Wednesday, 06 April 2016 14:45

African Bush Camps, Zimbabwe’s leader in Green Tourism

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Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia located in Hwange NP become some of the most sustainable camps in Zimbabwe being accredited the Green Tourism Gold Award and nominated for the We Are Africa “Design Africa” Award
 
African Bush Camps, through its camps Somalisa and Somalisa Acacia, is continually working towards more sustainable methods to reduce their carbon footprint and ensure the long term conservation of Africa’s wildlife and habitats. Green Tourism, the world’s largest and most established sustainable tourism certification program, recognised African Bush Camps Somalisa and Somalisa Acacia with the Green Tourism Gold award.
 
To achieve this prestigious accreditation, Somalisa and Somalisa Acacia were recently graded on-site by qualified and independent environmental assessors against a rigorous set of criteria, covering a range of areas such as energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and social involvement and communication. Green Tourism has three grading levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) awarded according to the assessments carried out. Achieving a Gold Certification Award means that Somalisa and Somalisa Acacia scored 80% and above and are recognised as “Outstanding / Inspirational” by the Green Tourism Team.
 
African Bush Camps is delighted with this award and they are committed to continuing to operate in accordance with recognised quality standards appropriate to both their customers’ needs and the long term well being and preservation of the areas in which they operate.
 
Somalisa and Somalisa Acacia were recently rebuilt ensuring that they are minimising their impact on the planet. We Are Africa Innovation Awards has recognised African Bush Camps environmental efforts nominating them for “Design Africa Awards”, the first time African Bush Camps has been short-listed for an award at this prestigious event.
 

ABOUT SOMALISA AND SOMALISA ACACIA:
Somalisa Camp
Somalisa Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park, known as the land of the giants for its large elephant herds. Nestled in a stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking views of the savannah plains across the famous Kennedy Vlei line. Recently re-built, Somalisa Camp has upgraded its level of accommodation to that of complete comfort and luxury whilst still maintaining its focus on the guiding and hosting of guests to ensure the ultimate guest experience.

 
Somalisa Acacia
Somalisa Acacia has recently under gone a complete rebuild and now comprises of 2 Family Units with inter-leading walkways between the parents and children’s rooms which are both en-suite, as well as 2 standard Sail Tents. Each tent includes gauze sliding doors, a wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and 
for the hot summer days, as well as en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub. All the simple but luxurious tents are on slightly raised decks, under the dappled canopy of a grove of Acacias.

For futher information please contact:
Adele Cutler, Kameric PR

adele@kamageo.com  Tel: +44 (0)1664 823750   M: +44 (0) 7976 578988

Notes to the Editor
African Bush Camps website: 
www.africanbushcamps.com
Green Tourism website: www.green-tourism.com


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