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At Emboo River we are continuously rethinking our operations in order to offer you the best safari experience in the most innovative and eco friendly setting.

We are honoured to get recognition for our efforts.

Here are a few of the awards and other recognitions that Emboo River has received.


May 2020

Emboo River Nominated by the Earth Overshoot Day organisation

On Earth Overshoot Day 2020  people around the world will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in a whole year. People create this imbalance by depleting ecological resources, accumulating waste and emitting CO2 into our Earth's atmosphere. Last year this day fell on 29 July 2019.

Let's make sure to #MoveTheDate ! Let's live and travel more sustainably. Let's allow nature to fully bounce back.

There are many solutions that can help us move the date. One of them is Emboo River's Closed Loop System which allows us to offer fully sustainable travel to our guests. Check our project on the #MoveTheDate map here.


April 2020

Emboo River Nominated as a Finalist out of
100+ submissions by WTM Africa

World Travel Market (WTM) Africa is highlighting unique and innovative stories within Africa's travel industry. These stories could fall in 8 categories, and we applied for the sustainable tourism story.

According to WTM's Award Criteria sustainable tourism is defined as "any form of tourism that minimises negative social, economic and environmental impacts; generates greater economic benefits for local people; and enhances the well-being of host communities”.

Read more about WTM Africa and their Awards? Click here.


2019 - 20214
Emboo River granted Gold standard by
Eco Tourism Kenya

Immediately upon opening, Emboo River invited Eco Tourism Kenya to assess its operations. After a thorough audit Emboo River received the best rating: GOLD!

Gold Eco-rating Certification is awarded to "facilities that demonstrate outstanding best practices i.e. they have achieved superior and replicable levels of excellence in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socio-economic investment."

Kenya's Eco Rating Certification Standard is aligned to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Industry Criteria. GSTC is an independent organisation including representatives from the  United Nations, Non Governmental Organisations, travel companies, communities and many more that are all striving to achieve best practices in sustainable tourism.

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