well-stocked bar with local as well as imported beverages to enjoy while guests relax and unwind after a day on safari. PO Box 13932-20100, Nakuru Tel: +254 (0)20 800 00 75 Cell: +254 (0)733 555 777 Fax: +254 (0)20 243 9266 Email: email@example.com www.sunbirdkenya.com www.heritage-eastafrica.com 25 Sweetwaters Tented Camp A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is in a class of its own. Abounding with wildlife, it has long been the preferred retreat of wilderness and safari lovers alike. Sweetwaters excels in providing the ultimate game viewing thanks to its location in a secluded and private game reserve. It also allows unforgettable day and night game drives, guided bush walks and uses both horse or camel riding across its game-teeming plains. Accommodation comprises 39 luxuriously appointed tents. Each tent has a thatched roof, an en-suite bathroom and its own veranda with views over the water-hole. The camp also offers visitors the unique opportunity to visit orphaned chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. BRONZE MEMBERS PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)62 32 409; 31 970 Cell: +254 (0)734 699 852 Fax: +254 (0)62 31 965 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NZE ECO-RATED BRO www.serenahotels.com Tassia Lodge Tortilis Camp Tassia Lodge looks out over the Northern Frontier District towards Samburu, Shaba and the sacred Lolokwe mountain. Tortilis Camp boasts the most breathtaking and unrivalled views of Africaâ€™s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The entire lodge is run on solar power in an area of wilderness where guests will not encounter another car or tourist other than those staying at Tassia. The 17 luxuriously designed tents (including one family house with two en-suite bedrooms and a private seating/dining area), are located in a grove of verdant flattopped acacia trees (acacia tortilis), after which the camp is named. The structure of the lodge is built entirely from low impact local materials. No trees have been cut down and the whole project has been constructed with conservation and the preservation of the environment in mind. The structure is organic and seems to be a natural extension to the ground on which it is built. The lodge is small and unique â€“ offering five double bedrooms and one twin. During their stay, guests are privy to fantastic game drives, bush walks, mountains climbing, visits to a Maasai village, botanical walks and photographic workshops. The notorious Amboseli elephants can also be watched from the privacy of the Tortilis Camp bar and dining room, which both overlook a waterhole frequented by various species of wildlife. As well as a swimming pool, Tortilis Camp offers game drives, guided bush walks, bush breakfasts, sundowners, Maasai cultural visits and has its own massage and beauty treatment facility. There is also the option of camel safaris and fly-fishing which provide another exciting dimension to any stay at Tassia. Tortilis supplies the local community with unlimited access to clean drinking water, and the staff operate a provisions shop for local people. The camp has also built separate washing facilities specifically designed for the use of visitors from local communities. Hot water for the rooms is heated using solar energy, and waste is responsibly disposed of or recycled. Lewa Downs, Private Bags, Isiolo Tel: +254 (0)727 049 489 Cell: +254 (0)725 972 923 Email: email@example.com Tortilis Camp also leases land from the local group ranch so that game drives can be carried out in both the National Park and this private conservancy, which helps the local community to benefit directly from tourism. www.tassiasafaris.com PO Box 743-00517, Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 604 053/4, 603 090/1 Fax: +254 (0)20 604 050 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.tortilis.com 26 Chada Katavi Fundu Lagoon Katavi National Park remains one of the greatest wildlife experiences of Africa. Miles from anywhere, it has an almost mythical status and, it’s thought, a greater density of mammals than any other Tanzanian reserve. Fundu Lagoon is located off the west coast of Pemba Island. Rivers groan with hippopotamus and crocodiles, and massed on the plains are the last great herds of buffalo in East Africa, up to 1000 head. Katavi is as dramatic as anywhere. Almost everywhere guests look there’s something grazing, bellowing, fighting, mating, hunting. This is the place for the wildlife connoisseur, and the traveller who thinks the African bush can offer up no more surprises. Nomad Tanzania is fully committed to improving its environmental awareness and responsibilities. The company is constantly striving to reduce its carbon footprint, both through design and in-camp logistics as well as travel philosophy and staff training programmes. For example, wherever possible guests are encouraged to walk and the camp is fully packed away in the green season in order to regenerate the area. Fundu Lagoon’s fully equipped dive centre with onsite PADI dive instructors has a fleet of boats catering for a diverse range of water sports and activities. Fundu also offers a massage spa, infinity pool and some of the finest cuisine on Africa’s east coast. Fundu’s friendly and efficient team are always ready to cater to all the needs of their guests. Pemba Island PO Box 3945, Zanzibar Tel: +255 (0)777 438 668 Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org www.fundulagoon.com www.nomad-tanzania.com/www.vamizi.com Greystoke Mahale Sands Rivers Selous There are few places left on earth that might rightfully be called Eden, and the Mahale Mountains is one of them. The mountains soar to 2,400 metres above the clear waters of Lake Tanganyika, which at 670 km long and 48 km wide, is a veritable inland sea. The nearest road is almost 100 km away, and that is the most minor of tracks. At a massive 50,000 sq km, the Selous Game Reserve is wilderness on a huge scale and the largest in Africa. And although it’s a seemingly infinite place, it has great subtlety. The slopes of the Mahale Mountains rise behind camp, home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees. Within hiking distance is a group of 60. Every day guests can venture out into this deep and magical forest to observe them, as they groom, wrestle and forage across the leafy floor. Greystoke Mahale is built with no concrete and uses solar as the main source of electricity. As with all Nomad Camps, Greystoke Mahale has reduced its use of firewood and while recycling is in its infancy in Tanzania, glass and plastic bottles are sent to be re-used by locals. Also all soaps and shampoos used by guests are biodegradable. Actively promoting responsible chimp-viewing rules, Greystoke Mahale is the first camp to introduce mask wearing. All masks are made of recycled dhow wood or sustainable soft woods which are locally sourced. Set on a wide curve of the Rufiji River, Sand Rivers Selous has been a well-loved hub for safari buffs since the late 1980s when camp founder Richard Bonham first discovered this place on one of his famed portered walking safaris. The lodge is small – only eight rooms – but beautifully formed, grand yet cosy, with open fronted stone and thatch cottages looking way out over the river. TANZANIA MEMBERS (BRONZE) Nomad Tanzania & Vamizi Island PO Box 681, Usa River, Arusha, Tanzania Tel/Fax: +255 (0)27 255 3819 Email: email@example.com This discreet exclusive hideaway offers 18 bungalows including six pool suites. Fundu Lagoon offers canvas safari tents coupled with traditional Zanzibari thatch, as well as handcrafted local hardwoods. handcrafted local hardwoods. The furniture uses natural fabrics, which give a stylish take on modern ethnic design. NZE ECO-RATED BRO The lodge is the base for some of Tanzania’s best safari guides to take guests out for daily adventures; boating on the Rufiji, weaving past hippopotamus and crocodile, driving on the trail of lion or wild dog; an elephant bush walk; a night sleeping out under the stars – or fishing in solitude, barefoot on a river rock. Nomad Tanzania & Vamizi Island PO Box 681, Usa River, Arusha, Tanzania Tel/Fax: +255 (0)27 255 3819 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nomad-tanzania.com or www.vamizi.com Nomad Tanzania & Vamizi Island PO Box 681, Usa River, Arusha, Tanzania Tel/Fax: +255 (0)27 255 3819 Email: email@example.com www.nomad-tanzania.com / www.vamizi.com 27 1920s Cottars Safari Camp &Beyond The Cottar family have operated safaris in Kenya for 90 years, and have chosen to locate this unique camp close to both the Masai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park. With two bronze eco-rated camps in Kenya, as well as a variety of other camps and lodges throughout Africa and India, &Beyond is Africa’s largest responsible tourism company and has become synonymous with the Continent’s most breathtaking locations, finest hospitality and an interpretative wildlife experience. There are six ‘honeymoon’ tents ideal for couples and four double bedroom luxury tents ideal for families. All the tents have elegant ‘period’ interiors, solid walled bathrooms, running water and plenty of ‘Out of Africa’ style ambience. The expert on-site chef ensures world-class food that can be served either in the main dining tent or in a guest’s tent. Additionally there are breakfasts, lunches, sundowners and dinners out in the bush. PO Box 44191-00100 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 883 681, 270 0056, (0)733 773 377 Fax: +254 (0)20 882 234 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Besides offering guests luxurious accommodation and exciting safari adventures, &Beyond is deeply committed to ongoing conservation development and sustainable community empowerment. Private Bag X 27, Benmore, Johannesburg, 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4441 Fax: +27 11 809 4400 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (HOTELS) www.cottars.com Aberdare Safari Hotels Alliance Naro Moru River Lodge Aberdare Safari Hotels are steeped history and atmosphere, from Treetops, with its fairytale association with the British Royal Family, to the serene beauty of Outspan, which enchanted Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, to Shimba, in the heart of East Africa’s only remaining coastal rainforest. Treetops is engaged in a conservation initiative entitled ‘Return the Bush’ in conjunction with Kenya Wildlife Service. This four-year project was begun in 2007 and 19,000 indigenous seedlings have been planted. Visitors to Treetops will benefit from this initiative; and so will 4 million residents of Nairobi who depend on the area’s water catchment. The Alliance Naro Moru River Lodge, set in the foothills of Mount Kenya, just a two to three-hour drive from Nairobi, is a famous base for climbers. Set in beautiful tropical gardens, it offers excellent fishing in the Naro Moru River, while the local area is a paradise for bird watchers. Eurodent Centre, No 3 School Lane, Westlands PO Box 14815-00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 445 2095; 445 2103/4 Fax: +254 (0)20 445 2102 Email: email@example.com PO Box 18-10105, Naro Moru Tel: +254 (0)62 31 047/8 Cell: +254 (0)724 082 754; (0)737 102 955 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.aberdaresafarihotels.com www.naromoruriverlodge.com Atua-Enkop Africa Ltd Borana Lodge The Atua-Enkop Africa portfolio contains three properties and its motto is ‘Karibuni Nyumbani’, or ‘Welcome Home’. Elephant Bedroom Camp, on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, in the Samburu Game Reserve, has 12 intimate tents with simple elegance, luxury and style, for an outstanding safari experience. Mbweha Safari Camp, comprising 10 beautiful cottages, is inside the Soysambu Conservancy, bordering Lake Nakuru National Park. The camp focuses on guests’ comfort. Tipilikwani Mara Camp, with 20 delightful tents, is beside the Talek River, overlooking the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. It offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for experiencing the African bush adventure. Borana Lodge was built is 1992 by local artisans. Only local building materials and dead wood from the ranch were used in its construction. The result is supremely comfortable and luxurious. PO Box 42475-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 445 0035; 445 0036; 444 0276 Fax: +254 (0)20 445 0037 Email: email@example.com www.atua-enkop.com 28 Full board or self-service accommodation is available, with 12 standard, 10 superior and 12 deluxe rooms plus seven cottages, five country homes and a campsite. Facilities include a heated swimming pool facing Mount Kenya, two tennis courts, a squash court, a sauna, conference rooms, horseriding and a nature trail. Two restaurants offer a range of cuisine, with special menus for climbers. The lodge has an experienced team of guides to take guests up Mount Kenya to Point Lenana. The location overlooks a dam which fills with the floodwater flowing off the surrounding hills. It is the local watering hole for all the wildlife in the area so there is constant activity for the guests to watch. Borana Lodge is built primarily for privacy; each cottage is exclusively sited with its own special view and totally secluded. Borana Ranch Ltd, PO Box 137-10400, Nanyuki Tel: +254 (0)164 31 405 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.borana.co.ke Cheli & Peacock Coral Spirit Cheli & Peacock created safari experiences that exceeded guests’ wildest expectations. In 1985, C&P started as a luxury mobile tented safari company, but has grown and expanded over the years and now runs a tour operation and destination management company, as well as handling the marketing and reservations for Kenya’s most revered camps and lodges. Located on Wasini Island (just 5 km by 1 km) off the shores of Kenya’s south coast, Coral Spirit is surrounded by nature and marine wildlife. All of the Cheli & Peacock camps and lodges offer small, exclusive and luxury accommodation, located in some of Kenya’s prime game viewing areas. All are completely unique, offering a great selection of activities. For real adventures lovers, there are excursions to Kisite-Mpunguti National Marine Park. Lengai House, Wilson Airport, PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 604 053/4; 603 090/1 Cell: +254 (0)733 490 234 Fax: +254 (0)20 604 050 Email: email@example.com www.chelipeacock.com The area is unique for spotting dolphins, turtles and tropical fish and the company offers the very best in private boat tours, full-day snorkelling and scuba diving tours and romantic sunset cruises. Coral Spirit has recently opened the Coral Spirit Restaurant – a seafood eaterie in Wasini, which offers a rich local menu in a beautiful setting. PO Box 437, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)716 276 095; (0)716 440 223 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.coralspirit.com Diamond Beach Village Courtesy Group is the owner of Silver Springs Hotel – a 3 star hotel offering exceptional facilities and services. Diamond Beach Village is situated on the beach front of Manda island and looks over the channel to Shela. This luxurious hotel is surrounded by tranquillity and serenity. The Hotel’s ambience is marked with evergreen trees, beautiful flowers and medicinal plants. It offers an alternative to the standard hotel stereotype with its rustic and chilled ambience. Silver Springs Hotel offers a wide variety of services including meals and beverages, conference facilities and an ultra modern health club. This ultimate eco-friendly resort works very closely with the local Swahili people taking into account their culture and only using local methods and materials to create a refreshing, eco-friendly, alternative style holiday. All 161 rooms all tastefully furnished with digital safes and electronic card locks. There are no cars on Manda, the only form of transport is donkey or boat, both of which are an experience in themselves. PO Box 61362-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 272 2451/7 Cell: +254 (0)722 204 870; (0)733 616 217 Fax: +254 (0)20 272 0545; 272 8061 Email: email@example.com PO Box 348-80500, Lamu Tel: +254 (0)41 200 1717 Cell: +254 (0)720 915 001 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.silversprings-hotel.com www.diamondbeachvillage.com Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Governors’ Camp Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is the largest luxury hotel management company in North America. For over 35 years The Governors’ Camp Collection and its clients have been working hand in hand with its community neighbours running community support and conservation programmes that have delivered real results. The Fairmont Kenya portfolio includes four properties: ‘The Norfolk’ – a landmark in the city since opening its doors in 1904, the hotel has welcomed royalty, statesmen and stars alike, ‘Mara Safari Club’ – a tented sanctuary lying at the foot of the Aitong Hills in the Masai Mara, ‘Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki’ – Kenya’s most famous retreat spreading over 100 acres of manicured lawns and landscaped gardens, and ‘The Ark’ in the Aberdare National Park. PO Box 58581-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 216 940 www.fairmont.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (HOTELS) Courtesy Hotels Some of the projects they have developed include: the development and support of local schools, a ground-breaking eye clinic for Maasai, the installation of two biogas plants in the local Maasai manyatta, which has halted deforestation in the area and secured the Maasai’s energy needs, addressed various health issues and captured large quantities of methane – a harmful greenhouse gas. PO Box 48217-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 273 4000/5 Fax: +254 (0)20 273 4023/4 Email: email@example.com www.governorscamp.com 29 Hemingways Heritage Hotels For rest and relaxation, few places on earth compare to Hemingways – an oasis of peace and calm nestling on one of the world’s top 10 beaches. Bringing luxurious accommodation to some of Kenya’s wilder locations has been the hallmark of the Heritage Management Company since it began life as Prestige Hotels in 1988. Simple yet luxurious, this small, very personal hotel is a vision of white painted walls, traditional thatched roofs and cool tiled floors, with bright cotton linens, hand painted lamps and large, comfortable hand made furniture. Hemingways has two accommodation wings, one each side of a central block which houses the bar, restaurant, reception, shops and business centre. All of Hemingways’ rooms have a sea view, with air conditioning, fans and a private balcony or verandah to take in the picture-book panorama. PO Box 267-80202, Watamu Tel: +254 (0)42 233 2624 Fax: +254 (0)42 233 2256 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CORPORATE MEMBERS (HOTELS) www.hemingways.co.ke Today Heritage specialises in delivering top quality service and providing first-class accommodation in and around Kenya with properties in the Great Rift Valley, Masai Mara, Samburu and at the coast in Mombasa and the island of Lamu. Heritage’s business has expanded from the traditional family safari market to cover other emergent sectors, from children’s safari clubs to honeymoon couples to watersports enthusiasts, business travellers and modern-day explorers. PO Box 74888-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600 Email: email@example.com www.heritage-eastafrica.com Jacaranda Hotels Kenya Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort Jacaranda Hotels Kenya runs two distinctive hotels in Kenya. The Jacaranda Hotel Nairobi, a well appointed hotel with exquisite plant-filled atrium gardens, is just 10 minutes from the city centre and 45 minutes from the airport. Situated 40 km south of Mombasa in an unrivalled setting, Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort has been designed in Swahili style. It has 100 air conditioned whitewashed, makuti-roofed ‘village’ styled rooms with balconies, some with a spectacular view of the beach and ocean. Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort is a luxury hotel situated 40 km south of Mombasa. The resort has 100 air-conditioned whitewashed, makuti roofed village styled rooms. Both Jacaranda properties are maintained to international standards and designed to satisfy the needs of business and leisure travellers. PO Box 14287-00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 8713/7 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.jacarandahotels.com The rooms have individual balconies, with some offering a spectacular view of the beach bordering the turquoise warm water. Exquisite culinary experiences include the Spices Restaurant for buffet breakfast and table d’hôte dinners while the Bahari Cove offers excellent seafood. The resort has conference facilities for groups of up to 350. PO Box 73-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)40 320 3730 Fax: +254 (0)40 320 3551 Cell: +254 (0)721 672 111; (0)734 600 922 Email: email@example.com www.jacarandahotels.com Karen Blixen Camp Karen Blixen Camp offers an authentic ’yesteryear’ experience for visitors wishing to gain that little extra from their safari experience. The Karen Blixen Camp experience is a step back in time with modern luxury. Set on the bank of the Mara River the camp consists of 22 luxurious tents. The views are spectacular, with the great Mara plains behind the camp and the impressive escarpment and the river in front. Throughout the day zebras, elephants and hippos come to drink from the river. 