LUX Tourism Awards 2018

LUX - Tourism Awards 2018 13 Best Online Luxury Accommodation Booking Agent - Kenya Karibu Kenya offers bespoke holidays in Kenya. Their knowledgeable travel consultants respond to each request personally, discuss the clients’ preferences, and design holidays specific to each client’s wishes. The consultants set out all the options clearly, and handle all the bookings, making the holiday cohesive, smooth, and, most importantly, lots of fun. With flights, transfers, hotels and activities all overseen by Karibu Kenya, the client is free to relax and enjoy their personalised holiday. Founder Tamara Britten spent two years driving around Kenya seeking out luxurious, game-rich, striking and eco-friendly places, and personally selected the safari camps, lodges, resorts and private houses featured. Thanks to the wealth of expertise she brings to the firm and her commitment to excellence, the Kenya Tourist Board, the Kenya Tourism Federation and the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association have all endorsed Karibu Kenya. A luxury online booking system, Karibu Kenya is a collaboration pairing the renowned content of Karibu Kenya Accommodation Guide with the experience and expertise of Gamewatchers Best Online Luxury Accommodation Booking Agent - Kenya Karibu Kenya is a creative new form of tourism, giving visitors enhanced, authentic and eco- friendly experiences, and ensuring they get the exact holiday they want. We profile the firm to find out more about this unique solution and how it is transforming the tourism market. Company: Karibu Kenya Contact: Tamara Britten Contact Email: [email protected] co.uk Phone: 00254 712 298203 Website: www.karibukenya.co.uk TSM18011 Safaris. Gamewatchers Safaris, a Kenya-based accredited tour operator, has over 25 years’ experience of providing specialised and personally- designed holidays in Kenya. Jake Grieves-Cook founded Gamewatchers Safaris on the principles of ecotourism. He initiated the concept of conservancies, and has established many of Kenya’s conservation areas; these have been influential in preserving pristine wilderness areas to the benefit of both the people and wildlife that live in them. The conservancy concept has contributed to preventing degradation of ecosystems, increasing biodiversity, allowing the recovery of wildlife habitat, and conserving flora and fauna. Gamewatchers Safaris’ experienced safari guides are all highly qualified, and accredited by the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association. To build upon its current achievements and grow even further, Karibu Kenya is now expanding into Ethiopia, under the label Exclusive Ethiopia. The website www.exclusiveethiopia.com will be launched in 2018, and will be a collaboration between Karibu Kenya and Ethiopis Travel. Mulegeta Ababu, founder of Ethiopis Travel, is accredited by Lion Ethiopia and has over 15 years’ experience in Ethiopia’s tourism industry. Exclusive Ethiopia will offer clients personally designed and guided holidays to the most remote and exciting destinations in Ethiopia, including rock-hewn churches, historical sites, wildlife areas, mountain ranges and traditional tribes. “Gamewatchers Safaris’ experienced safari guides are all highly qualified, and accredited by the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association.” Photo credit: Andrew Nightingale / www.kembucottages.com

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