It comes with panoramic views and an outdoor sunken bathtub from which you can spy eagles flying above you.
How do you make the holiday of a lifetime even better? Help save the planet at the same time
Save The Rhino
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
You can relax in your tent, take a dip in the pool, find a quiet moment in the library or… track black rhinos. Each morning you have the chance to jump into a 4WD and follow the Save The Rhino team as they track this endangered species. Once you’ve have found this ancient armoured animal, you can then get a little closer to the action by tracking on foot. And when you’re on your drive don’t be surprised if you see elephant, giraffe, antelope and zebra.
Help The Community
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Kenya
Head to The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille and expect to fall head over heels in love with Africa. From its hilltop site you are said to get the best views of the continent. From the snow-capped rugged peaks of Mount enya to the nearby elephant watering hole, these are just some of the amazing sights you spy within the 40,000 acre private conservation area, which the local community built and help run.
The resort has many beautiful suites, but honeymoons might want to check out The Eyrie, which is set on a rocky outcrop. It comes with panoramic views and an outdoor sunken bathtub from which you can spy eagles flying above you.
Help The Gorillas
Bisate Lodge, Rwanda
The new Bisate Lodge in Rwanda may be beautiful, but it’s also clever too. For the mountain lodge is to be a centre of excellence for learning about the great ape. One of their initiatives involves the reforestation of 43 hectares of the land to help reintroduce the endemic and indigenous wildlife. Guests are encouraged to plant a tree during their stay. This gives you an excuse to return on a special anniversary, just to see how your tree is doing.
Protect A Nature Reserve
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
Look out from your hillside villa down towards the bay. Join one of the nature guides for a walk through the milkwood and shrubland, or saddle up and enjoy a horseback ride across the wilderness. When you’re not dining on local produce or enjoying South African wine, you should take the 20-minute drive closer to the sea as here can spy whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins. When they first launched the lodge, their first thought was always the environment. But they’ve gone from protecting the shrubland, to helping the community and kickstart small local businesses, run sports outreach programmes and have launched a college for mature students that focuses on the environment.
Save The Turtles
North Island, Seychelles
Follow in the footsteps of William and Kate and hotfoot it to North Island in the Seychelles. No surprise that the environmentally friendly prince wanted to stay here. If you stay at the North Island you’ll immediately support the Noah’s Ark initiative, which doesn’t just run a turtle research project, but it helps provide sanctuary for Giant Aldabra Tortoises, the Seychelles White Eye bird, but does coral mapping and reforested the island.