News and Plans
Adventure Alternative Win World Travel Market Award
Today Adventure Alternative were awarded the World Responsible Tourism Award - Best For Poverty Reduction
Best for poverty reduction is awarded to a tourism organisation with a creative and long-term approach to reducing poverty among local communities.
The Best for poverty reduction category is one of the longest standing categories of the World Responsible Tourism Awards. With this category we are looking for holiday providers that offer memorable experiences that support their activities in seeking to reduce and prevent poverty in a local community.
What the Judges want: A tourism organisation that can prove significant reduction of poverty in a local community, a long-term sustainable vision for continuing their work, and providing a working example for others tourism providers around the world.
Needless to say, everyone at Adventure Alternative are thrilled to have our work recognised on the world stage once again.
You can read more here - http://www.responsibletravel.com/awards/categories/economic.htm
Or on our blog: http://adventurealternative.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/the-gold-award-for-best-for-poverty-reduction-goes-to-adventure-alternative/?preview=true&preview_id=636
AA Kenya's Eva blogs in!
Check our our Blog, which today has Eva Muronji from Kenya discussing gender equality in the Kenya Tourism Industry: Click Here
Busy Summer on Mt Kenya
Over 75 young people climbed Mount Kenya with us over the summer months as part of their AfriCamp expeditions.
Watching the sunrise from 4985m on Point Lenana is an unforgettable experience to crown a truely unique expedition over the high plains, through montane & bamboo forests, Afro-alpine heath and up the rocky slopes of the ancient volcanic plug.
The main climbing seasons for Mt Kenya are January-March and June-October. For more information please see our web pages or get in contact to discuss options.
Work Starts on Marangu Village School
AA Expedition Coordinator and Moving Mountains Trustee Chris Little today shook hands with the headman of Marangu Village on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania as final official agreement for the new school being built with the support of Writhlington School in the UK. These agreements are vital to do before the project starts in order to agree local ownership and responsibility.
Recent Events in Kenya
After the widely reported violence in the coastal town of Lamu in Kenya over the last few days, we can understand that some travellers may have concerns about travelling to Kenya.
Therefore we have put together a general briefing document to help readers to understand the current travel advice for Kenya in relation to our itineraries.
You can view and download it here - http://issuu.com/adventure_alternative/docs/adventure_alternative_visiting_keny