Author Archives: jessbutcher

Integritour joins the very best of KATO-registered tour operators

Posted ago by jessbutcher

Integritour is proud to announce our recent inclusion within the Kenyan Association of Tour Operators. About KATO (and visit www.katokenya.org) The Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) is Kenya’s foremost tourism trade association, representing the interests of over 250 of …

Save the Sitatunga Antelope Boat Race – Kisumu

Posted ago by jessbutcher

Event organisation can be cumbersome!  I never knew that until I found myself in the organizing committee of the mighty Lake Victoria boat race. God decided to ‘bless’ us with rain the whole of Friday and we were all praying …

Gearing up for the Mighty Lake Victoria Boat Race

Posted ago by jessbutcher

Written by Customer Service Executive, Patricia Ouko. “I know the women will not show up for the hits,” is what one of the committee members said when we were at the stakeholders meeting preparing for the boat race but the …

Integritour visit Mama Sarah Obama

Posted ago by jessbutcher

Blog post from Patricia, Customer Service Executive, Integritour, who recently conducted an Integritour field trip to Kogelo, to meet with Obama’s grandmother, Mama Sara Obama,  at her home. What a lovely lady! The moment I saw her I thought of …

Celebrating the Kisumu Tourism Expo -2011

Posted ago by jessbutcher

Last week, Integritour was proud to take part in the ‘Kisumu Expo’ at the Simba Club in Kisumu.   The three day event was co-ordinated by the Lake Victoria Tourism Association in an effort to bring together all the local industry …

Western Kenya Highlights: Kakamega Rainforest

Posted ago by jessbutcher

Green. Tropical. Lush.Wet. Muddy. Not words that a Westerner would typically associate with Africa. Acacia trees, lions and a browny-reddish bush landscape better fit the tourist mind’s eye, but it’s simply not so with mighty lakes, impressive mountain ranges, sugar …

Coming over all ‘Nerdy’ in Western Kenya: Birding by Boat and Boda Boda

Posted ago by jessbutcher

Bird watchers or ‘twitchers’ as they’re commonly known are considered a fairly odd bunch by non-twitchers.  A little bit geeky, called ‘Colin’ or ‘Graham’ usually and never happier than when hidden in a bush, behind binoculars ticking off species whilst …

A Love Letter to Western Kenya

Posted ago by jessbutcher

(As appears in this month’s edition of Destination Magazine) Kisumu, Western Kenya: not the most obvious of tourist destinations.  It’s tatty around the edges, the roads are awful, the accommodation a bit tired and corporate, the cuisine underwhelming and the …

Integritour’s Blue-Sky Blog: The new home of Kisumu & Kenyan Adventures

Posted ago by jessbutcher

Welcome to the Integritour blog,   the new site to catch up on all our news, adventures, new products, opinions and team stories….  plus the trials and tribulations of setting up a tour business in Kisumu, Western Kenya.  (This week …