We provide social tourists with the opportunity to connect with local people regarding their culture ,nature, scenery and landscape; to fulfill their desires that goes beyond normal fun safari by connecting them with communities in need of improved livelihoods so they can have well- defined social intentions without spending much time and resources to uplift livelihoods.
The journey of Outreach Tours started in Nairobi through a distress call from a lady stranded at a Nairobi hotel in dire need to be at Amboseli for a church dedication ceremony. The Pastor’s car which occasionally offered her transport had broken down at the very hour of need.
The call was not direct, as the lady had inquired from a tour guide who had dropped his guest at the hotel and he directed her to Boniface. Boniface dropped her at the church for the ceremony. The programme had already started, but as they say “it’s better late than never”.
Boniface, a co-founder of Outreach Tours had been working with missioners providing essential basic needs to communities in the interior parts of Kenya and across the borders. He loved travelling with purpose of changing people’s lives, this was his main interest. Occasionally the mission work would end with a 2 to 3days game or beach safari for relaxation.
On their way, they engaged in a conversation that singled out the lady’s love for Africa, her ministry and the many visits she had made to Kenya. After the dedication, “which we later learnt, was a fund raiser for the construction of a church to save the community from conducting their Sunday services under a tree”, she was taken into a small hut where she was to spend her night. Considering her safety, Boniface booked her at the Sopa lodges for the duration of her visit, ‘she was marveled’.
The following year a request came through for transport, and she insisted on Boniface as her driver to go and see her projects. This time she was sinking a bore hole to provide clean water for the church and also capacity build the women. This was the turning point.
Boniface and I made a perfect match, my love for traveling and being a medical camp beneficiary coupled with volunteer- ship commitment experienced, all had given birth to the idea of changing lives through travel which was similar to that of Boniface.
Using a hired Four-Wheel Drive tour van, Boniface and I, (Caroline) offered our first services to Africa Health and Hope. This marked the birth of Outreach Tours on July 11, 2011. Since then we have continuously offered travel packages for community service that always ends with a 2-7 days safari to enjoy the scenery of Africa. This includes; beach safaris, game safaris and luxury safari to our clients
We have offered many services to local communities include; a Maasai community in the interior parts of Kenya at Kimana in Amboseli, Narok, and Maralal, all inspired by an individual who loves Africa, providing access to churches, bibles, water, food and clothing.
“We as well endevour to build lasting relationships through personalized services and mutual agreement that go beyond business.”
Finding the right local people and traditions
Where to stay and how to move around the country
We connect to local people and their traditions
We provide information about the community needs
We take care of your stay and transport(air,ground ) in Kenya
To change lives through social tourism that impacts on social-economic aspects of community in the southern part of Kenya