533 Lang’ata Road, Karen, Nairobi PO Box 9913-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 883 898; 352 4215 Fax: +254 (0)20 883 899 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.karenblixencamp.com 30 Kenya Comfort Hotel & Hotel Suites Kenya Comfort Hotel is the top budget hotel in Nairobi city centre and the first choice for value-conscious guests. There is the choice of standard, superior and executive rooms, comprising singles, doubles, twins, triples, and quadruples, a total of 91 en-suite rooms. Excellent conference options are available with two 20 pax rooms and an 80 pax roof-top facility. In contrast, the Kenya Comfort Hotel Suites is more upmarket with 64 spacious suites, all en-suite and equipped with kitchens. The smallest suite is an open plan layout of 400 sq ft, with larger one, two or three bedroom options available. PO Box 30425-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 271 6003 Fax: +254 (0)20 272 7989; 271 8838 Email: email@example.com www.kenyacomfort.com Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels Ltd Kigio Wildlife Camp Kenya Safari Lodges and Hotels is a parastatal offering premium hotel and lodge accommodation at three locations: Kigio Wiildlife Camp is a delightful and intimate camp in the private Kigio Wildlife Conservancy. Mombasa Beach Hotel is a prime destination for conferencing and leisure on the North Coast, 10 km from Mombasa and 18 km from Moi International Airport. Ngulia Safari Lodge, in Tsavo West National Park, is perched on the Ndawe Escarpment just below Ngulia Hills, overlooking the rhino sanctuary. Voi Safari Lodge is strategically situated in Tsavo East National Park. Offering high standards of comfort and cuisine, the lodge can be easily reached by car from Voi Town on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. PO Box 90114-80100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)41 471 861 Cell: +254 (0)721 881 577 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org All accommodation is located along the banks of the Malewa River â€“ there are 10 standard suites plus honeymoon suite and family suites. The camp is built using local materials and blends with the surrounding wildlife. Activities on offer are 4x4 day or night game drives, nature walks, biking, fishing, community visits and excursions to Lakes Nakuru or Naivasha. Staff are all from local communities, which the lodge supports through various projects. PO Box 1690-00606, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 374 8369 Fax: +254 (0)20 374 2465 Email: email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org www.kigio.com Leopard Rock Lodge Located in the heart of the Taita Hills, Lavender Garden Hotel is surrounded by natural beauty. Just 10 minutes walk from the hotel to Shomoto caves, which are one of the most striking geological formations in the Taita Hills. In the heart of George and Joy Adamson country, Leopard Rock Lodge is a fully refurbished safari lodge built on 3.5 km of river frontage. There is a selection of single, double and triple self-contained luxury rooms. Other facilities include a bar, gymnasium and two conference facilities with capacity to host 40 and 100 pax respectively. The hotel has a vision to become a market leader in communitybased tourism and application of ecotourism principles. PO Box 1295-80304, Wundanyi, Taita Hills Tel: +254 (0)43 42 112; 42 028 Cell: +254 (0)715 876 473 Email: email@example.com www.lavendergardenhotel.com Unfenced and open to wildlife, this lodge is often visited by giraffe, elephant, lion and buffalo. The owners care for the environment and work to maintain the authenticity of the area. Accommodation is in 15 romantic cottages overlooking the river and the Bisanadi National Reserve. There are 10 luxurious suites, including a honeymoon cottage, and five comfortable family cottages. The restaurant offers six-course gastronomic dinners and the lodge has conference facilities for up to 25 people. PO Box 34464-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 600 031 Cell: +254 (0)722 789 038 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CORPORATE MEMBERS (HOTELS) Lavender Garden Hotel www.leopardmico.com Lewa Safari Camp Malewa Wildlife Lodge Lewa Safari Camp has a stunning location within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with outstanding game viewing and spectacular views of Mount Kenya. Malewa Wildlife Lodge is a wonderful solar-powered eco-lodge along the Malewa River in the private Kigio Wildlife Conservancy. Each of the 12 tents has a thatched roof, verandah and full en-suite bathroom. The camp is based within the private 65,000 acre wildlife conservancy of the Lewa Wilderness Trust. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy re-invests all profits generated from tourism (including Lewa Safari Camp) into its core programmes. By visiting Lewa, guests help thousands of people improve their lives and give their children a future, at the same time as ensuring Africaâ€™s wildlife a stable environment. PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 604 053; 604 054 Email: email@example.com www.lewasafaricamp.com It has been re-modelled by Ben Jackson of Greystoke Mahale fame and re-built in adobe style by local artisans using natural materials from the Conservancy. There are six guest cottages surrounded by tall acacia trees which offer a traditional African architectural style with shower annex. In addition, there are four spacious glass-fronted river suites including a honeymoon suite. The two-storey mess area has two intimate fireplaces and a bar. PO Box 1690-00606, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 374 8369 Fax: +254 (0)20 374 2465 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kigio.com 31 Mara West Mwembe Resort Management Nestled against a wooded thicket and surrounded by savannah, Mara West provides luxury accommodations, fine dining, and memorable full-day safaris. Mwembe translates to mean “mango” – a highly appropriate name for this resort set in grounds of mango trees. The safari packages cater to a wide range of interests, including game viewing, birdwatching and cultural discovery. Mara West’s location on the edge of the Oloololo Escarpment offers an unrivalled panoramic view of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Luxury tented cottages are each fully furnished with two queen beds, a comfortable sitting area, and a private deck, and are equipped with electricity and spacious en-suite bathrooms. PO Box 15514-00503, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)734 849 293 Email: email@example.com www.marawest.com The resort is just 1km from the centre of Malindi. The complex includes 38 suites (either one or two bedroom) all with private bathrooms, living space and verandas. Alternatively there are 12 apartments which accommodate 4-6 people. The apartments include a kitchenette, equipped with cutlery, dishes, glasses, cooker and microwave. There are two swimming pools, a tennis court and a health centre with sauna room, beauty and therapeutic massages. Off Lamu Road, Mtangani, Malindi PO Box 426-80200, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)42 213 0573; 213 0576; 213 1837 Fax: +254 (0)42 213 0825 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CORPORATE MEMBERS (HOTELS) www.mwemberesort.com Naibor Camp Nyumbu Camp Naibor Camp, in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve, is a luxury tented camp with a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort. Nyumbu Camp is an exquisite, traditional, eco-friendly camp, tucked in the main wildebeest migration plains, surrounded by wildlife. Hidden in a grove of riverine woodland on the banks of the Talek River, the camp consists of sweeping pale canvas tents, king-sized beds, wide sofas and wool rugs, thus providing a luxurious base from which to explore the Mara. Guests can enjoy fabulous wildlife viewing throughout the year. Naibor is also strategically placed for the wildebeest migration, being close to all the major wildebeest crossing sites over the Mara River. PO Box 15676-00503 Mbagathi, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 251 3147 Cell: +254 (0)729 406 582 Email: email@example.com www.naibor.com The activities on offer are numerous – from bush picnics, sundowners and bush breakfast to balloon rides. The camp also organises cultural visits to a local Maasai manyatta. After a day’s game viewing, guests are encouraged to share their experiences around the evening camp fire. The simple elegance of Nyumbu Camp allows guests to relax in peace and tranquillity. PO Box 30506-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 434 7417/434 7508 Fax: +254 (0)20 434 7258 Cell: +254 (0)734 600 625; (0)722 201 272 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.maasaimara-nyumbu.com Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge Ol Kanjau Tented Safari Camp Located midway between Amboseli and Tsavo parks, Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge is set in a private 275,000 acre group ranch that looks up to Kilimanjaro. After 21 years, the old lodge was knocked down and rebuilt, reopening in 2008. There are elephants in front of the lodge nearly every day. Lion and cheetah concentrations are increasing, while black rhino populations are secure. Located midway between the forests of Kilimanjaro and the perennial swamps of Amboseli National Park, Ol Kanjau Tented Safari Camp is widescreen Africa at its most classic. Ol Donyo Wuas is intimate, with only six suites with private lounges, private pools and beautiful “star-bed” rooftop sleepouts. The Lodge boasts the greatest possible range of activities – open 4x4 vehicle day and night game drives, bush walks, horse safaris an exhilarating open-air “log-jam” hide next to the camp’s active waterhole. At Ol Kanjau the hosts are camp owners, Mike and Judy Rainy, who first visited Amboseli 37 years ago. The other camp safari crew mostly consist of local Maasai. The style of the camp is traditional and inkeeping with the surrounding wildlife. The pace of life is unhurried but directed at providing guests with life-long memories. PO Box 24133-00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 600 457; 605 108; 609 745 Cell:+254 (0)732 242 389/ Skype: mara.plains.reservations Email: email@example.com PO Box 56923-00200, Nairobi Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +254 (0)20 387 1661 www.oldonyowuas.com 32 The camp has 13 comfortable tents, each equipped with en-suite, hot shower and solar lights. Well away from tradition tourist areas, guests can explore the wildlife of this densely animal populated area at their own pace. www.olkanjau.com Olumara Camp Patterson’s Safari Camp A photographers’ paradise and the perfect place to experience both day and night drives, Olumara Camp can be found in the Masai Mara Koiyaki Lemek conservation camp – a vast and unexplored area that is teeming with wildlife. With just 11 spacious, self-contained luxury tents, Olumara prides itself on delivering an exclusive service to all guests. The restaurant’s ‘open kitchen’ allows diners to watch the experienced chefs preparing delicious meals. In the evenings, guest sit around the campfire while the bar attendants mix cocktails and drinks. Patterson’s Safari Camp is situated on a historic site where, in 1898, Col John Henry Patterson was given the task of building the Tsavo Railway Bridge. The work was hindered by a pair of notorious lions, known as the Man-Eaters of Tsavo, which were later shot by Patterson. PO Box 16550-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 418 0316/7 Email: email@example.com www.olumara.com Within the camp, each en-suite tent is situated along the Athi River, in the Tsavo East National Park, with its varied birdlife and game. This eco-friendly camp uses solar-powered amenities and bucket showers. International and African cuisine is prepared with fresh locally grown produce to cater for all tastes. PO Box 10239-80101, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 202 1674 Fax: +254 (0)20 202 4552 Cell: +254 (0)723 752 173; 733 390 787 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pattersonsafaricamp.com Romantic Hotels Rekero offers a broad range of experiences and owns two fully catered private houses and a tented camp in the heart of the Masai Mara. Romantic Hotels is a Germanowned hotel chain in Kenya which has established its objectives based on interesting and romantic cultural values. Rekero’s bush guides and chefs are widely recognised to be among the best in East Africa. Each undergoes a long period of professional training beyond the learning of guiding skills to fully understand the complexity and demands of delivering quality service at the very highest level. Among others, Romantic Hotels owns the New Lamu Palace Hotel, Petley’s Inn Hotel, Sultan Palace Hotel and Palm Park Villas Apartments. All projects are entirely built and structured far away from mass tourism and always with regard to ecological concerns. The company has embarked on a mission to play an active role in protecting the game reserve while at the same time delivering a unique tourism experience. The interiors are of unique hand-carved antique furniture of Arab/ Swahili design. PO Box 56923-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 605 980 Cell: +254 (0)721 486 272 Email: email@example.com PO Box 421-80500, Lamu Tel: +254 (0)42 463 3164/272 Cell: +254 (0)723 593 292 Fax: +254 (0)42 463 3104 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com www.rekero.com www.lamuparadiseholidays.com Royal Mara Safari Lodge Safari Park Hotel & Casino Situated directly on the “Great Migration” route, Royal Mara Safari Lodge offers a thrilling safari experience. The wealth of game around the lodge is perfect for guests wanting “The Big Five”. All eight spacious guest suites have four-poster beds and private decks overlooking the Mara River. Guests watch hippo graze and wallow from the privacy of their own rooms. Royal Mara makes every dining experience unique with dinner served in a variety of locations – from the dining room overlooking the hippo pool to barbecue bush-dinners in the open savannah as well as gourmet breakfasts prepared after morning game drives. The architecture of the lodge is designed to blend in with the surrounding wildlife and has beautiful local carving throughout. Safari Park Hotel & Casino is located 15 minutes from Nairobi city centre and set in 64 acres of beautiful grounds with over 82 species of indigenous trees and boasting a variety of birdlife. PO Box 260-00621, Village Market, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 712 3356 Fax: +254 (0)20 712 3357 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.royalmara.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (HOTELS) Rekero Camp The 205 luxury rooms, including 36 deluxe suites, all enjoy garden-view verandas. Safari Park is committed to upholding the global responsibilities of ecotourism by regularly contributing to the preservation of the local landscape and cultures. The newest innovation, ‘The Paradise Theme Park’, is set in a serene wilderness environment, offering an experience of a safari styled bush dinner, so that guests get an insight into the cuisine, people and culture of Kenya. Thika Road, Kasarani PO Box 45038-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 363 3000; 356 8644; 856 2222 Email: email@example.com www.safaripark-hotel.com 33 Sarova Hotels Satao Camp With eight properties located throughout the country, Sarova Hotels is one of Kenya’s leading hotel groups. Hidden among the trees, Satao Camp, with its semi-circular layout around a central waterhole, provides an excellent viewing point for guests. The Sarova portfolio consist of ‘The Sarova Stanley’ – their flagship property which opened in 1902, ‘Sarova Panafric’ – set overlooking the city of Nairobi, ‘Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort’ – located in Bamburi, positioned on one of Africas finest beaches, ‘Sarova Mara Game Camp’, ‘ Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge’, ‘Sarova Shamba Lodge’, Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge’ and ‘Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge’ PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254(0)20 271 3333 Fax: +254 (0)20 271 5566 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sarovahotels.com Constructed of sisal and boroti poles topped with a makuti roof, the 20 guest tents comprise 16 family tents and four suites. Each tent has its own patio with table and en-suite bathroom. The camp has a team of experienced and knowledgeable guides to assist guests on safari. Safari vehicles are equipped with roof hatches, cool boxes and comfortable seats. Throughout the day, the resident chef prepares delicious cuisine, from full English breakfast to lavish evening meals. PO Box 90653-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 243 4600/3 Email: email@example.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (HOTELS) www.sataocamp.com Satao Elerai Camp Sekenani Camp Satao Elerai Camp is located in a quiet, unspoilt and unique setting on a 5,000-acre private conservation area 12 km south-east of Amboseli National Park. Sekenani Camp is situated on the boundary of the Masai Mara National Reserve at the very heart of the big game country in southern Kenya. Comprising 15 exceptionally well-designed tents, it is the smallest permanent tented camp in the Masai Mara. It is known for its magnificent setting, excellent cuisine and comfortable tents. The camp has nine luxury en-suite mountain-facing tents and five large luxurious lodge-style suites. Both the tents and the suites are supplied with hot running water, heated by eco-friendly solar units. Using locally grown vegetables and fresh produce, chefs prepare a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes. On a clear night, tables are set out on the terrace, so that clients can enjoy a meal under the stars. PO Box 90653-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 243 4600/1/2/3 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sataoelerai.com The camp is operated in conjunction with 26 Maasai families who have a share in the business. It is the logistical centre for a community development project developing infrastructure for health-care, veterinary services, education and clean water for people living around the reserve. 1st floor, The Great Jubilee Centre PO Box 15010-00509, Lang’ata, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 270 0781; 205 6423 Tel/Fax: +254 (0)20 891 169 Cell: +254 (0)722 147 810; (0)735 484 207 Email: email@example.com www.sekenani-camp.com Serena Hotels Severin Kenya Serena Hotels has luxury resorts, safari lodges and hotels in some of the world’s most exquisite and remote settings. Each property is enhanced by its unique surroundings, and expands horizons for travellers while respecting local ways of life. Catering for both safari adventurers and coast dwellers, Severin Kenya has two quality properties in superb locations. Indigenous design and materials are integrated with the most modern amenities and complemented by exceptional service. An ecotourism pioneer, Serena Hotels has initiated important environmental programmes to protect the Continent’s wildlife and fragile habitats. Williamson House, 4th Floor, 4th Ngong’ Avenue PO Box 48690-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 284 2333 Fax: +254 (0)20 271 8100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.serenahotels.com 34 Severin Safari Camp is in Tsavo West National Park, the largest game reserve in East Africa. The remote property is unfenced, allowing wildlife to cross the floodlit waterholes. The camp offers 27 luxurious accommodation units and eight self-catering bandas spread over 25 hectares of bush land. Severin Sea Lodge has a delightful setting on the white sandy beaches of Bamburi. Accommodation comprises makuti-roofed rundalows set in lush tropical gardens. With close attention to detail, this is one of the coast’s best presented properties. PO Box 82169-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5001/5 Email: email@example.com www.severin-kenya.com Severin Sea Lodge Shompole Severin Sea Lodge is located in a delightful setting on the endless white sandy beaches of Bamburi. Shompole is a luxury lodge with six spacious villas located on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Attention to detail is the hallmark of the Severin brand and this is one of the coast’s best presented properties. Accommodation comprises makuti-roofed rondavels set in lush tropical gardens. The lodge has a beautiful design, combining the textures and materials of the local group ranch with the relaxing flowing water and cool pools in each room. The camp owes its existence to the Maasai of Shompole Group Ranch, project partners, who lend their enthusiasm and culture to this new form of eco tourism. The lodge has two swimming pools and its own diving school with PADI-registered instructors. Snorkelling and windsurfing are also available. For the less adventurous, there is a glass-bottomed boat. An 18-hole golf course is nearby. While the camp itself provides guests with an opportunity to relax, the surrounding area offers a range of activities including walking, canoeing, mountain biking, day and night game drives, bush dinners and breakfasts and bird-watching. PO Box 82169-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5001/5 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 5212 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 10665-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 204 8610; 204 8621 Fax: +254 (0)20 884 135 Email: email@example.com www.severin-kenya.com www.shompole.com Sopa