The manager, Ekorian’s Mugie, John King’ori (left) receives Mugie’s award for Tourism and Green Jobs, from the CS Tourism and Wildlife, Hon Najib Balala (right) and the principal, Kenya Utalii College, Hashim Mohamed (centre). The award was sponsored by Kenya Utalii College
Over the last four years, Laikipia County has continued to demonstrate its exemplary contribution to ecotourism, not only in the County, but in the country at large. Our success is attested to by the numerous awards nominated and won by the conservancies and tourism operators/destinations from Laikipia County at the prestigious Eco Warrior Awards, led by Ecotourism Kenya.
History of Eco warrior award winners from Laikipia
Tourism and Green Jobs Eco Warrior: Mugie Conservancy
Social Impact Eco Warrior: Il Ngwesi Eco Lodge – 2nd Runner-
Laikipia LTA partner – UniGlobe Let’s Go Travel for Green Tourism Champion Tour Operator
Rhino Porini Camp – Gamewatchers
Ngarae Ndare Forest Trust – for Social Impact
Laikipia LTA partner – Uni Globe Let’s Go Travel for Tour Operator
Two awards to Ol Pejeta Conservancy for their performance on (SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth, SDG 15: Life on Land
El Karama for their performance on SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Laikipia LTA Partner – Uni Globe Let’s Go Travel – for SDG 4 – Quality Education
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Conservancy – for community conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy – for overall Conservancy (private)
Borana Conservancy – runner up
Ol Jogi Conservancy – runner up
Gamewatchers Porini – winner for their tented camps
These awards recognize efforts, innovations and exceptional achievements among our community for promoting responsible tourism and enhancing tourism sustainability. These businesses and organization are directly concerned with the natural environment and are all linked to local communities through mutually beneficial partnerships. Nature conservation and community development through responsible tourism are the essence of ecotourism.
The Laikipia Tourism Association continues to serve as the umbrella body promoting our eco warrior award winners, and the principles and practices behind sustainable tourism.