We are delighted to announce that Chobe Game Lodge has been awarded Best Property in Africa for Resource Management 2015.
The award ceremony took place on the 16th April at the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town.
Hundreds of properties from around Africa were nominated for several different Responsible Tourism categories including best for Resource Management. An independent judging panel of writers, tourism professionals and responsible tourism leaders then selected Chobe Game Lodge the winner out of the five finalists in this category.
The judges were most impressed by Chobe Game Lodge’s commitment to reforming the entire waste management from biogas production from the kitchen waste to the use of the first electric-game viewing fleet in Africa together with the ultimate aim of reducing dependency on the grid.
One of the judges, Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Professor Harold Goodwin, commended the world class winners yesterday. Since 2004 African businesses from 14 countries have won awards, 20% of the award’s winners have been from Africa, 20% of all of those awarded.
This award is most appropriately deserved by all the women and men of our entire company who have worked with such passion and dedication to achieve this recognition in Responsible Tourism.
Our vision at Chobe Game Lodge is to be the most responsible tourism operation in the world. Ever since the first glass brick we made from our on-site recycling plant in 2004 to the moment we welcomed guests on the first CO2 emission free electric safari vehicle in 2014. In doing so we hope to assist more and more operators in Botswana to ensure we lead the way in responsible tourism in Africa.
Special thanks should also go to Botswana Tourism Organisation who have so actively encouraged the industry to get on board with their ecotourism grading scheme and supported us as a leading destination for Responsible Tourism.
Chobe Game Lodge will now be automatically in line for the World Responsible Tourism Awards taking place in London in November this year.
For the official press release about the Responsible Tourism Awards Africa CLICK HERE