We are constantly exploring ways to make this festival and its impact as sustainable and responsible as possible.
The hotel is locally owned and managed; it is an innovative, independent venture that is not part of an international chain. It trains local employees to the best standards, and staff are paid well above average wages and have contracts of employment with agreed conditions and healthcare benefits. The hotel has a separate organic buffet section serving certified organic food purchased from local farms. We hope to benefit local businesses, and local guides, by organizing a series of low impact activities like trekking, mountain biking and water sports - of the sailing kind.
Rubbish is first separated then sent for recycling. Sheets and towels are washed only when necessary, signs in the rooms inform guest not to change towels everyday if there is no need to; saving considerable water and energy as a result.
The number of people attending is limited to 500 people only; smaller group, less impact. Not only this, but the crowd profile, led by the distinctive music policy are responsible, musically and culturally discerning individuals. This is not a mass tourism event and does not cater for loud, badly behaved lout tourists. Our attendees by the very nature of their attraction to this event are expected to be conscious of responsible tourism and good conduct. During the festival, all guests behave in a responsible manner and keep the beaches and environments clean!
Vibrant cultural celebrations in West Africa's secret nation
From £1949 9 days excluding flights