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2016 Best Tour & Travel Operator - Eco Warrior Awards 2016

It is now official, we Uniglobe Lets Go Travel are the best Tour and Travel operator in Kenya!
Last week on Friday 14th October, we were announced as the winners of the highly contested sustainability award, at a colourful event at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, in the 2016 Eco Warrior Awards.
This is the 2nd time we have won the prestigious award, 2014 being our 1st year and becoming a finalist in 2015.

The Eco-warrior Award is a Kenyan Tourism Award that recognizes and celebrates outstanding contribution to ecotourism practice in Kenya. It is aimed at motivating winning ventures/ operations and industry at large to embrace practices that are ecologically and ethically sustainable in order to compete with the best in the world.

Therefore, the aim of the Award is to transform Kenya into a sustainable tourism Destination, where we.... Uniglobe Lets Go Travel are leaders in the tour/travel operator category.

We are also 1 in 4 tour operators who are pioloting the Travelife international sustinability certification criteria. 
Congratulations to the entire Uniglobe Lets Go Travel team!!

A little bit of good...

’Keep Her in School’’ .This is an initiative started by the Lets Go Travel to promote responsible tourism through corporate Social Responsibility.  We donate sanitary towels to schools and institutions that we support.

 This year we partnered with Zanaafarica who we purchased sanitary towels from at a reduced cost.

The purchase of the sanitary towels is done through LGT staff and company contributions.

Zanaafrica is a foundation in Kenya that supports adolescent girls in Kenya to stay in school by providing sanitary towels and delivering reproductive health education.

On the 10th March we visited Body of Christ Centre where we donated sanitary towels to 12 young girls. We know that this donation will go a long way in empowering the young girls, build their confidence as well as restoring their dignity and self-worth.

On the 15th March  in line with our a team from Lets Go travelled to Nanyuki to visit 5 schools namely, Kalalu , Ndemu , Gakeu Primary Schools as well as Kalalu Seconday School  where we donated eight computers and sanitary towels.

Kalalu Secondary is a school which Lets Go Travel has supported over the years. During the visit we donated sanitary towels to 120 needy students.

Last year we learned of the plight of many girls at the school who missed classes at least 4-5 days due to lack of sanitary towels. This was of great concern to the Ladies at LGT who decided to step in and assist 30 needy form four girls who were to sit for their final exam at the end of the year. We are proud to report that their school attendance in third term was uninterrupted.

We donated sanitary towels for a term to 120 students at Kalalu secondary school.

We targeted girls from form one to form four.

For further details on our CSR work place, refer to our website

Our target for this year is to assist not only the needy girls but attempt to provide sanitary towels to all the girls at Kalalu Secondary School and the Body of Christ Centre.


Year of the Monkey

The Monkey is ninth of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year-cycle. 2016 is the year of the Monkey. The Chinese celebrate New Year with a 16 day period of festivities, beginning 31st January.

In Hong Kong, this is the biggest and most colourful festival of the year. A time where the locals give thanks for the past 12 months and pray for good fortune in the coming year.

Chinese New Year is a great opportunity to see Hong Kong steeped in tradition, mingle with the local people, indulge in tasty traditional foods and take stunning photos of the red lanterns that adorn the city.

For bookings or enquiries on packages to China and other fun destinations, contact us NOW!

Introducing Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly known as Lufthansa, is a German airline with its hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Zurich and Vienna. Lufthansa was founded in 1953 and commenced operations in 1955 currently flying to 260 destinations in 100 countries including direct operations from Frankfurt to Nairobi as from  27th October. Operating three weekly flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday using Boeing 737-700 in a two-class configuration offering Lufthansa's intercontinental Business and Economy Class cabins. They intend to have 12 additional flights in December and January due to already exceptionally high bookings using an A340-300.


Lufthansa ranks among the world’s leading airlines and serves European and Worldwide destinations including Munich, Dubai and Miami. Building up a worldwide partner network, offering coordinated connections, common frequent-flyer programmes and code sharing.  With a new joint venture with ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS the biggest airline based in Japan, it is expected that passenger services and flight schedules will be greatly improved, making it easier for travellers to plan their flights between Japan and Europe. After the liquidation of Team Lufthansa, some of the former Team Lufthansa members were integrated into the partner programme. All airlines remain independent and keep their own corporate identity. Some of Lufthansa's partners outside of the Star Alliance are Air Malta and Luxair.


Lufthansa has a total of 4 cabins:

First Class

Offered on most long-haul aircraft (Airbus A330-300, A340-300, A340-600, the front part of the upper deck of all Airbus A380s, and the main deck nose section of all Boeing 747–8s). Each seat converts to a 2 metres (6 ft. 7 in) bed, includes laptop power outlets, as well as entertainment facilities. Meals are available on demand. Lufthansa offers dedicated First Class check-in counters at most airports, and offers dedicated First Class lounges in Frankfurt and Munich, as well as a dedicated first class terminal in Frankfurt. Arriving passengers have the option of using Lufthansa's First Class arrival facilities, as well as the new Welcome Lounge. Lufthansa has introduced a new First Class product aboard the Airbus A380 and plans to gradually introduce it on all of its long-haul aircraft.

