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EMBOO RIVER MAKING NEWS

Emboo River has been featured on news channels, in magazines and other media outlets. Click on the below to see the features in more detail.

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Proving that a Kenyan safari can be thoroughly progressive, Emboo River Camp is challenging gender inequality in the industry..... Consequently, Emboo River’s game drives are comfortable and quiet, with plenty of opportunities to chat about Maasai culture from a woman’s perspective.


December 2023

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ABC nyheter

I tillegg til det rent klimamessige har de nye jeepene også en annen fordel, nemlig at de lager mye mindre støy. Dermed forstyrrer de i mindre grad, og sjåførene kan komme enda tettere på de ville dyrene.

August 2023

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KENYANS.CO.KE

Emboo River Camp is the first camp nationally to convert all its vehicles into electric-models charged using solar power.

"This is the first Maasai Mara camp with an all-electric fleet of safari vehicles: upcycled 1990s Land Rovers, charged using solar power.



May 2023

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ZAFARIS

"Our opening act stars Emboo River, tucked away in a forest of trees on the edge of the plains in the south of the Masai Mara. It's the Mara's first carbon neutral safari camp, being 100% solar powered, recycling all of its water...”

January 2023

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METRO

"... your trip (can have) a net-positive impact in terms of environmental and economic impact.

That could be via visiting Emboo River Camp"

December 2022

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"(Emboo River) joined a global selection of 30 tourism establishments under the Regenerative Travel brand that adhere to the highest standards in social and environmental impact."

September 2022

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Evening Standard 

 

"As if to suit their surroundings, most of those jeeps have their own growls, petrol coughing, diesel clearing its throat.
But among them are a pair that stalk off silently to Emboo River camp. These two are solar-powered — no noise, no fuel, no fumes "


August 2022

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Luxemburger Wort

"Für die kenianische Emboo River Lodge ist das eine Investition in die Zukunft. Die Unterkunft liegt im Naturschutzgebiet Maasai Mara.

Für Mitbesitzerin Valery Super steht fest: „Wenn der Tourismussektor nicht auf nachhaltige“
 

August 2022

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"Emboo River offers guests a unique safari experience which is luxurious, relaxing, educational as well as fully eco friendly, sustainable and community focused.
 

The camp uses 100 per cent solar power and prevents single use plastic by the use of bricknic dishes and beeswax clothes."
July 2022

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Business Insider

"Emboo River was the first East African operator to have a full fleet of electric vehicles available to guests. The silent 4x4s are fully solar powered and are equipped to take guests on full-day drives throughout the pristine surroundings."
 

July 2022

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Nomad Magazine

Women Trailblazing in the Maasai Mara
March 2022

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Into East Africa

"Das Emboo River Camp ist als die erste vollständig energieautarke Öko-Lodge in der Maasai Mara in Bezug auf Nachhaltigkeit ohnehin schon exzellent aufgestellt."

December 2021

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China Global Television Network

"see how the Maasai Mara National Reserve copes with carbon emissions."

October 2021

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Bloomberg

"We've been using these to tow stuck diesel vehicles out of the water"

September 2021

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Reuters

"A new breed of safari vehicle"

August 2021

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Financial Fortune

"Most Transparent Tourism Destination"

April 2021

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Live To Travel

"Eco-Glamping in the wilderness"

March 2020

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Gazet van Antwerpen

"The success of Emboo River is not going unnoticed"

January 2020

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The EastAfrican

"A Mara lodge has gone green"

October 2019

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Timbuktu Travel

Behind the scenes at Emboo River.

July 2019

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Msafiri Magazine

Emboo River Camp in the Maasai Mara is the first lodge in Kenya whose entire fleet of safari vehicles
is powered by solar energy...and
you can enjoy sundowners and snacks in the heart
of the savannah made with local ingredients and not a single-use item in sight. [Page 18]


December 2023

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KENYANS.CO.KE

Emboo River Lodge has gained prominence, especially with the conclusion of the Inaugural Africa Climate Summit, where climate change and green initiatives have taken center stage. This unique lodge champions the green movement with a strong focus on sustainability.

September 2023

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ISTOÉ

Os safáris veganos crescem em países africanos e atraem cada vez mais adeptos da observação da fauna, da preservação dos recursos naturais e, claro, da dieta que dá nome ao serviço. 



August 2023

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THRILLIST

“Regeneration is something you don’t finish, it’s continual evolution,” says Amanda Ho, cofounder of Regenerative Travel. This consortium of independent boutiques are rooted in community to enable people, nature, and culture to thrive.

May 2023

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METRO

"Eight spacious tents sit by the river of the same name and on arrival, one of the co-founders, Valery, proudly shows me around. ‘Hopefully what we’re doing here will become the norm,’ she says. Emboo is entirely solar-powered, while the kitchen cooks with gas made...”

March 2023

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

"Emboo is the first company in east Africa to have a full fleet of electric safari vehicles that are charged with solar power. At the lodge, which also runs on solar power, water and trash are recycled and a garden provides ingredients for meals..”

