5 Amazing Eco-lodges in Africa

Its great that more travelers are becoming green travelers preferring to stay in Eco friendly lodges around Africa.We have put together some of the best Eco friendly lodges to stay in Africa.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is a safari lodge at the Amboseli National Park in Kenya.The lodge is surrounded by stunning views like Mount Kilimanjaro.

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, the luxury Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park.

Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the safari lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. These, the only sources of water in this otherwise starkly beautiful but arid park, attract huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffalos and plains game. Meanwhile, from the prehistoric site of Observation Hill, the sunset over Kilimanjaro is magnificent.

At the centre of ‘Maasailand’, the lodge’s décor reflects the brilliant primary colours and iconic shapes representative of these legendary warriors. At the heart of the lodge, shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool; to either side of which stretch the rooms. Each room is housed in a single storey building opening directly on to the grounds, each reflecting a Maasai manyatta theme: each with its own hand-painted wall frescos.

Amboseli safari lodge features a central dining area reached by a timbered bridge over a melt-water stream. The lounge and bar feature a broad terrace and a blazing fire-pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed. Activities include daily game drives in custom-built traditional safari vehicles, ‘sundowners’ on Observation Hill, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, Maasai dance performances, visits to Maasai villages and tree-planting programmes.

Isibindi Africa Lodges

From pristine beach getaways to luxury bush adventures, Isibindi Africa has a safari lodge in South Africa to fufill your safari dreams.

Explore the remote and engage the present with this collection of unique lodges in Africa. Situated in areas of pristine wilderness, we celebrate the natural biodiversity and spectacular scenery of South Africa. From the natural heritage of the Kruger National Park, to the immaculate iSimangaliso beaches and lakes, to one of the best examples of conservation and community engagement at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, to a traditional Zulu enclave in the heart of the battlefields, we have chosen our most beloved parts of this country and have tried to showcase prime local attractions, wildlife and produce to share with you our love of this land. You need not choose between a beach, bush or historical getaway and our accommodation options are situated perfect traveling distances apart so that you may experience any combination of these destinations in one discounted package.

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp is situated in the Torra Conservancy – an inspirational community partnership – with sensational views of the surrounding desert plains, ancient valleys and distant peaks of the Brandberg Mountains. New technology blends with ancient construction methods to create innovative, eco-friendly luxury in the desert, with the camp’s 10 elevated adobe-styled, thatched units (including a family unit). A spacious, thatched living area is complete with a fireplace, bar, and swimming pool. An open campfire and outdoor ‘boma’ can be enjoyed during calm evenings.
Large game is not concentrated year-round here, with the natural cycle of rainfall dictating the seasonal movement of wildlife along the Huab River, which can be explored from camp.

Nkwichi Lodge

Nkwichi, a halcyon paradise hidden on the pristine Mozambican shores of Lake Malawi.

More than a lodge, Nkwichi is a complete experience offering a unique taste of Africa with exquisite lakeside scenery and unparalleled tranquillity.

Eight secluded beaches set on 4 km of Rift Valley coastline embrace Nkwichi lodge in the perfect setting to discover a lost world; a fresh-water oasis and an Africa untouched.

With its unique, all-embracing approach to tourism over the last 15 years, Nkwichi is intrinsically linked to the surrounding communities and their natural environment.

Dedicated to conserving the pristine lakeshore and virgin wilderness in which it operates, Nkwichi engages with the local Nyanja people in their development and helps preserve and enhance their colourful culture.

Nkwichi is entwined in the fabric of local life by the lake; it ensures guests a 5-star experience and leaves the indelible imprint of an authentic Africa in their hearts.

Chobe Bakwena Lodge

Bakwena Lodge is an intimate, privately owned eco-lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. Acquired in 2000 as a barren soccer pitch, this piece of land has been transformed into a refuge for our guests and any wildlife that chooses to share our sanctuary. The Young’s achieved this by growing their dream and planting seeds of the indigenous riverine woodland that guests will find here today.

Bakwena has a total of 15 individual chalets designed and decorated in a manner befitting our environment which offer a cool and comfortable escape. There are two Room Types at Bakwena Lodge. Ten ‘River-View Chalets’ which are all facing the magnificent Chobe River and Five ‘Treetop Chalets’ which are elevated 3.5 meters above the ground with views of the Treetop canopy.

They offer an inclusive safari option in an area with some of the finest game viewing to be had. Chobe is well known for its predators and has the home of most of Botswana’s estimated 200 000 elephants.

Activities are naturally focused on the land and water based safaris, all based in-house, a host of other activities are also on offer from fishing trips to guided bicycle tours or a sundowner cruise to the meeting place of four countries, (the only one in the world). Bakwenas’ excellent guides will endeavour to make your stay in Chobe a highlight of any safari.

The lodges’ eco-credentials include the natural swimming pool filtered entirely by plants, their employment policies, food choices, building methods and a host of otherwise unseen ways in which any negatives to the lodges surroundings or environment are addressed.

Born out of the strong conviction that responsible tourism does not mean lack of luxury, Chobe Bakwena Lodge is the only lodge along the Chobe river built to be eco friendly from the ground up.