Located in a small forest reserve beside a spring, Ngare Sero Lodge aims to set an example for environmentally friendly and socially responsible tourism.
Damming the spring has created three lakes that support a healthy ecosystem of animals and birds. We generate our own hydro-electricity to power the lodge and our organic trout farm.
All drinking water comes direct from the springs, and we also supply fresh water to the neighboring schools and villages.
We are striving to be carbon neutral by absorbing our carbon production via indigenous tree planting and forest protection. The lodge purchased a portion of land surrounding the springs to extend the forest and to further protect the springs from erosion and pollution.
We have recently launched a community based project of harvesting indigenous crouton tree seeds for vegetable oil extraction. We have also converted our company vehicles and generator to run on unprocessed vegetable oil.
Excess lake weed, garden plants, organic kitchen waste and horse manure from the stables create compost for the vegetable garden. Inorganic waste is burned for a lack of any other option, and buried in deep holes on our land. Sewage is treated and re-cycled by soaking into the ground as is all waste water.
Our supplies are as much as possible locally sourced. Most of the vegetables and salads served to our guests come from our own organic garden.
Most Ngare Sero Lodge staff are employed from the local community and have had on the job training and improvement of skills.
We collaborate with the village government and the authorities to protect the forest, water source and management of water extraction.