The lodge owners have a serious commitment to conservation and community development. They believe that only through the realization of some benefit from this extraordinary natural environment will it be conserved. While visitors may well marvel at its beauty, hungry or deprived people have very different priorities. If the benefits from the use of this environment can be shared with the peoples who were the original inhabitants, they too will want to conserve it. Consultations with the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and with the local chieftains have resulted in acceptance of the plans for the tourist use of the area and for anti-poaching initiatives. If these efforts are successful it will provide a model for adoption elsewhere in Zambia and be an important step forward in conserving the wildlife and the natural resource.