Lodges Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi The seven lodges which make up the Sopa Lodges portfolio have been individually designed to complement their environment while reflecting the themes and influences of culture and custom within. One of the Kenyan capital’s bestknown landmarks is the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, a charming colonial-style hotel set in 12 acres of tropical gardens. Kenya and Tanzania claim some of the world’s most beautiful National Parks and the Sopa Lodges are to be found nestling within them. Sopa currently has lodges in: Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, the Masai Mara and Samburu. Wherever possible, produce is sourced locally from the rich farmland areas nearby, allowing Sopa Lodges to continue with their support and commitment to local communities. This historical four-star hotel enjoyed its first heyday in 1945 and has recently been extensively refurbished to offer modern facilities while nevertheless retaining the understated charm and elegance of yesteryear. Professionally trained staff are on hand to welcome guests and allow them to experience the traditional warmth and hospitality for which both Kenya and the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi are renowned. PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 0235 Fax: +254 (0)20 375 1507 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cnr. Parklands Road/Msapo Close Parklands, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 368 8000 Cell: +254 (0)722 204 599; 722 205 508 Fax: +254 (0)20 3748 823 Email: email@example.com www.sopalodges.com www.southernsun.co.ke CORPORATE MEMBERS (HOTELS) Guests can dine at the romantic Johari roof terrace or aboard the property’s ancient Imani dhow. Subira House Subira House is a charming, heritage-listed, seven-bedroom house located in Lamu Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage site. Set within beautiful gardens, this 200-year-old house was originally commissioned by the Sultan of Zanzibar. In recent times it has been carefully preserved by Christina and Paul Aarts, who met on the island in the 1970s. Built using coral stone, the house maintains its authentic Lamu features. Subira House has recently added a small restaurant for meals on request. The kitchen uses only fresh local produce. PO Box 341-80500, Lamu Cell: +254 (0)726 916 626 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.subirahouse.net 35 Sun n Sand Beach Resort Tsavo Buffalo Camp Sun n Sand is situated 28 km north of Mombasa. The Tsavo Buffalo Camp is situated on the edge of the Tsavo East National Park, the largest park in Kenya and one of the most extensive in the world. The main guest area consists of an informal restaurant, a bar and a relaxation zone, all facing directly onto the banks of the River Galana, where guests can observe the animals that come to the river to drink. The resort has 300 standard, deluxe and executive rooms plus a royal suite all with private balconies. The hotel’s business centre offers services as well as conference facilities, which comprise five meeting rooms accommodating up to 300 people. Guests have a choice of six restaurants, all offering delicious cuisine. Sports, games and other activities are available at the indoor sports centre. There is a water sports centre and a Sunshine Kids’ Club. PO Box 2-80109, Mtwapa Tel: +254 (0)20 205 7950/1/2/3 Cell: +254 (0)722 204 799; 204 333; (0)733 644 555/611 514 Fax: +254 (0)20 205 7954 Email: email@example.com Arranged around a huge bonfire, there are 10 bungalows, furnished in a simple and functional style. Each bungalow has a bed covered with a mosquito net, plus a private bathroom. PO Box 556-80200, Malindi Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.malindikey.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (HOTELS) www.sunnsand.info Voi Wildlife Lodge Wilderness Lodges Located on the boundary of Tsavo East National Park, offering spectacular views of the nearby volcanic outcrops, Voi Wildlife Lodge features a uniquely-designed spa overlooking a natural waterhole often attracting a rich variety of wildlife. Wilderness Lodges represents authenticity, uncompromising quality, historic locations, and the ultimate Kenyan experience. The lodge is four hours’ drive from Nairobi and two hours’ drive from Mombasa. Tsavo East airstrip is located I km from the lodge. There are 88 fully furnished en-suite rooms with stunning views of the surrounding area and 20 luxury fully furnished en-suite tents. The lodge has conference facilities for up to 250 people. Warwick Centre, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri PO Box 445-00621, The Village Market, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 712 5741/2 Fax: +254 (0)20 712 5743 Cell: +254 (0)722 201240/ 734 201240 Email: email@example.com www.voiwildlifelodge.com 36 The portfolio consists of two luxury lodges; ‘Samburu Game Lodge’ – established in 1962, is set within 10 acres of the Samburu National Reserve and on the slopes of the Ol Olokwe mountain and ‘Keekorok Lodge’ is located in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve. PO Box 42788-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 532 329; 650 392 Cell: +254 (0)722 253 030 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.discoverwilderness.com Aslan Adventure Tours African Encounter is a unique and responsible travel group. Its products are designed to appeal to travellers who want to experience the true spirit of Africa rather than just looking at tourist attractions. Customers using African Encounter can visit Kenya knowing they are making a positive impact on the economic and environmental issues of the communities that they visit. African Encounter offers a broad range of safari products that include adventure safaris, ‘voluntourism’, personalised and educational safaris. Its products also include ‘overlanding’ and group travel to some of the most extraordinary places in Africa. Aslan Adventure Tours organises safaris embracing all the cultural richness, diverse landscapes and vibrancy that East Africa has to offer, from rustic to refined. A personal travel adviser will hand-pick lodges and resorts according to the client’s own particular taste and budget. There is a team of tour and travel specialists, all committed to providing customers with the experience of a lifetime and ensuring a hassle-free holiday. The range of activities and services includes adventure, cultural, eco-tours, wildlife, birding safaris, mountain climbing, beach holidays, activity and honeymoon packages and gorilla trekking as well as airport transfers, accommodation bookings and ticketing. Brackenhurst Conference Centre, Tigoni PO Box 541-00217, Limuru Tel: +254 (0)20 203 4197 Cell: +254 (0)736 570 684 Fax +254 (0)20 341 97 Email: email@example.com 2nd floor, Prestige Plaza, Ngong Road PO Box 26020-00504, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 351 9570; 209 6234 Fax: +254 (0)20 386 6570 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.africanencounter.org www.aslanadventuretours.com Benair Travel Services Ltd Exclusive Eco Travels Benair Travel Services Ltd specialises in well organised, structured holidays and tours within Kenya. Exclusive Eco Travels is a tours and safaris company based in Nairobi whose focus is on creating responsible and eco-friendly travel. The company strives to ensure that its customers enjoy secure and luxurious tours and safaris, knowing that their experience is not at the expense of either the environment or the local communities. There is a wide range of tours available, from city visits to safari adventures. Whatever the excursion, Benair Travel Services ensures that all guests are provided with an airport pick-up service and are fully taken care of throughout their experience. PO Box 9204-00200, Nairobi Tel +254 (0)20 216 2266 Email: email@example.com www.benairtravels.com Services offered by Exclusive Eco Travels include accommodation at eco-friendly facilities which nevertheless offer comfort and luxury; customised itineraries to suit specific needs; souvenirs and gifts bought at outlets which benefit disadvantaged groups; and tree planting. 2nd floor, Nyaku House, Argwings Kodhek Road, Hurlingham PO Box 75777-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 271 4214 Cell: +254 (0)738 068 582; 722 332 515 Fax: +254 (0)20 224 8350 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.exclusiveecotravels.com Exotic Golf Safaris Ltd Footstep Safaris Ltd Exotic Golf Safaris provides hasslefree travel, allowing clients to enjoy the best of both worlds, with great golf and amazing wildlife in its natural habitat and the ultimate in what Africa has to offer. The company’s mission is to give visitors an unforgettable experience in a sustainable way. It offers a wide choice of packages including beach, adventure and sports safaris combined with golf. In his ‘Historia Naturalis’, the oldest encyclopaedia on observations of the natural world, published around 79 AD, Pliny the Elder wrote: “There is always something new out of Africa” – and this captures the essence of safaris with Footstep Safaris Ltd. Exotic Golf Safari is like no other golf safari experience, enabling visitors to contribute to sustainable tourism by planting trees, sponsoring caddies’ welfare programmes and supporting local community development projects. PO Box 47230–00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 351 2512/+180 0509 2711 (US) Cell: +254 (0)722 700 077 Fax: +254 (0)20 263 7276 Email: email@example.com Ridgeways Close, Ridgeways Road Off Kiambu Road PO Box 45133-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 809 0580/85 Cell: +254 (0)722 705 705; (0)718 017 379 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org TOUR OPERATORS / DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES African Encounter Travel Offering bespoke, tailor-made, luxurious, mobile camping safaris, akin to the vintage safaris but with a modern touch, Footstep Safaris works to ensure that nothing is contrived, ‘mass market’ or mediocre. The company aims to provide safaris that are individually designed and personally guided with accommodation in the finest lodges and camps. www.footstepsafaris.com www.exoticgolfsafaris.com 37 Jamii Tours & Travel Ltd KETAS Safaris Jamii Tours & Travel is a Kenyan-based company with experienced and qualified personnel in the tourism and hospitality industry. Ketas Safaris is an owner managed and registered tour company offering packaged, customised or individual wildlife safaris, beach holidays, safari expeditions, photographic safaris, family holidays and wildlife adventures in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, all with top quality service. The company’s main areas of specialisation are in conference logistics, team building, honeymoon packages, bush and beach safari, air packages and day excursions. The company’s impressive fleet of vehicles includes 25 Mitsubishi Rosa 25-seater buses, two Mercedes-Benz executive shuttle buses and a Mercedes-Benz Atego overland truck. PO Box 12659-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 240 890 Email: email@example.com www.jamiitours.com The company’s skilled staff comprises some of East Africa’s best minds in safari organisation with many years’ experience. Ketas Safaris aims to provide its clients with the highest personalised standards of service. Whether it is Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara National Reserve, the Ngorongoro Crater or Mount Kilimanjaro, Ketas Safaris will take guests there in style. PO Box 10711-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 530 225 Cell: +254 (0)722 775 077 Skype: ketassafaris Email: firstname.lastname@example.org TOUR OPERATORS / DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES www.ketassafaris.com Papa Musili Safaris Ltd Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari Papa Musili Safaris is founded on the belief that tourism should be a chance for travellers to learn and understand other cultures and environments. Pilli Pipa operates dhow safaris to the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, one of the best coral reefs in Kenya and home to dolphins, turtles, seahorses and a wide variety of marine life. The principal idea is that travel should be a rewarding experience for tourists as well as a beneficial activity for local communities and their environment. Each tour and safari is flawlessly arranged to provide travellers with a worry-free experience. The company offers meet-and-greet services, experienced driver guides, comfortable vehicles and fabulous camps and lodges. Together, they make for an unforgettable itinerary. PO Box 143, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)41 201 3770 Cell: +254 (0)726 282 862 Email: email@example.com www.papamusilisafaris.eu PADI/NAUI dive masters and instructors are available to accompany all divers. A seafood lunch is served on Wasini Island in a garden surrounded by forest that is a refuge for colobus monkeys. Colliers Centre (near Leonardo’s Restaurant), Diani Beach Road, Diani Cell: +254 (0)724 442 555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pillipipa.com Prima Vera Tours Safaris & Travel Ltd Real Africa Ltd Primavera is a tour company that specialises in safaris, ticketing, conferencing, car hire and camping safaris throughout East Africa. With more than five years’ experience in planning safaris, the company has acquired expertise and knowledge of the tourism industry. By maintaining an excellent network with an array of hotels, lodges, camps, guesthouses and apartments, the company is able to ensure that guests experience a safari that suits their individual requirements. Real Africa is an owner-run destination management company built on a foundation of integrity, creativity and respect. The company offers a range of experiences including deluxe, premium and classic tours in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. More recently, Primavera has focused on providing sustainable tourism with the long-term aim of preserving and conserving the environment in which it operates. Ojijo Plaza, Ojijo Road, Parklands PO Box 5886-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 375 1703; +254 (0)20 375 1721 Cell: +254 (0)722 952 791 Email: email@example.com 38 The company is owned and run by dedicated conservationists and its elegant dhows are fitted with special engines that do not to disturb the dolphins. www.primaverasafaris.com Staff members have a wealth of experience in organising and operating memorable holidays for individuals, couples, families and groups. Among the most popular adventures, Real Africa organises gorilla trekking, mountain climbing and relaxing beach holidays in Zanzibar, Mombasa and Lamu. The company operates a fleet of specially converted safari vehicles comprising two-wheel-drive minibuses and 4x4 Land Cruisers. PO Box 7069-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 551 786; 828 079 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.real-africasafaris.com The Safari & Conservation Company Warrior Trails Ltd The Safari & Conservation Company (SCC Kenya) is all about offering an experience that benefits both conservation and the community. Born and raised in a semi-nomadic Maasai community in the wilds of northern Tanzania, the team at Warrior Trails is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the unique flora, fauna and cultural heritage of East Africa. The portfolio of SCC Kenya includes a number of unique lodges and camps as well as two air charter companies. The locations cover key tourism within Kenya as well as several enchanting destinations off the beaten track. Customers travelling with SCC Kenya can experience true cultural engagement, private flying safaris and incredible wildlife experiences while observing conservation in action. With years of experience in planning and guiding private safaris throughout Tanzania, the Warrior Trails team prides itself on creating a personal journey for each of its guests – a discovery trail of new places, people and experiences. Throughout their travels, guests will make memories that will last a lifetime. Westminster Safaris Africa Ltd Wildlife Sun Safaris Westminster Safaris Africa prides itself on organising low footprint adventure and luxury wildlife safaris throughout Africa on tailor-made and set-departure trips. Wildlife Sun Safaris is a reliable tour operator with wide experience in arranging tailor-made individual safaris, luxury safaris, air safaris, balloon safaris, mountain climbing and group travellers’ safaris to East Africa. Traditionally focusing on luxury mobile camps, Westminster Safaris Africa has expanded into private guiding throughout Africa including destinations such as Tanzania, Congo, Gabon, Botswana – and now also to India. More recently the company has moved into the adventure safari market, offering unique experiences from camel trekking in northern Sudan to white water rafting expeditions in India. PO Box 15097-00509, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 260 3337 Cell: +254 (0)725 113 542 Email: email@example.com www.westminstersafaris.com The company makes reservations and bookings for hotels, lodges, apartments, cottages, conservation tours, eco-tours, cultural tours, beach holidays, camping safaris and guided trips to wildlife parks. Its team of experienced travel professionals and consultants promotes community-based enterprises by organising eco-tours and excursions to the conservation projects, cultural centres and ecotourism activities that all directly benefit local communities. PO Box 93490-80102, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 7540; 41 202 427 153 Tel/Fax: +254 (0)41 548 7384 Cell: +254 (0)733 728 988; 727 631 338 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org TOUR OPERATORS / DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES www.thesafariandconservationcompany.com House No 1, Plot No 51 Halle Selassie Road 2nd Kaunda Street PO Box 14937, Arusha, Tanzania Tel/Fax: +255 (0)27 254 6081; 732 975 912 Cell: +255 (0)784 964 338; 767 964 338 Email: email@example.com PO Box 24576-00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 211 5453 Cell: +254 (0)712 579 999; 735 579 999 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.wildlifesunsafaris.com 39 Abercrombie & Kent Adventure Centre Since 1962 Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) has combined comfort and authenticity to become of the world’s greatest premiere luxury travel companies. Adventure Centre is based on Wasini Island and owned and run by Steve & Sally Mullens who have lived in the area for over 25 years. Join a small group on a predesigned itinerary, or have one created for you. All A&K journeys feature around-the-clock support from local offices, as well as the signature insider access experiences that connect guests to the people and cultures of Africa. A&K is a first class travel agent allowing its clients to experience moments beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller. From exotic dining opportunities to once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Africa’s extraordinary wildlife. PO Box 59749–00200, Nairobi Tel: +256 (0)20 695 0000 Fax: +256 (0)20 537 173 Email: email@example.com Services involve a wide range of activities, all of which are conducted in an eco-friendly manner. Snorkelling, scuba diving, dhow sailing and dolphin spotting are just some of the exciting facilities Adventure Centre has on offer. The company also runs Charlie Claw’s Restaurant which is also located on Wasini Island and offers a delicious selection of seafood dishes. PO Box 281-80400, Wasini Island, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)40 320 2331/3055 Cell: +254 (0)722 410 599; (0)722 205 154 Email: Info@Wasini.com www.wasini.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) www.abercrombiekent.com Africa House Safaris Africa Partners in Safari Africa House is a unique safari company, recognised for designing and leading the finest private safaris in Africa. Africa Partners in Safari was founded in Kenya as a company specialising in customised and cost effective Eco-tourism safaris, Game viewing, Beach holidays, Cultural safaris, Bird watching and Mountain climbing. The company’s success is based on listening to the needs of clients and creating individual experiences using over 35 years of knowledge of the area. Whether on their own, in a group or as a family, Africa House ensure clients have the trip of a lifetime. Africa House specialises in privately guided safaris. However if clients are looking for an unescorted safari the company can design an itinerary and take care of all booking arrangements and logistics. PO Box 14289-20100, Nakuru Tel: +254 (0)722 512 588 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.africahousesafaris.com The highly trained and experienced team has an in-depth knowledge of the East African region and is committed to high ethical and professional standards. As part our social responsibility policy, we plough back some of the company’s earnings to the local communities in the host regions by supporting social, cultural and environmental development projects. 