Tipology:Eco Sustainable Tourism
Retreat: Tsara Komba Lodge
Madagascar > Nosy Be Archipelago
The luxury lodges of Tsara Komba are built with local traditional materials such as wood (purple wood or sohihy), stone (granite, stones punts) and leaves of Traveller Trees for the roofs. The furnitures and decoration pieces come from Malagasy artists and arts & crafts.
To minimize our environmental impacts: we recycle metals, the plastics and packagings. Food and vegetable wastes produce the compost for the organic vegetable garden and the gardens. We take care to ensure the prudent use of water, which is drawn from a water source and which arrives at the lodges thanks to a gravity-fed system. Wastewater undergoes natural filtering and is used to irrigate the gardens, we use solar pannels for warm water, take advantage of the economical hours for electricity génération and we exclusively use lamps with low consumption. We get fish, seafood, fruits, vegetables, plants and materials mostly from local populations, in a fair trade respect. Our cuisine is Slow Food inspired, it respects the local products and seasons. Most of our employees are coming from the village nearby. We provide our teams with high-quality training and highest wages than the income support, and also the payment of their health treatment by setting up a health fund just for the hotel, in addition to the local social services already available here. At Tsara Komba Lodge, social responsibility is a way of life.