We pride ourselves on being a highlight of the Kenya tourism circuit, and are proud to fly the flag for Laikipia County. Tourism plays a vital role in our conservation model, allowing us to reinvest in community development and wildlife programmes. That is why we were delighted to sponsor the Miss Tourism Laikipia competition last month, the winner of which - Yvonne Wangeci - represented Laikipia County at the Miss Tourism Kenya 2018 finals.
Miss Tourism Kenya is an annual national event that seeks to personify Kenya’s tourism strengths through pageantry. The national finals celebrate Kenya’s diverse cultural heritage, and highlight the importance of protecting our wild lands and life.
As part of the Miss Tourism Kenya boot camp, all 47 finalists visited Laikipia to learn how the county contributes to tourism in Kenya. We welcomed the team to Ol Pejeta, where they paid a visit to the northern white rhinos, the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, and experienced the thrill of an Ol Pejeta game drive.
The finals of Miss Tourism Kenya took place on the 13th of October in Nairobi with Miss Sarah Pkyach from West Pokot county taking the title. Our very own Miss Tourism Laikipia, Yvonne Wangeci, took the 1st runner’s up spot. The winner will become an ambassador for tourism in Kenya, supporting destination marketing efforts and helping to promote this country’s amazing landscapes, cultures and wildlife.