Sunbird Tourism has on Friday planted 3, 600 indegenous trees in Zomba Mountain forest to ensure sustained reforestation and a well-managed environment.
The initiative was carried out in an effort to support government’s efforts through the Department of Forestry which is responsible for the management of the Zomba Mountain Forest Plantation.
In an interview, Head of Operations at Sunbird, Oswald Bwemba, said Sunbird carried out the initiative
“It is in our interest to ensure that the Forest is well reforested and managed as it is a source of unique tourism products, under the Eco-Tourism theme, and provides Sunbird Ku Chawe a captivating mix of serenity and exclusivity,” he said.
Bwemba added that the lives of Malawians relies on the eco-system of the forest.
“The adoption of the assigned lot on the mountain for the next ten years, and tree planting exercise done here, is a demonstration of our commitment to green initiatives for sustainable tourism and taking care of mother nature as a way of giving back to the community whose lives depend on the eco-system of the forest through our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy under the pillar of environmental enrichment,” he concluded.
Zomba mountain also houses Sunbird Ku Chawe, which sits on the rim of the 7, 000 feet Zomba plateau commanding one of the most compelling views in Malawi.