A CARING LUXURY ECOLODGE: A HARMONIOUS BALANCE BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENT, THE ECONOMY AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
Protecting this extremely fragile environment...
The island of Nosy Komba is situated among one of the world's richest ecosystems. In a concrete manner, we seek to encourage respect for the environment in order that everyone can take advantage of the outstanding biodiversity of this region both today and in the future.
To achieve this, at Tsara Komba Lodge, we work based on detailed procedures in order to maintain best practices such as recycling (with schemes in place to recycle metal, plastics and packaging as well as household waste) and the use of environmentally friendly materials (such as commercially grown wood and local plants, etc).
The absence of televisions, telephones and air-conditioning in the lodges in addition to our ongoing quest for added simplicity are all aspects of our efforts to minimize our impact on the environment.
We are increasing our educational efforts among local people to encourage them to break the cycle of deforestation, a key aspect of slash-and-burn farming but one which is harmful to the environment, while instead recommending other, less destructive farming methods to them.
As we see it, the creation of wealth and its redistribution are the founding principles underpinning our work each and every day.
Promoting social responsibility...
Almost all of our employees live in the neighbouring village. Their salaries and the social benefits accompanying these have a major impact on the village's economy on an island on which employers are extremely rare.