An Indigenous Transformation Turned North Island and Rech-Carstens Lodge Into A Conservation Masterpiece

An Indigenous Transformation Turned North Island and Rech-Carstens Lodge Into A Conservation Masterpiece

Stephen Cunliffe, August 25, 2015 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
The magnificent and carefully constructed Rech-Carstens Lodge and the North Island restoration project in the Seychelles are an environmental success story of note...
Relaxing Kisampa Camp Goes Carbon Neutral

Relaxing Kisampa Camp Goes Carbon Neutral

Stephen Cunliffe, August 11, 2015 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
Kisampa Camp adjoins the unknown Saadani National Park in a forgotten place on the central Tanzanian coast. The Kisampa Conservancy, which the lodge leases from local communities, creates a natural...
The ‘Green’ Oasis of Damaraland Camp Dominates In The Desert

The ‘Green’ Oasis of Damaraland Camp Dominates In The Desert

Damaraland Camp is single-handedly responsible for funding much of the great conservation and community work being done throughout the arid expanses of the 352,000ha Torra Conservancy in northwestern Namibia...
Natureways Canoe Safaris Leading The Low-impact Way

Natureways Canoe Safaris Leading The Low-impact Way

Zimbabwean safari guides are reputed to be amongst the best on the planet: a reassuring fact to remember as you climb into your glass-fibre canoe and paddle into the hippo- and croc-infested lower Zambezi River...
Elsa’s Kopje: the place of lions and light footprints

Elsa’s Kopje: the place of lions and light footprints

Meru National Park in Kenya is the setting for world renowned Elsa’s Kopje: a place inextricably linked to the Born Free movie which portrayed George and Joy Adamson raising, rehabilitating and rereleasing lions back into...
A Remote, Tropical Paradise At Sustainable Nkwichi Lodge

A Remote, Tropical Paradise At Sustainable Nkwichi Lodge

Built using local materials, know-how and labour, Nkwichi is a genuinely low-impact lodge that blends seamlessly into the natural landscape. Establishment of the Manda Wilderness Community Trust sits at the heart of Nkwichi Lodge’s...
Cousine Island Paradise Operates In Absolute Harmony With Nature

Cousine Island Paradise Operates In Absolute Harmony With Nature

Recognised by BirdLife International as an Important Birding Area, Cousine Island is the setting of both an idyllic Seychellois island paradise as well as home to some critically endangered endemic birds.
Gamkaberg: A Bastion Of Long-Term Sustainability In South Africa

Gamkaberg: A Bastion Of Long-Term Sustainability In South Africa

Stephen Cunliffe, February 22, 2015 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
The unknown Gamkaberg Nature Reserve in South Africa’s Little Karoo – home to three small genuine eco-lodges – is an unusual place. Few conservation bodies have the desire...
In The Land Of The Buffalo Lies Low-Impact Chada Katavi

In The Land Of The Buffalo Lies Low-Impact Chada Katavi

Stephen Cunliffe, February 8, 2015 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
Nomad Tanzania is the company behind this innovative eco-lodge that nestles deep inside the 4,500km2 Katavi National Park in western Tanzania. Amongst a wide range of projects implemented in conjunction with local communities...
Solar Sensation Campi Ya Kanzi Is A Green Machine

Solar Sensation Campi Ya Kanzi Is A Green Machine

Stephen Cunliffe, January 15, 2015 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
Situated on Kuku Group Ranch in the Amboseli region of Kenya, Campi Ya Kanzi was established with a guiding philosophy that it should be for the benefit the local Maasai cattle-herding community.