Watch Film: Regenerative Retreat – Egypt 2022

Words Amanda Ho | Regenerative Travel
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The 27th annual UN Climate Summit—known as COP27—concluded this past month in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The next generation of climate leaders gathered alongside to learn about regenerative tourism in Egypt and how to co-create a regenerative future at our first Regenerative Retreat in South Sinai.

As world leaders converged in Sharm el-Sheikh to discuss increasingly dire natural disasters, the war in Ukraine, climate reparations and how best to accelerate the transition to net zero, we united the next generation of climate leaders to reflect on their experience at COP27, share ideas and explore practical steps for collaboration.

Film by: Spencer Byam-Taylor
Presented by:
5 Media

We created Regenerative Retreats with the intention to connect climate leaders to immersive and authentic experiences in partnership with regenerative hotels and destinations rooted in local culture. For our first retreat, we journeyed to Basata Eco Lodge, our founding hotel in Egypt that is tucked between two desert hills and overlooking the soothing Red Sea in South Sinai.

Owners Sherif and Maria value simplicity and respect for its surrounding environment and native Bedouin culture above all else. Founded as an antidote to overstimulating cities like Cairo, Basata invites visitors to switch off and reconnect with nature. With a commitment to regenerative tourism, Basata employs a local Bedouin tribe and supports Hemaya NGO which collects the garbage from the surrounding local camps and hotels and helps run waste management in the surrounding area.

During the retreat, we woke to daily sunrise meditation and breath work sessions, explored the coral gardens of the Red Sea, hiked into the Sinai mountains to dine by the stars and shared how we can co-create a regenerative future.

Travel is a transformative way for us to actually deepen bonds and connection through shared experiences and seeing new ways of thinking. Regenerative tourism is as much about the regeneration of the communities we travel to but also ourselves. Travel can help us come back to that.

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