Ministry of Tourism Kenya

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Ministry of Tourism Kenya


Ministry of Tourism Kenya, created by an act of Parliament is a government of Kenya ministry in charge of management and promotion of the country’s tourism industry. This ministry is currently headed by Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Najib Balala.


Ministry of Tourism Kenya


Teleposta Towers, 18th floor, Kenyatta Avenue

P.O. Box 30027 – 00100 GPO

Nairobi Kenya

Tel: +254 20 3313010

Mobile: +254 710 601 103

Fax: +254 20 3318043/5


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Kenya                                                                  Winner: World’s Leading Safari Destination 2016

Kenya Tourism Board                                      Winner: Africa’s Leading Tourist Board 2017

Kenya Airways                                                  Winner: Africa’s Leading Airline 2017

Kenya Airways                                                  Winner: Africa’s Leading Airline in Business Class 2017

Kenya Ports Authority                                    Winner: Africa’s Leading Cruise Port 2017

Maasai Mara                                                      Winner: Africa’s Leading National Park 2017

Carlson Wagonlit Travel                                  Winner: Africa’s Leading Business Travel Agency 2017

Diani Beach                                                       Winner: Africa’s Leading Beach Destination 2017

Leopard Beach Resort & Spa                        Winner: Africa’s Leading Family Resort 2017

Serena Hotels, Resorts & Game Lodges     Winner: Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand 2017

Sirikoi Lodge                                                      Winner: Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge 2017

Finch Hattons Camp                                       Winner: Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2017

Bonfire Adventures                                          Winner: Africa’s Leading Travel Agency 2017

Leopard Beach Resort & Spa                         Winner: Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort 2017

InterContinental Nairobi                                  Winner: Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel 2017

The Tribe Hotel                                                   Winner: Kenya’s Leading Hotel Suite-Presidential Suite 2017

Palacina The Residence                                   Winner: Kenya’s Leading Hotel Residence 2017

Bonfire Adventures                                           Winner: Kenya’s Leading Travel Agency 2017

Abercrombie & Kent [A&K]                              Winner: Kenya’s Leading Travel Management Company 2017

Pollman’s Tours & Safaris                                Winner: Kenya’s Leading Inbound Tour Operator 2017

Heritage Hotels East Africa                            Winner: Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand 2017

Fairmont Mara Safari Club                              Winner: Kenya’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2017

Ol Tukai Lodge                                                   Winner: Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge 2017

Fairmont The Norfolk                                      Winner: Kenya’s Leading Hotel 2017

Fly540                                                                 Winner: Kenya’s Leading Domestic Safari Carrier 2017

Avis Kenya                                                          Winner: Kenya’s Leading Car Rental 2017

Carlson Wagonlit                                               Winner: Kenya’s leading travel Management Company 2017


 Congratulations to all award winners 2017!



 Parastatals under the Ministry of Tourism:


Kenya Tourism Board [KTB]

The key mandate of the Kenya Tourist Board [KTB] is to market Kenya Tourism at local, regional and international levels as a leading and most preferred destination in Africa.

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Tourism Fund

Tourism Fund is a corporate body established under the Tourism Act, 2011 which came into operation on September 1, 2012 vide special issue of Kenya Gazette Supplement No.93 of August 24, 2012. The Fund is the legal successor to Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees. Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees has been in existence since.

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Kenyatta International Convention Centre [KICC] Nairobi

Kenyatta International Convention Centre KICC is best leading conference, meeting and events centre in Nairobi boasting a conference room of over 4000 delegates in a single sitting.

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 Kenya Utalii College [KUC]

Kenya Utalii College management is committed to sustaining its mandate of training qualified professionals for the Hospitality and Tourism industry.

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Bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya offers Kenya in miniature! It is a must visit to all visitors. Situated only 10km from Nairobi CBD, and about 1km past main entrance of the game-filled Nairobi National Park, Bomas of Kenya lets you see the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up this fascinating country.

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Kenya Tourist Development Corporation [KTDC]

Tourism Finance Corporation is the leading public Development Financial Institution in Kenya known to offer affordable and accessible financial facilities and Business Advisory Services to the tourism industry in the country. Its mission is to develop and diversify Kenya’s tourism industry by providing a range of financial services to investors in tourism related enterprises.

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Kenya Safari Lodges and Hotels [KSLH]

Kenya Safari Lodges and Hotels Limited [KSLH] is a government parastatal operating under the ministry of tourism mandated with the provision of premium hotel and lodge accommodation, current conference and business meeting venues, highly customized beach and safari experiences as well as high value niche products, has geared its core activities towards achieving Kenya’s Vision 2030 goals.

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Tourism Regulatory Authority [TRA]

Tourism Regulatory Authority [TRA] is a corporate body established under section 4 of the Tourism Act No.28 of 2011 and is mandated to regulate the tourism sector in Kenya. This entails developing regulations, standards and guidelines that are necessary to ensure an all-round quality service delivery in the tourism sector.

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Brand Kenya Board

Brand Kenya Board is tasked with the responsibility of identifying and refining the key attributes of Kenya, that contribute positively to the image and reputation of the nation. Our goal is to enhance these characteristics and create an authentic, credible brand for the country that establishes our uniqueness in the global arena. The board would like Kenya to be internationally recognized for its land, people.

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