Now that conservation has become a concern for many, there are plenty eco-friendly hotels around the world. A continent that has recently become more eco-conscious is Africa. A popular tourist attraction for Africa is the safari lodges. There are several eco-friendly African safari lodges and they are popular destinations for tourists that enjoy animals and nature. Below is a list of the most eco-friendly African accommodations:
- Elsa’s Kopje in Meru, Kenya
The lodge runs on LED, solar power, and energy-saving bulbs. Another unique feature about the lodge is that it supports local schools.
- Serena Cafema in Kunene, Namibia
It is a remote African lodge that is owned and operated by indigenous Himba people. Also, the lodge works with the Namibia Sea Turtle Project which works with the government to protect turtles in the Kunene river.
- Sindabezi in Zambezi River, Zambia
The lodge is locate close to Victoria Falls and runs on solar power. The hotel products are biodegradable and uses a Vivreau still and water system. This water system allows the lodge to save annually 20, 000 plastic water bottles.
- Mombo Camp in Okavango Delta, Botswana
This lodge has multiple conservation efforts. One of the conservation efforts is the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project that works on improving the white rhino population in Botswana. Also, the lodge works on solar power, thermodynamic geysers, rainwater harvesting, and passive environmental architecture.
An organization that is dedicated to conservation and teaching others is Wild Ark. The organization provides eco-friendly and sustainable experiences in multiple areas of the world. Most of the tour destinations provided are in Africa and allow for people to learn more protecting the wilderness in these areas.
One of the trips that is advertised on the Wild Ark website is the Botswana Mobile Tented Safari; that offers a camping experience through the best locations in Botswana including Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park and more. The experience is fairly priced and provides staff to take care of all the difficulties of camping. All tourist have to do is sit back and relax.
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