Sustainable tourism plays a major role in supporting conservation projects and the protection of habitats and its inhabitants. Even small camps can be incredibly powerful for protecting large and endangered parks like the Kafue. Konkamoya lodge is a great example of how its improving conservation in the Kafue area.
THE CONSERVATION STORY OF KONKAMOYA
Konkamoya Lodge is the only camp situated on Lake Itezhi Tezhi in the south of Kafue National Park, with its nearest neighbour a 3 hour drive away. Daily patrolling of the area with game drives, employing local people and providing funds for the salaries of the park rangers, all stem from the day to day running of the lodge and its guests.
CLIENTS LEAVE KNOWING THEIR CONTRIBUTION IS VALUABLE
A consistent part of Konkamoya’s rates and all bed levies contribute directly to the economy of the park, funding the Department of National Parks & Wildlife whilst also providing protection and support for all anti poaching operations. Your clients can visit the Kafue, with the great satisfaction that by staying at Konkamoya, they are helping to support the conservation of the park.
Konkamoya recently helped to save a 12 year old elephant, caught in a snare trap planted by poachers. "We met him almost everyday last October for about two weeks" explained Laura Sommariva, joint-owner of Konkamoya Lodge. "Seeing the poor elephant suffering but fighting to stay alive was really heartbreaking. He was wandering around from the bush to the lakeshore, finding only just enough water and food to survive but, unable to join his herd, he was forced to stay alone, occasionally plunging the wounded leg into a pool for relief. We were determined to help him!"
A HAPPY ENDING
Laura sought veterinary intervention from the Department of National Parks & Wildlife. After a long couple of weeks, a vet finally arrived and tracked down the elephant and within minutes had him darted. Just an hour later the snare was removed and he was thankfully up on his feet again. During the rainy season the elephant was reunited with his herd.
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