Wednesday, 3 August 2016

456 | Fighting for vultures and the community - Victoria Falls SafariLodge


The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge witnesses a massive decline in vulture numbers across Zimbabwe.

Vulture restaurant

Guests from all over the world

To counteract this a vulture restaurant was established on the lodge property.

White-backed Vultures

Feeding frenzy

By now the daily vuture feeding at precisely 1 o'clock draws groups of guests from all over the world to experience and document the feeding frenzy at the vulture restaurant.

Marabou Stork

And if the vultures aren't enough of an experience, there are also the much sought after Marabous and Kites.

Information boards

Community support

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge not only promotes the survival of vultures around Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, both for their ecological value as health specialists and for the enjoyment of future generations, but also engage in community support, thus earning a three penguin-rated Welfare, Conservation and Tourism Support 2016 Award from BirdsConTour.

Moses G.

455 | Unique experience for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers alike- Kubu Lodge


Situated on the banks of the world famous Chobe River in Botswana lies the Kubu Lodge, deriving its name from the Setswana word for 'hippo'.

Almost 1 kilometer of Chobe Riverfront

Informative Nature Walk

Yellow-billed Stork

African Fish-Eagle

Kubu Lodge has almost one kilometer of Chobe Riverfront with the goal to share this wild area with guests, while also helping to protect the Chobe's spectacular biodiversity like Bushbuck, Hippo, Crocodile and a variety of birds.

With offering up an old school building on the property free of charge for use by Kazungula Children's Ark Support Group the lodge supports the aim to establish a safe and loving environment for children (aged 2.5 years to 6 years) from Kazungula Village and surrounding areas.

Mrs. Susan Siziba, Assistant Manager

A three penguin-rated Welfare, Conservation and Tourism Support 2016 Award of thanks from BirdsConTour to Kubu Lodge for these awe-inspiring efforts.

454 | Ecotourism in the heart of KAZA TFCA - Nkasa Lupala


Located in the center of the newly established Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA), the world's largest conservation-oriented area and spanning five southern African countries (Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe), the Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge is situated 130 km west of Katima Mulilo in Namibia's Zambezi Region (Caprivi).

On arrival each guest receives an informative booklet with the aim to raise awareness

100% solar

Sustainable construction

JV with the Wuparo Conservancy

The lodge serves as an example of ecotourism (responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people) in Namibia as a whole by sustainable construction and management, by using 100% solar energy and by being a Joint Venture with the Wuparo Conservancy and its over 2 500 community members.

Simon with part of his team

These Eco-responsible practices brought Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge to be awarded in 2016 with a prestigious Welfare, Conservation and Tourism Support 2016 Award, gaining three out of three penguins from BirdsConTour.