International Silver Eco-Rating for Cheli & Peacock Safaris
After well over a year’s work applying for our first international eco-rating with Sustainable Travel International (STI) we have received confirmation that we have been internationally certified, not only at Bronze entry level, but they have done an unprecedented direct bumping up directly to Silver category!
STI is accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) whose core mission is to establish and manage global sustainable standards with the aim of increasing sustainable tourism knowledge and practices among public and private stakeholders.
STI certification is independently evaluated and audited, ensuring a high standard of quality and compliance. This certification is indeed a recognition of our high standards of operations and is valuable when applying for future certification and awards. It also validates what we do and cultivates confidence in our clients, agents and our friends in the industry assuring them of our commitment to environmental best practice, quality experience, and client service.
Ecotourism Kenya “Ecowarrior Awards”
- Tour Operator of the year – 2012
- Tour Operator of the year – 2011
- Eco-Partnership of the year, with Kenya Wildlife Trust – 2011
Eco-Tourism Kenya recognizes innovation and exceptional achievements for promoting responsible tourism and enhancing tourism sustainability which directly conserves the natural environment and supports local communities within those ecosystems.
SKAL Sustainable Development In Tourism Award – Winner 2012
Skål is an international organisation of industry leaders.
The awards serve the purpose of acquainting the world with the concept that puts emphasis on the importance of the interaction of the physical, cultural and social environment, the traveller’s responsibility and the need for active community participation for Sustainability.
Condé Nast World Savers Awards – Runner Up 2012
The Conde Nast World Savers Awards recognize and reward the travel companies that are giving back to their communities and helping to protect the planet.
In 2012 a record of 111 applications were received from all over the world. A panel of independent judges chose the 15 honorees – visionary companies that are making a difference in six areas of social responsibility.
Tourism For Tomorrow Awards – Finalist 2012
The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are one of the world’s highest accolades in the Travel & Tourism industry. They are aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism within the industry worldwide.
Kenya Tourism Awards
- Best Tour Operator – 2012
- Judges Award for “Support & Integration of Local Communities” – 2011
On behalf of the tourism industry, Kenya Tourism Federation introduced the Kenya Tourism Awards in 2011. The goal of the awards is to recognize and encourage excellence and good practice in responsible tourism.