At Mikoko Cove we believe that our natural environment is the most important thing we have. As such we strive to minimize any negative environmental impact and to play our part in protecting and conserving the nature around us. We offer our guests many nature based activities that provide an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty around us while also learning more about how it impacts our lives.
We use the permaculture ethics of Earth care, People care & Fair share as a foundation for our approach. This includes learning from cultures that have existed in relative balance with the environment for a long time combined with knowledge of our modern time to transition to a sustainable future.
Below are a number of things we do here on Funzi Island to help play our part in conserving our beautiful natural environment.
We minimize the use of non-reusable & non-recyclable products.
By limiting slashing of grass & shrubs creates natural habitats for wildlife and reduces erosion & evaporation.
We remove certain invasive exotic shrub species that do not belong on Funzi Island.
The first step to a cleaner environment is of course picking up any rubbish we find in and around Funzi Island.
We have both Sykes & Colobus monkeys and we ensure they have routes up in the trees to move from one side of the property to the other.
Mikoko Cove is off the grid, we utilize solar power for our energy needs and have a generator as backup.
We are in the early stages of setting up a permaculture garden to grow healthy organic food for the restaurant without the use of chemicals.
We buy local whenever possible which minimizes unnecessary transport of produce/food and helps support the local community.
Our nature trail contains over 40 indigenous tree species and we provide information about traditional medicinal uses.