Business Class

Offered on all long-haul aircraft. Newer seats convert to 2 metres (6 ft. 7 in) lie-flat beds and include laptop power outlets and entertainment facilities. Lufthansa offers dedicated Business Class check-in counters at all airports, as well as dedicated Business Class lounges at most airports, or contract lounges at other airports, as well as the Lufthansa Welcome Lounge upon arrival in Frankfurt. The original, Business Class features angle-lie flat seats with 150 degrees of recline. Business Class on all Boeing 747-8s features fully flatbed seats, and a larger seat-back entertainment screen. The new seats are gradually being rolled out across the rest of the Airbus A330, A340, A380 and Boeing 747-400 fleet.

Premium Economy

Introduced in 2014, Lufthansa's long-haul Premium Economy is being rolled out on all long-haul aircraft, starting with a select number of Boeing 747-8s. Similar in design to Air Canada's Premium Economy or British Airways' World Traveler Plus cabins, Premium Economy features 38-inch (970 mm) pitch along with up to 3 inches (76 mm) more width than economy class, depending on the aircraft. The seats also feature a 11 or 12 inches (280 or 300 mm) personal seat-back entertainment screens and a larger armrest separating seats.  

Economy Class

Lufthansa's long-haul Economy Class is offered on all long-haul aircraft. All have a 31-inch (790 mm) seat pitch except the Airbus A340s, which have a 32-inch (810 mm) seat pitch. Passengers receive meals, as well as free drinks. Moreover, the whole fleet offers Audio-Video-On-Demand (AVOD) screens in Economy Class.

Lufthansa's frequent-flyer programme is called Miles & More, and is shared among several European airlines, including Austrian Airlines, Adria Airways, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Luxair, Swiss International Air Lines, and Brussels Airlines. Miles & More members may earn miles on Lufthansa flights and Star Alliance partner flights, as well as through Lufthansa credit cards, and purchases made through the Lufthansa shops. Status within Miles & More is determined by miles flown during one calendar year with specific partners. Membership levels include: Miles & More member (no minimal threshold), Frequent Traveller (Silver, 35,000-mile (56,000 km) threshold or 30 individual flights), Senator (Gold, 100,000-mile (160,000 km) threshold), and HON Circle (Black, 600,000-mile (970,000 km) threshold over two calendar years). All Miles & More status levels higher than Miles & More member offer lounge access and executive bonus miles, with the higher levels offering more exclusive benefits.

Fly with Lufthansa and experience these amazing services.

War Against Wildlife Poaching and Hunting

This week has been a busy week for conservationist where by on 10th August, we were celebrating World Lion Day and today 12th August we are celebrating World Elephant day.

It is sad that today we choose to speak on poaching and hunting which lately has been a common news item feature. Wildlife crime is sweeping the planet, with wildlife trafficking being rated as one of the world’s largest criminal industry. 

High Target Species such as elephant and rhino are being hunted to extinction. These animals are the most difficult to protect, as poachers go to the most extreme lengths to kill them. If we can safeguard these animals, then the entire ecosystem would be protected.

Anti-poaching rangers form the first and last line of defence for nature. Without the right training, equipment, management and support they cannot defend the World’s natural heritage for future generations. Direct action on anti-poaching is a vital component of any successful conservation formula where poaching is a threat. Without the support of the rangers who risk their lives daily to meet this responsibility, then we have little hope for long-term preservation of the natural world.

 Hwange's Iconic Lion Killed

Poaching of the elephant and other wildlife animals is not only a threat to the tourism sector of Kenya, but  also endangers the heritage of our wild Jungle in Africa.The death of an “iconic” lion in Zimbabwe has prompted calls for an EU ban of the importing of lion trophies. The 13-year-old lion was a major tourist pull at the country's largest wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife enthusiasts say Cecil, possibly Hwange’s largest lion, was a favourite among visitors to Zimbabwe’s premier national park as he was extremely relaxed around safari vehicles. Cecil the lion was found headless and skinned after being shot with a bow and arrow.

Five Elephants Killed in Tsavo West

Poaching of elephants for ivory has increased dramatically in Kenya in recent years, due to the growing demand for the product in Asian markets where it is believed to be used for medicinal purposes. Elephants are believed to be under greater threat from poachers than lions.

Barley 2 weeks ago, Poachers killed five elephants in Tsavo West National Park. The carcasses were recovered by rangers the following morning — what appeared to be an adult female and her four offspring, their tusks hacked off.

In recent years, the poaching of elephants has increased exponentially because of the demand for ivory in Asia, where it's used for unproven medicinal purposes. Between 2010 and 2012, poachers killed more than 100,000 African elephants — a level of destruction that put the species on the road to extinction. Unlike many other animals, elephants mourn the death of their brethren, wrapping their trunks around the bones or carcasses of the deceased.

While the African lion population is also under threat, it is largely because their habitats are being destroyed by farmers and developers, not because the animals are hunted. Poaching has an enormous effect on the environment and the people living in wildlife inhabited there. Arguably, natives to such areas are poverty stricken thus deem to have no other choice other than poaching, not realising that eventually all the resources will be diminished.

Our goal is to work side by side with the anti-poaching teams to supply these people with conservation education and create alternate ways to support their families. For example, help them learn how to raise livestock and grow their own fruits, vegetables and grains. Through this most people will have a source of income and therefore decrease the number of wildlife hunted by poachers.

Basically, we must understand the importance of protecting these endangered animals, before they become extinct.


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