Much more than a slogan, it’s how we think and it’s at the heart of our mission.
In 2015, when our twins were just five years old, the dream of owning an African safari home came true. Kubili which means “two” or “twins” was named after our young twins, Leo and Tess. However, it became clear in the project that, if nothing was done to preserve the wildlife, it might not be around for the future generation to enjoy.
From that moment on, nature conservation became our mission. Our purpose is to make the difference.
It is no secret that poaching of rare species continues to grow at an alarming rate, largely driven by the harsh economic realities of living in Africa.
Lesser known is the fact that most poaching incidents start with animal location intelligence provided by people working inside game reserves and national parks lodges.
It is clear that poverty and money incentives are at the heart of the poaching and illegal hunting problem. We would like to be part of the solution.
We believe it is possible to change the poaching and illegal hunting dynamic, and show them that rhinos and elephants are worth more alive than dead. However, it is hard to worry about animals and nature when you have nothing to feed your family. The key is to disincentivize the sharing of animal locations.
Hospitality Included at Kubili House means we have a no tipping policy. Instead, 10% of our published gross rate is pooled and shared equally amongst our employees.
This “wealth affect” changes the lives of our employees and ensures that your stay with us will be exceptional. We guarantee it.
More importantly, it removes the incentive to provide animal location intelligence, preserving the experience for future guests as well.