Our ability to support our local communities, wildlife and people drives every decision that we make. We are fully committed to the sustainability of the Lemala brand in the short, mid and long term. Our various philanthropic projects reflect a deep commitment from the entire Lemala team, everyone is involved and everyone is passionate about looking after the communities, wildlife and people that enable us to call this very special corner of the planet ~ home.
Our social responsibility is vitally important to who we are and we are proud to share with you just how Lemala has remained committed to upholding these values and responsibilities. Take a further look into how we’ve supported our local environment and communities through employment, local food sourcing and how we have minimized our carbon footprint. By staying with us you can rest assured that you’re supporting one of the top companies in Africa that practice and adhere to the strictest of guidelines in conservation, education, empowerment and protecting the environment.
We are involved in a wide range of projects that support our local communities these include:
Wherever possible, our food and supplies are sourced locally to ensure the surrounding communities reap the benefits of tourism on a commercial level. We purchase our coffee from estates in Karatu, dairy products from farms on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro and fresh fruit and vegetables from Arusha’s central market. We source our fish produce from Joseph, who works with his fellow fishermen on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean beaches. All fish are caught according to individual quota regulations and purchases are shared between the group. Dry goods are purchased from Arusha. Only 22% of our dry goods are imported, these are always items that are not grown or made in Tanzania but are essential to maintain our high standards of hospitality.
We are leaders in using renewable energy with state of the art power and water systems ensuring that we: