When you visit a Chiawa Safaris camp you are assured it is Carbon Neutral, Silver status.
We are justly proud that not only were Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro Africa’s first carbon neutral certified safari camps, but that through our initiative other camps joined in making the Lower Zambezi NP Africa’s first Carbon Neutral national park. This has now spread to the South Luangwa where other camps too are achieving Carbon Neutrality.
More information is available on these achievements here.
So, what does this mean exactly? This means that the carbon emissions of our camps, including all logistical/supply/conservation activities and even domestic flights of our guests and management, have been carefully calculated and that these emissions are offset through the purchase of internationally verified Carbon Credits through BioCarbon Partners
Biocarbon Partners operate two forestry conservation programs in Zambia, one on the border of the Lower Zambezi National Park and one on the border of the South Luangwa National Park. Their conservation activities not only protect the forests (which mop up our carbon output) but also protect the boundaries of Zambia’s two prime National Parks from encroachment and poaching – absolutely vital interventions that are worthy of support, even if we were not receiving Carbon Credits paid for with the monies Chiawa Safaris raises from its generous guests.
However purchasing Carbon Credits is not all we do for the environment, we also operate our camps as green and clean as possible - and we are on the constant look-out to improve and modernize as we go.
Although by no means perfect, Chiawa Safaris is leading the way in Zambia in responsible tourism and making sure that future generations will inherit a better planet and be able to see the wildlife and scenes that we enjoy today. Join us on safari and become part of this success story.
For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.
- Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping.
- Hubert Reeves
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
- Charles Darwin