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
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:
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.
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.
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.