(1) An eco lodge is one that is situated in a natural area.
(2) An eco lodge appeals to ecologically and socially conscious individuals. It is a conceptual experience, enriching those who delve into researching and understanding the environment around them. It gives us insight into our impacts as human beings, and also a greater appreciation of our own natural habitats.
(3) It employs systems that protect the environment from pollution and degradation.
(4) It utilizes energy saving methods and renewable energy technology. The lodge will utilize and use local materials wherever possible.
(5) It also directly benefits the economic development and political empowerment of local communities. The lodge will create more avenues for employment for people in the surrounding area, which will in turn improve the livelihood of people in the area.
(6) The lodge will help inform guests, staff and visitors on the importance and value of a healthy ecosystem, and describe how to best enjoy the area without impacting it.
(7) This world class lodge will be marketed abroad, which will create awareness; bringing in more tourists, which will, in turn, bring more foreign exchange to the country. It contributes to the local economy, and helps demonstrate that ecotourism is a more sustainable long term way to earn income than destroying or altering habitats for short term gains.
(8) Along with the lodge, a health centre will be built to better enrich the lives of the people in the surrounding area. Part of the revenue earned will be put back into the community by creating educational awareness.
(9) The creation of cottage industries will have a positive impact from the construction of the lodge, locally made gifts, souvenirs and promotional materials all made from local available materials which will lead to increased employment and better development of the surrounding area.
(10) We intend to use all the natural features available, and create a symbiotic relationship between the lodge and the natural surrounding fauna and flora. We intend to use the natural undulating topography and foliage to create a world class unique lodge that will be in a class of its own.
- View: Mountain
- Listing status: Active
- Available from: Jun 25, 2014
- Listing #: 6776
Keywords: investment, eco lodge, hotel, kigali, rwanda, buhanga rainforest
Latitude / Longitude: -1.949950 / 30.058850