The Bayete Collection
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We are passionate about providing affordable accommodation and experiences in and around Victoria Falls, without the big price tag.
We offer budget-conscious travellers, mid-priced accommodation, without compromising on comfort, quality or luxury. With a large focus on sustainability and social responsibility, we are actively reducing our carbon footprint, and supporting our local community throughout all aspects of the company.
Our 4 Guests Lodges in the heart of Victoria Falls residential suburb, namely PheZulu Guest Lodge, Nkosi Guest Lodge, Bayete Guest Lodge and Shoestrings Backpackers. The Lodges are situated 3km from Victoria Falls Town and have accommodation for various types of travellers, whether it be couples, families, friends or those travelling for business. The lodges in The Bayete Collection are family-run and offer a home away from home in Victoria Falls.
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Children In the Wilderness
Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas. If we are to ensure that these places continue to exist – in this generation and those to come – we need the rural children of Africa to understand the importance of conservation and its relevance in their lives. Hence, our Children in the Wilderness programme: is an environmental and life skills educational programme for children, focusing on the next generation of decision-makers; inspiring them to care for their natural heritage and to become the custodians of these areas in the future.
This is achieved in various ways – from hosting Eco-Club programmes at local schools to running camps at Wilderness Safaris and partner camps, for the children within the rural communities that live on the edges of the wild areas of Africa.
Greenline Africa Trust
Covid19 continues to affect Africa and funding has been severely impacted, however, we strive to continue serving our communities.
Greenline Africa is a local Trust that aims to:
• To improve the livelihoods of marginalized women through community empowerment projects focusing on income generation and training/capacity building
• To develop skills and create educational opportunities for vulnerable children and youth from marginalized communities
• To advocate for youth and child participation in development initiatives through child rights education and awareness.
• To develop a spirit of volunteerism both locally and internationally
• Biodiversity – protect, conserve, manage and restoration of our natural resources
Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit
Surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park, the town of Victoria Falls is located in one of the most beautiful environments on earth, with unspoiled expanses of wilderness, abundant wildlife and spectacular settings, drawing tourists from around the world.
However, the beauty of the location comes with some heavy burdens of human and animal conflict. VFAPU tries to ease some of the burdens by protecting the wildlife and habitat from poacher pressure (subsistence and commercial), as well rescuing and rehabilitating animals injured by human interference. Additionally, we do all we can to train ex-poachers in new skills so they find alternative avenues of revenue creation to give them a sustainable income without doing harm to flora and fauna. Education is also important, and VFAPU and its partners try to reach children at an early age through school and community awareness programs.