An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly lodges = Africa are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Africa.

Namibia is the leader of ecotourism in Africa. That’s because it has one of the oldest environmental conservation inclusions. It’s one of the few countries in the world that has set up a government dedicated to protecting wildlife. And this was made possible by the government, local communities, and private entities.
Kenya is a popular destination in Africa for ecotourism, which The International Ecotourism Society, or TIES, defines as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” Ecotourism in Kenya is fueled by public and private initiatives that revolve around safari


1. Morukuru Beach Lodge 5* – Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

Lodge Morukuru Beach Lodge

Situated in De Hoop Nature Reserve, Morukuru Beach Lodge offers accommodation with free WiFi, as well as access to a hot tub.

The lodge offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries, a hair dryer and bath. Some units feature a terrace and/or balcony.

A continental or buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

Morukuru Beach Lodge offers an outdoor pool.

Upscale all-inclusive lodge in De Hoop Nature Reserve, featuring dining, safaris & ocean views.

Morukuru Beach Lodge is a luxury boutique style 5-suite lodge in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, offering endless ocean views. We are situated just a few 100 meters from the pristine beach, surrounded by fynbos.
The reserve is perfect for land-based whale watching (July-October). We recommend to spend at least 2 nights to be able to enjoy the various activities on offer including tidal walks, mountain biking and dune boarding. For those that want to relax, we also offer a pool and a hot tub at the lodge.
Down at the beach protected rock pools offer great snorkelling and swimming opportunities as well. Morukuru Beach Lodge has been built with the greatest sensitivity to the environment.
Due to our remote location we are fully off the grid. Our electricity is generated entirely by solar panels, for the odd longer cloudy periods we do have a backup generator however.
Our hot water is produced by pellet burners and the whole lodge has water based underfloor heating.
 The Lodge itself is beautiful, wonderful design combined with complete luxury! The rooms are huge, with stunning views (we stayed in the Honeymoon Suite, and were surprised with rose petals, an outdoor bubble bath and champagne!).
The food is also delicious (we took a lovely picnic out to the dunes for lunch one day – a must!).
Finally, visiting the lodge during Whale season really is a once in a lifetime. The whales are literally splashing around 30-40 metres offshore. The staff were also very attentive and friendly! A must visit, truly 5 star eco-lodge in the heart of De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Overlooking the sea, De Hoop’s reclaimed wood and stone-clad Beach House blends in seamlessly with the surrounding fynbos.
It’s beautiful, luxurious and exclusive, with just five luxurious, airy, beautiful suites.
Eco Lodges South Africa
Eco Lodges South Africa

Beach House: designed around a lovely inner walled courtyard open to the sky but shielded from the wind, with a small plunge pool, hot tub and covered area with fireplace for dining.

The airy, almost Scandinavian-style communal lounge comes with expansive views over the ocean through its wall to ceiling sliding windows, an array of sofas, cozy wood burning stove, and more tables and chairs for inside dining, as well as circular stairs up to the bar with more amazing vistas, sofas, ping pong table and an outdoor terrace perfect for stargazing.

Four of the suites boast sweeping sea views while the fifth (honeymoon) looks east over the dunes, though it comes with outside tub and large deck to make up for it.

The suites are grouped (2 and 3) at either end of the lounge off their own semi-private wings with small fridges stocked with complimentary soft drinks, coffee/tea machine and cookie jars as well as fruit. Works of art (including the fantastic whale lights and chandeliers in the rooms) are found throughout the property, as can the wifi which is fast and reliable.
The property is surrounded by fynbos (which has been replanted in the immediate vicinity) and comes with covered parking, though guests can also fly in to the nearby airstrip.

Eco-credentials: water comes from a 25 m borehole which is then apparently triply filtered and the staff village (round the corner) is covered in solar panels. There is no fridge in the room and because Morukuru is keen to minimise plastic, water is provided in glass bottles.

Guides (and guests if they wish) usually pick up any rubbish they find on the marine walks (not that there was much).