8th floor, Maendeleo House, Monrovia Street PO Box 46226-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 221 1308 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 1284 Cell: +254 (0)724 331 016 Email: email@example.com www.apsafari.com Africa Point African Authentic Safaris Africa Point is an on-line travel agent offering a range of services from African safaris, hotels and flights to car rentals. African Authentic Safaris (AAS) is a leading tour outfitter offering sustainable safaris in the East African region and the adjacent islands. All safaris are carefully designed to enable clients to travel responsibly and at the same time contribute to the economic empowerment of communities visited. Africa Point has an extremely wide selection of carefully chosen chains and independent Kenyan holiday resorts, villas, beach hotels and guesthouses to suit any budget and desire. The choice offered is endless and caters for business travellers as well as those looking for action-packed family holidays. Friendly staff are dedicated to helping guests discover the magic of Kenya, while providing expect knowledge and experience. PO Box 63048-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 273 7133; 273 7127 Cell: +254 (0)726 610 593 Fax: +254 (0)20 271 0675 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 40 www.africapoint.com All safaris and car rental services are carbon free and the company now offers clients a no-cost fully carbon offset service. AAS has taken the initiative in striving to fully replace its carbon footprint by planting trees in gazetted forests, making the company the perfect way to travel while protecting the environment. PO Box 4293-00200 (City Square), Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 221 4172; 221 4173 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 4174 Cell: +254 (0)722 566 725 Email: email@example.com www.authentic-africa.com African Conservation Center African Eco-safaris Linking science, conservation and communities, the African Conservation Center (ACC) is a regionally focused conservation NGO with extensive experience in community based ecotourism projects as a part of a bio-diversity conservation strategy. African Eco-safaris is a premier tour company that provides the missing crucial links between tourism, communities and conservation. ACC’s primary aim is to bring together the people and the skills needed to build East Africa’s capacity to conserve wildlife. Its focus is mainly on the Amboseli and Mara ecosystems and the Southern Rift Valley. In these areas, ACC has established wildlife associations, land trusts, wildlife sanctuaries, ecotourism lodges and community associations. PO Box 15289–00509, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 891 360; 890 212 Fax: +254 (0)20 891 751 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.conservationafrica.org The company promote sociable, responsible and sustainable tourism throughout the areas in which they operate through corporate and individual leadership. This has impacted positively on clients and the local communities, leaving some awesome and lifetime memories across the board. The company strongly believe that with changing global tourism trends, participation and involvement of all stake holders is very crucial in order to achieve the preservation and conservation goals for posterity. Caxton House, 3rd floor, Room 16b, Koinange Street PO Box 8245-00100 GPO, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 231 1708/9 Cell: +254 (0)723 433 705; (0)722 763 641; (0)735 588 824 Email: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org www.africanecosafaris.com African Quest Safaris High standard mobile camps combined with walking and 4x4 safaris take clients travelling with African Latitude on the most fantastic adventure of a lifetime. African Quest Safaris (AQS) is an owner-managed operation, supported by the company’s 50-strong team who arrange trips, excursions and holidays in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. With 20 years operating in the region African Latitude have the experience to create original itineraries to areas of East Africa where few travellers venture, and in style. Clients will encounter wildlife, the beauty of the varied cultures and the dramatic landscapes found throughout East Africa. The company work closely together with local communities helping them build on their tourism and conservation potential. PO Box 24124-00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 270 0113 Cell: +254 (0)733 775 129; (0)722 515 377 Fax: +254 (0)20 209 5193 Email: email@example.com www.africanlatitude.com AQS operates a fleet of specially customised safari vehicles and 25-seater buses for large group excursions. Deeply committed to sustainable and responsible tourism, the company sponsors several rural schools under its Youth Development Programme and is also involved in tree-planting scheme in Tsavo East, Rhino Conservation in Lake Nakuru and is a key partner in the Year of the Dolphin programme. PO Box 99265–80107, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 273 6923/4868; (0)41 222 70 52/222 77 66 Fax: +254 (0)20 273 6910; (0)41 222 87 46/231 65 01 Cell: +254 (0)722 512 014; (0)772 273 4868 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.africanquest.co.ke African Safaris & Adventures African Sermon Safaris Offering a wide range of African experiences African Safaris & Adventures organises Kenya birdwatching safaris, Tanzania Air or flying safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro climbing and hiking adventures. African Sermon Safaris is a specialist tour operator based in Nairobi offering exciting African safari holiday and journeys. The company is expert at developing exciting safaris to suites every interest and budget. With a vast knowledge of safaris, the company can create tailor-made safaris to ensure that clients get the most out of their experience. African Safaris & Adventures is the original birding tour company and organises trips to experience the wide variety of birds found in East Africa. PO Box 5176-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 224 5023 Cell: +254 (0)728 873 329; (0)733 332 482 Fax: +254 (0)20 224 5013 Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org www.africansafaris.co.ke CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) African Latitude Some of the available safaris include Kenya or Tanzania wildlife safaris, gorilla trekking in Uganda and Mombasa beach holidays. For the more adventurous travellers, African Sermon Safaris also offers ‘off-the-beaten-track’ tours to very remote locations throughout East Africa. However, the typical African safari will combine a lodge stay with tented camping and visits to some of the most exciting game reserves along with unique cultural insights. PO Box 51322-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 224 4068 Fax: +254 (0)20 317 656 Cell: +254 (0)722 884 748 Email: email@example.com www.continentalsafaris.com 41 Air Travel & Related Services All Seasons Safaris & Tours Air Travel & Related Services was established in 1996 with the aim of promoting and upholding a high standard in the tourism market. This is a wholly Kenyan-owned tour operating company with offices in Nairobi and representative offices in Mombasa and Arusha (Tanzania). All Seasons Safaris & Tours is a tour company providing high quality luxury holidays, safaris, and tours to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The company has a reputation as a quality ground operator and offers unmatched services and has good relations with leading hotels and lodges companies in the East African region. Each member of staff has undergone vigorous training in their chosen fields in order to give guests an in-depth insight into the local surroundings. All staff are well trained and have a wealth of experience which ensures that the service provided is of the best quality that can be offered. The company is committed to responsible tourism practices and protecting the environment and has sponsored many environmental clean-up days and tree plantings. Also, in conjunction with First Love Global Center, the company runs the Sinai Children’s Orphanage. PO Box 102042-00101, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 222 8336/315158/315161 Fax: +254 20 2250717 Cell: +254 (0)721 380 590/ 0733 604 139 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.airtravelstudies.com A vast range of different safaris are on offer to suit every budget and interest. PO Box 50379-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 224 3374 Cell: +254 (0)722 777 937 Email: email@example.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) www.allseasonssafaris.com Anste Tours & Travel Basecamp Foundation Anste Tours & Travel is a company specialising in ‘Voluntourism’ – helping people who want to come to Africa to assist. Basecamp Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision to provide tourism-based solutions for conservation and sustainable development in tourism destinations. The company is perfect for gapyear students or people wanting to do something worthwhile during their holiday and contribute to sustainable tourism. Anste Tours provides all travel arrangements – from air-tickets, hotel bookings, car hire as well as tours and tailor-made safaris. Born out of Basecamp’s Explorers’s practical experience in championing a sustainable tourism concept that acknowledges the significance of local people and conservation in destination development, the foundation provides a link between the non-economic and economic activities of Basecamp Explorer. The company can also set-up meetings, seminars and conferences to a high standard. The Foundation’s approach to tourism is encapsulated in its credo – tourism for people, planet and profit. PO Box 70351-00400, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 223 0228 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 3317 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +254 (0)20 387 7490 Fax: +254 (0)20 387 7489 Email: email@example.com www.anstegroup.com Biobox East Africa Bonde Conservancy Biobox East Africa Ltd specialises in the design, construction, supply, installation and maintenance of decentralised waste water treatment solutions, both domestic and industrial. Bonde Conservancy is focused on developing opportunities in the field of conservation. All systems are built locally in Kenya and undergo rigorous quality inspection. The philosophy is to recycle 100 per cent of waste water in an environment friendly manner and produce a clear, odourless final product, which complies with international discharge regulations. Over the past decade, Biobox has established itself as a leader in its field with the successful installation and operation of numerous waste water treatment technologies. PO Box 24441-00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 386 2172/74 Fax: +254 (0)20 607 021 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.biobox.co.ke 42 www.basecampfoundation.org The conservancy is a subsidiary of Bonde Holdings Ltd, a privatesector initiative that seeks to work with partners, local communities, government and non-governmental organisations to help build a better future. The strategic aim of Bonde Holdings is to reduce poverty through sustainable broad-based income generation projects; empowerment of people through knowledge and skills transfer; environmental conservation; and management and selective investment in high return on investment opportunities. PO Box 46946-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)728 607 790 Email: email@example.com www.bondeholdings.com Bush & Beyond Bush Company For over 20 years the principals of Bush & Beyond have been involved in the Kenyan safari industry as tour operators and lodge owners. Bush Company is perfect for guests who wish to travel in complete comfort and opulence. Bush & Beyond is the central booking and reservations office for a selection of small luxury camps and lodges including: Almanara Resort, Lewa Wilderness, Ol Donyo Wuas, Ol Malo, Ol Seki Mara Camp, Rekero Camp, Sarara and The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille. Instead of the usual tourist safari minibuses, the Bush Company uses well adapted 4x4 Land Cruisers equipped with trap doors and roof openings (for animal spotting) and a refrigerator for beverages. All safaris are accompanied by expert guides/drivers for safaris and by a professional safari guide certified by KPSGA. A safari organised in this way is ideal for photographers, or simple nature and adventure lovers wishing to work out a personalised itinerary without the presence of other tourists. PO Box 56923-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 600 457; 605 108; 605 980 Fax: +254 (0)20 605 008 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 1345-80200, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)42 31 998 Cell: +254 (0)733 789 807 Email: email@example.com www.bush-and-beyond.com www.bushcompany.it Bush Homes of East Africa Bushbuck Adventures Bush Homes of East Africa has arranged tailor-made safaris focused on conservation and community-oriented safari destinations since 1995. Bushbuck Adventures is a wellestablished Kenya-based company with many years of experience in providing real safaris throughout Kenya. The selection of safaris available is varied, with a choice of destinations – from secluded tented camps and private game farms to beach houses. The company specialises in safaris for the more adventurous, for those who don’t mind a certain amount of unpredictability. By their very nature, guest numbers are limited, and accommodation is informal and comfortable, meals are wholesome and often homegrown. A choice of daily activities allows guests to make their holiday as energetic or relaxing, as they want. PO Box 56923-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 600 457; 605 108; 605980 Fax: +254 (0)20 605 008 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bush-homes.co.ke The company has a flexible outlook and is always looking for ways to improve its service by opening up new areas of Kenya that have their own special appeal and away from the main tourist routes. In addition to running mobile and lodge safaris, Bushbuck has a tented camp near the Aitong Hills in the Masai Mara. The superb walks in the surrounding hills are guided by local Maasai morans. PO Box 67449-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 712 1505; 712 3090; 712 1554 Cell: +254 (0)722 356 838 Email: email@example.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) Bush & Beyond also manages the booking several private houses available for exclusive use: Acacia House, Kifaru, Lewa House and Ol Malo House. As well as the organisation of the mobile walking safari company “Walking Wild” at the Lewa Conservancy. www.bushbuckadventures.com Camp Kenya Camp Kenya is a privately owned UK company with ground operations in both Kenya and Tanzania. Camp Kenya runs award-winning volunteer trips; offering a wide range of expedition programmes for school teams, gap year volunteers and adults. All camps act as a source of local industry and employment with food produce and project materials bought locally. The company is dedicated to delivering responsible travel experiences, with an uncompromising commitment to social development, environmental and wildlife protection. Catering & Tourist Development Levy Trustees (CTDLT) Catering Levy Trustees (CLT) was established in 1972. In 1997, through the Finance Act, the name of the organisation was changed to Catering & Tourism Development Levy Trustees (CTDLT), to accommodate new mandates. A board of directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisions to be implemented by CTDLT Management. The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the President of the Republic of Kenya. PO Box 2-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)733 604 422 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 4th floor, Shell & BP House, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 316 651; 227 719 Fax: +254 (0)20 212 511 Email: email@example.com www.campsinternational.com www.ctdlt.co.ke 43 Discover Kenya Safaris Discover Kenya Safaris has over 40 years’ experience and works with individual clients and families who wish to arrange their own itineraries. The company also specialises in photo safaris, groups and incentives. CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) On safari, Discover Kenya tries to give clients a taste of genuine traditional East African hospitality and tries to use four/five-star lodges that give a personal touch. Diwaka Tours & Travel Diwaka Safaris is a Destinations Management Company based in Nairobi that has earned a reputation for outstanding cost-effective, customized and comprehensive tour management services to all clients across the East Africa countries. Discover Kenya owns, manages and maintains its own fleet of custom-prepared safari vehicles – luxury minivans and 4x4 Land Cruisers. The company takes pride in personalized services ably led by Jamleck, and backed by a team of proven professionals with wide knowledge; give assurance that each guest has a rewarding and enriching experience. Diwaka Safaris arranges every element from - Airport transfers, Hotel accommodation and Safari transport arrangements. PO Box 45524-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 375 4190/3 Cell: +254 (0)722 874 599 Fax: +254 (0)20 375 4189 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Aqua Plaza, Muranga Road, PO Box 17001-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 374 2268; 375 0391; 375 5520 Fax: +254 (0)20 3750 3093 Cell: +254 (0)720 575 599 Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org www.discoverkenyasafaris.com www.diwakasafaris.com; www.diwakatours.com DK Grand Safaris East African Magazines DK Grand Safaris is a unique safari outfitter in East Africa offering highend services with affordable prices, private customised safaris in East Africa, family safari holidays in Kenya and honeymoon adventure safaris in East Africa. East African Magazines (EAM) is part of the South African media group, Media24. EAM publishes Twende, a consumer title based in Nairobi with coverage of all aspects of local and regional travel. For everything that is new in travel and tourism, it can be found in Twende. The magazine is available on subscription and at supermarkets and bookstores throughout East Africa. The company are committed in preserving the environments flora and fauna as well as supporting local communities in learning to conserve the Eco-system. DK Grand Safaris use Eco-friendly lodges and camps for accommodating for guests. All the professional safari driver guides are well trained and knowledgable. EAM also produces About Kenya, a glossy magazine guide promoting tourism to Kenya in co-operation with the Kenya Tourist Board. PO Box 30725-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 605 991/992 Email: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 7617-00100, GPO Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 828 299 Cell: +254 (0)722 740 615; 735 564118 Email: email@example.com www.dkgrandsafaris.com Eastern & Southern Safaris Eco Adventures For the last 10 years Eastern and Southern Safaris (ESS) has welcomed travellers to some of the most exciting safari spots of East Africa. Eco Adventures was established in 1998 with the main objective of providing genuine quality and affordable eco tourism experiences within East Africa. ESS is a family-owned business based in Nairobi and offers a wide range of safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. The company’s intimate knowledge of Africa’s natural environment, dedication to conservation and the understanding of the involvement of local communities in tourism activities, helped it specialise in educational and field study programmes focused on eco-tourism. The company prides itself on offering a friendly and personalised service so that guests enjoy quality safari experiences. All its safaris operate on a private basis with daily departures all year round. 6th floor, Finance House, Loita Street PO Box 43332-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 224 2828; 221 2371; 225 1574 Cell: +254 (0)716 500 001 Fax: +254 (0)20 222 7715 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.essafari.co.ke 44 These programmes encourage participants to gain an understanding of the connection existing between human activities and the environment. PO Box 73266-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 221 809/229 Cell: +254 (0)722 711 883 Fax: +254 (0)20 242 725 Email: email@example.com www.safaris-hotels.com Eco-Resorts Ecoplan Ltd The team at Eco-Resorts is dedicated to making every guest’s trip individual and memorable. Ecoplan is a Kenya-based environmental management consulting firm offering top quality professional services in the areas of environmental management, environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, environmental monitoring, environmental maintenance, health and safety and related business aspects. The company also offers solutions to environmental health and safety issues for world environmental sustenance through consultancy, research and training. Photograph the Big-Five, learn about the medicinal plants, explore in search of rare birds and butterflies and learn about the local tribes and villages. With 20 years living in East Africa the friendly team can teach guests all they want to know. Booking a dream holiday with Eco-Resorts also supports the local community and conservation projects such as a community library, school classroom construction, a children’s orphanage and various projects to support marine park conservation. A visit will help the development of East Africa’s people, while protecting the fragile surrounding environment. Ecoplan is committed to good governance and ethical behaviour and seeks to be trustworthy, respectful and socially responsible so as to promote and pursue excellence in the course of providing consultancy, research and training services in all environmental aspects. 