Our Sustainable Philosophy is about how we focus on protecting the last remaining cedar tree forest in East Africa. We aspire to keep things as we found them or even better by empowering our employees to take responsibility for their actions. We also focus on preserving some few unique species including wild dogs, leopards and cheetahs.
The whole philosophy of Desert Rose is GREEN. It uses only natural sources of energy, from a gravity fed water system to solar water heating and power. It is made of organic materials: stone and cedar. It is among the only lodges in Kenya where all design elements, from furniture and fireplaces to baths and toilet paper holders are hand-made.
The close attention to detail and isolated serenity makes Desert Rose absolutely unique compared to other tourist spots and remains one of the best lodges up the North of Kenya. It does not dominate over nature, it is an integral part of it.
Please turn off lights when you do not need them. Unplug cell phones and other electronic devices once they are charged.
Using your towels more than once helps us save water, electricity, soap, and labor.
We recycle almost everything we use, from paper to plastic bottles. Please put your trash in the bins. It will be collected and recycled.
Observe animals and insects from a respectful distance and stay on the marked trails while on a trek.