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 and whose support helps so many people
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.
AMAZING – Experiences taking you off the beaten track
CONNECTING – The time to listen, talk and understand
UNIQUE – Insights which enhance your experience
MEANINGFUL – A greater understanding of the culture
POSITIVE IMPACT – Where your travels improve people’s lives
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.
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.
“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 that conducts tours of its projects that lift people from poverty, the…
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.
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, and its probably the reason that he didn’t…