Food and drinks: included in the price, breakfast (8.00 – 9.30), lunch (13.00 – 15.00) and dinner (19.00 – 21.00) are served either indoors or out. Breakfast consists of a modest buffet featuring cereals, yogurts, fruit juice, fresh fruit, pastries, cheeses and charcuterie, plus the choice of a hot dish.

Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa
Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

Guests are asked at breakfast what they want for dinner from a choice of three options, meat, fish and vegetarian though I believe special diets can be catered for.

Entrée (set), main (meat, fish or vegetarian) followed by either dessert or a cheese platter. The food was the only slight let down, although well cooked and presented we felt there wasn’t really enough choice and it would get repetitive in the long run. While soft drinks, water and welcome drinks are complimentary, alcohol and sundowners aren’t and are settled at the end of the stay.

Both the choice of wine (by the bottle or glass) and prices were very reasonable.

Activities: are also included in the price, with two offered daily, though guests can also go out on their own as the reserve is safe.

The day’s activities are chalked on a board off the entrance but be sure to let the guides know what your interests are and they will do their utmost to accommodate them.

Many people are attracted to De Hoop for the rich marine life and fynbos (whales sightings and flowers—some 1,500 fynbos species—are best in August/September), but there is lots to see throughout the year, from birds to herbivores including bontebok, cape mountain zebra and eland, the latter often wandering past the lodge.
If you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the elusive Cape leopard.
Staff: young, smiley, dedicated and obviously happy. We particularly liked the fact that tips (at guest discretion—envelope provided) were shared equally between all members of staff. Housekeeping was great, with rooms unobtrusively and expertly cleaned and turned down while we were eating. Both guide and host were welcoming and personable.
The accommodation is fabulous with wonderful ocean views. The hosts are charming and knowledgeable revising us with an insight into the area and the local customs of South Africa.
I am definitely a convert to quality biltong! The food has been excellent. The different walks around the reserve have been well led and informative. It is lovely to see a company that is trying to uphold its eco friendly credentials in today’s climate.
The lodge is as new modern designed eco-friendly building in an outstanding location in a vast nature reserve above the sea with beautiful views.
There is no other lodge, hotel or villa to rent nearby. In fact there is no other building for kilometers (except a small hotel under construction by the same owner). The rooms are large and have a pleasant decor, the beds are huge and comfortable and the bathrooms are oversized. The dining room, the courtyard (our preferred place for breakfast and dinner), the terrace, the rooftop bar were all beautifully appointed.
You have a heated pool, several beaches, tidal pools and huge sand dunes to choose from. Animals roam around the lodge, including buntenbock, kudu, baboons.
A charming team provides a very delightful hospitality and outstanding services. All is organized around your wishes and timetable. You just can relax and do nothing or have the whole day full of activities.
The food was as outstanding as the wine on offer. Nearly everything is included: food, a decent choice of wines (even more for a slight surcharge), activities, laundry, beach shoes, boots, snorkeling equipment.
In every respect a place in paradise.
The dedicated team being the best of all the good things to list.
The lodge is beautifully decorated and equipped with all the luxury you can imagine. Morukuru is very progressive when it comes to recycling and eco-thinking.
It’s actually a dream of paradise!
A great compliment to the whole team of Morukuru Ocean House that gave us a real sense of home in a luxury, nomaliter occurs only in your imagination!
Unfortunately, no whale season, but on the other hand we had the chance to do a lot of snorkeling (fantastic!). It is not a question of whether we go back again. It is definitely a big yes!
Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa
Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

How much does a room costs at Lodge Morukuru Beach Lodge ?

Prices start 1119$/night for King Suite with Ocean View.

This suite has a balcony, seating area and soundproofing.

Where to book online – Lodge Morukuru Beach Lodge – Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Africa during Cape Town Minstrel Carnival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Africa on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

2. Fish River Lodge 3* – Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

Fish River Lodge

With far-reaching views over Fish River Canyon just below, the private chalets at this property have rooftop windows. Each has an outdoor shower, and an outdoor pool is available.

Located 8 m from the canyon edge, the chalets at Fish River Lodge include a terrace, large windows and dry stone walls.

They have a private bathroom with free toiletries. Beds can be placed outdoors for sleeping al fresco.

