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Sustaining nature

At Green Safaris we don’t believe it’s good enough just to claim we are ‘eco-friendly’. We take being green very seriously. We strive to operate in the most sustainable way, using ‘green’ technology where-ever possible to reduce our footprint. Next to our green ethos, we are dedicated to support conservation and community development.

We actively support many conservation projects around our lodges and have initiated several groundbreaking community development projects, in which we will gladly involve our guests.

Green Tech

We take pride of being at the forefront of sustainable technology to minimise our footprint.

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eLandy

We have developed the very first electrical game-drive vehicle for silent safaris.

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eBoat

We operate an eBoat on the Kafue river and eQuad-bikes on Likoma island.

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Solar system

We harness the sun’s energy to generate electricity

Ila Safaris Lodge Development

Sandbag building reinvented

Ila safari lodge

Certified by Heritage

The Environmental Management Company

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Awards

Best Eco Lodge of Zambia
In 2016, Ila Safari Lodge has been awarded Best Eco Lodge of Zambia

Best ecologically responsible lodge
Kaya Mawa 3rd best ecologically responsible lodge

Conservation

We are driven by our passion to preserve the most pristine areas of African nature, hence we do our utmost to operate our lodges in the most sustainable way.

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With conservation as one of our key missions, we have setup a dedicated organization, the Green Safaris Conservation Foundation, which actively supports a variety of conservation organizations active in our areas.

Grantees in 2018 are:

We take great pride in educating our guests and where-ever possible actively involve them in these conservation related activities, whilst visiting our lodges.

Game Rangers International Fire Fighting Unit
The Foundation has sponsored the purchase of a fire-fighting unit, to be used in controlling the massive wild-fires that often start in the Kafue National Park and can damage large areas if not controlled. The operating costs of the unit will be carried by several lodge-operators in central Kafue. The project has started in 2018 and will be ongoing.

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The Foundation has sponsored a pilot project developed by a Dutch tech collective, dedicated to improve the monitoring of poaching activity through-out the Kafue National Park, both as a deterrent and as a means to increase the effectivity of law-enforcement. The pilot has been co-sponsored by the WWF Netherlands Inno Fund.

Panthera Radio Network
The Foundation has sponsored the deployment of a new digital radio system to provide radio coverage to improve anti-poaching and law enforcement activities across central Kafue National Park, managed by Panthera Wild Cat Conservation Zambia ltd, an NGO dedicated to the conservation of cats. The project has been co-sponsored by the Segre Foundation. The project started and has been completed in 2018.

The Zambian Carnivore Project - Base Station
The Foundation has sponsored the the construction of a new base-camp for the Zambian Carnivore Project (ZCP)  in the Kafue National Park. ZCP is a non profit Zambian regsieterd trust dedicated to sonserving large carnivores and the eco-systems they reside in. The base-camp will ensure ZCP can continue its activities from central Kafue all year round. The project has started in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2019.

Community Development

We actively support a variety of local community development projects

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The Katundu Workshop

We have created a community workshop at Kaya Mawa, to produce stunning artcraft from recycled materials

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Ila community farm

The Foundation has supported the setup of a community farm, just outside the gate of the Kafue National Park in Zambia. The land has been provided by the local Chiefteness, and the Foundation has sponsored the seeds, a solar powered irrigation system, tools and the training of > 10 women from the local community in farming. It now procuces most of the vegetables for Ila Safari Lodge and othger organizations within the National Park. Hence decreasing the transport cost of getting vegetables from town, and creating sustainable new jobs. The project started in 2016 and has the target to become completely self supporting by 2020.