The Amahoro Initiative
Our work encompasses the efforts of the Amahoro Tourism Association. It’s a network of local communities, co-operatives and individuals who would like to participate in tourism activities, but often lack the knowledge or means to do so. We believe tourism plays a major role in this initiative as a tool for sustainable development, the alleviation of poverty and the promotion of peace.
Most of the activities offered by Amahoro Tours focus on visits to our many partners, such as traditional healers, brick makers and banana bark weavers. They offer an experience that’s unique to every visitor. Where possible, visitors can even enjoy hands-on activities and games.
We have regular talks with the leaders of each group or association to see how we could best contribute, ensuring their continued growth. In many cases, we make a financial contribution to a community account, knowing that even the weakest member of the group, together with his or her family, will benefit directly from such an arrangement. This little additional income often opens up the opportunity to send another child to school or to buy equipment that significantly raises the productivity of the group. Other groups may receive assistance in the form of professional advertising and direct marketing for their activities. We also actively encourage each local to suggest their preferred type of benefit. Thus, we make sure that the maximum number of locals can take advantage of the opportunities available to them.
Responsible Tourism & Eco-Tourism
Through our activities, we support the conservation of the natural environment and the preservation of cultural assets. Furthermore, by sharing our revenue and other economic benefits with the locals, we help nurture their sense of pride and their awareness that someone cares. In so doing, we aim to contribute to the sustainable development of local populations.
Join hands with Amahoro Tours, and help us make a difference!