Fawlty Towers is owned by African Horizons, who begun operating safaris over 15 years ago and was the first budget operator to run safaris in Botswana. From humble beginnings we have grown consistently and are now one of Zambia’s leading budget tour operators with two lodges, two safari companies and multiple adventure activities in the Victoria Falls area.
Community Projects and staff empowerment
African Horizons is actively involved in staff empowerment. Many of our guests comment on the quality of our staff. They are our greatest asset and many have worked for us in excess of four years with the longest serving eight years! Our staff turnover is very low which has created a family atmosphere and subsequently has our guests returning year after year.
One of the most basic wants of the local people is to own land. It gives stability to the family. A place to hand down through the generations, nurture children, grow crops, run a business and provide security. In 2004 Timothy Phiri, our longest serving employee became the first recipient of a plot of land in Livingstone on which to build his house. In 2005 we helped two more employees acquire land. We have been actively engaged in Land procurement for other staff and hopefully one day will have empowered all of them with this fundamental human requirement, a place to call home.
We are involved in a number of community projects. We have raised over US$2,000 for a local school. We sponsor a local youth football team, the police regatta team, local fund raising events and an annual day out for orphaned children on World tourism Day. We partner with a charity to help raise money for local community schools and clinics in the town. The Happy Africa Foundation is a UK and Zambian registered charity that works to support locally run sustainable development initiatives.
We support Tag Rugby Trust a UK charity that sends young volunteers to some of the poorest regions in the world; working mainly in orphanages and government schools, using tag rugby to teach coaching and other skills to the children.
We support Welfare Concern International, a NGO whose mission is to improve the general welfare of street children, orphans and other vulnerable children in order to help them develop their full potential in life. For the price of just 1 beer a day in Europe, you can sponsor 2 or 3 days schooling for a child here in Livingstone, Zambia.
We also partner with a U.S. 501(c)(3) charity, Pack for a Purpose that helps travellers bring donations to those most in need. Please click the link to read more about the projects that we support and how you can help by bringing one or two basic essentials in your suitcase.