3rd floor, Geminia Insurance Plaza, Corner of Mara/Kilimanjaro Road, Upper Hill, PO Box 21334-00505, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 357 0075 Cell: +254 (0)722 510 485 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.eco-resorts.com www.ecoplankenya.com Elsamere Field Study Centre Events & Conference Organisers This environmental education facility is located on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Event & Conference Organisers Ltd is a Kenyan-owned, Nairobibased company offering quality conference, exhibition and event organisation. It was formed in 1991, by a team of dedicated professionals. They are members of the Association of Exhibition Organisers of England & Wales (AEO). The facility is located within Elsamere grounds and has shared accommodation that can take up to 54 students on either full board or half board basis and four rooms with en-suite bathrooms for teachers/trainers. Students at the centre are exposed to educational experiences focused on environmental conservation. Other activities include; guided nature walks, boat riding on Lake Naivasha and visits to The Joy Adamson Museum. Teachers are trained on environmental issues and taught the skills required for ensuring sustaining the environment. The company not only organises large-scale conferences but also seminars and workshop, hotel bookings, equipment hire, rooms and transport. 97 James Gichuru Road, Lavington PO Box 47768-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 352 0614; 352 0615; 386 2710 Cell: +254 (0)722 848 465; (0)733 624 145 www.eco.co.ke CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) PO Box 120-80202, Watamu Tel: +254 (0)733 618 183 Email: email@example.com PO Box 1497-20117, Naivasha Tel: +254 (0)50 202 1247; (0)726 443 151 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Express Travel Group Gametrackers Kenya Express Travel Group (ETG) is a leading destination management company operating in Africa since 1955. The company specialises in cost-effective, customised travel. Gametrackers offers a range of facilities that vary from budget to luxury camping, lodge and tailormade private safaris catering for families and large groups. With four separate divisions, ETG can provide solutions to any travel need. The safari division offers a diverse range of safaris. Expert advice is available to assist in arranging the ‘holiday of a lifetime’ and a 24-hour office ensures a helping hand is always close by. Gametrackers has over 25 years in the tour business, successfully operating camping and lodge safaris which have earned them a superior reputation due to quality and reliable service. Through long-standing and strong relationships with hotels, lodges and camps throughout East Africa, ETG creates safari experiences that are great value for money. With a strong understanding for sustainable use of natural resources and national heritage, the company involved itself in conservation projects as well as sponsoring various local communities with employment and education. 2nd Floor, Middle East Bank Tower PO Box 14736-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 273 4971/4. Fax:+254 (0)20 221 8910 Cell: +254 (0)722 204 251/580; (0)733 632 917; (0)733 605 631 Email: Info@expresstravelgroup.co.ke PO Box 62042-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 222 703; 313 617; 21 283 Cell: +254 (0)727 531 070 Fax: +254 (0)20 313 619 Email: email@example.com www.etg-safaris.com www.gametrackersafaris.com 45 Gamewatchers Safaris Giraffe Centre Gamewatchers Safaris has been operating in Kenya for 20 years and is an exclusive tour company that specialises in tailored African wildlife safaris to small eco camps and lodges. Giraffe Centre is a non-profit organisation, which was founded by the late Betty and Jock Lesilie Melville in 1979. Gamewatchers is committed to helping preserve Africa’s unique wildlife, natural landscapes and supporting local communities. Its own Porini Safari Camps offer a sustainable model that practically implements these principles and is dedicated to providing clients with exemplary personalised service for their safari. Village Market Complex PO Box 388–00621, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 712 3129; 712 2504; 712 1851 Cell: +254 (0)722 509 200; (0)735 339 209 Fax: +254 (0)20 712 0864 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) www.porini.com Having discovered the plight of the Rothschild’s giraffe they began a project to save this sub-species by bringing two young giraffes to their property in Lang’ata. Funds were then raised to move five groups to different safe areas in Kenya and they also built the Giraffe Centre. The purpose of the Centre is to create awareness and provide free environmental education aimed at sensitising Kenyan youth and the general population on the need to appreciate and conserve Kenya’s biodiversity. PO Box 15124-00509, Lang’ata, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 891 658/890 952 Cell: +254 (0)723 786 165/(0)734 890 952 Email: email@example.com www.giraffecenter.org Great Horizon Trails Hospitality Associates Ltd Great Horizon Trails is a Nairobibased tour operator and travel agent which has maintained a strong presence in the market since it came to operation in 2005. Hospitality Associates Ltd is a consultancy with a proven ability to successfully create long-term value and deliver impressive financial results for its hotel owner clients. The backbone of the company is safari tours in East Africa but it also offers a car rental service and organises transfers. The company has the experience and the expertise to strategically position hotels in local markets while also creating product differentiation to gain significant competitive advantage. Safari activities are booked by professionally trained tour consultants who will recommend different tailor-made excursions, tours and safaris to suit personal requirements and budgets. Great Horizon Trails is a strong supporter of responsible and sustainable tourism and has made contributions to aid the success of local cultural and wildlife. PO Box 356-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 206 7474 Cell: +254 (0)722 802 315, Fax: +254 20 202 2872 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The organisational structure of the company is designed to keep it responsive, timely and entrepreneurial; and this is combined with an exceptional team of hospitality experts who take a strategic, customer-focused approach in managing each individual project to achieve its greatest potential. New Rehema House, Westlands PO Box 1375-00621, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 202 1320 www.hal-k.com www.greathorizontrails.com Ideal Tours & Travel Impact Adventure Travel Ideal Tours & Travel offers comfortable and customized tour packages, safaris, incentive group packages, camping and lodging facilities. Impact Adventure Travel is a small Nairobi-based tour operator that organises small group and individual travel in East Africa to enrich understanding of local ecological and cultural environments. With an extensive network of luxury hotels spread across East Africa, Ideal Tours & Travel gives a huge variety of options and affordable rates. The company also organise conferences and seminars, hotel reservations and other travel-related services. 9th Floor, Corner House, Mama Ngina/Kimathi Street PO Box 62078-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 222 6151/222 6184 Fax: +254 (0)20 224 2706 Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org www.idealafricansafaris.com Specialising in walking, cultural and wildlife safaris, Impact Adventures aims to promote economic empowerment of the local people and safeguards the integrity of the natural environment. The company provides opportunities for clients to make real connections with the local people, learning about their culture and the environment in which they live. 814 Greenfields, Off Outering Road PO Box 15058-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 232 1897 Cell: +254 (0)722 313 161 Email: email@example.com www.impactadventure.co.ke 46 Incentive Travel International Hotel & Tourism Institute Founded in 1996, Incentive Travel aims to offer unique alternatives and creative holiday and travel solutions to its customers. The International Hotel & Tourism Institute (IHTA) was pioneered by five renowned professionals in the Kenyan hotel and tourism industry. Packages include adventure travel, air travel, and ticketing, incentive travel group safaris, tailor-made safaris for individual travellers, camping, climbing and whitewater rafting among others. The IHTI strives to mould its students into credible and respected professionals and place them on highly rewarding career paths. Chaka Place, Arwings Kodhek Road PO Box 79513-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 272 1601 Cell: +254 (0)722 483 043 Fax: +254 (0)20 272 1601 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.incentivetravel.co.ke Hospitality and hotel management is one of the fastest growing industries and graduates in this field have the opportunity to work in the most exciting careers. Hospitality is not limited to hotels and restaurants, but also includes travel agencies, cruise operators, health spas, theme parks among others. PO Box 43111-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 209 5920; 387 8072 Fax: +254 (0)20 209 5920 Cell: +254 (0)726 465 586; (0)735 993 999 www.ihti.net J.H. Safaris IntoAfrica specialises in running fair-trade safaris and mountain treks, providing real insights into African life and cultures, and directly supporting local communities. Established in 1969, J.H. Safaris has over the years acquired a reputation as the premier tour company for distinguished personalities, writers and scientists seeking exclusive safaris to Eastern Africa. These trips are not for “colonial style luxury lodge” safari seekers but for those who want to experience Africa from an African perspective. The company is a UK, Kenyan and Tanzanian partnership. J.H. Safaris also works with several conservation groups and with a number of charitable organisations in the communities where it operates. IntoAfrica uses sustainable practices. For example, the use of local staff, purchasing local foodstuffs, building local schools and financially aiding the Maasai women’s self-help project and Arusha Children’s Trust. c/o 40 Huntingdon Crescent, Sheffield S11 8AX, UK Tel/fax: +44 (0)114 255 5610 Email: email@example.com Bogani Road, Karen PO Box 42238-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 206 2383, 891 394 Cell: +254 (0)733 734 036 Fax: +245 (0)20 891 725 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.jhsafaris.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) IntoAfrica www.intoafrica.co.uk Jet Travel JMAR Safaris Jet Travel is a Nairobi-based tour operator established in 1978 and appointed an IATA agent. JMAR Safaris began in 2000 by UK-born Jennifer Ratcliffe, an estate agent in USA, who fell in love with Kenya. It’s a small safari company specialising in safaris throughout parts of East Africa. It is able to offer airfares, flight reservation, hotel reservation and general tours to any part of the world. The team at Jet Travel is qualified and professionally trained and committed to providing a high level of customer satisfaction. In recent years Jet Travel has specialised in organising travel arrangements for missionaries and NGOs visiting Africa. 7th floor, Rehani House, Koinange Street PO Box 58805-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 310 360 Fax: +254 (0)20 315 090 Cell: +245 (0)722 271 930; (0)733 590 164 Email: email@example.com www.jettravelkenya.com The company owns an exclusive private camp know as Duma Camp – a small semi-permanent camp in the northwest corner of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp boasts five large double tents all en-suite set in a secluded setting with great views. All staff are Kenyan born and bred. JMAR Safaris brings a wealth of experience and understanding while maintaining the highest possible standards. PO Box 25326–00603, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 387 0293, Cell: +254 (0)733 614 262 Tel/Fax: +254 (0)20 387 5798 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org www.jmarsafaris.com 47 Kakamega Biodiversity Conservation & Tour Operators’ Association Kakamega Biodiversity Conservation & Tour Operators’ Association (KABICOTOA) was formed as a community-based association to uplift/improve the living standard of the local community neighbouring the Kakamega Forest. Activities carried out by the group include tree seedlings, protection of the forest, research and education and tour guiding operations. In the future, the members hope to do more research and training in medicinal plants, bird monitoring, mammals and welfare set-ups. PO Box 2153, Kakamega Tel: +254 (0)720 366 455 Email: email@example.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) www.kabicotoa.blogspot.com Kensington Tours Unlike other safari companies, Kensington Tours offers a safari service direct to the customer and offers prices 20-30% less expensive than other quality safari companies. With a deep understanding of East Africa, Kensington offers confidence and efficiency with the onthe-ground expertise of a Nairobi office and fleet of vehicles and guides. Itineraries are flexible and safari groups are kept small so that guests can customise their trips to meet their needs. PO Box 35553-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 272 4706 Fax: +254 (0)20 272 2059 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.graduatetours.com Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) Kenya Utalii College Due to its positive and tangible work for the country and its travel industry, the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) was awarded the title of ‘Best Tourist Board in Africa’ at The Good Safari Guide Awards 2009. Kenya Utalii College (KUC) is a government-owned hotel and tourism training institution established in 1973. Since its foundation, KUC has grown tremendously in size and scope. It has become a great institution of international repute. With over 40,000 graduates to date, the College remains the single largest producer of skilled personnel for the hospitality and tourism industry. Kenya-Re Towers, Ragati Road PO Box 30630-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 271 1262 Fax: +254 (0)20 271 9925 Email: email@example.com www.magicalkenya.com KUC has recently been recognised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation as one of its only 28 centres of academic excellence in hotel and tourism training. PO Box 31052-00600 Ngara, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 856 3540/7; 856 1201/2/7; 856 2364/7 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.utalii.co.ke Ker & Downey Safaris Kibo Slopes Safaris Ker & Downey is a USA-based, award-winning luxury tour operator with over four decades of success in the industry. Kibo Slopes Safaris is a stable and reliable East African safari company with offices in Nairobi and Arusha. It has been in operation since 1991 with unique products based on the revival of the northern trekking routes up Mount Kilimanjaro. Today the company is an active partnership of 15 guides taking great pride in the operation of this unique, luxury safari business. Ker & Downey offers a great selection of itineries but is also flexible, with over 80% of its clients customising and tweaking their safaris to fulfill their own requirements. Tours organised by Ker & Downey provide travellers with a “worry free” experience, where they can relax but still enjoy the spontaneity of the African bush. Lang’ata Link, off Lang’ata South Rd PO Box 86-00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 890 754;891 891 659/903 Cell: +254 (0)724 252 606; (0)733 334 408 Email: email@example.com 48 www.kerdowney.com The group has also mapped out new trekking routes on Mount Kenya and Mount Elgon, the Nguruman escarpment and Chyulu Hills, besides an extensive wildlife programme. Off Lenana Road, Opp. DOD PO Box 58064-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 271 7373 Cell: +254 (0)721 983 950 Fax: +254 (0)20 271 6028 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kiboslopessafaris.com Kisere Eco Safaris Kobo Safaris Founded on the principles of lowimpact, eco-friendly tourism Kisere Eco-Safaris has been championing the responsible use of the spectacular Kenyan landscape for years. Through education and diligent attention to the reduction of their carbon footprint the company are proud to be forging a new model for the tourism industry throughout Africa. Kobo Safaris has grown from its origins in East Africa to cover a wide range of destinations across the continent. The company strives to deliver an excellent service – ensuring that each visitor enjoys a unique experience. With a highly trained and dedicated staff, the members of the Kisere family help preserve the beautiful, untamed land they call home by focusing on sustainable tourism practices. Not only do they help educate our guests about the delicate balance of nature throughout Africa, by also ensure its natural splendour for future generations. PO Box 48855-00100, Nairobi Email: email@example.com With over 15 years’ of experience in handling groups and incentives of different sizes and needs, the company offers tailor-made safari solutions for different budgets. PO Box 72763-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 387 0333; 387 5054 Cell: +254 (0)722 752 982; (0)733 622 540 Fax: +254 (0)20 387 0332 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kobo-safaris.com www.kisere.co.ke Lafarge Eco Systems Kuja Safaris has been in the tourism and travel industry since 2006. ‘Creating paradise from wasteland’ is the slogan at Lafarge Eco Systems. Unlike other companies whose aim is to preserve and conserve, Lafarge Eco Systems has a mission to rebuild damaged environments and to reintroduce animals to the wild. Kuja specialises in providing services such as mountaineering, camping/luxury safaris, hotel bookings, executive transportation including car hire services – all of which are competitively priced. Kuja has a team of highly qualified and competent staff with a great and divergent wealth of experience in management and operations, which combines to give clients satisfaction. PO Box 40814-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 313 371 Cell: +254 (0)722 722 432 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 8159 Email: email@example.com Travellers visiting the coast should visit Haller Park in Mombasa where they can feed giraffes, observe the ancient tortoises and see the huge hippos and crocodiles feeding. PO Box 81995-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 545 6459 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.lafargeecosystems.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) Kuja Safaris www.kujasafaris.com Laikipia Wildlife Forum Let’s Go Travel The Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF) is a pioneering environmental conservation association, established in 1992 by the complete cross section of landowners with common interests in managing, conserving, and benefiting from wildlife resources in Laikipia. Operating from its head office in Nairobi, the friendly team at Let’s Go Travel offers a choice of over 200 safaris in East Africa. Its motto: Conservation in Action reflects the spirit of the people who take part in this forum, which brings together community groups, pastoralists, small scale farmers, large scale ranchers and tourism ventures. They are united in the pursuit of a common goal - to conserve the integrity of the Laikipia ecosystem, by creatively managing its natural resources to improve the livelihood of its people. Over the past decade the LWF has placed Laikipia District firmly at the forefront of Kenyan wildlife conservation. PO Box 764-10400, Nanyuki Tel: +254 (0)20 216 6626 Email: email@example.com The company has over two decades’ worth of experience and a wealth of knowledge to inform and teach clients about every aspect of the safari experience. Over the years, Let’s Go has developed strong relationships with over 450 lodges, hotels and other types of accommodation – the choice really is endless, whatever the taste or budget. ABC Place, Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi Tel:+254 (0)20 444 7151; 444 1030 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.letsgosafari.com www.laikipia.org 49 Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Lynra Tours & Travel Founded in 1995, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy spans 62,000 acres. Lewa holds about 10 per cent of Kenya’s black rhino population and the world’s largest single population of Grevy’s zebra. Lynra Tours & Travel Ltd is a safari management company, incorporated in Kenya with liaison offices in Oslo and New York. Through the protection and management of endangered species and the surrounding ecosystem, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighbouring communities in the value of wildlife. Lewa is recognised as one of Kenya’s leading models for wildlife conservation. PO Box 49918-00100, Nairobi Tel/fax: +254 (0)64 31 405 Cell: +254 (0)727 341 612 Email: email@example.