Victoria Falls Safari Lodge co-founded the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) in 1999, along with local safari operator and conservationist Charles Brightman to protect the wildlife and habitat of Victoria Falls from all forms of poaching. VFAPU, which AAT still supports, has been hugely successful, having arrested nearly 700 hardened poachers.
The Vulture Culture Experience, a supplementary feeding program to aid the survival of these remarkable, but endangered birds, operates daily at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. The project, which provides visitors with the spectacular sight of hundreds of vultures swooping down to feed on meat scraps from the onsite restaurants, also raises awareness of the plight of these birds.
In 2016 Victoria Falls Safari Lodge became a member of Green Tourism, one of the most credible and effective global sustainability standards, and the largest, after receiving a silver award in recognition of its commitment to the environment.
The Green Tourism team commended the hotel’s Vulture Culture Experience with its “excellent interpretation and viewing area”, as well as the hotel’s promotion of low carbon activities, such as horse riding and canoeing, among other initiatives.
The Safari Lodge is also involved in Pack for a Purpose, Victoria Falls Clean Up campaigns, the Local Tourism Police in Victoria Falls, National Tree Planting Day, local school development programs and the Rotary Club of Victoria Falls.