Overlooking the canyon, the restaurant serves home-cooked cuisine, which can also be eaten outside. There is also an indoor bar.

This modern resort with a main lodge and posh chalets is set in Canyon Nature Park and 183 km from Keetmanshoop Airport.

Featuring decks with canyon views, the 20 airy modern chalets have outdoor showers. Wi-Fi is available.

Amenities include an outdoor plunge pool with a sundeck, a lounge with exposed beams and a fireplace, and a casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining areas. The spa area has massages.

Making the most of the beautiful vistas, the Fish River Lodge has been built in harmony with its stark, striking surroundings. Completed in 2009, all the buildings that make up the lodge pay tribute to the amazing landscape, offering spectacular views of the Fish River Canyon from sunrise to sunset.
The architecture and interiors of Fish River Lodge have taken their queue from the rugged landscape that surround it.
Contemporary, and at times monastic, the lodge was designed to reflect the unique beauty of its location.
This is an eco lodge in the middle of nowhere so I appreciate that there are limitations on what can be offered but for the price as a minimum you need to be able to sleep.
Your room is essentially a concrete box with a picture window and a metal roof so you can imagine how hot the room gets when the outside temperature is hitting 40 degrees.
The room heat meant that the room was essentially unusable during the day and even with a fan it was just too hot to sleep.
Aircon is essential and they need to find a way to provide it. Also although mention is made of the 19km track to the lodge you also need to consider that to reach the track it is 85 kms of gravel road so the whole drive form the main turnoff will take around 2 hrs.
Because of the effort to get here, and the price demanded, the lodge must be a destination in itself. It is good and the staff are lovely but it stills falls a little short from excellent.
I think the best way to sum it up is to say that this is a view with accommodation rather than accommodation with a view.
Here are only 10 cabins and the rooms are incredibly spacious with dressing area, large bathroom and outdoor shower. Bed are comfortable and look out onto the canyon. Don’t expect niceties like a fridge or kettle but the cabins do have a safe.
Although there is no kettle there are tea/coffee provisions and the hotel will deliver hot water (in a thermos) to your door at your chosen time in the morning.
Alternatively, get your flask filled the night before, wake up early and sit in an armchair to watch the sunrise over the canyon. Stunning!

Life here revolves around the restaurant/bar/lounge.

Food is excellent. Breakfast is usual food and drink but hot dishes – mainly egg – are made to order.

For the evening meal there is a set menu with a choice of 2 main dishes. However, if there is something you really don’t like, then tell them in advance (the menu is put out during the day) and they will provide something else for you.

Lunch is from a menu, varying from a full meal to sandwiches.

The hotel provides drives into the canyon (payable at the hotel). There are also a couple of walking trails which provide superb views of the canyon. There is also a small swimming pool.

The staff are amazing – so friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble.

The hotel provides itself on its eco-friendly ethos.Not a drop of water is wasted.

If you go here, remember that the logistics of running such a Lodge mean that sometimes they run out of things!. We were just amazed at how they manage to provide this level of service and quality.

The cabins are fairly basic but that is all part of the experience, it is all about the view. Don’t expect niceties like fridges, TVs or in-room wifi, the lodge is unapologetically eco-friendly which permeates all it does.
The staff are wonderful, they are genuinely friendly, professional and helpful and give the impression they love their work.
On the surface the price looks expensive but consider their nearest town is 180 km away, the lodge is the only accommodation on the western rim and no one could possibly leave without taking wonderful memories with them.
Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa
Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

How much does a room costs at Fish River Lodge ?

Prices start 315$/night for Twin Room.

Where to book online – Fish River Lodge – Eco Friendly Hotels in Africa you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Africa during Bank Windhoek Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Africa on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Le Village du Toubkal 4* – Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

Kasbah Du Toubkal

If what you’re looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Imlil, look no further than Le Village du Toubkal Suites. Only away, this 4-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. For those of you who want to venture out, Mount Toubkal are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Le Village du Toubkal Suites offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

The hotel features 9 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include separate living room, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the hiking trails, garden, steamroom.

