We’re spoiled for choice in Africa.
It is hard to whittle this selection down and, to be honest, we can’t. We’re going to start with three eco-friendly lodges in Africa — all known for excellence — and all highly regarded for having a sustainable, environmentally friendly stance, and for giving back to the community around them — and we’ll share more in the future. Follow us on @whatwecherish to stay up to date.
Sussurro, made up of a collection of private bungalows that provide over a thousand square feet of personal space in Mozambican nature, proudly actualised by African designers, builders, artisans and growers, defines itself as “a conscious narrative in African travel”. We’re particularly fond of their commitment to creating a more mindful experience of Mozambique and Africa, reflected in its design, amenities and service, and their meaningful ethos.
Quite literally balanced on the rim of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, Angama Mara sets itself apart as a luxury safari destination, in our eyes, through its commitment to the community that surrounds the lodge. This extends to the biodiversity, wildlife and land too. The Angama Foundation, a separate entity but something every guest supports through their stay, is active in three fields of work: education, healthcare and conservation. As Angama Mara states, “Projects are identified and prioritised together with the lodge’s neighbouring communities, the Mara Conservancy, and NGOs who have a track record of making an impact in the region.”
Part of the global HABITAS family, HABITAS Namibia is a conversation project and sustainable sanctuary near Windhoek, Namibia, that will open the door to a multi-sensory opportunity to discover and unwind in the unique nature and wildlife of the Southern African countryside. While you relax, rest assured that HABITAS Namibia strives to preserve local culture through education and employment, “protecting those who were here before us”.