SUNBIRD IN ZOMBA MOUNTAIN REFORRESTATION EFFORTS
Posted 01 April 2022
Sunbird Tourism, Malawi’s Stock Exchange listed and largest hotel chain has adopted a section of Zomba mountain forest and planted 3,600 indigenous trees in order to ensure sustained reforestation and a well-managed environment, while supporting the efforts of the Government of Malawi through the Department of Forestry which is responsible for the management of the Zomba Mountain Forest Plantation.
Zomba mountain, home to the magnificent Sunbird Ku Chawe which sits on the rim of the 7000 feet Zomba plateau commanding one of the most compelling views in Malawi, is a rare Eco-Tourism treasure for Malawi, and such dedicated reforestation efforts ensure that the beauty and attraction of the Zomba Mountain Forest Plantation is maintained. The mountain forest offers access to an unparalleled high tropical micro-climate and a huge bio-diversity of birdlife.
Sunbird Head of Operations commented as follows, “the adoption of the assigned lot on the mountain for the next ten years, and tree planting exercise done today, is a demonstration of our commitment to green initiatives for sustainable tourism and taking care of mother nature as a way of giving back to the community whose lives depend on the eco-system of the forest through our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy under the pillar of environmental enrichment.” Bwemba further commented, “It is also in our singular interest to ensure that the Forest is well reforested and managed as it is a source of unique tourism products, under the Eco- Tourism theme, and provides Sunbird Ku Chawe a captivating mix of serenity and exclusivity”
Sunbird Hotels and Resorts is Malawi’s leading hotel chain with 9 properties including four city hotels in all three regions of Malawi namely; Sunbird Capital, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Lilongwe, and Sunbird Mzuzu, three popular beach resorts along Lake Malawi namely; Sunbird Waterfront, Sunbird Livingstonia, Sunbird Nkopola, a beachside Inn on the northern lakeshore, Sunbird Chintheche, and an iconic mountain resort in the former capital city of Zomba; Sunbird Kuchawe. Sunbird Hotels & Resorts” the home of hospitality’’ is known for offering excellent and personalized services, great cuisine and comfortable accommodation.