Eligibility of membership

For the purpose of determining whether an enterprise is a CBTE, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Should be owned and operated by a community, community – organisation or by a resident individual who is a member of the local community and shall not include enterprises controlled by private companies
  • The tourism enterprise should be significantly benefiting the disadvantaged communities
  • There should be clear evidence of a community benefit fund or other form of community benefit coming from the CBTE.
  • Whether in the opinion of KECOBAT, the proposed CBTE can be viable (reasons must be given).


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

Mutall Business Centre , Kiserian

P.O BOX 42745 - 00100,

Nairobi, Kenya   

Tel: +254 (0) 20 231 9458

Cell: +254 726 489 446,

      +254 720 546 457

Email: info@kecobat.org

Website: www.kecobat.org