Biodiversity at Singita

Our conservation partners strive to restore, enhance and protect the biodiversity of the ecosystems under our stewardship to ensure they are functioning as close as possible to their natural, undisturbed state.

Biodiversity is the sum of all plant and animal life in a given geographical area, such as a reserve, a country or a continent. Efforts to enhance biodiversity are organised into three clear focus areas: reserve integrity, ecosystem integrity, and external influencers.

To ensure that management decisions are based on the best available information, a comprehensive programme of research and monitoring supports all three of these focus areas.

Our approach to Biodiversity
Reserve Integrity

Securing the environment

In a world where humans are continuously, often destructively, modifying natural habitat to support the growing population, protected wilderness areas are critically important for biodiversity conservation.

Ecosystem Integrity

Stepping into the reserve

Our conservation teams work to manage the land, the fauna and the flora so that they resemble their original, undisturbed state as closely as possible. 

External Influencers

Driving positive change

As a responsible conservation company we aim to use the strength of our brand and our access to globally influential people, to make a positive impact on these big, complex issues that currently threaten our natural heritage. 

Discover more about our Biodiversity Projects
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  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe
Volcanoes National Park - RwandaSingita Kwitonda Lodge Orchid Project 

This unique initiative aims to establish a comprehensive collection of indigenous orchids from the region. Set to leave a lasting legacy, the conservation collaboration with Michael Tibbs (an internationally renowned orchid specialist) showcases the delicate beauty and fragility of rare species and plays a key role in the re-establishment of endemic orchids in their natural…

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Volcanoes National Park - RwandaAkarabo Nursery and Garden, Rwanda

Since 2017, Singita has worked closely with neighbouring communities to restore previously forested areas that were cleared as former dairy pastures and agricultural lands around Volcanoes National Park. The reforestation and rewilding of this area provide a critical buffer zone between agricultural lands and the unique rainforests of the Park – Africa’s oldest protected area….

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Kruger National Park, Pamushana, Sabi Sand, Serengeti - South AfricaLionscape Coalition

Singita has joined forces with three of Africa’s other leading ecotourism operators to launch The Lionscape Coalition. Together with &Beyond, Wilderness Safaris, Conservation Travel Foundation by Ultimate Safaris, Asilia Africa, Dazzle Africa and Great Plains Conservation Singita is working to secure a future for these big cats and their natural habitat. In just 25 years,…

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The Grumeti Fund Canine UnitRescue dogs helping the fight against poaching.

In days gone by, unspoiled wilderness on earth was found in abundance – but today it is rare, vulnerable and fragile and there is much to be done to protect these rapidly diminishing areas.


Increase in the elephant population at Singita Grumeti, despite the Africa-wide poaching pandemic

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Successfully restored function to natural streams in Sabi Sand that hadn’t flowed in 30 years.

Conservation at Singita is supported by three pillars, namely Biodiversity, Community and Sustainability.
Other Areas of Conservation
Community programmes assist communities to thrive economically and socially in harmony with the natural environment. Programmes have three main objectives: well-educated children; the development of small enterprises; and an improved awareness of conservation and sustainable daily living practices.Read more
At Singita, a sustainable world is one in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.Read more
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The success of our long-term conservation goal relies on revenue from our lodges and the generous support of donors.