A Holiday Where You Can Experience Some Of Africa's More Sensitive Ecological Treasures
If Africa’s wonderful wildlife, its heritage, people and its beautiful landscape excite you, interest in protecting it. Eco-friendly safaris are the choice of the discerning traveller, where LED lighting, solar power and low-impact lodgings are small, mindful actions that benefit the environment without compromising on luxury.
Details such as locally sourced produce help to keep the carbon-footprint low and also offer diners the freshest produce, while restrictions on guest numbers limit the impact that vehicles have in conservation areas. These serve to maintain the intimate settings of a camp, and while guests wouldn’t know it on their visit, but many of the eco-lodgings raised are only temporary structures so when they are dismantled the land is reclaimed by nature.
Aware that they need to protect Africa’s fabulous wildlife and environment, many of the continent’s countries are seeking to protect their special landscapes with ever more visitors keen to do the same. Botswana for example, now has over 38% of its land protected for conservation and it has the eco-lodges to match. Try Muchenje Lodge, located close the wildlife rich Chobe River, where the walls of the eco-lodge are made from sand, providing natural insulation from the chilly nights and shade during the day.
There is no concession on destination either - from Kenya’s Nairobi Tent Camp (the only accommodation inside the capital’s national park) and the stunning riverside location of Zambia’s Old Mondoro to the colonial lodges in South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains, environmentally-friendly and Fair Trade safaris are the future.