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Light On The Horizon 1 Day Tour

Light On The Horizon <span>1 Day Tour</span>
  • Hotel

  • Meals

  • Transfer

  • Staff Guide

  • $265pp Adults

  • $132.50pp 7-16 years

  • Free 6 years and under

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Overview

A life-changing day focusing on the conservation of endangered wildlife and sustainable programs supporting Kenyan grandmas.

Light on the Horizon is a moving day that begins at two of Nairobi's most popular and worldwide acclaimed, wildlife conservation centers for elephants and giraffes In the afternoon we visit a rural community on the outskirts of Nairobi where One Horizon's farming programs are changing the lives of Kenyan grandmas, amazing women whose stories will inspire you.

Light on the Horizon embraces One Horizon's approach to sustainable travel, a chance to discover how we can all forge change by becoming involved.

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The International Ecoturism Society

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The International Ecotourism Society

Which brings together individuals and organisations committed to helping local
communities and the environment.

itinerary

Light on the Horizon starts at Nairobi's Giraffe Center, which has saved hundreds of Rothschild Giraffes. The education center provides a comprehensive education for visitors about how we can all play a role in the conservation of habitats and the preservation of wildlife and giraffes in particular. The center enables people to have a closer look at these majestic creatures.

Our African wildlife conservation theme continues visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the most successful elephant rehabilitation program in the world. Here you can see the elephants and hear the story about the complex process for returning elephants to the wild. The elephants that end up at the center are usually those who have been injured in falls and abandoned, or those who have lost their mothers due to poachers or the interference of humans.

At around noon we’ll farewell the wildlife to spend the afternoon visiting the rural homes of Kenyan grandmas, inspirational women who have taken on the responsibility of caring for their grandchildren. Before connecting with One Horizon they worked in fields to feed their families, but now they are successful pig or chicken farmers, thanks to our programs that change lives and the global community of travellers who participate with us.

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned transfers - we'll collect you from your Nairobi hotel at 8am and drop you back at about 5pm. Along the way we'll show you some amazing sights from the teaming masses of people trying to make a living as street vendors to communities that travellers rarely see.
  • Entry to the Giraffe Centre
  • Entry to the David Sheldrick Trust
  • A light lunch
  • Unlimited fruit, tea, coffee and water
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Your Stay In Nairobi

Your Stay In Nairobi

We are happy to recommend alternative accommodation options that meet your
requirements during your time with us in Nairobi. Two of our preferred hotels
are Palacina and Hemingways - if you'd like to find out more please connect with
us here.

Testimonials

Tom

Tom, USA

A wonderful, heartwarming experience... We met three lovely grandmothers, visited their tiny farms and had a home hosted lunch. It was an amazing experience to hear these women's stories, share in meaningful conversation and even sing and dance with them.

Anica

Anica, Australia

We had the best time meeting Beatrice and Helen - it was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences we had in Africa and I cannot believe how lucky we were to spend so much time with them and hear their stories. Thank you for all the hard work you have done over the years for these families - we saw firsthand how One Horizon has changed their lives and we certainly walked away feeling inspired.

Barbara

Barbara, USA

Highly recommended. One Horizon has many projects in Kenya. They do tours to support their projects. I was picked up at my hotel in Nairobi and we drove about a half hour to the pig farm of Rosemary and her family. We sat in her small family room while she talked about how difficult her life had been before One Horizon came to the rescue. They set her up as a pig farmer, providing the pigs and the feed as well as the contract with hotels, etc... I went to Helen's farm as well and visited the school which One Horizon also supports. It was a wonderful day.

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