Our Social Purpose
One Horizon Africa has had a social purpose since its inception. And in Kenya, One Horizon Africa is a non-profit entity that implements sustainable projects and activities in collaboration with the local community. It has helped forge a new- model of how travelers can make a positive contribution to communities and is a leader in this field. Long before the terms Responsible Travel came into vogue, One Horizon Africa has been setting the gold standard in how tourism and travelers could make a positive impact on communities and ecosystems. We would love you to join us and to engage with our communities in a way you never believed you could.
Enhancing local prosperity
To increase the proportion of tourism spending that is retained locally, by employing local people, encouraging local purchasing and, where possible, sourcing goods and services from local businesses.
To identify and pursue opportunities to support essential services in local communities, including health, sanitation, education and infrastructural projects.
To recognise the rights of employees, providing them with a safe and secure working environment and at least a living wage, offering skills training and potential for advancement and avoiding all forms of discrimination and exploitation.
To enhance visitors’ experience and sense of engagement through providing them with accurate information about local environments, cultures and sustainability issues and encouraging and facilitating their involvement and support.
Celebrating local cultures
To respect local and indigenous rights, cultures and traditions and contribute to their preservation and enrichment, reflecting and celebrating them sensitively in tourism products and activities and avoiding inappropriate commodification.
To identify and measure greenhouse gas emissions relating to tourism operations and take action to reduce them through minimizing energy consumption, favouring renewable energy sources, and promoting the use of resource efficient transport options.
To identify the degree and nature of water risk in local destinations, ensure responsible water use and avoid adverse impacts on local communities and ecosystems from the level and pattern of water consumption and the treatment of wastewater.
To raise awareness of threats to Africa’s wildlife and support for its conservation, in general and as a source of livelihood through tourism, and to ensure that wildlife interactions are responsibly managed and all wildlife-related regulations are fully met.
To minimize the production of waste from tourism operations and activities, following programmes to reduce, reuse and recycle, with special attention to reducing food waste and avoiding single-use plastics, and ensure appropriate waste disposal.
To work with other organizations and businesses on the promotion, development and management of sustainable tourism in Africa, sharing knowledge and engaging in collaborative projects that benefit the economy, communities and the environment.