The Wilderness Lodge is closed for refurbishment, reopening mid 2020
In light of recent operational and service issues, it has been decided that Wilderness will CLOSE for a period of twelve (12) months to overhaul and refurbish, REOPENING mid 2020.
This closure will require that existing bookings be refunded and/or placed with other operators. Outstanding payments already received will be refunded by return transfer.
For rebooking and for new bookings during the closure period, for scuba clients we recommend Uepi, should Uepi be fully booked for your itinerary dates we recommend Oravae, with diving provided by Dive Gizo. For clients looking for Marovo ecolodge experience, we recommend Matikuri.
This has been a very difficult decision to make as Wilderness provides a unique stream of sustainable income and humanitarian support to a great many Marovo people, and the broader Marovo economy. However, the lack of bookings for the past year has made it impossible to sustain operations, even with drastic cost-cutting measures and reallocation of work roles.
Rates for 2020-21 bookings will be emailed out shortly.
We thank you for your ongoing support, and look forward to sharing the unique Wilderness adventure experience in 2020 and beyond.
Thanks and best regards,
Waelinah, Corey and the Wilderness team