Do you really want to have some fun when you visit our Masai community? Well how about joining the warriors and women of the village in their Masai Moves dance class. And by the time you finish this 30 minute exercise you will be moving to the rhythmic beat with dance steps that signal your entry into all things Masai.
“Why do you do this?” This was the most commonly asked question of One Horizon Africa when it was looking for distributors of its tours. That was less than 10 years ago and long before the travel industry had an epiphany that later called tours like ours “sustainable and/or responsible” tourism. As a Not- for-Profit organisation……
What does Daniel, our Masai host, have in common with Robert Redford the Hollywood legend? Well more than you might think. You see, Daniel was an extra in the movie OUT OF AFRICA as it was filmed partly in a valley close to where he lives. We believe that Daniel stole every scene in the movie that he was in.
Before the terms of Responsible and Sustainable Tourism became known One Horizon was doing its humanitarian work in Kenya for years before this. To experience unique, inspirational and incredible times in Kenya, please go to www.onehorizon.net for more information on the tours.
AMAZING – Experiences off the beaten track
CONNECTING – The time to talk
UNIQUE – Insights which enhance your experience
MEANINGFUL – A greater understanding of the culture
POSITIVE IMPACT – Where your travels improve people’s lives
Recently we were surprised to see images taken by One Horizon at one of its premises, being used illegally to promote a travel agencies tours. The offending foreign owned small travel agency sought to also induce our staff to join them with the promise of greater remuneration. We were more concerned that our communities, are supported by a range of our programs.
The Kenyan Wildlife Service (KWS) provides some useful tips on all manner of things to do with wildlife. One set of guidelines is also a powerful tool for reflection which is both simple, effective and easy to remember. It has to do with taking selfies where animals are involved. The guidelines are:
One thing that hasn’t changed though is the general consensus that rather than incarcerating children into institutions of care (orphanages), it is mostly preferable for children to be maintained within the family or extended family unit. This usually requires additional family support of some kind.
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.