Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is a Green Tourism Member
In 2016 Victoria Falls Safari Lodge received a silver award from the international organisation Green Tourism, one of the world’s most credible and effective global sustainability programs, and the largest, in recognition of our commitment to the environment.
The Green Tourism team commended Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s well known Vulture Culture Experience with its “excellent interpretation and viewing area”, as well as the lodge’s promotion of low carbon activities, such as horse riding and canoeing. The audit team also praised Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for the fact that no chemicals, apart from fertiliser, were used in the garden, as well as for the availability of natural insect repellents in rooms and a move to more eco -friendly cleaners.
The Green Tourism team reviewed every aspect of the lodge, including routing around in waste bins, measuring water flow in showers, checking chemicals in cleaning and laundry products and scrutinising kitchens, swimming pools and staff areas. The Green Tourism program, which started nearly 20 years ago, has helped establish sustainable tourism standards in Scotland, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada and Italy.
There are over 2,500 Green Tourism certified businesses internationally. Being a member of Green Tourism reminds us of our immense responsibility to conserve our unique wildlife rich natural environment for future generations to also enjoy, and encourages us to strive to protect it in all of our operations.