Whatever your reason for visiting Imlil, the Le Village du Toubkal Suites is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

Evening meals cost €15 per person for soup, a tagine and fruit for dessert. It was all delicious and just what we needed after a couple of days hard trekking.

Our room was massive, a little cold but there’s plenty of extra blankets in the cupboard to put on the bed.

We didn’t run out of hot water at all which was great. The shower is over the bath and you have to just hold it (there’s no way to attach it to the wall) which is a little annoying but that was our only grumble.

WiFi is in the main area of the hotel but not in the rooms. I think this is fine as it makes you relax and speak but If you have teenagers with you they may be less understanding.

We also asked the hotel to arrange a taxi back to Marrakech for us which they did with ease. It even involved a 10min walk to the village with our luggage on a mule which turned out to be a lovely unexpected little highlight!


Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa
Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

How much does a room costs at Le Village du Toubkal?

Prices start 40$/night for Suite with Balcony.

Where to book online – Le Village du Toubkal – Eco Friendly Hotels Morocco you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Morocco during Primavera Sound which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Morocco on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

4. Tawi Lodge 5* – Eco Lodges Lodges Africa

Tawi Lodge

With mountain views, Tawi Lodge is set in Amboseli and has a restaurant, a concierge service, bar, garden, outdoor pool and children’s playground. Free WiFi is offered.

There is a fully equipped private bathroom with hot tub and a hairdryer.

The lodge offers a buffet or Full English/Irish breakfast.

Tawi Lodge offers a terrace.

The lodge is an eco-friendly operation, which takes maximum care of the environment and its people. It consists of 13 cottages ideally located on bush land facing Kilimanjaro. Each cottage has its own wooden-deck veranda and a fabulous view of the highest mountain in Africa, even from the comfort of your bed or your bathtub.
Double or twin cottages, all have en suite bathrooms fitted with both a bath and shower.
Each cottage has its own fireplace. Lighting and water systems are solar powered. A charging facility for cell phones and camera batteries is available.
The style of the lodge is a harmonious combination of modern (for your comfort) and traditional (to remind you that you are in Africa).
The ECO Lodge is well designed an very serene. The Elephant watering hole is strategically located.
Food is amazing.Staff very friendly. Bathing while gazing at Mt.Kilimanjaro was spectacular.Definitely coming back.
 The eco-lodge is without parallel: 13 luxurious, private bungalows scattered throughout the grounds, each with decks and furniture from which to view the magnificent Kilimanjaro and the wildlife that is teeming throughout the property.
Because it is a small boutique lodge, there are no large tour groups, which makes for a sophisticated and calm experience.
The pool and open-air dining room are divine and provide the ultimate luxury on safari: a front-seat view of the adjacent watering hole where the animals come to you! You can see elephants, zebras and monkeys frolicking while you lay poolside sipping your cocktail or while you are enjoying one of the many varied and plentiful gourmet meals.
The advantage of the Conservancy (which has porous borders with Amboseli National Park) cannot be denied. In the bigger picture, it is an important relationship between the neighboring Masai community and the lodge owners and gives the wildlife an even greater area to roam.
In the smaller picture, for tourists, it affords up close glimpses of the amazing scenery and wildlife-there are no ‘roads’ one must stick to (as there are in the national parks), so driving straight into the bush to get a closer look at the shy Warthog or the baby Giraffe is not only allowed but encouraged.
Rooms are huge, amazing bathrooms with both baths, toilets and showers with a view of Kilimanjaro. Rooms aren’t really tents, but more like luxury cottages and the staff and attention to detail makes this a luxurious place to stay.
Their eco– approach also means that unlike other lodges there is water available all the time and refillable water bottles so you aren’t spending lots on water.
The food is pretty good for a safari lodge and very accommodating for dietary requirements and the packed lunches come complete with hot coffee and tea.
It is also a lovely place to just hang out if the weather isn’t playing ball.
The property itself is beautiful with gorgeous gardens and each cottage is stunning with fabulous, eco-friendly products throughout.
The conservancy is full of amazing wildlife and offers a fun alternative to Amboseli if you’re staying for a while.
Eco Friendly Hotels Africa
Eco Friendly Hotels Africa

How much does a room costs at Tawi Lodge?

