Biodiversity * Local labour and talent * Innovative design * Recycled materials * Visits by elephants * Solar power * Organic garden
- Buildings were made using rammed earth for the walls and thatch
for the roofs.
- Reeds and recycled bottles form the restaurant counter and backdrop
of the bar in the boma.
- Old hose pipes provide edging for bamboo fences.
- Light shades are made of reeds, recycled tin cans or are fabricated of metal.
- Tables, chairs, bed frames, and doors were fabricated by local artisans such as ironmongers and carpenters.
- Two solar geysers contribute energy-saving power. More use of solar power is planned.
- The garden produces organic fruits and vegetables, used in the restaurant.
- An indigenous tree nursery was established to help with re-forestation efforts.
- A canopy of indigenous thickets, trees and grasses promotes biodiversity. Munga is home to 84 species of trees and shrubs and 34 species of grasses.
- Upwards of 80 species of resident and seasonal birds have been seen.
- Elephants pass by the lodge periodically, in certain seasons.