One Horizon & Sustainability
Sustainable tourism is a way of traveling and exploring a destination while respecting its culture, environment, and people. On the other hand, mass tourism is a multi-trillion dollar industry that is primarily focused on generating income. In fact, most of the money generated from mass tourism goes to large transnational companies instead of remaining in the country you visit.
One Horizon is a Kenyan based registered ‘not for profit’ organisation who revenue is returned to programs within Kenya whose aim is to alleviate poverty. It’s focus is in 3 key areas
By increasing local capacity building and employment opportunities, ecotourism is an effective vehicle for empowering local communities around the world to fight against poverty and to achieve sustainable development.
Interpretation & Understanding
With an emphasis on enriching personal experiences and environmental awareness our guests gain a greater understanding and appreciation for nature, local society, and culture. This is important if people are to make a positive contribution.
Offering long-term solutions, our ecotourism activities provides effective incentives for conserving and enhancing the natural and cultural heritage of our communities.
Sustainable programs are the foundation of One Horizon. When you’re with us, you visit grassroots Kenya and our partner communities. It’s this experience of becoming involved in Kenyan life that makes our experiences unique. And by opening ourselves up to the involvement of travelers we have simply marshaled those that share our passion and empathy.
Our membership in The International Ecotourism Society enables us to connect with a diaspora of like minded individuals and organisations committed to helping others and our natural world. We would encourage everyone to join up to be part of this global movement.
Our videos below, which give you an insight into some of our sustainability programs that are helping Kenyan families and communities to be able to determine their own destiny and journeys to build positive and happy futures.