Prices start 720$/night for Double Room with Mountain View.

This double room features a balcony, private entrance and fireplace.

Where to book online– Tawi Lodge – Eco Friendly Hotels Africa you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Africa during Lamu Cultural Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kenya on or or see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives 5* – Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Perched over the Indian Ocean, Gili Lankanfushi offers closeness to sun and sea with its luxurious accommodation. Aside from free Wi-Fi, it also has an ocean-view outdoor pool and relaxing spa.

Located on the private island of Lankanfushi in Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.

Featuring private sun decks and a water garden, each eco-friendly residence is equipped with a cable/satellite TV, DVD player and BOSE surround-sound system. An espresso machine and minibar are also included.

Nestled in tropical gardens, this luxurious resort is on a tranquil, private island in the Laccadive Sea.

Featuring natural materials and wood floors, the elegant, overwater villas are reached by boardwalks from the island. The have open-air living rooms and rooftop terraces, and offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screens.

Upgraded villas add dining areas, private motor boats and/or mini wine cellars; some include personal butlers, spa areas and cinemas.

Upscale, beachfront dining options include Japanese cuisine and local seafood. There’s a chic pool, a cinema and a spa, as well as an overwater bar and a wine/chocolate cellar.

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a short 20 minute boat ride from Male, the capital of the Maldives. It is a tiny coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villas.

The forty four stilted villas plus the vast Private Reserve are crafted in a traditional style from natural materials and offer rooftop and over-water sundecks, featuring open air bathrooms, sumptuous daybeds and a personal entertainment center.

For ultimate privacy, we have seven Crusoe Residences that are only accessible by personal boat. Come ashore for some great dining and equally great wines or perhaps a romantic moonlit dinner delivered right to the villa. The possibilities are endless.

The interior decoration has been devised to recreate a natural habitat, using sustainable woods, natural materials and traditional fabrics, whilst still offering all the modern day amenities and creature comforts of true luxury.

At Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives we are very sensitive to the environment. The utmost care has been taken in developing the island with respect to its ecological balance.

Gili Lakanfushi is widely considered to be one of – if not the – top resorts in The Maldives. One of the things which drew me towards this property is its status as one of the most eco-friendly Maldivian resorts, and its focus on luxury wellness.

Resorts in the Maldives seem to go one of two ways: eco-luxe or modern and lavish. Gili Lakanfushi sits firmly in the former camp, which was a big pro for me.

When I’m in The Maldives, I like to feel as though I’m as far removed from civilization as possible! The rustic glamor of Gili Lankanfushi was exactly what I was craving when I jetted off – it was the perfect antidote to my hectic hometown of Miami.

One of the things I loved the most about Gili Lankanfushi was that the higher-end overwater villas were only accessible by boat!

The Villas were large, luxuriously appointed and had a lot of character. Tremendous attention to detail to ensure nothing that you need is missing. We loved that everything was built keeping the environment in mind – all eco-friendly and sustainable!

The pool area is lovely and next to the restaurants. The main swimming pool and villa pools are cold water.

Some solar panel heating for the main pool would be a great addition to keep with the eco values of the resort.

What you may not know is the entire resort is eco friendly, plastic free, and they have their own sustainable mini ecosystem.

Gili grows their own vegetables (all waste is thrown back to a processor to turn into fertilizer), produce their own still and sparkling water, makes their own olive oils, vinegars, salts, and so much more.

They even have their own tailor and carpentry workroom as almost every element of the resort from stairs to curtains is made in house.

Gili is simply a fabulous getaway. The villa suites are gorgeous and well equipped.

The lagoon and environment is well cared for.

The eco minded resort has its own marine biologist who works at conserving and promoting sea life and corals.

The results are stunning- I spotted octopuses, turtles, lionfish (rare), sting rays, sharks and much more from the comfort of the villa!

The manta snorkeling, dolphins and the snorkel trip for sharks and the separate trip to the Fish Tank were simply astounding.

The food was superb- especially the Mediterranean Buffet.

