Location: Malawi, Africa; Zambia, Africa
Go: Driven by the passion to preserve the most pristine areas of African nature, Green Safaris was created to present a sustainable safari experience in Africa. With lodges from Lake Malawi to Victoria Falls, Kafue National Park and beyond, travelers interested in a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience will find it through Green Safaris.
While staying at any of the lodges in Malawi or Zambia, travelers will experience a combination of luxury and kindness. With each lodge offering its own unique ecosystem, travelers will experience the story behind each place to connect deeper with the local people and wild spaces.
Chisa Busanga Camp in Busanga Plains, Zambia, overlooks vast flood plains, teeming with wildlife. Ila Safari Lodge located in Kafau National Park boasts luxury tented lodges, sure to please any traveler. Shawa Luangwa Camp is located in the heart of the valley of leopards. Sindabezi Island Camp captures the authentic bush camp experience. Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls is an award-winning hotel offering beautiful views of Victoria Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World.
Green Safaris also offers a lodge in Malawi, a lush country in southeastern Africa. Kaya Mawa Island Lodge offers sandy white beaches for guests to enjoy. Located on Likoma Island, Kaya Mawa Island Lodge is rated by Conde Nast Magazine as one of the planet’s top ten most romantic destinations.
And Do Good: With a focus on sustainability, several of Green Safaris‘ locations are setting the bar on being eco-friendly. In Zambia, Sindabezi Island Camp, Ila, Chisa Busanga and Shawa Luangwa all run completely off-grid. On remote Likoma Island, Kaya Mawa was Malawi’s first lodge to use solar for its total electricity needs.
In addition, Green Safaris is heavily involved within their local communities, giving back substantially to those in the areas that they operate. Green Safaris partners with The Katundu Workshop, a socially conscious organization that provides a sustainable income for the local community – particularly women – through artisanal training using locally sourced, upcycled materials to create stunning interior décor. Throughout the rooms, houses and main areas of Kaya Mawa you will find statement pieces handcrafted by the creative artisans at Katundu.
The Likoma Island location operates only on simple farming practices that have existed on Likoma Island due to limited soil fertility, rainfall, and resources. The Likoma Conservation Foundation has been created to support five women in establishing a community-run garden that supplies Kaya Mawa and the surrounding villages with fresh produce and poultry. This initiative promotes good nutrition within the broader island community, encourages alternative agriculture and chemical free farming and local women are empowered through sustainable livelihoods.
Medical care is difficult for thousands of Africans to receive and so Green Safaris has funded the renovation of the hospital pharmacy and five staff houses, construction of a new patient shelter, and procurement of necessary medications and medical equipment. In addition, they sponsored Ufulu, a charity operating on Likoma Island, which aims to end ‘period poverty’ by providing women and girls with menstrual sanitary solutions that are safe and healthy, ecologically sustainable and restores dignity.