A brief look into Philantrophic Travel in Africa, and how this type of travel that is growing in popularity – in tandem with Volunteer Travel (increasingly known as VolunTourism) and Responsible Travel– is being accommodated.
Allowing for Travelers not only to appreciate the beauty of the land and immerse in the culture, but more importantly become more engaged, and potentially be exposed to a life-changing experience. The opportunity to make a difference in others’ lives as well as their own. This is how one Kenyan-based travel company – Victoria Safaris – is promoting Philanthrophic Travel in Kenya
In Kenya orphanage tourism is regarded as community based tourism which incorporates eco- tourism, cultural and charity tourism. Some regard it as pro-poor tourism. Kenya has its share of many orphans some of which have come street children and some live within orphanages which have been run down due to lack of financial capability to feed the lesser African child.
In Kenya, Victoria Safaris take its clients to the slums in urban and rural areas which includes urban centre slums and communities living within the slums in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa. In the rural set up Victoria Safaris takes its clients to Western Kenya mostly which include Lake Victoria region, Nyanza and Western Provinces.
In Western Kenya, Victoria Safaris has been taking its clients to the following communities i.e. the Luo, Luyha, Kisii and the Teso tribes who live around and within the Lake Victoria basin.
If you’re interested to help: booking any of your Safari Tour through Victoria Safaris already constitutes the first step in helping promote the cause. Understandably, nothing can replace the power of a “first-hand experience”, and it would help tremendously to visit the various orphanages and communities living with African orphaned children. To allow better understanding of the severity of the challenges faced by these impoverished communities.