Mwanase Ahmed

CEO - Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers, Kilifi

Mwanase Ahmed, a global citizen with roots on Lamu Island, Kenya, has journeyed through living in the United States, France, Central America and Senegal before returning to her homeland of Kenya. As the visionary CEO of Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers in Kilifi, she combines her rich cultural experiences with a deep passion for sustainable tourism, integrating social, ethical and environmental responsibility at the core. As a pioneer with over ten years of experience in the ecotourism industry, Mwanase has been featured in numerous interviews, podcasts, panels, articles, and conferences, both regionally and internationally. Mwanase brings a unique perspective, fostering a harmonious blend of ecological awareness, community empowerment and unity, and enriching travel experiences through positive social & environmental activities.