Following the opening of Wilderness Safaris’ innovative Bisate Lodge, the community of Bisate has been involved in the restoration of this delicate ecosystem through the pioneering reforestation programme, which has seen over 20 000 indigenous trees planted around the Bisate site to date. Guests are also welcomed into the village, meeting and interacting with the friendly people of Bisate.
In line with Wilderness Safaris’ 4Cs sustainability ethos (Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture), Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has been launched in the community surrounding Bisate Lodge. Here we aim to provide a specialised focus on environmental education for the children of Bisate who will one day become the decision makers and conservation leaders of the community.
Both Bisate Primary School teachers and Wilderness Safaris staff have volunteered their time as Eco-Mentors, and have committed themselves to running our Eco-Club Programme in the school. Eco-Clubs are held once a week, where our Eco-Mentors teach lessons from our Eco-Club Resource Book.