Egypt’s Desert Lodge

Okay, so not all of us can really take the train to our holiday destinations. For those of us who have been dreaming of visiting faraway places halfway around the world, the best option is to make sure we stay in eco-friendly hotels and reduce waste as much as possible.

If you’re heading out to Egypt, why not book your stay at the Desert Lodge? It prides itself as being just one of a few hotels that have been built with the environment in mind, and it has also won quite a number of environmental tourism awards over the years.

Here’s a list of the ways the Desert Lodge is eco-friendly, as taken from their website.

  • The entire construction of the Lodge has been carried out by local craftsmen
  • Only local and natural materials are used
  • We reduce our waste to a minimum and seperate it
  • Tap water is filtered with Hi-tech-filters and offered to our guests in glass bottles for drinking purposes (to reduce the huge amount of waste of PET-bottles and minimize transporation cost)
  • Our energy runs on hydroelectrical and solar systems
  • Bedlinen and all materials in our house are made of 100% cotton, grown in Egypt
  • Our cleaning products are environmentally friendly
  • In our small garden grows vegetable for our guests
  • We clean the village sometimes with the schoolchildren of Al Qasr
  • Apart from all those details, they also have a pretty good solid waste recycling system in place.

    Of course, you’re not staying at the hotel just because it’s eco-friendly; it also looks utterly gorgeous. The location alone will help make sure you’ll have a memorable stay. Just call its green measures an extra-special bonus.

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