From the moment we were welcomed by the first Miss Friday, the lovely Shazu, we stepped barefoot into the warm embrace of the island to be amazed.

Their no news no shoes policy is part of the cocoon that gives you the perfect Robinson Crusoe experience if you allow yourself, completed by the care shown by the staff both for the guests as well as nature itself.

Being true to their concept of eco resort, it is great to see the pride and joy people take on the more-than-meets-the-eye diversity.

For those who wish there is an ample selection of activities to entertain yourself, including jungle cinema, cooking and tasting workshops and many water and underwater activities to enjoy in some of the most pristine and most life diverse waters of the world.

Gili Lankanfushi really sets the highest Standard when it comes to Eco-friendly luxury resorts in the Maldives.

We decided to visit Gili Lankanfushi again this year to celebrate our baby moon because we remembered how beautiful and peaceful it was during our last stay at the Robinson Crusoe water villas.

We also remembered the organic garden in the middle of the resort and how fresh the food tasted which was a priority for a babymoon vacation.

Each villa also has a personal butler , or Friday, who really goes above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Gili Lankanfushi is like a dream. It has an idyllic, untouched, back to (luxurious) basics vibe.

They index a lot on sustainability so there’s a note in your bathroom to please not throw any plastics or batteries away on the island and to take them away with you. They grow their own plants for food, they nurture coral to return them to the reef.

They have a barefoot no-shoes policy so you just walk around carefree. The villas are air conditioned to the right temperature so you sleep with just a sheet. You can see the eco-as-much-as-poss thought running throughout here.

The staff on the resort are really attentive. You’re assigned a butler – or a Friday a la Robinson Crusoe – to assist from the moment you arrive.

They get you around the island via buggy (if you don’t want to take a bicycle which are also available) and generally make sure you’re well taken care of… with a smile always too which makes such a difference.

The place is so welcoming that there is a resident heron that hangs around the breakfast area every day.

Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa
Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

How much does a room costs at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives?

Prices start 1250$/night for Villa Suite.The Residence with Pool is 2560$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This suite features a balcony, air conditioning and CD player.

Where to book online – Gili Lankanfushi Maldives – Eco Friendly Hotels Africa you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Africa during Maldives International Marathon which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Africa on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


6. Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge 3* – Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

Usisya Beach Eco-Lodg

With lake views, Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge is situated in Nkhuto and has a restaurant, room service, bar, garden, barbecue and sun terrace.

There is a seating and a dining area in all units.

Hiking, snorkelling and cycling are possible within the area, and the lodge offers a private beach area.

Usisya is a little slice of paradise you don’t come across often. The beach is absolutely stunning and the open rooms are idyllic. Dani cooks delicious, fresh veggie meals. We drove from Mzuzu with our 4×4 mini truck. The road this time of the year is definitely not as bad as people made it seem.

It’s bumpy at points and there are some steep sandy stretches, but we took our time and managed fine. Arriving at the beautiful lodge as a reward makes it definitely worth it!

A perfect place to escape from the world. I’ve never seen such beautiful sunrises and moonrises. Dani is a perfect host with lots of stories to share. A place for dog lovers.

Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa
Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

How much does a room costs at Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge?

Prices start 90$/night for Double Room.

Where to book online – Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge – Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Africa during Lake of Stars Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Africa on or


7. Seasons Lodge Zanzibar 3* – Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

Seasons Lodge Zanzibar

Featuring a private beach area, Seasons Lodge Zanzibar is a hotel in Pongwe offering water sports facilities and garden. The property also features an outdoor swimming pool.

The units at the hotel are fitted with a seating area. Some units at Seasons Lodge Zanzibar also provide guests with a balcony. All rooms include a wardrobe. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries.

Guests can enjoy a continental and Full English/Irish breakfast is served every morning at the property.

Facing the Indian Ocean, this serene, family-run ecolodge is 5 km from Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest and 9 km from Kiwengwa caves. It’s 36 km from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.

Cosy cottages with exposed-stone walls and parquet flooring provide safes, fans, and balconies with ocean views.

Amenities include a restaurant serving locally sourced food from a garden, as well as 2 bars, a private beach and an outdoor pool. There are also organized activities.

