The project was established in 2002 under the leadership of CAMPFIRE which mobilised the Mayambara community and collaborated with the local council. The main role of the community was to conserve all natural resources encompassed on the site.
Accommodation: Five lodges are under construction all at the roof level.
Activities: Nature walks, picnicking, village tours, boating and fishing
Amenities: Reception, restaurant at roof level, borehole sunk with water pump and pipes already connected. A water storage stand made of steel in place to cater for large water tanks. Electric transformer and the cables had also been connected to the 5 site. A durawall and fence surrounds the site.
Challenges: Progress in construction has stalled since the death of the business partner. There is poor security on the site and the water pump, electricity transformer, main gate, door frames and window frames have all been vandalized. Facility is in need of a new investor. Destruction of vegetation in and around the site is rampant – limited resource and organisational capacity of leadership and Trustees to keep degradation under check.
Future prospects: Secure business partner to recapitalise the project and complete construction. There is potential for the development of a jetty at the river to cater for some water related activities such as boating and fishing.