Zimbabwe family holiday, Vic Falls & Hwange
Description of Zimbabwe family holiday, Vic Falls & Hwange
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetIlala Lodge: yes, they are a Founding member of the Green Fund Contribution which donates a Dollar for every guest as well as subscribing to the Victoria Falls recycling plant to practice better waste management. Ilala Lodge Hotel has been recognised as a Silver member of the Green Tourism certification programme since 2016, which identifies the commitment of tourism businesses that actively work to become more sustainable.
Internally at Ilala Lodge Hotel:
A Waste Management policy to reduce waste first, separating it into Glass, Plastic, Paper and Aluminium for various recycling purposes.
Glass water bottles for drinking water offered at The Palm Restaurant and Bar to reduce our plastic waste
Guests are also asked to indicate whether their linen in the room requires changing, thus reducing water usage in the laundry
Grey water used in composting and gardens
In the wider environment of Victoria Falls, Ilala Lodge Hotel is one of the drivers of green policies, including:
Being an active member of the Victoria Falls Recycling Project Active participant in monthly National Clean Up Days
Active participant in the the clearing of the noxious weed, Lantana Camara from around the Zambezi River area
Greenline Africa : Ilala Lodge guests have the option to donate US$1.00 per stay towards the Greenline Fund. This is used for a variety of projects including Water for Elephants, Sponsor a Gogo/Child, The Ele-Bee Fence, Small holder horticulture programme alongside Agritex and many more
The Hide: yes, eco building using recycled materials to build with, conservation agriculture.
Camp has The Hide Community Trust has conservation agriculture, social enterprises, education for the local community and is part of Pack for a Purpose. The Hide Community Trust is a non-profit organisation that was established in 2015 by The Hide Safari Camp. The aim of The Hide Community Trust is to support rural communities who live amongst wildlife on the borders of Hwange National Park to ensure the long-term conservation of the natural resource base while facilitating sustainable community development. The core ethos of the Trust is that effective and long-term conservation cannot exist without sustainable community development. We believe in primarily working with women because they have a real need to provide for their families however most often it is the women who are uneducated and unemployed. They have also started an indigenous tree nursery.
Ilala Lodge cares:
Endeavour to support, contribute and care for our staff, environment and community as best we can, wherever we can, whenever we can. They have donated linen to a local hospital and support the local community football event,
We have included a tour called Pay it Toward Tour. This is community support as its finest.
This is an experience where guests can really give back to the community, whilst still enjoy a fun, challenging exploration of the markets and town of Victoria Falls. Wild Horizons will provide the group with a selection of organisations in Victoria Falls that could use some form of support (it could be an old age home or local clinic).
Once the guest chooses which organisation they would like to support, they will be given a “wish list” from the chosen charity, and the guests embark on a mission to source the items from in and around Victoria Falls town.
Once the items have been sourced, the guests will be transferred to the area to meet and interact with the recipients, and deliver the goods, before being transferred back to their hotel.
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