It is not a big European style resort, but beautiful in its own way.

Each accommodation consisted of a stone cottage in a walled garden. Just beautiful! The doors open up to the ocean with two lounge chairs for private relaxation. Felt like a little bit of paradise.

On one end of the property is the main lodge where meals are served. Food was outstanding! There was a main dining area, but also two private decks where you could eat if you wanted something special. This would be an ideal spot for honeymooning.

On the other end was the recreation area with a small pool, bar, and several lounging options. We loved the swings and the hammocks.

Bonus point for the eco-friendly focus of this establishment. No bottled water, but rather spots where you could fill your own bottles. Decor from recycled materials. Well done, Seasons Lodge!

The big draw card of Seasons Lodge is their beautiful eco rooms literally right on the ocean. You can see the sun rise and hear wear the waves right from the comfort of your bed, with the wind keeping you cool.

The whole lodge has all been hand made, giving it a rustic beach feel. This makes it approachable and less pretentious meaning you can relax and be yourself.

There is a nice pool, free kayaks, books, ping pong and a pool table to keep you entertained. We also rented a motorbike to drive around the island.

The staff and two dogs were very friendly, and their weekly Sunday Sessions pool lounge event was a nice surprise, bringing in some locals!

The breakfast was the biggest let down from our stay. Every day was the same; stale toast, fruit and pancakes with jam and a drink. You could “upgrade” for eggs and a sausage for an additional $7. I feel like this should be included from the beginning.

Lunch was great value for just $10 for a generous portion dish and we sampled nearly every dish on the menu over our 4 days. Every one of them was great, so try them all.

Dinner was hit or miss. The mains were delicious but some of the starters and desserts were sub par… eg. melted ice cream every time and what tasted like packaged cake. This was $25 for a 3 course dinner.

Overall, we loved our stay at Seasons Lodge. It’s beautiful, right on the beach and has friendly staff and service. If the food could be refined, then this would be a 5/5 experience.

This little piece of paradise, lost in the east coast of Zanzibar in a beautiful location just right on a white sand beach facing the turquoise ocean, it’s simple and amazing at the same time.

An Eco-friendly lodge created by the owner, an energetic and funny Irish man, where you will experience the quintessence of the natural environment of Zanzibar.

The villas, 8, are stunning, each of them separated by natural rocks’ walls to ensure total privacy for the guests. A marvelous wooden carved door opens on the private villas, all facing the ocean and with private small beach and sunbathing area.

Big windows surround the entire room giving you the impression of being open space in a tropical garden.

They are mainly decorated with locally made coconuts’ wood items, which is part of the sustainable engagement of this lodge.

The food is very good also and the staff very helpful and kind. If you plan to visit Zanzibar you have to plan at least one night there.

A quiet, very friendly boutique hotel on Pongwe beach, Seasons Lodge offers true “barefoot luxury”. Each beautifully furnished individual bungalow looks out across the Indian Ocean from its own private beach garden and the hotel’s eco-credentials ensure that it leaves a minimal footprint on what remains, for now, an unspoilt area with only a handful of other unobtrusive hotels nearby.

Food and drink were both of a very high standard, but the real plus point for us was the small number of rooms, keeping the hotel peaceful and exclusive.

Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa
Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

How much does a room costs at Seasons Lodge Zanzibar ?

Prices start 150$/night for Double Room with Sea View.

Boasting a balcony with ocean views, this double room features a private entrance, wardrobe, safe and fan. The unit also has a sitting area and outdoor furniture. The bed is draped with a mosquito net.

The room is complete with a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub. The property provides a hairdryer, slippers, bathrobe and free toiletries.

Where to book online Seasons Lodge Zanzibar – Eco Friendly Hotels Africa you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Africa during The Zanzibar International Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Africa on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


8. Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti 5* – Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Nestled within the Serengeti National Park boasting panoramic landscape views and a variety of wildlife, lies the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. It offers a spa, and the outdoor Maji Bar overlooks the infinity swimming pool and savannah.

The elegant and air-conditioned rooms feature African décor and come complete with a sofa, flat-screen TV, minibar and a safe. All rooms have an en suite bathroom with a bath and shower.

