29 Aug Eco-Friendly Initiatives at Nambiti Plains
We want to bring our guests back to eco awareness and nature. Conservation always comes first as we draw that fine line between 5-star luxury and the reality of the African wild.
The natural environment around us brings us so much joy and wonder, which is why we aim to give back and minimise our impact by implementing a number of eco-friendly initiatives at Nambiti Plains.
Nature is our garden
Forget manicured lawns and pruned rose bushes; our ‘garden’ is eco proud by being the surrounding indigenous bush, which attracts birds, bugs and animals right onto our doorsteps. This indigenous flora requires very little maintenance, which means less energy and water is needed to keep it flourishing.
Flavourful food with a conscience
Where possible, we source our food from local farmers to support the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint. For the freshest flavour, we have our own herb garden which we lovingly tend to and use abundantly.
To minimise food waste, our meals are served à la carte and made-to-order instead of buffet-style. (We think that this makes for better quality food too.)
We also cater for vegetarian, vegan and any other dietary requirements as far as possible.
Blending in with the bush
Our lodge’s natural aesthetic is almost camouflaged against the surrounding bush. The earthy, minimalist interiors are comfortable and classy without being over-the-top. We’ve even chosen lighting fixtures that minimise light pollution.
Potable water is a scarcity in the reserve. Instead of bringing in bottles and tanks of water, we use borehole water as the lodge’s primary water source.
Our greywater system recycles water that drains into the dam, keeping it full and attracting animals to drink. We also have rainwater tanks we utilise during the summer months when it fills with rain.
We’re always looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste we produce. One initiative we have in place is giving guests their own aluminium flasks to use for the duration of their stay that they can then take home. Instead of piles of plastic water bottles, our guests get a reusable gift.
All recyclable waste is sorted and separated.
If not us, then who?
As time goes by, we are dedicated to continuing to implement even more eco-friendly initiatives at Nambiti Plains. We feel that it’s our duty to do everything in our power to conserve what’s left of the unspoilt wilderness we are lucky enough to call our home.