Kigarama Wilderness Lodge is a small community lodge focused on sustainability allowing clients to get close and connect with the local communities through optional activities such as cow milking, cooking lessons, thus allowing them to experience the diversity and customs of the local culture as a result contributing to preserving of culture for future.
The lodge is committed to scaling up sustainable and inclusive tourism practices through a responsible approach. We are able to do this through the following policies in place:
Minimizing the environmental impact and managing the immensity of carbon footprint through usage of alternative sources of energy such as solar and biogas energy.
Reducing the consumption of natural resources in daily operations, including water, paper and energy.
Monitoring and managing our environmental performance and working towards targets set to reduce adverse impacts.
Setting up an organic garden to encourage planting and growth of our own vegetable source and as a result increase availability of fresh produce at the lodge.
Minimizing excessive usage of water through creating a save water campaign because every water drop counts.
Maximizing the recycling of resources thus reducing on single usage of plastic.
Communicating all relevant responsible environmental practices and sustainability information to all staff, clients, contractors and the wider community.
Promoting the use of composting for organic waste.
Ensure all consumables such as cleaning materials and cooking appliances are eco-friendly.
Showcasing the Lodge as a best practice model in sustainability and responsible tourism to the local and global community.
Engaging the community through responsible optional activities such as visits to their cattle farms, taking part in milking and cooking lessons thus appreciating and preserving the culture.
Providing significant training about sustainable tourism practices and environmental safety to all staff at the lodge.
Embedding sustainable and responsible environmental practices in decision making processes.