At Four Seasons Safari Lodge, the Boma Grill offers a cultural Maasai experience with an authentic African feast and Maasai dancing.

With spectacular views, the Kula’s Restaurant has dishes with local flavours and international wines. There is also a wine cellar where guests can experience food and wine pairings.

This lodge really captures the beauty of the Serengeti while being fully immersed with nature. The lodge is completely eco friendly but also ensures the guests have a luxurious stay. The food and staff are exceptional.

A particular member of staff called Tumaini was very lovely and is very friendly to guests…make sure to look out for her if you decide to stay.

Absolutely beautiful! This eco lodge is so beautiful and each room overlooks the watering hole for the wildlife. The Masai greet you and are employed here, the hotel is on stilts so the wildlife roam free beneath your and outside your hotel.

Not enough words to describe this hotel. Be sure to stay several nights. Great discovery center, fitness rooms, spas and amazing staff and service and chefs second to none.

This is a gorgeous eco hotel in the middle of the Serengeti – you look out your room to see the Serengeti and animals. The hotel has a pond elephants come to drink from just next to the pool and the dining room so you can eat and watch the elephants. The rooms are gorgeous, with every amenity.

Take a flashlight for walks to the lodge from your room and be sure staff escorts you after dark (it is the middle of the Serengeti after all and animals do come visiting). Don’t leave your windows and doors open or unlocked. The gift shop has lots of locally made items and the food in the restaurant is amazing.

The breakfast buffet has everything you could possible want. The hotel will arrange safari’s for you and there are bathrooms in various places along the normal routes.

Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa
Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa

How much does a room costs at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti?

Prices start 1267$/night for Savannah Room Two Twin Beds.

Featuring a balcony, this air-conditioned room has a flat-screen TV, minibar and a safe.

Where to book online – Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge – Eco Friendly Lodges in Africa you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Africa during Lamu Cultural Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Africa on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


9. Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge 5* – Eco Lodges in Africa

Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone – the word bisate means ‘pieces’ in Kinyarwanda, describing how the cone was once whole but worn away by natural erosion. The area has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. Six sumptuous en-suite rooms maximise comfort, warmth and views while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of surrounding rural Rwanda. Bisate is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where gorilla treks depart daily. Its vision of reforestation and rehabilitation means that each guest is invited to participate in our biodiversity conservation efforts, as well as engage and meet the local community – in addition to learning about and making a far-reaching positive impact on an iconic Critically Endangered species: the mountain gorilla.

Bisate is a magical place, the rooms are beautiful and take cues from the local culture and scenic surrounding.

The fireplace was a nice touch of warmth for the bedroom and bathroom and cheerfully started by the Staff. As you drive up the Bisate the view is otherworldly when you see the rooms set into the side of the caldera looking like handwoven baskets.

There are some new luxury lodges coming in but we have been going to Wilderness Safari lodges for many years and wouldn’t consider any other, their involvement in eco-tourism and empowering the local communities is second to none.

The view from the room is spectacular overlooking one of the volcanoes and unobstructed nature. One side has a nice comfortable king size bed: medium-hard mattress which is what I love and firm pillows with crisp white sheets. There is a day bed like sofa in that room, a small desk and an iPad which details all the amenities of the hotel and info on the attractions.

In the middle of the room is a fireplace which divides the sleeping area and the bathroom. The bathroom has a nice tub with a view, a compartmentalized toilet area and separate shower. Bathroom also looks quite beautiful.

The three biggest highlights of the Bisate lodge is that 1) it is very eco-friendly as much as they can be and try are big on the conservation front, use of reusable water bottles, low energy use and the environmentalism I liked;

2) the best laundry service and turn around time ever; 3) they encourage you to plant some trees before you leave and it was by far one of the best activities I’ve done.

You feel so great afterwards and they even give you a gps location of your planted tree so you can located one day if you were to come back. Such a great idea and I encourage it for everyone.

Eco Lodges in Africa
Eco Lodges in Africa

How much does a room costs at Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge?

Prices start 300$/night for Double Room – all inclusive.