3 February 2015 by Elsas Kopje Camp
We are over the moon to announce that Elsa’s Kopje has been awarded a Gold Eco rating by Ecotourism Kenya, along with Kitich Camp and Lewa Safari Camp, while Joy’s Camp managed to retain its current Gold status! Elephant Pepper Camp received their Gold Eco rating at the end of 2013.
Tortilis Camp currently has a Silver eco rating but we hope that, following the next evaluation, they too will join the others in the Gold Club!
Evaluated on criteria aligned with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria formed under the umbrella of the UN, this marks a significant achievement and brings the total of Gold eco rated camps & lodges in Kenya to 17. It also makes us the only collection of properties with such outstanding environmental credentials in Kenya!
Stefano Cheli comments:
“Our ethos has always been to establish eco-responsible camps and lodges and to create conservation models in direct partnership with local communities. These awards not only acknowledge our continuous efforts, but validate why it is that we do what we do, bringing us one step closer to achieving Gold Eco Certification all round. I would like to thank and congratulate all the teams who have worked tirelessly to uphold our morals and values and brought this to fruition. We are very proud!”
The Ecotourism Committee notes:
“The facilities show superior and remarkable levels of excellence specifically in responsible resource use, socio economic and social cultural aspects. They all have demonstrated impressive and consistent efforts and best practices in their business operations.”
Congratulations to the all the teams!
Stefano & Liz