American actor and filmmaker Edward Harrison Norton has announced plans to open a luxurious eco-friendly camp in Kenya.
Norton took the stage at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Saudi Arabia and announced his partnership with the founder of Six Senses, Bernhard Bohnenberger.
“We are working with Six Senses to build state-of-the-art sustainable camps in Kenya, that will come over the next couple of years,” he shared.
While speaking with Fahd Hammidaddin, CEO of the Saudi Tourism Industry Authority, he took the opportunity to also highlight resorts that were taking steps towards environmental sustainability.
He stated that the camp in Kenya would be fully electrified with the inclusion of electric vehicles, water would be sustainably sourced and only locals would be employed.
In March of this year, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala unveiled Norton as the Magical Kenya Tembo Naming brand ambassador.
“We are proud to announce Edward Norton as the Magical Kenya Tembo Naming brand ambassador who has a life-long commitment to environmental conservation. We have had several discussions on how to boost Kenya’s biodiversity through conservation,” Balala shared at the time.
The filmmaker, who first traveled to Kenya in 2000, disclosed that he has family that lives in the country as well. He further stated that he is determined to uplift the lives of millions of people while also protecting the lives of wild animals.