Kenya tour operator UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel attains global certification for sustainable practices 

UNIGLOBE Travel International member UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel in Nairobi, Kenya, has become one of the first tour operators in East Africa to be Travelife Certified. Accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Travelife for Tour Operators is one of the world’s leading green certification programs. 

UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel is also a five-time winner of the Ecotourism Kenya Eco-Warrior Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to ecotourism practice in Kenya.

“Everyone in our organization is passionate about preserving this magical country for future generations,” says owner Alan Dixson. “From prohibiting single use plastics to booking tours using only eco-friendly hotels and suppliers, our commitment to sustainability is embedded in everything we do.” 

Says UNIGLOBE Travel founder and CEO U. Gary Charlwood, “In a region that is largely dependent on tourism, it is important that we work with local organizations and government to keep it sustainable. UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel sets the bar for other tour operators, and we are proud to have them in our global family.”

UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel offers these tips for travelling responsibly:    

Book with an eco-friendly tour operator

There are literally thousands of safari tour companies in Kenya. Look for these signs that an operator is committed to tourism sustainability and responsibility: 

  • A member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO)
  • A member of Ecotourism Kenya 
  • Travelife Sustainability certification for Tour Operators 

Take personal responsibility

  • Respect and obey all game laws and regulations, and report companies who ignore them.
  • Keep a distance of at least 25 metres from wildlife and don’t pressure your driver to approach animals too closely. 
  • Avoid making loud noises that may disturb animals.
  • Never give food to any animal in the wild.
  • Take photos instead of picking plants and flowers. 
  • Take out what you pack in. Don’t leave garbage behind.
  • Support local farmers and artisans by buying locally crafted souvenirs.
  • Do not buy, or trade for, any articles covered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) including ivory, turtle products, rhino horn, furs, butterflies and many plant species.
  • Use biodegradable soaps and beauty products, and reusable packaging.

UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel does not support any tours or activities that condone unethical animal interactions. Contact for interviews and media inquiries:

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