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) www.lewa.org The company offer exciting safari packages within Kenya and Tanzania, car hire, excursions and hotel bookings. Travel services range from lodge and camping safaris, beach holidays, honey moon safari and arranging special wedding venues in the African bush. All the safaris are customized according to individuals’ budgets, paying special attention to children, elderly and physically challenged people. All safari staff at Lynra Tours & Travel are expert in tracking animals and spotting big cats and bird watching. Staff are also trained on practising responsible. Old Mutual Bldg, Kimathi Street, PO Box 13628-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 224 0608; 224 9774, Cell: +254 (0)722 526 784 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com www.lynratravel.com Makini School Maniago Safaris The establishment began in 1978 as a nursery school with eight children in a three-bedroomed house and Makini School has since evolved into an academy with over 1,200 students on three separate campuses. Makini offers curricula from kindergarten, primary and secondary school. Maniago Safaris is a well established Kenyan destination management company (DMC) owned and operated by experienced Kenyan travel professionals. The school stands out as different on account of the many pioneering schemes and strategies which have been adopted by others. Makini now offers free counselling and guidance to upcoming institutions in an effort to improve the quality of education all over Kenya. PO Box 25569-603 Tel: +254 (0)20 272 7552 Fax: +254 (0)20 272 2998 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.makinischool.com Maniago has, for many years, planned and organised the arrangements of travellers with a style and competence born of many years of travel experience. Everyone at Maniago is fiercely proud of the natural beauty, wildlife resources and cultural diversity found in Kenya. As a DMC it specialises in custom-made safari itineraries, incentive programmes, special interest tours, meeting and conference arrangements as well as corporate events. 1st floor, ABC Place, Waiyaki Way PO Box 43401-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 9461/2 Cell: +254 (0)733 556 555 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 9463 Email: email@example.com www.maniagosafaris.com Maro Designs Medina Palms Maro Designs has transformed the age-old African custom of using bone and horn for adornments, medicinal and household use into contemporary fine-art fashion with an African flair. Medina Palms is an environmentally sensitive residential development in Watamu. These exclusive collection of luxury villas, penthouses and apartments are currently for sale. Maro Designs are lovingly produced in a workshop employing mainly single mothers in Kenya. The workshop provides fair pay and food for the artisans, enabling their children to attend school. The development has been designed using the latest ‘green’ technology, Bio Digesters are to be installed to minimise water consumption and generate ‘Free’ water for laundry, pools and irrigation for the gardens, significantly reducing the need to draw water from the mains supply. PO Box 341-00200, Nairobi Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The construction is done using local work force and sustainable building materials therefore supporting local community and wildlife. The accommodation has direct access to the white beaches of the Watamu Marine Park, and all the shops and restaurants that this area has to offer. Tel: +254 (0)42 32 466 Cell: +254 (0)733 809 987 Email: email@example.com www.medinapalms.com 50 Mihon Destinations Management Mombasa Air Safari Mihon Destinations Management (MDM) offers outstanding travel programmes for those looking to explore Eastern Africa. Mombasa Air Safari (MAS) is a well established domestic scheduled air carrier and flies daily scheduled services to various tourist destinations from the Kenya coast including Mombasa, Ukunda, Malindi to the Masai Mara, Tsavo West and Amboseli. MDM provides various activities and services including scheduled and tailor-made safaris, adventure, sport, cultural, eco-tours, excursion, meetings and conferencing. The companyâ€™s expertise and initiative enables it to deliver the most exciting and flexible itineraries. With offices in Nairobi, the team is able to work closely with local suppliers to negotiate the best possible rates with the various service providers. Mirage Plaza, Mombasa Rd PO Box 3652-00506, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 356 0099; 600 822 Fax: +254 (0)20 600 822 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mihondestinations.com Mount Kenya Tourism Circuit Association (MKTCA) is the regional organisation and principal voice of the tourism industry in the Mount Kenya region. It is a membership organisation of stakeholders in the tourism industry. Membership is voluntary and is open to corporate, community-based organisations, public and private entities that are active in the tourism industry. The long-term vision of MKTCA is to be the leading tourism marketing body for the Mount Kenya region. Its mission is to initiate and implement effective marketing and nature conservation programmes for the Mount Kenya tourism circuit. PO Box 2669-10140, Nyeri Tel: +254 (0)2 326 170 Cell: +254 (0)720 957 881 Email: email@example.com MAS offers package excursions for any budget â€“ standard, quality and luxury which includes hotel transfers, airport taxes, park entry fees, full board accommodation, game drives or relevant excursions. PO Box 93961-80115, Mombasa Cell: +254 (0)734 400 400; 500 500 Fax: +254 (0)41 343 4264 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mombasaairsafari.com My Kenya Info No longer do visitors have to scour numerous websites to gather information, because MyDestinationInfo.com focuses on providing unrivalled levels of local information to travellers. The website details a wide range of information on accommodation, safaris, places to visit and things to do. The information is attractively laid out and easy to access. It includes maps, photographs, multi-media facilities, booking engines, user comments and contact details. Articles featured on the website promote responsible and sustainable tourism. PO Box 1162-00606, Westlands, Nairobi Tel +254 (0)733 621 658 Email: email@example.com www.mykenyainfo.com; www.mydestinationinfo.com Natural Track Safaris Nature Expeditions An EK and KATO member, Natural Track Safaris is a native Kenyan owned family business. It was established through the love of nature and offers a range of exciting adventure activities all focused on preserving the natural environment. Nature Expeditions Africa is an owner-managed company that provides tours and safaris for individuals, families, groups, incentives and conferences covering Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zanzibar and Ethiopia. Natural Track Safaris, an ecofriendly safari agency caters for wildlife safaris, mobile camping, organised group travels, seniors holidays, family vacations and school outdoor adventures. The guided safaris include wildlife tours, mountain climbing, trekking and birding. The team look after guests from the moment they land at the airport and throughout a magical safari adventure, till they leave the country. PO Box 474-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 225 1303; 224 9384; 340 110 Fax +254 (0)20 312 587 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) Mt. Kenya Tourism Circuit Association (MKTCA) The company is based at Moi International Airport and has been in operation in Africa since 1974. Nature Expeditions believes in providing the finest hotels, lodges and camps. Each 4x4 Land Cruiser has HF radio, cool box, reference books, and binoculars. Every tour has a driver-guide who meets the clients at the airport, and is with them for the rest of the tour. Kiveni House, Off Gatundu Road, Gatundu Close, Kileleshwa PO Box 30506-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 434 7417/508 Cell: +254 (0)733 426 588 Fax: +254 (0)20 434 7258 Email: email@example.com www.natureexpeditions.com 51 Ol Tome Safaris Oneway Ol Tome Safaris runs one-off, intimate safaris throughout East Africa. Casual wear maker and fashionretailer ONEWAY has launched its new brand ECOMIND. The main camp, Serian, comprises seven unique private marquees, each with large double beds and adjoining “bush bathrooms”. The central guest area includes an indoor fireplace and mess deck which is perfect for enjoying expansive views of the Mara. The label is an entirely new concept in Kenya using 100% certified organic cotton from within the region. Ngare Serian Camp has four tented suites; which create an intimate experience for the more audacious traveller. Consisting of five ensuite tents, Serian’s mobile camp is focused on viewing wildlife, in particular, the migration of wildebeest and zebra as they cross the Mara River. Lastly, there is Suguroi Hill Tree House (which sleeps six) which offers a unique outdoor camping experience. PO Box 40235-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 386 4831/2 Fax: +254 (0)20 386 4567 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Printing is done with environmental friendly inks and Instead of using polyester yarns, those from sustainable resources are used. Local making and sourcing reduces the carbon emission footprint Styles and designs can be customised and there is a good range of ready made designs available *across malls in Nairobi. PO Box 17716-00500, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20-555 468; 558 808 Cell: +254 (0)725 342 332 Email: email@example.com www.one-way.cc CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) www.serian.net Ontdeck Kenya ORD Group Ontdek Kenya organises genuine nature-themed safaris specialsing in walking tours, bird watching and responsible wildlife viewing. Owned and operated by Peter and Anne Huysman, who are practicing naturalist safari guides, Ontdek caters for nature enthusiasts who are seeking travel experiences that are genuine alternatives to the vehicle confined package tours and which reflect the companies commitment to supporting local communities. Ord Group is an independent Nairobi-based destination marketing company. With 13 years of hands-on experience and feet-on-the-ground approach he company now deliberately restrict operations in Kenya and so maintain the high standards that are now a signature of Ontdek’s safaris. PO Box 2352-10140 Kimathi Way, Nyeri Tel: +254 (0)20 3524 405 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Its destination websites including MaasaiMara.com, Amboseli.com and EastAfrica.com have been developed as unbiased, independent travel resources, creating a central portal for each destination where tour operators, visitors and any interested party can gain access to a wide spectrum of information on a specific destination. PO Box 256-00621, Village Market, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)722 746 686, +254 (0)722 480 028 Email: email@example.com www.ontdek-kenya-safaris.com www.maasaimara.com Origins Safaris Pollmans Tours & Safaris Origins grew from East African Ornithological Safaris (EAOS) – a family business founded in 1963. Pollmans Tours & Safaris is one of East Africa’s leading and most respected tour operators and destination management companies. With a strong environmental focus it now has its own in-house eco-tourism policy. The Turner family has a long and established history with Africa. Members of the family ventured across the continent more than a century ago and were among the first European explorers to discover the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. For the last 40 years, the Turner family has been arranging safaris to all popular and lesser-known national parks, reserves, private ranches and tribal lands in Africa. Origins Safaris strives to give visitors unfettered access to the wild and provide the highest standards of interpretation. 5th Floor, Landmark Plaza, Argwings Kodhek Road PO Box 48019-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 204 2695/7; 271 0171/2 Cell: +254 (0)724 253 861; (0)735 990 707 Fax: +254 (0)20 204 2698; 271 0178 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 52 The company, established in January 2007, is dedicated to promoting the long-term development of communities through a travel and tourism strategy that brings together businesses and communities that are dependent upon tourism for revenue. www.originsafaris.info Ever since running the company’s first photographic safari in the early 1960s, Pollmans has provided its clients with the very best in East Africa. Offering the personal touch creating high quality holidays with excellent service the company also works hard to ensure trips are safe and good value for money. Responding to the shifting demands of today’s tourist, Pollmans has also developed various cultural tourism excursions which are extremely well regarded within local communities and beyond. Pollmans House, Malindi Road, Bamburi PO Box 84198, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 210 6000; 213 6502, Fax: +254 (0)41 210 6666 Email: email@example.com www.arpsafaris.com Private Wilderness Richard Bonham Safaris With years of professional experience in the safari industry, Private Wilderness aims to create memorable adventures which neither compromise on luxury nor on personal attention to service. Richard Bonham Safaris provides tailor-made safaris within Kenya and Tanzania. The company provides each guest with a personal service. The aim of Private Wilderness is to tailor-make each safari, whether it be a family safari, an ornithological safari, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, walking and trekking or flying to remote un-spoilt destinations. The company utilises a selection of East Africa’s finest lodges, hotels and safari camps. All properties are very intimate and luxurious; offering the best in accommodation, food and activities. As a responsible ecotourism company, Private Wilderness is committed to improving and preserving local heritage. PO Box 6648-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 882 028/598/170 Fax: +254 (0)20 882 868, Cell: +254 (0)721 733 149 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.privatewilderness.com Richard Bonham Safaris plans itineraries suited to individual requirements and preferences and is pleased to recommend various locations in Kenya and Tanzania in addition to the company’s own lodge, Ol Donyo Wuas in the Chyulu Hills. Many of the locations recommended are homesteads on private farms or exclusive concessions on group ranches; the accommodation is hosted by the farm owners or managers. Kisima Compound, Wilson Airport PO Box 24133-00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 600 457/605 108/980 Cell: +254 (0)721 464 477; (0)733 347 189 Fax: +254 (0)20 605 008 Email: email@example.com www.ricardbonhamsaris.com Safarilink Aviation Safari Line Africa has been offering safaris in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda since 1996. Safarilink is a well established airline with an experienced management team, specifically providing air services for the tourist visitor to Kenya. It provides a network of inter-connecting scheduled services to the main ‘safari’ destinations in Kenya. Apart from the traditional lodge and luxury tented safaris it also offers a range of special itineraries. Karen Connection Complex Karen Road PO Box 1274-00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 883 871; 883 271 Cell: +254 (0)722 861 224 Fax: +254 (0)20 883 457 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.safariline-africa.com Safarilink is involved in socially responsible initiatives that include an indigenous tree planting exercise on the foothills of Mount Kenya in conjunction with the Bill Woodley Mount Kenya Trust. The company has an agreement with the Lewa Conservancy, whereby 5% of the cost of each ticket to Lewa is donated to help their conservation research. They also donate $2 of every passenger ticket issued to/from Diani to the Colobus Trust. PO Box 41937-00100, Wilson Airport, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 600 777 Email: email@example.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) Safari Line Africa www.safarilink-kenya.com Sayari Afrika Scenic Wildlife Safaris Sayari Afrika is a well established company, owned and operated by experienced travel professionals specialising in Kenya as their prime destination, they also operate in Uganda and Tanzania. With over 20 years’ experience in tourism, the choice of safaris offered by Scenic Wildlife Safaris is immense, from budget to luxury. The company organises tailormade itineraries to suit any budget and requirements. Whether it is the idyllic peace on the beaches along the East African Coastline, or the vibrancy of the Mara and the Serengeti, Gorilla trekking, mountain climbing or camping - Sayari Afrika ensures value for your safari experience. PO Box 58266-00200, City Square, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)202 246 306; 312 753 Fax: +254 (0)202 295 27 Cell: +254 (0)725 808 101; (0)734 897 839 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The company carefully selects the very best game parks for its clients with the finest accommodation in both Kenya and Tanzania. Scenic has its own fleet of vehicles equipped with both hf and vhf radios. Driver/guides are knowledgeable and well trained. The company is committed to assisting the preservation of Kenya’s wildlife, ecosystems and supporting local communities. PO Box 43468-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 387 8135; 387 6446 Cell +254 (0)722 511 464; (0)737 138 890 Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org www.sayariafrika.com 53 SDV Transami Kenya Southern Cross Safaris (MSA) SDV International Logistics is a worldwide known and leading group, specialised in international freight forwarding, transportation and logistics. As one of the longest-established owner-managed tour operating companies in Kenya, Southern Cross Safaris has a wealth of experience in creating the perfect safari tour in East Africa. Offering tailor-made safaris to suit everyone’s needs, the company also provide “connoisseur safaris” for the ultimate experience. The history of SDV Transami dates back over half a century, existing in East Africa as Notco and AMI, which joined together with Transintra in 1968 to form Transami. SDV has offices located in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and at the main border stations (Malaba, Busia and Namanga). PO Box 46586-00100, N Airport Road Off Mombasa Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 642 1000, +254 (0)20 823128 www.sdvkenya.com The companies commitment to the environment and to protecting Kenya’s resources ensures that you experience the highlights of Kenya knowing that in doing so you are indirectly contributing to the ongoing efforts to protect Kenya and its resources. A safari with Southern Cross Safaris ensures excellent safaris in style and comfort. PO Box 90653-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 243 4600/1/2/3 Fax: +254 (0)20 2434610 Email: email@example.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) www.southerncrosssafaris.com Spanafric Safaris Travel Storry Safaris Spanafric Safaris Travel offers specialised tailor-made birding tours of Kenya. These cover a wide variety of regions; the Masai Mara, Laikipia’s conservancies, Western and Eastern Kenya, the Great Rift Valley and the coast. Storry Safaris is a tour company that organises adventure, wildlife, scenic, cultural, beach, educational, sports, business and private travel Safaris. The extensive selection of tour packages open up exclusive destinations. The company offers a high level of game safaris and organised camping safaris within the country’s must-see game parks, reserves and conservancies. The company gives guests the opportunity to visit the unique villages of the famous Maasai tribe, go to the equatorial forests, relax on a boat trip on Lake Victoria, see the thousand of flamingoes of Lake Nakuru or one-million plus Wildebeest migration at Maasai Mara and experience some of the most beautiful coastal beaches in Africa. Guest are safe in the knowledge that all tour guides are certified by the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association (KPSGA) and the company has strong policies on protecting the environment, respecting local cultures and conserving natural resources. PO Box 73093-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 300 7726 Cell: +254 (0)727 049 029; (0)722 410 944 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 1346-20100, Nakuru Tel: +254 (0)51 221 7442 Fax: +254 (0)51 221 5542 Email: email@example.com www.storrysafaris.com www.spanafricsafaris.com Strathmore University (SSTH) Suntrek Safaris Strathmore University is a private university. Its mission is to provide an all-round quality education in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility; excellence in teaching, research and scholarship; ethical and social development; and service to society. Suntrek Safaris is one of Kenya’s finest tours, safaris and travel companies, specialising in short excursions, extended safaris, specialist and tailor-made travel and safaris, car hire, hotel and safari lodge bookings and much more. Tourism is an important industry in Kenya and Strathmore’s School of Tourism & Hospitality (SSTH) offers degree programmes in both tourism and hospitality management. The school exerts a positive transformational change in tourism and hospitality education through improving industry practice in order to achieve excellence in service while at the same time instilling an entrepreneurial spirit. 