Seattle, WA and Nairobi, KENYA - Gamewatchers Safaris was named Tour Operator of the Year at the first annual Kenya Tourism Awards in Nairobi on June 23, 2011. The Kenya Tourism Federation and the Kenya Tourist Board co-hosted the formal Gala Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant where awards were given in a variety of categories: Best Accommodation Facility, Best Entertainment Facility, Tour Operator of the Year, Air Operator of the Year, Domestic Tourism Award, Best Tourism Attraction and Best Travel Management Company.
The Kenya Tourism Awards have been created to award achievements in the sector and celebrate the strides made in difficult circumstances.
The guests of honor were the UN World Tourism Organization Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Rifai, and Kenya’s Minister for Tourism, Najib Balala. Gamewatchers Safaris managing director, Jake Grieves-Cook, received the award from Dr. Rifai.
“We are certainly honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Grieves-Cook in Nairobi. “Gamewatchers Safaris has worked tirelessly to grow sustainable tourism in Kenya and to leave a lasting mark on cultural and wildlife conservation efforts here.”
Gamewatchers is a specialist tour operator based in Nairobi, Kenya with over 20 years of experience operating luxury and wildlife safaris. Gamewatchers works with all of the leading safari camps and also owns and manages the Porini Camps in Kenya, which offer a highly authentic safari experience. As a tour operator, Gamewatchers provides North American trade partners with commissionable rates, wide product knowledge of the top luxury camps and lodges, and high levels of customer service throughout the booking process and on the ground in Africa.
The Kusini Collection represents Gamewatchers Safaris and the Porini Camps in North America. For more information on Gamewatchers Safaris, the Porini Camps or The Kusini Collection, contact The Kusini Collection at [email protected].