Community-based Ecotourism

Community-based ecotourism is one of the ways to achieve conservation of natural resources and improved livelihoods of host communities in many areas. As rural communities mainly derive their livelihood from natural resources such as forests, there is a risk of over-exploiting these natural resources. Most of the people are farmers, loggers, hunters and the pursuit of their economic activities could eventually result in depletion of natural resources. However, community-based ecotourism provides a more sustainable way of managing these resources by offering a market-based approach of both conservation and development.  It promotes sustainable use of biodiversity in order to provide opportunities for revenue generation and employment through involvement of local communities.

Our activities include;

Coffee safari

From seedling to cup…

Walking through our small farms where fruits and coffee scents blend, we invite you to discover the crop and authentic know-how that has offered many small holder coffee farmers a smile.

The visit takes you through the growing and traditional processing of the coffee alongside a cultural experience of the Amerus.

Join us for a recreational and instructive experience full of flavors, facilitated by knowledgeable farmers of the fine Arabica coffee.

Experience the village

Our village is a paradise for nature lovers and gives you a great way to experience the outdoors. Meeting the community, swimming in cool river pools, fishing in pristine mountain lakes and looking out over scenic vistas…visiting us can be a perfect way to reconnect with nature and enjoy a culture.

Enjoy solitude and adventure as you embark on a discovery journey deep into some of Kenya’s most stunning wild areas.

Climbing Mount Kenya

Just a couple of miles from the coffee farm towers Mount Kenya. It is Africa’s second tallest peak at 5199 meters above sea level and arguably the most beautiful in the continent. This stunning volcanic mountain rises from the Kenyan savanna and strides the equator, its flanks brutally carved by aeons of ancient glacial action.

The views atop it are spectacular. Sweeping U-shaped valleys radiate from the twin peaks of Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5188m) alongside craggy volcanic boulders, trickling creeks and crystal clear lakes. The looming summit glaciers glisten in the high altitude sun and offer a beautiful backdrop in any direction.

Mount Kenya also hosts a massive variety of habitats that range from rolling heather-coated slopes, indigenous alpine flora, moss forest to dense bamboo and tropical rain forest that teem with flora.

Bird watching

The shade-grown coffee farms around mount Kenya together with the park has a rich montane avifauna.T he park has six of the eight Kenya Mountains Endemic Bird Area and 54 of the 70 Afrotropical Highlands biome species that occur in Kenya. Mountain Kenya area has records of globally and regionally threatened species, some with no recent records. They include Abbott’s Starling,Lesser Kestrel (a passage migrant on the moorland), Jackson’s widowbird (at up to 3,000 m), Sharpe’s Longclaw, Olive Ibis, Lammergeier, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, African Crowned Eagle, African Grass Owl, Cape Eagle-Owl, Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike, Long-tailed Widowbird, Abyssinian Owl (very rare and poorly researched), Scarlet-tufted Sunbird, and Kenrick’s Starling which is confined to this area in Kenya.

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