January 2023

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TravelDaily News 

 

"Regenerative Travel, a benefit corporation and a collection of independent hotels and lodges committed to regenerative hospitality, (announces new) additions to the Regenerative Hotels community"

September 2022

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Irish Independent

"After a day out on Safari, eating dinner under the stars and spending time afterwards by a roaring camp fire is an experience not to be missed. The stars gleamed brightly"

August 2022

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"Die breiten Reifen hieven das Geländeauto über Felsen. Durch

einen Bach rollt der SUV auf eine Herde Zebras zu. Das alles geschieht völlig lautlos. Wie Raubkatzen auf der Jagd pirschen sich die Safaritouristen mit ihren Kameras an. Möglich macht dies der Elektroantrieb, auf den nun immer"
 

August 2022

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Sunday Mirror

"The carbon-neutral Emboo Camp is one of the pioneers. Situated in a forest on the Talek River, it uses a closed loop system where biogas is created from food waste, man-made lagoons filter water and electricity
is generated from solar panels."

 

July 2022

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National Geographic Traveller UK

"Proudly carbon-negative, this is the first Maasai Mara camp with al all-electric fleet of safari vehicles"
 

June 2022

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The African Insider

“Situated within the National Reserve, Emboo River Camp is one sustainable safari lodge that’s ahead of the game."

June 2022

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Food and Travel

Every aspect of the carbon-negative safari – right down to your meals – honours the ecosystem.

February 2022

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Africa Travel Collective

"partnership with Kenya’s Minister of Tourism ... to make the Maasai Mara carbon neutral"

October 2021

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Nomad Magazine

"the Mara's first Electric Safari vehicles"

September 2021

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CBS

"vehicles are running on sunshine"

August 2021

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The Star

"what the future of the safari industry must inevitably look like "

March 2021

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Travel Noire

"Their dedication to environmental conservation is unrivaled in the Maasai Mara."
January 2020

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Nomad's Hot List

"rethinking every aspect of the safari experience"

December 2019

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See Africa Today

"Emboo River, Maasai Mara's Eco Lodge"

October 2019

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Nomad Magazine

"A luxurious eco lodge"

August 2019

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Arguably one of the best tourist destinations, Maasai Mara is home to some of the best safari camps in the continent. Nestled in this gorgeous Savannah is Emboo River, a luxury camp where eco-friendliness and luxury are intertwined to create an unforgettable experience for the guests.

September 2023

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A leader in sustainable travel, Emboo River Camp is located in the heart of Maasai Mara; hidden in a forest along a river. Committed to sustainability, Emboo River has the first full fleet of electric safari vehicles in East Africa, ensuring you can enjoy silent safaris and an immersive wildlife viewing experience. .



July 2023

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NOMAD

‘Conscious travel’  is far from just a trend. We’d like to think of it as more of a lifestyle choice. An intentional approach towards travel to better align our decisions with a deeper value for the environment and the communities we interact with as we explore the world...

May 2023

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THE TIMES

"But most sustainable, and downright important, is Emboo River Camp, across the Mara. Independently run, this is a beautiful place that screams progress: half of its guides are female, all-electric cars are used, vegetarian food is prioritised, power is solar....”

January 2023

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WORLD NOMADS

"“The tourism industry in Kenya – and in many other places around the world – is male dominated.

At Emboo River we are changing this by having many trailblazing women in the team…

January 2023

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LONELY PLANET

"Emboo River Camp run solar-powered safaris (...) It has changed the experience of wildlife viewing by cutting out noise and pollution"

December 2022

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MKTE DAILY NEWS 

"The pandemic has called for a more resilient tourism industry and Emboo River Camp is a great example of how lodges can be self-sufficient in the face of a pandemic as the first fully carbon-neutral camp in East Africa, the eco-lodge is seen as a pioneer in being able to still have operated at a 100% during the pandemic due to their sustainable and eco-friendly practices.,"
October 2022

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NAT GEO TRAVELLER

"Emboo River is built on a foundation that sets it apart from the rest: It is the first carbon neutral safari camp in the Maasai Mara and Kenya as a whole"

September 2022

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"After a day out on Safari, eating dinner under the stars and spending time afterwards by a roaring camp fire is an experience not to be missed. The stars gleamed brightly"

August 2022

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"With its new hydroponic vertical garden, Emboo aims to grow 100 per cent of its fresh food very soon."
 

July 2022

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Sunday Express

"Picture a place where the most incredible animals roam freely and safely. Where you can bend down in the heart a wild, untamed landscape and sun yourself by the waters of the Indian Ocean. Well, there is no need to imagine it. This is Kenya."
 

July 2022

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Audaz Mag

“From when we are kids, we learn to live around lions and elephants. They are around us,” 

May 2022

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The Travel Blog

It’s tailor-made for photography enthusiasts and professional photographers alike.

April 2022

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Emboo River & the Embassy of Belgium in Kenya participate in UltraMARAthon to raise funds and awareness on conservation

February 2022