54 Suntrek covers the whole of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Botswana with its headquarters in Nairobi and takes care of each safari personally and provides the very best guest accommodation. The company has its own fleet of special custom safari cruisers that are well maintained. Each driver/guide is assigned his own vehicle. Ole Sangale Road, Madaraka Estate PO Box 59857-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 600 6268 (ext 2212) Cell: +254 (0)721 266 493 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Safari Centre, Waiyaki Way PO Box 48146-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 2982 Cell: +254 (0)722 513 509 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 8353 Email: email@example.com www.strathmore.edu www.suntreksafaris.com Sunworld Safaris Tekko Tours & Travel Sunworld Safaris prides itself on offering private and tailor-made safaris throughout East Africa. The company also specialises in film and photo-safaris as well as roof top camping. Tekko Tours & Travel is a Kenyan tour and safari operator focusing on East African safaris, from camping and luxury lodge safaris to mountain trekking and gorilla tracking. Established in 1997, Sunworld now owns a fleet of 45 custom safari built 4x4 vehicles and employ multilingual driver/guides will a huge knowledge of East Africa. Guides respect wildlife and are members of the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association and support local schools by conducting short excursions and day trips to Kenya’s national parks on a charity and educational basis. Off Riverside Drive/On Riverside Lane PO Box 39094 00623, Nairobi Tel: +254 20 444 5669; 444 5680; 444 5673; 444 5850 Cell: +254 (0)722 525 400; (0)733 614 055 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 5673 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com The company has an experienced team of multi-lingual drivers, guides, tour planners and tour leaders who have worked all over East Africa. All vehicles are equipped with VHF and HF radios for efficient communication on safari. PO Box 55064, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 224 8845; 224 4270; 224 9888 Fax: +254 (0)224 4378; 224 9873 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.tekkotours.com www.sunworld-safari.com The Banana Box Co The Art of Ventures was established in 2000 with the mandate to create exclusive tourist experiences. The Banana Box Co is a ‘Fair Trade’ company offering a dynamic range of recycled and innovative African handicrafts, arts, textiles, interior décor collections, jewellery, stationery, tableware, children’s items and accessories. The company offers guests a unique safari experience while working with the rural communities to conserve their environment and create a way in which they can benefit from sustainable use of natural resources. The Art of Ventures owns Shompole lodge and two luxury camps. PO Box 10665-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 204 8610/21 Fax: +254 (0)20 884 135 Email: email@example.com www.theartofventures.com The company works closely with community projects, local artisans and refugees, enabling them to make a living. Banana Box also encourages carvers to use sustainable wood from managed forestry projects and many of the products are made from recycled materials such as banana leaves, Kenyan cotton, hand-spun local wool, environmentally managed timber, bone and natural Kenyan soap stone. PO Box 417-00606, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 374 3390; 375 3745 Cell: +254 (0)723 280 430 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) The Art of Ventures www.bananaboxcrafts.com Tourist Maps Kenya Victoria Safaris Established in 1990, Tourist Maps Kenya is the nation’s leading mapping company offering a range of maps. Victoria Safaris is a family owned and managed tour operator which is based in Nairobi. Available in all leading bookshops, the extensive range of world class, colourful and user-friendly maps. Including coverage of Nairobi, Mombasa, the coast, East Africa and national parks and reserves. A tourist map shows the rivers, streams, steepness of a slope, beaches hotels, lodges, campsites and roads. The company now specialises in tailor-made and branded maps. PO Box 54721-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 476 5356 Fax: +254 (0)20 222 9257 Cell: +254 (0)722 982 186; (0)733 769 841 Email: email@example.com The company targets not only the up-market traveller, but also students and backpackers. All services are competitively priced, dependable, reliable and efficient. Victoria Safaris is also the founder of slum tours in Kenya, taking clients to the Kibera low-income district for community charity tours. 3rd floor, Cargen House, Harambee Avenue PO Box 10511-00400, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 225 2015 Fax: +254 (0)20 225 2015 Cell: +254 (0)722 862 727 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.victoriasafaris.com www.touristmapskenya.com 55 Vintage Africa Vipingo Ridge Since 1988, the Vintage group has provided over 150,000 travellers with some of the most memorable safaris in Africa and beyond. Back in 2006, Vipingo Ridge was a 2,500 acre derelict sisal estate. Clients who book through Vintage Africa find the whole safari a profoundly satisfying journey of discovery. The company offers a wide range of safaris to some of the most outstandingly beautiful and fascinating places on earth. CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) The selection of activities is vast and includes; bird watching, boating safaris, climbing, scuba diving, golf, fishing, white-water rafting and beach camping The long-term aim is to re-introduce as many trees and shrubs as possible to try to mitigate the damage caused by tree felling and charcoal burning within the area. Eventually the plan is to open an on-site game sanctuary. PO Box 59470-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)742 450 55; 750 212 Email: email@example.com PO Box 98-80119, Vipingo, Kilifi Tel: +254 (0)728 999 806 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.vintageafrica.com www.vipingoridge.com Wildlife Safari Kenya Ltd Wildtrek Safaris Wildlife Safari Kenya has strived for over 36 years to earn a reputation that is second to none by providing high standards of safety, quality, value and service. The company has an enhanced selection of luxury and budget safaris to Africa to include only the best eco-friendly wildlife sanctuaries, lodges, camps, and city and beach hotels. The company’s guides and safari cruisers are among the best in Africa and its exclusive features make a safari into a journey of a lifetime. Clients are invited to plant an acacia tree during a safari as part of Wildlife Safari’s commitment to conservation. Wildtrek Safaris has 25 years of providing safari accommodation with quality eco-lodges and camps. Serengeti House, 101 James Gichuru Road, Lavington PO Box 56803-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0) 20 387 1703/3630/3977 Cell: +254 (0)733 612594 Fax: +254 (0)20 387 1699 Email: email@example.com Skype: wildlifesafari The emphasis at Wildtrek is to conserve the environment by placing high priority on preserving the places to which guests are taken – both environmentally and culturally. All Wildtrek Safaris driver guides are members of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides’ Association, ensuring they are qualified guides who always follow all the rules of the national parks/reserves. The company also supports lodges and camps that look after the environment and those that are equipped with recycling facilities. 2nd floor, Viking House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands PO Box 17634-00500, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 445 2256/7 or 445 3001 Fax: +254 (0)20 445 2529 Email: Wildtrek@africaonline.co.ke www.wildlifesafari.co.ke www.wildtreksafaris.com Wonderlink Adventures Woni Safaris Ltd Wonderlink Adventures is an established, fully certified tour operator based in Kenya specializing in scheduled and tailor-made private safaris in Kenya and the larger East Africa region. Woni Safaris Ltd is a family-owned and managed safari operator with years of experience in the business. Wonderlink Adventures offers a wide range services to include but not limited to; family holidays, adventure safaris (water rafting, bungee jumping & mountain climbing), sightseeing excursions, lodge safaris, camping safaris, Gorilla tracking safaris, flying safaris, beach holiday, airport transfers, volunteer vacation, mission safaris, cultural tours, self drive-safaris, guided safaris, honeymoon safaris, visit to community development projects, conference management, and mountain adventures. 56 The decision was made to try to bring back the natural vegetation as far as possible. At present the developers have planted around 35,000 trees throughout the two golf courses and the surrounding area. With a hands-on approach, every experience with Woni Safaris is personal and special. The company looks after its clients from arrival to departure and offers activities such as air and balloon safaris as well as beach holidays. Woni Safaris is strongly committed to ethical practice and pays special attention to future tourism by recognising the need for ecological awareness. Beverly Court, Marcus Garvey Road PO Box 18551-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)720 492 609; (0)20 206 6337 Fax: +254 (0)20 271 4659 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2nd floor, The Mall, Westlands PO Box 66649-00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 445 1078 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 0563 Cell: +254 (0)720 219 316 Email: email@example.com www.wonderlink.co.ke www.wonisafaris.com XCELLENT Wildlife Paradise Holiday & Safaris With XCELLENT Wildlife Paradise - Holiday & Safaris clients can visit any area in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. The company offers adventures to all national parks, reserves and sanctuaries comprising of over 1,500 safari routes that takes guests to areas otherwise unventured. Beside the worldâ€™s known parks the company inspires and encourages people to go out of their comfort zone to unknown regions which are rarely mentioned in travel guides. These are the areas to experience the real jewels of the African wilderness. Zoar Tours & Safaris Zoar Tours is a family managed tourist business that has been in operation since 2006. Zoar has relationships with several lodges, camps, hotels, resorts and regional airlines so that guests have flexibility and choice when arranging their safari itinerary. There are a variety of different safari events on offer including water sports, camel trekking, gorilla trekking, bird watching, deep- sea fishing or simply relaxing on the quiet coastal beaches As an eco-friendly safari planner, Zoar also regularly supports a local childrenâ€™s home. Links Road, PO Box 34059-80118 Nyali Tel: +254 (0)20 203 9809 Cell: +254 (0)722 940 528 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com PO Box 10-00515, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 782 816 Fax: +254 (0)20 782 599 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com www.xcellentsafaris.com www.zoartours.com CORPORATE MEMBERS (OTHER) 57 Arabuko-Sokoke Ecotourism Association Basiva Foundation Ecotourism Kenya members, such as Arabuko-Sokoke Ecotourism Association subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the EK association. Basiva Foundation is a charity founded by Peter K. Kithunga in 2006. It runs the Kilifi Nyari Project, sponsoring orphans and underprivileged children in the coastal town of Kilifi. Most of the children lack basic needs or education. At least a quarter of them are HIV positive. Families struggle to find regular work in an area where jobs are scarce. It is not uncommon for families to go without food for a day. Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. PO Box 11-80208, Gede Tel: +254 (0)727 975 157 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Basiva Foundation was established on 3 September 2006 with the aim of creating awareness of Giriama culture and of the Mijikenda community as a whole. PO Box 466-80108, Kilifi Tel: +254 (0)10 199 502; 24 726 616 Email: email@example.com CBO MEMBERS www.basivafoundation.org Cultural Sacred & Rainforest SHG Cultural Sacred and Rainforest SHG was established in 2002 to raise funds to enable its members to pay school fees and hospital bills and to improve their living standards. The main objectives of this group are to respond to environmental issues by encouraging tree planting, for example; to promote local culture and customs; and to organise trips to the Mau Forest, the Rift Valley, the Masai Mara and other destinations. The group also arranges visits to tea plantations and factories as well as running a curio shop in South Narok. PO Box 17-20217 Chesinende via Kericho Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Grey Village Camp The Grey Village women group is a registered community-based organisation based in Sabaki Malindi Division and 7 km from Malindi town. Apart from accommodation, the group engages in pro-conservation activities including planting trees to restore the various degraded areas in Sabaki. The area offers various tourist attractions. With wildlife â€“ hippos, birds, nature and village walks with songs and dances among other activities. Ecotourism Kenya has already equipped the group to engage in tourism business by training representatives of the group in regard to the process of managing successful community based tourism enterprise. PO Box 659-80200, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)721 642 812 Email: email@example.com Dakacha Woodland Conservation Group Ecotourism Kenya members, such as Dakacha Woodland Conservation Group subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. PO Box 1-80207, Madina Tel: +254 (0)724 618 661 Cell: +254 (0)734 505 728 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jambo Africa Tourism Organization Network Jambo Africa Tourism Organization Network (JATONET), communitybased organization located in western Kenya The organisation deals with various aspects of environmental sustainability and community well-being. This work includes a focus on the equitable and sustainable management of natural resources, the generation of local wealth, and empowerment of local communities for their own social and cultural well-being. Additionally the company offer facilities such as safaris, guest house accommodation and voluteer and internship opportunities. PO Box 2422-50200, Bungoma Tel:+254 (0)736 066 426 Email: email@example.com www.jatonetkenya.org 58 Isukha Heritage Organisation Jobortunity Established in 1996, the Isukha Heritage Organisation (IHO) now has 82 current members. Jobortunity is a training institute in Arusha, Tanzania, enabling vulnerable youth to get a job and keep a job in the hospitality and tourism industry. Jobortunity trains young people (17-23) that lack possibilities to attend secondary school and who do not possess enough skills to obtain a decent job. In 2005 it became Environmental NGO-registered due its involvement in the conservation of the Kakamega Forest. The company’s main purpose is creating awareness on environment conservation and therefore it has established various plants nurseries with CBOs, schools and local farmers. IHO has also developed a community resource centre at Shinyalu Market and the Shinyalu Botanical Gardens with over 2,000 species of plants. The Organisation was recognised by Total Eco-challenge Programme in 2006 and won a Golden award in tree planting for having planted over 1 million trees. PO Box 230-50107, Shinyalu Tel: +254 (0)725 834 775 Fax: +254 (0)568 34 775 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jobortunity is founded and directed by an experienced trainer from The Netherlands who believes that education is the key to development. The institute will be run by a team of Tanzanian trainers including an employability skills trainer, social worker, English language trainer and job facilitator. The first group of 40 youngsters start in November 2009 and after completing the 10 month-long course they will be Jobortunity Hi 5 qualified. Moivaro Training Centre Moivaro village, Arusha District PO Box 12000 Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 (0)789 975 772 Email: email@example.com www.jobortunity.org Kakamega Environmental Education Programme (KEEP) is an organisation working to save one of the last remaining rainforests in Kenya through environmental education and creation of awareness among local communities and the development and/or implementation of alternatives to the exploitation of the forest resources. Although KEEP started out as a purely educational programme, it has now developed to incorporate many practical conservation measures and income generating projects. Kasigau Conservation Trust Kasigau Bandas consists of five spacious cottages nestled in the foothills of Mt Kasigau right between Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks. Each Banda has a kitchen, sitting room and two bedrooms. In addition to accommodation, traditional meals are available and visits to the local village and cultural performances. Guests can take a leisurely walk to see the area’s rich plant and birdlife species (for example the globally threatened Taita White-eye Zosterops silvanus) or climb to the top of Mt Kasigau for stunning views. CBO MEMBERS Kakamega Environmental Education Programme All proceeds go towards the local community and community projects. Cell: +254 (0)710 755 225 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 2731, Kakamega Tel: +254 (0)722 619 150 Email: email@example.com Kwetu Training Centre-Mtwapa Lafocen Boat Safaris Located on the Kenyan coast overlooking the green hills of Africa, the Kwetu Training Center helps educate unemployed youth for self employment. It uses the available natural resources and appropriate technology. It works toward finding innovative solutions that lead toward the self-sustainability of rural communities. Located at Lake Naivasha, Lafocen Boat Safaris is a limited company that offers boats for sightseeing safaris and rescue operations. It also offers education on environment conservation Mid-Rift, Naivasha Tel: +254 (0)722 328 218 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Current projects include Neem processing, marine aquaculture, solar crop drying, organic farming, the construction of solar box cookers, solar dryers, building blocks, roofing tiles as well as the use of ‘high-tech’ such as solar water pumping and solar power for energy supplies. PO Box 685-80109, Mtwapa Tel: +254 (0)724 926 756 Tel: +254 (0)733 555 255 Email: email@example.com www.kwetukenya.org 59 Lake Baringo Boat Tours & Excursions Lake Victoria Sunset Birders (LVSB) The most popular activities around Lake Baringo are boat rides which are speciality as competitively as the Maasai Mara is in Nairobi. Lake Victoria Sunset Birders (LVSB) is a voluntary self-help group started in 1997. CBO MEMBERS There are boat offices all over town and literally everyone will claim to have access to a boat and be able to undercut everyone else’s price. The company works with the local communities around Kisumu and the Lake Victoria basin to create awareness of nature and environmental conservation. Practices include regular monitoring of the birds and their habits around the lake region and promoting responsible waste management through collecting plastic and other material for recycling. A specialty is a trip to see fish eagles feeding; the birds’ dives for fish at a whistle making for great (if slightly contrived) photo opportunities. The company also organises tours and tour-guiding to sites around the Lake and Western Kenya region. PO Box 33-30406, Kampi ya Samaki Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +254 (0)734 994 938; (0)57 202 4162 Fax: +254 (0)57 202 4162 Email: email@example.com Lelin Overland Campsite Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary Lelin Overland Campsite is an individually owned camp that has 16 self-contained rooms and a open plan campsite. Formed in 2001 and covering 46,600 hectares, the Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary now has 2,250 members. From Robert’s Camp, it’s a pleasant two hour drive through Marigat and then Kabarnet and right across the Kerio Valley. It’s then a climb up the west side of the Rift Valley almost to Iten, and the campsite is on the right a couple of kms before the village. It’s well signposted. From the bar, there is an outstanding view of the Rift Valley and Lake Kamorok PO Box 589, Iten Lelin Overland Stop, Iten Tel: +254 (0)722 349 859 The beautiful landscape of woody rolling savannah and remnants of highland tropical rainforest forms a migration corridor for elephants and other game between Tsavo East and West. Lumo aims to increase the area under wildlife conservation and maintain the migratory corridor and dispersal area for wildlife in order to generate economic benefits for local people through tourism based activities and to reduce the human/wildlife conflict. PO Box 80300, Voi MAA Integrated Ecotourism Group (MIEG) Maasai Conservn & Development Organisation ‘Maa’ is a Maasai word which literally means Maasai community. The Maasai Conservation & Development Organisation’s main aim is to address the social and economical challenges that face Maasai communities living around the Masai Mara National Reserve. This noble ecotourism initiative was conceived in the year 2002.MIEG overall goals, purpose, vision and mission are focused on the use of ecotourism as a tool to conserve biodiversity. MIEG is falling within this formed conservation area, which currently potentially has threatened wildlife dispersal and a water reticulation area. MIEG continues to