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Eden Lodge - Nosy Be Archipelago
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Eden Lodge embodies a new concept for luxury accommodation in Madagascar because of its unique location in a protected natural reserve. It is thus the only spot in Madagascar where you can watch, in the same place, the three iconic marvels of Madagascar : baobabs, marine turtles and wild lemurs.

Enjoy pure luxury without pretence and without damaging this fragile environment in a push towards sustainable development. 100% solar powered, Eden Lodge is the first Green Globe certified hotel in Madagascar, a guarantee of the highest standards in Sustainable Tourism.

The real luxury of Eden Lodge is simply being there, residing in comfort whilst immersed in the diverse and untouched lush natural habitat of Madagascar.

Retreat Projects

Local economic influence

Every year, the villagers and ourselves determine a priority that we finance. We were able to finance and revive the school of a nearby village. Building a second school in our village of Anjanojano is about to be completed. The village well also was recently launched.

Other projects are foreseen : a solar panel for lighting, etc. Regular supplies arriving by boat greatly helps villagers who were otherwise totally isolated before. Recruitment of staff members among the local population contributes to social wellbeing and balance.

Artisanal development

- We buy fish produce from local villagers and contribute to rearing goats and poultry.

- We organize visits to neighbouring villages thus encouraging the development of artisanal and tourism linked activities.

We will also develop a collection of school supplies in France so our customers can take us on arrival at the lodge, notebooks, pencils, slates, small non-school books, which are the event and fun for students. If you are interested, email us, we will provide material lists where you will choose your participation.

Flora & Fauna

Preserving the beauty of the site and its fauna is one of our primary objectives. We especially protect lemur colonies that are endangered today by their illegal capture and deforestation, and marine turtles which often come on our beach to deliver their eggs.

Likewise, near the lodge, we struggle against scuba hunting which threatens coral species as well as against all motorized water sports. In order to preserve the beautiful diversity of the coral reefs around the lodge these are regularly inspected by a marine biology specialist.

We know our site is unique. Our five hundred year old baobab trees planted on a dream-like beach are nowhere to be found on the Nosy Be archipelago or even Madagascar.

Protecting these majestic trees, symbol of Madagascar, by cherishing them in our gardens is one of our objectives. We have already been able to save two baobab trees that were slowly dying as a result of local customs, unfortunately as ancestral as inappropriate.

EcoTourism

Eden Lodge was exclusively built with local material (stone walls, local wood, ravinala roofs) thus preserving the site and limiting transportation of material. Transportations made mandatory where done by dhows therefore avoiding useless C02 emission.

The hotel produces 100% of it's electrical needs thanks to a solar power generator. A local solar power equipment company was chosen to install the solar power generator capable of producing 6 KWC. Such a capacity makes it one of the most performant solar power generators in Madagascar which required a 100.000 Euros investment. We know project to double this power capacity in 2012.

Water from the depths of neighbouring hills is pumped by two solar powered pumps. It is then kept in an airtight, 10 000 liter cistern. This levy, rapidly compensated during the rain season, supplies the hotel and now, the nearby village.