Ecotourism Kenya promotes responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry and encourages the adoption of best practices in the use of tourism resources, working with local communities and managing wastes and emissions.
Grace Nderitu., Chief Executive Officer for Ecotourism Kenya stated ‘Ecotourism Kenya has high regard for Elewana’s contribution to sustainable tourism and conservation and are thrilled that Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp has joined 4 other Elewana properties and 35 other facilities in Kenya that have achieved the highest level of tourism certification standard thereby displaying the Gold Eco-rating mark’, after conducting an on-site eco-rating assessment audit of Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp, for the purpose of certifying the tourist accommodation facility’s compliance to ecotourism principles and best practices. The audit was based on the Eco-rating Certification Standard and performance assessed using the following criteria;
- Community empowerment
- Cultural preservation and promotion
- Business Practices i.e. health and safety, fair marketing practices.
The luxury camp in Loisaba Conservancy opened in May 2016 and upon our first application for an eco-rating that year, we were award with the Silver level for a duration of two years. Last year we submitted our application to renew and we are delighted to announce that we have achieved a Gold Eco-Rating Certification from Ecotourism Kenya.
Together with our Partners, Loisaba Conservancy we continue to support and develop the local community and various conservation projects and strive to ensure our carbon footprint is kept at a minimum.
Congratulations to the team for their commitment and passion to ensuring we were presented with this prestigious award.