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Pro Poor Tourism in Africa

Pro Poor Tourism in Africa

Pro Poor Tourism in Africa, East Africa Slums Tour, Kenya Slum Tours, Kibera Slums Safari, Nairobi City Slums Tours, Propoor Tours in Kenya

Africa Slums Tours

Africa is the poorest continent in the world with its large number of poor populace living on less than a-dollar-a-day. On the other hand, Africa is the most toured continent due to its massive and abundant wildlife, favourable climate, mountains, lovely beaches, rich natural resources and welcoming cultural people. Tourism is indeed a good source of revenue to the African continent but most individual African countries are yet to plough this revenue towards the alleviation of poverty among their poor communities - including the eradication of Slums in the Africa continent. “Imagine Africa without a slum. A continent where every individual is accessible to basic human amenities such as, adequate health facilities, adequate housing and sanitary facilities, adequate food and clean drinking water.

This is what Niche Africa Holidays is advocating for through tourism business as a part of contribution towards wiping out slums and poverty in Africa, including Kenya, cannot be left to the individual governments alone to clear but rather be should be the priority of those corporate firms that contribute to the improvement of the economies of these states including players in the tourism sector. Visitors who come and see these slums are sure to contribute to the upgrading of the African slums.

These tours entails an escorted trip into the impoverished communities of Africa living within the urban and rural areas. The concept of pro poor tourism in Africa is not new as it has been and is being practiced in South Africa. Soweto and Shanty tours in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively are not new tours but have been ongoing slum safaris that are changing the face of South Africa's Slum areas. Kibera Slum dwellers in Nairobi Kenya are gradually beginning to reap the benefits of Kibera Slum Tours just as other Kenya Slums dwellers, courtesy of Niche Africa Holidays.

 

Kenya Slums Tours

Reality tourism in Kenya - these are escorted tours into the slums of Kenya to enable you see first-hand the difficulties faced by the poor in Kenya's Urban Cities and Rural areas.

A large number of Kenya's poor, living on less than a-dollar-a-day, stay in slums within the urban centers including Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa. It is estimated that it may cost 12 billion US$ and approximately 13 years to eradicate slums in Kenya. Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya is home to some of the richest and some of the poorest people in the country. The greatest population of this booming metropolis of over 3.5 million people stays in the slums without the necessary amenities such as adequate housing, adequate food and clean drinking water.

The pro-poor tourism activities takes Niche Africa Holidays clients to these rarely visited regions and enables interaction with the local people offers the guests experience first hand the problems that these urban people face in their day-to-day living.

Niche Africa Holidays has come up with this new noble idea of Kenya Slum Tourism as a means of creating awareness of the plight of the poor in Kenya to both foreign and domestic tourists with an intention of wiping out the slums in Africa and Kenya in particular as a long term measure by using tourism business, the highest Kenya government revenue earner, and reducing poverty by engaging the poor participate more effectively in tourism development in Kenya and at the same time receiving an increase in the net benefits from tourism as a short time measure. As the aims of pro-poor tourism ranges from increasing local employment to involving local people in the decision making process, Niche Africa Holidays has hired and is continuing to recruit its local staff for the Slum tour programmes among the inhabitants of the slums areas where it performs the Slum tours.

These include the Tour van drivers from the affected slums, the slum tour guides among which are the community leaders who understand the slum community locations better and the Slum Community policing security teams. All these personnel live within the Slums where the escorted tours are performed. . Let us take you for a pro poor tourism in Kenya as we have the Know how and the capacity to deliver these services to both foreign and domestic tourists in Kenya.

We have three types of Clientele for the pro poor tourism in Kenya. These include:

Individuals
Any individuals who are interested in visiting the poor in their various locations and sharing their experiences in order to understand the difficulties of the poor as they contribute towards the alleviation of poverty. It counts when you have a day or and hour with the less fortunate of a community. From our experience, these individuals contribute their unwanted house hold items to the poor, foods stuff to the individual family members, clothing, beddings, cutleries, books and bicycles from their residences.

Groups:
Any groups of individuals such as churches, welfare associations, Non governmental Organizations, social welfare organizations, colleges, students associations. These contribute foodstuff, build schools, provide feeding centres with foodstuff, build health centres and provide sanitary facilities, build churches and community based centers. A group can offer to prepare lunches for the school going students. Colleges and youth groups perform cleaning activities within the slums and along the river banks that pass through the slums. Some groups build toilet facilities. Niche Africa Holidays organizes pro poor tours around Lake Victoria for the benefit of the rural poor along and around the lake basin.

Corporate Bodies:
These include the limited Companies, the Parastatal and government departments. From our experience, the corporate bodies contribute foodstuff, build infrastructures and sponsor students to higher learning institutions not to mention offering employment to the slum bright students. The hotel industry is encouraged to donate used beds, beddings, linen, and used cutlery to the slum based community institutions. Niche Africa Holidays organize corporate slum tours with the assistance of the community leaders within the slums and the poor rural areas.

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