Eco-Resorts: Changing the World - One Journey at a Time.
Changing The World -
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About Eco-resorts

So who are we and what do we support?

W - Eco-resorts, East Africa.With marketing offices in the US and UK, Eco-resorts maintains a strong base in East Africa through a small team of dedicated professionals, passionately promoting the development of East African ecotourism.

Between us, we give you the East African travel tips you need for the safari of a lifetime. Besides our hands-on knowledge, we offer you over 30 years of Kenyan, American and European experience in tourism, safaris, hotels, and restaurants.

For more information on ecotourism, visit our archives to read some of Eco-resorts' articles and ezines.

M - Eco-resorts, East Africa.elinda Rees was born to a mobile expatriate family; by the time she was 18, she had lived in 7 countries, on 5 continents. The longest period of time was spent in East Africa, with 7 years in Nairobi, Kenya. Holidays were generally spent visiting yet more countries and cultures, providing her with personal experience of a wide range of locations, peoples, cultures, cuisines and transportation devices. In 1993, the gypsy feet finally returned permanently to Kenya due to "the incredibly hospitable, friendly people, stunning landscape and fantastic wildlife. I have never felt 'at home' in the same way anywhere else in the world." Melinda focuses her community work on education, schools and libraries. Melinda is our main guest contact, she is responsible for working with you to design your dream safari..

Contact Melinda at: melinda@eco-resorts.com


Jonas Gejke - Has lived and loved East Africa for more than 10 years. His extensive travels in the region include all the countries to which we welcome our guests. His experience ranges widely from building and running exclusive safari camps to bush trekking with his Masai friends and leading dhow sailing safaris in the Lamu archipelago. Jonas is in charge of our ground handling operations office and is the person who ensures you have the best quality guides, vehicles and accommodations available!

Vera Kivuitu is the administrative genius of our office and the center of the operations. Vera takes control of all the paperwork required to run your safari. She is always available to help with any emergencies or problems that might arise and is totally unflappable in a crisis!

Japeth Kavita is our accountant. Kavita is from the Shimba Hills region of Kenya’s coast and has lived and worked in the coastal region for most of his life. Kavita takes care of all our financial needs and ensures that we are always up to date with all the licences, insurances and paperwork that is required to operate a Tour company in East Africa.

Kristofer Zachrisson is Swedish by nationality, but grew up in Zimbabwe and Tanzania though he is truly Kenyan at heart. Kris’ knowledge of local fauna, flora and culture is unsurpassed. From road-side shops to high quality lodges and camps, from the rarest bird to large mammals – ask Kris. Kris is now setting up and running our Rwanda office.

Jane Tormey runs our US based marketing office. Jane came on safari with us and enjoyed herself so much she bought into the company! Jane is based in Bend, Oregon and is responsible for sending out brochures, answering our toll free number and talking to prospective guests who have questions and queries about their holiday. She will be happy to share her experiences with you.

Jonas Gejke



Vera Kivuitu

Japeth Kavita

Kristofer Zachrisson


Jane Tormey

Who we support

W - Eco-resorts, Safaris in East Africa.e support the earth-one journey at a time. Regionally, we promote small, unique East African camps and lodges, which are involved in assisting their local communities and protecting their local environment.

Eco-resorts itself also provides a percentage of its profits to local community and conservation projects, including:

  • Children of the Rising Sun Home
  • Watamu National Marine Park
  • Friends of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest

Booking with Eco-resorts protects East Africa's environment and local cultures from extinction. Be an eco-tourist and make a difference!

Click on the project link above or contact melinda@eco-resorts.com for more detailed information on how you can help support East African wildlife and villages with your safari.

Locally, our Kenyan offices are completely self-sufficient. We generate our own power using a wind turbine and solar panels; we also collect rainwater.

In addition, we currently work with or are board members of:

  • Ecotourism Society of Kenya (ESOK)
  • The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), USA
  • Green Globe 21 (member)
  • Kenya Wildlife Services

Feel free to contact us:


PO Box 120
Watamu 80202,
East Africa
Email: info@eco-resorts.com
Tel: 254-733-618183 and 254-722-836055
Kenya fax: 254-42-2332256

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