Winner of the Tour Operator of The Year Award

Gamewatchers Safaris is pleased to announce its receipt of the prestigious Tour Operator of the Year Award. This award has been presented to Gamewatchers Safaris by the Kenya Tourism Federation in partnership with the Kenya Tourist Board. The award is another in a growing list of accolades that distinguish Gamewatchers Safaris as one of the premier tour operators in Kenya, and they are delighted to have received this additional recognition.

The Kenya Tourism Federation and the Kenya Tourist Board hosted the inaugural Kenya Tourism Awards on June 23rd in Nairobi. The gala awards event had many special guests in attendance including the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization, Dr. Taleb Rifai, and Kenya's Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Najib Balala. The Kenya Tourism Awards were created specifically to award the achievements of those contributing to the growth of tourism in Kenya. The awards ceremony not only awards the current achievements of tour operators in Kenya, but it also celebrates the strides that are made in the Kenyan tourism industry under many difficult circumstances.

The prestigious award for "Tour Operator of the Year" was won by Gamewatchers Safaris, and managing director Jake Grieves-Cook was on hand to receive the award. It was presented by Dr. Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization.  

Gamewatchers Safaris has been a premier Kenyan wildlife safari operator for over 20 years, with a particular focus on responsible and sustainable tourism. While Gamewatchers is committed to growing and expanding their operations, they wish to do so in a way that is not detrimental to the local environment or to the interests of local communities. Gamewatchers Safaris has developed a system whereby tourism dollars can be applied to conservation of wildlife habitat and to creation of livelihoods for local communities through eco-tourism on their land-holdings adjacent to the national parks and reserves. By providing local people with an option to make a living through promoting conservation, Gamewatchers Safaris has been able to promote a more lasting and worthwhile model of conservation in conjunction with the local communities.

Gamewatchers Safaris is honoured to have received the award for Tour Operator of the Year. This solidifies the status of Gamewatchers Safaris as a premium tour operator in Kenya, and a true innovator in the field.