THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS.” – ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

The success of this isolated nature reserve is owed to the vision of the presenting owner and his passion for conservation and dedication to preserve and protect this magical island for future generations, with the sustainable support of the resort that has made the island’s conservation the heart of its philosophy, mission and existence. Most importantly, we owe our success to you, our guests, who return time and time again to experience the magic of Cousine Island.

“The Starting Point of all Achievement is Desire” – Napoleon Hill

Since our opening in 2000, Cousine Island has been constantly striving to create awareness for its dedication to conservation by participating in worldwide awards for sustainable tourism, including the World Travel Awards 2010 for World’s Leading Green Destination. These include other prestigious awards in notably the UK and Continental Europe, as well as internationally recognised achievements, such as securing a global environmental fund from The World Bank.

“Success is not defined by accomplishment, success is defined by what you inspire others to do” – Unknown

Cousine Island has been selected by David Bristow and Colin Bell as one amongst the top 50 sustainable safari operations in Africa for inclusion in their exquisite book: Africa’s Finest, available at Africa’s finest. This achievement is largely thanks to the admirable conservation work (guests are encouraged to join in), reforestation efforts and light human footprint on the island.