At a time when even Oscar acceptance speeches talk about climate change, we must change. We should all try to switch over to a sustainable lifestyle. Also, try to do so with our travels as well. This Earth Day, we bring you a list of the most exotic and eco-friendly hotels around the world. Get ready to be amazed!
#1 Garonga Safari Camp, South Africa
The Green Factor: Uses solar power, biogas system, bio-diesel
The Extras: Open air bathrooms, sleep on your own in the bush with no one else around.
#2 Campi ya Kanza, Masai Mara, Kenya
The Green Factor: Masai Wilderness Conservation Trust takes care of the Masai people and also the Amboseli-Tsavo eco-system.
The Extras: Enjoy your meals or drinks looking at the Kilimanjaro or the animals drinking at the nearby watering hole.
#3 Chumbe Island Coral Park Eco Bungalows
The Green Factor: Has zero ecological impact.
The Extras: Locally made bag full of spices from Zanzibar
#4 Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness, South Africa
The Green Factor: Employs an environment-friendly solid waste disposal system called the Biolytix waste water processing system.
The Extras: Romantic dining under the skies at Embers, outdoor spa.
#5 Bulungula Lodge, South Africa
The Green Factor: Operated on solar power, odourless compost toilets, run by the local community
The Extras: Located near one of the remotest beaches in South Africa
#6 Eagle View Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya
The Green Factor: Bio flush toilets
The Extras: Open-air safari showers, overlooks water hole, where animals visit frequently.
#7 Chole Mjini Mafia Archipelago, Tanzania
The Green Factor: Kerosene heating method to keep the water hot
The Extras: Dine amid overgrown ruins, sleep in tree houses close to the sea.
#8 Alila Villas, Uluwatu, Bali
The Green Factor: Villas are built in a way so that they get maximum daylight and cool breeze from the sea. It supports the local community and uses water efficient appliances used all over the resort.
The Extras: Uber luxurious pool villas, nestled between the sea and the lush green rice terraces.
#9 El Nido, Philippines
The Green Factor: A chain of eco resorts in various locations El Nido has a sustainable menu, nature-based activities, green design and architecture.
The Extras: Stay on the beautiful island of Palawan, soak in guilt-free luxury!
#10 Jetwing Vil Uyana Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
The Green Factor: Sustainable living throughout the resort without compromising on luxury
The Extras: Rare birds and wildlife all around
#11 Six senses Con Dao, Vietnam
The Green Factor: Committed to improving the carbon footprint resulting from resort and spa activities.
The Extras: Remote yet accessible location, enjoy the Turkish hammam in Vietnam
#12 Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, China
The Green Factor: Locally made bamboo furniture, no television or phone in rooms.
The Extras: Stunning river views and some rooms with terraces.
#13 Three Camel Lodge, Mongolia
The Green Factor: Actively fights against animal poaching, protects dinosaur fossils from nearby paleontological sites. Also recycles organic waste and actively campaigns for “No plastic bags in the Gobi”.
The Extras: Stay in traditional Mongolian felt tent called “Ger”, stargaze at night from the privacy of your bed
Finally, at Treebo, we support the cause of sustainable living. If you think alike, check out our hotels here.