|Name of the facility||Kilaguni Serena|
|Address||Tsavo West National Park|
|Telephone/Mobile||(+254) 202842000/208030800/732 123333|
Tsavo West National Park is located in the Coast Province of Kenya. The park covers an area of 9,065 square kilometres. Tsavo West is a popular destination[on account of its magnificent scenery, Mzima Springs, rich and varied wildlife, good road system, rhino reserve, rock climbing potential and guided walks along the Tsavo River. Examples of wildlife in this region include: eastern black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard and Masai lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bushbaby, hartebeest, lesser kudu and Masai giraffe.
- The lodge is guided by an environmental policy in which it recognizes its responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. It aims to reduce its environmental impact, and continually improve its environmental performance, as an integral part of its business strategy, and operating methods with regular review points.
- The lodge contributes park fees of 30 USD per guest per night. The monies are paid for Tsavo West National Park conservation, management and operations.
|Waste water management|
- Black and grey water within the facility is managed through a biodigester.
|Solid waste management|
- Waste separation is conducted at source. The waste bins are clearly labeled for waste separation.
- The lodge uses LED’s for the guest rooms and low light emitting bulbs for the path ways – to minimize light pollution at night.
- The main source of water for the lodge is a borehole located within the premises.
- Kilaguni Serena is powered by a 960 solar panels system with a power capacity of 307kWp. The system integrates a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant and a battery energy storage system.
|Visitor communication & education|
- Canvas painting of wildlife found in the Park such as elephants has been displayed on the walls of the reception area.
- The facility purchases LPG in bulk. This is stored in secured 2 ton tanks. It is properly caged and safety signage is also in place.
|Benefits to local community/community empowerment|
Kilaguni Serena Lodge supports the local community in the following ways:
|Cultural preservation and promotion/protection of local sites|
- Facility naturalist informs guests on the cultural information within the area.
|Business Practises Criteria|
|Purchasing and supplies|
- Vegetables and fruits are packed in reusable creates while meat and dairy products are stored in freezers. Where possible dry goods are bought in bulk to reduce the packaging.
|Health and safety|
- Staff are trained on first aid i.e. there are first aiders in all major departments.
|Employment and remuneration/staff welfare|
- Basic Staff benefits at the camp include food, health insurance, uniform, entertainment, and accommodation & house allowance.
|Child labor, abuse and human rights|
- The facility adheres to the minimum legal age requirement for employment, which is 18 years.
|Staff education, communication and awareness training|
- Notice boards are used to facilitate communication to the staff.
|Entry Date||5th April 2019|
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