Background Information

The Kenya Community Based Tourism Network (KECOBAT) was launched in August 2003 as a membership umbrella organization representing the interest of Community Based Tourism (CBT) Organizations in Kenya. It aims to facilitate information sharing; delivering appropriate technical support and advisory services; mediating and lobbying their interests to government and other relevant institutions and thereby integrating community concerns into national tourism.

KECOBAT Network can be regarded as a "trade association” representing the poorest sections of the tourism sector. By being the central point of contact, KECOBAT links between these, often-inaccessible, communities with the government, the private sector, NGO's, donors and training institutions thereby making it easier and less time consuming to work with.

 

KECOBAT’s aim is to create a forum that afford communities grappling with tourism challenges work with one voice and purpose by empowering them to mobilize their own capacities, learn from each other, effectively manage their resources and thereby make informed decisions to control activities that affect their lives and their environment in order to make them actors rather than passive subjects in the tourism industry. 

KECOBAT is in the process of redevelopment its map for the next two years with the aim of revamping the above based on the current county government structures. 

The network wishes to actively create appropriate mechanisms and incentives to open-up opportunities for rural communities to enhance their participation in the tourism industry especially in planning and running of enterprises on their land.

About KECOBAT

The Kenya Community Based Tourism Network (KECOBAT) network was launched in August 2003 as a membership umbrella organization representing the interest of Community Based Tourism (CBT) organizations in Kenya.

It aims to facilitate information sharing; delivering appropriate technical support and advisory services; mediating and lobbying their interests to government and other relevant institutions and thereby integrating community concerns into national tourism.

Contact Us

Ngong' Road, Kiserian Besta Court

P.O BOX 42745 - 00100,

Nairobi, Kenya   

Tel: +254 (0) 20 231 9458

Cell: +254 726 489 446,

      +254 720 931 120

Email: info@kecobat.org

Website: www.kecobat.org