promote natural and diversified eco-productions and the protection and conservation of the already identified flora and fauna. PO Box 214-00242, Kitengela Cell: +254 (0)721 769 845 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 60 The organisation educates the community about the negative and positive implications of tourism. It also teaches locals how to benefit from the tourism that the Mara attracts. It also hopes to empower locals to make decisions regarding the use of land, conservation and alleviate the poverty these people face. 48 Lamwia Road, PO Box 15029-00509, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)723 422 500 Cell: +254 (0)723 422 500 Email: email@example.com Mago Guesthouse Maji Moto Community Group Located in an area of natural beauty, this unique guesthouse lies in the small village of Mago, close to the spectacular tropical rainforest of Kakamega. Enjoy the natural beauty of Kenya and the Maasai culture with a wildlife safari by car or on foot, exploring the Maasai Mara, hills and hot springs of the Loita Hills. Mago Guesthouse is the only community guesthouse in western Kenya. All profits and income from the guesthouse are used to help the Mago Youth Polytechnic School and to fund various educational programmes. This is a uniquely authentic experience led by Maasai warriors. Lodging is in traditionally built mud huts, called manyattas, or small tents. A haven of peace and serenity away from the bustle of the city, Mago Guesthouse provides excellent, comfortable amenities along with friendly service. PO Box 1-50325, Mago Tel: +254 (0)723 352 792 www.magoguesthouse.com Ecotourism Kenya members, such as Malindi Women Aids Fighters (MWAFO) subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. PO Box 5156-80200, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)717 168 181 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visitors truly experience the true Kenya with Maji Moto Community Group. PO Box 547, Narok Email: email@example.com Masai Mara Lemek Landowners’ Conservancy Ltd Ecotourism Kenya members, such as Masai Mara Lemek Landowners’ Conservancy Ltd subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. PO Box 738-20500, Narok Cell: +254 (0)736 425 022 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Matasenyi Kilughas Self Help Group MENEWECTO Matasenyi Kilughas Self Help Group is a wholly owned community enterprise which has developed a campsite 8 km from Wundanyi. The group aims to promote forest nature walks, featuring a historical cave, in the nearby Ngangao Forest, which is also an excellent location for birdwatching. Menowecto is a non-profit-making organisation formally registered by the government in 2001. The group also has a home stay with four double rooms, ideal for low-priced alternative accommodation. Features include wonderful scenery, with a panoramic view of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as a kitchen serving tasty traditional meals and a small shop selling artefacts. CBO MEMBERS Malindi Women Aids Fighters (MWAFO) Spend time in a village where Maasai live today, not a camp set up simply for tourism, and visit their homes and schools. Take part in traditional beading, warrior training, and activities of daily village life. The organisation was established by 11 foundation members with a common interest in promoting tourism and conservation at Mount Elgon and in the surrounding areas of north-west Kenya. The group’s main programmes include the promotion of tourism (with the emphasis on ecotourism); conservation of the local environment; and promoting civic responsibility and environmental awareness. PO Box 1219-30200, Kitale Cell: +254 (0)721 635 166 Email: email@example.com c/o Mlilo Community Tours & Safaris (Opposite Hotel Blue Marlin) Off Lamu Road PO Box 5660-80200, Malindi Cell: +254 (0)712 340 875; 736 776 122 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mlilocommunitytours.com 61 Mgeno Ranch Mlilo Safari Lodge Situated on the migration corridor between Tsavo East and West National Parks, Mgeno Ranch provides luxury, tented accommodation in a private and exclusive campsite. Mlilo is a registered Community Based Organisation (CBO) based in Kishushe location of Wundanyi. Mgeno Ranch is one of many ranches located in the Taita Taveta district – the rest of this area of land is divided between larger estates and wild life sanctuaries. The Organisation plans to establish Mlilo Safari Lodge on a 10 hectare plot that has been acquired in Kishushe. There are 48 forests that have survived on hilltops in the district, of which 28 are gazetted and are under government protection and management. The ranch’s location is perfect for experiencing all that this area has to offer. Ecotourism Kenya has already equipped the group to engage in tourism business by training representatives of the group on the process of establishing and managing successful community-based tourism enterprises. PO Box 17-80305, Mwatate Cell: +254 (0)735 412 596 The long term goal is to contribute towards environmental conservation through a nature-based enterprise. CBO MEMBERS PO Box 1206-80200, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)20 800 7937 Cell: +254 (0)736 776 122 Email: email@example.com Mt Kenya Biodiversity Conservation Group Mt Kenya Biodiversity Conservation Group is a community based organisation based on Mt Kenya West. The majority of its work is carried out at Mt Kenya Gathiuru Forest. The group’s main mission is to create sustainable conservation for community empowerment and eventually be a leader in promoting professional ecotourism. Key activities include mountaineering, nature trail and cultural village visits as well as beekeeping, mushroom farming and bamboo farming Members of the group comprise 18 qualified mountain and bird guides and 15 beekeeping groups. PO box 224-10105, Naru-Moro Tel +254 (0)62 62 071 Cell: +254 (0)722 364 904; (0)733 937 115 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mount Longonot Adventures (K) Ltd is a youth community based enterprise that offers unique guided nature walks. Services and activities available include portering of luggage, camping inside or at the base of Mount Longonot National Park, birdwatching, rock climbing on the walls of Mount Longonot crater and outside catering. More recently, the company has expanded its operations to cover sites within Naivasha and other areas throughout the country. Camping tents, hiking poles and safari bicycles are also available for hire. PO Box 234-20117, Naivasha Cell: +254 (0)71 3949 886; 723 639 039 Email:email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org www.nakuruwildlife/longonot.org Mount Suswa Conservation Trust Mulunguni Umoja Youth Group Mount Suswa Conservation Trust is a body created by the local Maasai community, supported by the Tourist Trust Fund (TTF) of Kenya and the African Conservation Centre. Mulunguni Umoja Youth Group was started in 2007 and now has 16 members. The trust has recognised the special geological qualities of the volcano and the opportunities to enhance the income and living standards of the local people – a community of subsistence pastoralists – through the development of geotourism. PO Box 62844-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)722 856 703 Email: email@example.com 62 Mount Longonot Adventures The group is involved mainly in raising people’s awareness of environmental issues. Some of the activities that help to raise awareness include birdwatching, bee-keeping, rearing of domestic animals and biodiversity monitoring. Future plans include building an apiary for keeping bees. PO Box 28-80207, Madina Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +254 (0)734 505 728 Nakuru Wildlife Conservancy Netbon Community Ecotourism Project The Nakuru Wildlife Conservancy (NWC) is a natural resource management and conservation organisation which works among communities and landowners in the greater Naivasha region of the Great Rift Valley. NWC represents a unique area covering some 400,000 acres and has a diverse membership ranging from landowners to tourism operators, wildlife enthusiasts, communities and large group ranches. Netbon Ecotourism Group is a 260-member community-based organisation (CBO) located on the western shores of Lake Bogoria, 200 km from Nairobi city. The long-term vision of NWC is to champion sustainable development in the greater Naivasha region by forming a partnership with the community and other stakeholders to develop innovative programmes for the management of natural resources. PO Box 625-20117, Naivasha Tel: +254 (0)722 496 228; 731 506 007 Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com The community owns and manages Netbon Campsite which provides accommodation in the form of three cottages (for a maximum of nine people) and tents. It offers meals (with the option of self-catering) including traditional cuisine, guided nature walks and hiking safaris, traditional performances and a natural spa swimming pool. The group also has its own cultural centre, â€˜The Tugen Cultural Centreâ€™, where guests can purchase souvenirs and artefacts. PO Box 180-20105, Mogotio Tel: +254 (0)722 901 514; 611 326 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nakuruwildlife.org Ndumbunyi Planning Unit Ngare Ndare forest is a gazetted Forest Reserve that covers an area of 5554.3 hectares. It is a part of the larger Mount Kenya forests and is located in two Kenyan districts traversing two provinces. Ecotourism Kenya members, such as Ndumbunyi Panning Unit subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. The forest is dominated by Red Cedar (cupressus lusitanica ) and Brown Olive (olea africana). It is an important part of the wildlife corridor especially for elephants, it also offers suitable habitat for the black rhino and increases the range for different wildlife species. PO Box 13-80306, Mwanda Cell: +254 (0)726 398 602 Email: email@example.com Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. CBO DIRECTORY Ngare Ndare Forest Trust (NNFT) The Ngare Ndare Forest Trust is working to help improve conservation and management of the forest. PO Box 1704-60200, Meru Tel: +254 (0)720 721 204; (0)722 663 160 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Njama Mizango Dawida Group Olmakau Maasai Cultural Village Ecotourism Kenya members, such as Njama Mizango Dawida Group subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. Olmakau Maasai Cultural Village is located just a short distance from Nairobi National Park, within the Kitengela dispersal area and wildlife corridor that links Nairobi National Park with Amboseli National Park. Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. To the west is the Masai Mara Game Reserve, where visitors have an opportunity to interact with the Maasai community by joining or observing them as they herd and milk their animals and gather firewood. PO Box 1085-80304, Wundanyi Cell: +254 (0)729 422 841 Email: email@example.com PO Box 6-00242, Kitengela Tel: +254 (0)721 599 371 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 63 Rachuonyo Environmental Management Society Ecotourism Kenya members, such as Rachuonyo Environmental Management Society subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. CBO MEMBERS PO Box 104-40301, Kendu Bay Cell: +254 (0)724 538 333 Email: email@example.com Reborn Women Group Reborn Women Group is a community-based organisation established to support, initiate and strengthen the income of its members, widows and orphans with a view to making them self reliant. It was started in 1999 and later registered under the Department of Social Services in the year 2000. The groupâ€™s primary objective is to promote and restore the communityâ€™s deteriorating health and economic status, with the long term vision of a community in which all the members realize their full potentiality in all aspects of development. PO Box 131-40302, Ndhiwa Tel: +254 (0)723 008 391 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Riuki Cultural Centre Sabaki River Estuary Youth Group The Riuki Cultural Centre is only 30 km from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi in an agricultural region rich in coffee and tea. Ecotourism Kenya members, such as Sabaki River Estuary Youth Group subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. This is representative of the traditional homeland of the Kikuyu people, the largest single community in Kenya found in this part of the country. Some of the cultural activities available include: a guided tour of the village, traditional doctor cleansing ceremonies, traditional food and drinks tasting, traditional dances, a lecture on traditional lifestyle Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. PO Box 659-80200, Malindi Cell: +254 (0)721 478 589 Email: email@example.com PO Box 42458-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 676 5760 Cell: +254 (0)722 944 441 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.riukiculture.org SMEJAK Tree Promotion Development Group South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO) Ecotourism Kenya members, such as SMEJAK Tree Promotion Development Group subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. Ecotourism Kenya members, such as South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO) subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. PO Box 451-40100, Kisumu Cell: +254 (0)722 866 028 Email: email@example.com Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. PO Box 15289-00509, Nairobi Cell: +254 (0)722 709 514 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 64 Tarasaa Community Development Project Ecotourism Kenya members, such as Tarasaa Community Development Project subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. Each member of EK supports sustainable tourism practices and carries out the responsible tourism code of conduct. PO Box 10-80203, Tarasaa Cell: +254 (0)726 235 750 Email: email@example.com Teachersâ€™ Environmental Rescue Teachersâ€™ Environmental Rescue (TER) is a community based organisation that works with schools and other organised groups to raise awareness of climate change. The organisation was founded on the hypothesis that environmental education should be integrated into the educational curriculum. Activities include clearing rubbish, greening and ornamentation of school grounds and neighbourhoods, and environmentally friendly fund-raising activities such as tree nurseries, eco-bags and greenhouse agriculture. PO Box 64021-00620, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)723 330 227 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ter.or WRAY Memorial Museum Opened in April 2009, Thompson Falls Sport Camp is a new service provided for adventure, sports and conservation. The Wray Memorial Museum is a historical building in the Sagalla area that has been converted into a museum and cultural centre. The hostel is located at the high altitude climate region of Kenya (2340 metres above sea-level) frequented by athletes training to participate in international competitions. The building was originally a church that was established more than 110 years ago by the Rev. Alfred Wray, a British missionary. Facilities at the hostel/campground consist of three en-suite roundshaped cottages, dorm, cafeteria, self-catering kitchen, meeting hall for 50 people, jogging track and a 4 km adjacent earth round for athletes training. All situated in a natural environment. Thompson Falls Sport Camp is a member of Kenya Youth Hostel Association, an affiliate of Hostelling International with hostelling networks worldwide CBO MEMBERS Thompson Falls Sport Camp The purpose of the museum is to preserve, protect and promote the heritage, culture, religious history and artefacts of the Sagalla people. PO Box 27, Sagala via Voi Tel: +254 (0)43 30 637 Email: email@example.com www.sportscamp-hostel.com 65 African Pridelands PO Box 493, 00206-Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)711 800 043 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Arawale Hirola wildlife Community Trust PO Box 207, 70100-Garissa Tel: +254 (0)720 548 294 Email: email@example.com Chemsha Bongo Youth Group PO Box 274, 80300-Voi Tel: +254 (0)727 113 068 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Community Based Natural Resource Manage PO Box 33, 80303-Werugha Tel: +254 (0)734 382 716 Email: mcbonaturalresource@ yahoo.com Dhilaz CBO PO Box 87, 80120-Samburu Tel: +254 (0)724 046 029 Email: email@example.com CBO DIRECTORY Dumisha Mila Mwazindika PO Box 33, 80303-Werugha Tel: +254 (0)726 256 554 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Elephant Island Conservation Group PO Box 79, 80203-Tarasaa Tel: +254 (0)724 561 063 Email: Nakinacha@yahoo.com Emunyak Women Group PO Box 385, 00206-Kiserian Tel: +254 (0)727 879 431; 0727 896 924 Email: email@example.com Enkereri Maasai Cultural Village PO Box 18, 40701 Lolgorian Tel: +254 (0)734 511 536, 0733 445 880 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Enkiteng Lepa CBO PO Box 683, 20500-Narok Tel: +254 (0)723 663 964 Email: email@example.com Ereri Umoja Self-Help Group PO Box 124, 10400-Nanyuki Tel: +254 (0)20 203 3071; Cell: +254 (0)722 219 114 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Funju Cultural Centre PO Box 60, 80304-Wundanyi Tel: +254 (0)736 803 507 Email: email@example.com GREDVAD Rescue International PO Box 2947, 00100-Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)726 701 292 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ilairitak Roncho Trekkers Conservation Group PO Box 547-20500,Narok Tel: +254 (0)721 778 424 Email: email@example.com Integrated Development Towards Guided Parenthood PO Box 61-80300, Voi Tel: +254 (0)722 342 001 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com Irumaghio Women Group PO Box 1103-80304, Wundanyi Tel: +254 (0)726 712 305 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jokinda Women Group PO Box 221, 40601-Bondo Tel: +254 (0)734 768 346 Email: email@example.com Kakamega Biodiv. Conservn & Tour Operators Association (KABICOTOA) P.O Box 2153-50100-Kakamega Tel: +254 (0)720 366455 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 66 Kauti Cultural Centre and Campsite PO Box 280, 00517-Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 605 325, 0733 812 100 Email: email@example.com Kaya Kinondo Conservation & Devt. Group PO Box 86, 80400-Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)722 446 916 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kijabe Environment Volunteer (KENVO) PO Box 49, 00221-Matathia Tel: +254 (0)20 209 5842; 0721 155 424 Email: email@example.com Kilibasi CBO PO Box 33, 80120-Samburu Tel: +254 (0)736 188 837; (0)43 31 367 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kinyanguro Women Group PO Box 174, 80300-Voi Tel: +254 (0)723 389 172 Email: kinyangurowgroup@ yahoo.com Kipini Wildlife & Botanical Conservation PO Box 25582, 00603-Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 434 8299; 0722 643 658 Email: email@example.com Kirwama Community Based Organization PO Box 14318, 00100 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)722 361 698 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kisauni Youth for Development PO Box 384, 80100-Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)722 256 880; (0)720 988 759 Email: email@example.com Local Ocean Trust PO Box 125, 80202-Watamu Tel: +254 (0)42 32 280 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Lwalenyi Women Group PO Box 1093, 80304-Wundanyi Tel: +254 (0)726 740 174 Email: email@example.com Madina Community Development Group PO Box 1206, 80200-Malindi Tel: +254 (0)729 453 996 Email: madinacommunity firstname.lastname@example.org Malindi District Cultural Association PO Box 381, 80200-Malindi Tel: +254 (0)734 182 418; (0)729 393 493 Email: email@example.com Mara Discovery & Community Empowerment Centre PO Box 272, 20500-Narok Tel: +254 (0)735 638 084; (0)735 343 083 Email: maasaibuffalodance@ gmail.com Marafa Hells Kitchen Tour Operation Ass PO Box 12, 80207-Madina Tel: +254 (0)724 054 316 Email: hellskitchentouroperators@ yahoo.com Mbale Development Group PO Box 1248, 80304-Wundanyi Mbangenyi Self-Help Group PO Box 1119, 80304-Wundanyi Tel: +254 (0)722 480 082 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mdongodongo Women Group PO Box 1279, 80304-Wundanyi Email: email@example.com Ngomeni Eco-tourism Community Development Project PO Box 1011, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)735 442 473; (0)724 310 300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Menengai Community Forest Asso- www.oneloveisland.net ciation www.ngomeni-island.net.tf PO Box 2576, 20100-Nakuru Tel: +254 (0)722 338 714 Nipe Nikupe Shangazi Group Email: email@example.com PO Box 33, 80304-Werugha Tel: +254 (0)736 891 207 Miumu Community Based Email: nnshangazigroup@ Organization yahoo.com PO Box 52, Maragua Tel: +254 (0)725 683 843; Osentu Agro-forestry & (0)724 330 599; 0720 728390 Ecotourism Group PO Box 505-20500, Narok Mlechi Network Tel: +254 (0)722 910367; 733 547379; PO Box 1033, 80304-Wundanyi 727 720569 Tel: +254 (0)712 588 646 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Pwani Leadership Council Modangache Cultural Group Tel: +254 (0)734 165 683; PO Box 1254, 80304-Wundanyi (0)711 218 202 Tel: +254 (0)710 119 616 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Salado CBO MREDP - Muungano Rural PO Box 53, 80120-Samburu Enterprises Devt Tel: +254 (0)43 31 367; (0)722 159 527 PO Box 1356, Machakos Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +254 (0)727 909 103 Email: email@example.com Shate Women Group PO Box 1027, 80304-Wundanyi Mt. 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