Mumbo Island: Malawi’s Great, Green Island Paradise

Mumbo Island: Malawi’s Great, Green Island Paradise

Stephen Cunliffe, February 14, 2017 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
Mumbo Island Camp in Lake Malawi National Park is a piece of paradise surrounded by the azure waters of the ‘lake of stars’. The small, eco-friendly island resort is popular not only with R&R-seeking sun lizards...
They Don’t Come Much Greener Than Masoala Forest Lodge

They Don’t Come Much Greener Than Masoala Forest Lodge

Northeastern Madagascar is home to Masoala Forest Lodge: one of the frontrunners in the sustainability drive of genuine eco-lodges. Before Masoala Lodge was established, the adjoining national park was being illegally and indiscriminately logged...
Madagascar Island Safaris Leads The Low-impact Way

Madagascar Island Safaris Leads The Low-impact Way

With 97% of Madagascar Island Safaris workforce employed locally and a host of support services – including medical care, emergency transport and nutritional natal supplements – provided to neighbouring communities...
Mvuu Lodge Is ‘Home Of The Hippo’ And Sustainability

Mvuu Lodge Is ‘Home Of The Hippo’ And Sustainability

Dominated by the hippo-choked Shire River, Liwonde National Park is the crown jewel of the Malawian park’s system and the home of 16-bed Mvuu Lodge, which rather unsurprisingly means ‘hippo’ in the local language...
Gorongosa National Park Revival And Its ‘Green’ Renaissance

Gorongosa National Park Revival And Its ‘Green’ Renaissance

The Gorongosa National Park restoration project is without doubt one of the most ambitious and outstanding conservation and sustainability success stories taking place in Africa today...
Liuwa Plain National Park: The Ultimate Long-Term Revival

Liuwa Plain National Park: The Ultimate Long-Term Revival

While African Parks proved its sustainability model with its rejuvenation of Majete Wildlife Reserve, it is their Liuwa Plain National Park project in western Zambia that takes the cake for being the most exciting wilderness...
Sustainable Eden Lodge Leads The Way With Education

Sustainable Eden Lodge Leads The Way With Education

Inspired by the local Malagasy house construction methods of northern Madagascar, Eden Lodge was built using predominantly local materials. Situated amidst a wasteland of slash-and-burn agriculture, Eden is...
Azura Benguerra Island Is Both Green And Grand

Azura Benguerra Island Is Both Green And Grand

Azura Benguerra Island – just a short dhow-trip off the coast of southern Mozambique – is one of the continent’s most stunning island retreats and home to an eco-lodge of note...
Fynbos-rich Grootbos: A Green Seaside Family Getaway

Fynbos-rich Grootbos: A Green Seaside Family Getaway

Stephen Cunliffe, February 9, 2016 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
From its infancy as a tiny self-catering getaway, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in Hermanus-Gansbaai area of South Africa’s Western Cape has evolved into a world-class eco-tourism act...
Singita Grumeti Reserve: The Greenest Six-Star Safari Establishment In Africa

Singita Grumeti Reserve: The Greenest Six-Star Safari Establishment In Africa

Stephen Cunliffe, September 27, 2015 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
Situated in the previously denuded western corridor of the Serengeti, Singita Grumeti Reserve is one of Africa’s great conservation success stories. Investing heavily in the area’s wildlife...