Going Green

Operating on the Zambezi brings its own challenges. At Tongabezi we desire less noise, less emissions and as little upset to the local flora and fauna as possible.


Sindabezi is powered by solar energy with paraffin lamp supplements. The waste water system pump is also solar powered. The entire Sindabezi has no grid dependency as even cooking is done with gas. All our soap shampoo and cleaning products for the rooms and kitchen are biodegradable.


We order the bulk of our wood supplies from sustainable forests in the Copper belt near Ndola. We also have a Vivreau still and sparkling bottling system that is saving 20,000 plastic water bottles a year and around 2,000 tin cans.


The Tongabezi garden is a veritable feast of organically fed and organically protected vegetables. Picked fresh early in the morning and prepared by our chefs for your dining delight.


Willow & Associates are top water treatment consultants. They have designed and custom made our purification plant. The recycled water is used for irrigation and to feed the Tongabezi wildlife dam.


The very nature of a bush school lends itself to ticking many green choice boxes! The uniforms are recycled... and recycled and recycled again! The same principal is applied to all our books and educational supplies. All our students walk or cycle to school.

Tujatane community school is very actively engaged in promoting environmentally friendly practices amongst students. The school has a gardening club for Grades two to seven and the younger classes visit the Tongabezi gardens to learn how to care for a basic garden. Tujatane recently had an incredible yield of onions planted by the children, which supplied the school with part of lunch for over a week! This has inspired the children to plant maize crops to make their own nshima!

The Future

Tujatane School & Village will all benefit from increased use of solar power and an extensive composting project to recycle part of the kitchen waste.