Awards & Industry Recognition

Africa’s Eden is a pioneer, developer and maintainer of west central African tourism. In this section we present you our latest awards and industry appraisals…

The British Guild of Travel Writers' Best New Overseas Project Award 2008

Africa's Eden won the British Guild of Travel Writers' Best New Overseas Project 2008 for Loango National Park in Gabon. The British Guild of Travel Writers is the leading organisation for travel writers professionals.

Nominated by guild member Sarah Monaghan, Africa's Eden had to prove it was of social and economic benefit and had management policies which minimise adverse environmental impacts in Loango National Park. 

Image: Tienke Vermeiden of Africa’s Eden (left) displays the award at the World Travel Market, London,with Sarah Monaghan, Editor of Gabon Magazine 

National Geographic and Ashoka's Changemakers Geotourism Challenge 2008

Gabon was amongst 15 finalists chosen for the competition amongst 324 entries from 84 countries as a result of the poineering ideas of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Africa's Eden.

Applicants were required to demonstrate an innovation that supports geo-tourism, defined as "tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place — its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents."