One Horizon meets some amazing people and these people, who become our friends, come from all over the world. Whether its a couple, extended family or solo travelers, everybody comments on the warm welcome that they get and equally our communities are keen to know more about where our guests come from. It’s an education all around. We want to thank everybody that comes to our communities.
Nairobi National Park has welcomed a new and rare species of white rhino. The news about the birth of the young rhino was shared by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Saturday, February 15. “We are thrilled to report the birth of a white rhino in Nairobi National Park. The lucky mother rhino had gone into hiding from hawk-eyed rangers only for her to resurface with a three-day-old calf. Welcome to the family baby rhino,” tweeted KWS.
As a humanitarian and a not-for-profit aid organisation you wont be part of a tour bus experience with One Horizon. Our work is with people and our sustainable programs that we implement with local communities help with all the phases of life that we all experience. Our traveler experiences in our communities are always personal and one on one. It’s off the beaten track.
We cannot imagine that anybody would seriously dispute the arguments championed against the practice of keeping animals in captivity, the institutionalization of children or the requirement that hotels in fragile ecosystems require waste management systems to eliminate any negative impact on the environment. These are just a few of the issues.
One Horizon is very proud of its ability to be able to provide employment for local community projects. One of the main projects is fencing. The purpose of these fencing projects is to secure property from intruders but at the same time not to hinder the movement of wild animals. Recently and in the area where we do a lot of work, the problem has been hyenas and leopards that raid the Masai’s herds. It’s a great project
The global tourism industry is a mega trillion dollar activity with tour operators focused on profits and commissions. On the one hand it appears they are active social citizens who see themselves as change agents. On the other hand, they may be ignoring the sheer bread and butter issues of óvertourism’. At this stage, is doesn’t appear that the global tourist industry knows how to respond.
We always believed that there had to be a better way of helping mothers to keep their families together. Too often in trying to keep families together, actions are taken after the family unit has broken down. And with this in mind, the approach adopted at our women’s center has evolved and changed. We’ve adopted a different path and one which is highly proactive. And we would love…
Our work with grandmas has been some of the most rewarding work that One Horizon and its army of committed travelers have ever been involved in. Of course its never easy and you have to stay the course, but it delivers in spades. The aged in many communities are often isolated, lonely and depressed and Kenya is typical of many other countries in this regard.
Whether its grandma sitting on her 3 seat lounge as she takes it home on a motorbike, or the acrobatic antics of a bus conductor, transport in Nairobi can be a life threatening scenario. A point of view that using local transport providers supports the local economy is a valid one. And in these days of ‘responsible tourism’ it makes good sense. But travelers in Nairobi may be wise to revisit decisions about how they get around.
One Horizon is a humanitarian and project-based organisation whose mission is to alleviate poverty. One Horizon wanted to find a way to take more sustainable programs into more communities. One solution was to launch the tourism arm of One Horizon. One Horizon’s tours have improved our ability to expand its sustainable programs. It not only offers travelers rewarding experiences, but the fees earned from the Go Granny Go, Empowering Mothers…