Green Safaris, a recently launched, exciting and pioneering new safari operator passionately committed to promoting eco-friendly tourism in Africa, is delighted to announce the acquisition of its second lodge, Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island in Malawi.
Green Safaris currently operates Ila Safari Lodge in Zambia’s Kafue National Park and brings together a group of like-minded individuals from investors to local communities. It was founded in 2014 by Vincent Kouwenhoven, who has previously been involved in several lodges in Zambia and Daniel Allcock, formerly working with Wilderness Safaris. The team shares four core values:
1. ecologically sensitive and driven to find lower impact ways of operating through conservation and harnessing ‘green’ technology
2. exceeding customer expectations through generating unique experiences for them
3. promoting what is great about each location
4. developing people wherever they operate.
The opening of their first eco-luxury property, Ila Safari Lodge, is testimony to this vision, not only providing an exceptional safari experience with great sightings, but also featuring trailblazing eco technology that enhances the overall experience, such as the very first electrical game-drive vehicle and a solar powered boat for silent safaris.
Kaya Mawa is already a well-known and very special luxury beach-lodge, having received multiple awards that identify it as one of Africa’s top and most romantic retreats. As with Ila Safari Lodge, the Green Safaris’ group will continue the excellent work already started by Kaya Mawa by investing in further community and conservation projects on Likoma Island. These projects will empower the surrounding community and, where possible, guests will be involved so to generate even more unique experiences.
Daniel Allcock, Managing Director at Green Safaris said: “We are really thrilled to add Kaya Mawa to the Green Safaris portfolio. As with Ila Safari Lodge, Kaya Mawa is situated in a truly unique location, it generates incredible experiences for guests and already meets a lot of our Green Ethos requirements. I love the shabby chic relaxed beach feel that Kaya offers; we will continue to carefully invest in Kaya Mawa so to maintain this individual character whilst also exceeding guest expectations. With the foreseeable expansion of Green Safaris into South and North Luangwa, we are well on our way to offering an amazing circuit to clients; visit the pristine wilderness of the Kafue, skip out Lusaka on the way to safari in the wilder parts of Luangwa, then top it off with total relaxation at potentially the most unique beach lodge in Africa.”