Conservation at Serengeti - Tanzania

The Serengeti plains teem with wildlife, including vast herds of plains game, a plethora of predators and the spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration.

Through the Singita Grumeti Fund, Singita is the proud custodian of 350,000 acres of this unique ecosystem. Ensuring the continued protection of the Singita Serengeti concessions, situated primarily in the critical western corridor of the plains, is essential to the future sustainability of the ancient pilgrimage that defines these lands.

When the Singita Grumeti Fund took over the management of this area in 2003, a combination of uncontrolled illegal hunting, rampant wildfires and spreading stands of invasive alien vegetation had severely depressed resident wildlife numbers.

Through the application of a holistic adaptive management approach that takes into account the complex interactions between the various elements of this savannah system, Singita’s team has largely restored its natural function. The result is a magnificent wilderness experience that captivates our guests and empowers our tourism model to support the ongoing conservation work and community engagement.

 

 

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BiodiversitySingita Grumeti Fund Anti-Poaching Unit

The vast majority of poaching incidents at Singita Grumeti involves commercial bush-meat poaching, however, elephant poaching for ivory is a constant and increasing concern.  The Singita Grumeti Fund combines cutting-edge technology with boots on the ground to combat this dual-poaching threat.  We have established 12 permanent scout patrol camps and a network of high-lying Observation…

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CommunitySchool of Cooking – Serengeti

Cooking up a storm in the Serengeti Following the success of our founding school in Kruger National Park, the Singita Serengeti School of Cooking (SSSC) was established to nurture the talent of young aspiring chefs from the communities surrounding our lodges. As the demand for qualified chefs in Tanzania’s thriving hospitality and tourism industry grows,…

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CommunityEnvironmental Education Center

Creating environmental ambassadors in our communities The communities close to Singita’s reserves play a key role in helping us to achieve our conservation goals, as well as preserving the integrity of each wilderness area and its ecosystem. Ensuring that communities understand and benefit from the existence of the reserve is an important element of this relationship….

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CommunitySerengeti Girls Run

Helping to create tomorrow’s female conservation leaders In October 2018, the Singita Grumeti Fund and BRAVE will host an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime, all-woman run across the Serengeti wilderness to raise funds for girl and women empowerment programmes.   We are inviting runners of all levels to join this first-ever all-women run across the vast Serengeti plains. Whether on…

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CommunityScholarship Program

Building a brighter future through education The communities surrounding Singita Grumeti are brimming with young individuals who have the potential to make a difference – not only in their own family but also the larger community and the country – if they are given the opportunity to do so. This potential, unfortunately, often goes untapped…

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CommunityEnterprise Development

At the same time that the Singita Grumeti Fund’s law enforcement operations work to eliminate wildlife poaching, alternative options for income generation need to be developed to help households that rely on poaching make ends meet.  The Singita Grumeti Fund has partnered with Raizcorp – a business incubator that has a proven track-record of success…

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CommunityEnglish Immersion Camps

Fluency in English in the context of Tanzania is a form of human capital that is useful in seeking employment.  There is a pattern whereby higher-prestige jobs tend to employ English speakers due to a low supply.  For the average Tanzanian however, English language skills are difficult to acquire. Nationally, government primary schools are taught…

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BiodiversitySingita Grumeti Fund K9 Unit

Protecting the western corridor of the Serengeti from the threat of illegal hunting is a critical part of the Singita Grumeti Fund’s role as custodian of this fragile ecosystem. Having worked to overcome the erstwhile neglect of this region and the subsequent environmental crisis, the now flourishing landscape and its abundant wildlife population remain at…

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SustainabilityLand Use & Wildlife

Protecting and restoring biodiversity and creating new natural habitats through good land use and integration into the built environment.   As this is such a significant aspect of Singita’s operations, this Principle is separately managed under the umbrella of Biodiversity by our Environmental teams. For our approach and details of these initiatives visit the Biodiversity…

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BiodiversityWildlife Reintroduction

The Singita Grumeti Fund has been instrumental in funding, translocating and reintroducing a number of endangered and locally extinct wildlife species to both Grumeti and the wider Serengeti ecosystem. The Grumeti Black Rhino project is projected to be a flagship conservation initiative in the region.  The Singita Grumeti Fund is exploring different avenues to acquire…

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BiodiversitySingita Grumeti Fund Anti-Poaching Unit

The vast majority of poaching incidents at Singita Grumeti involves commercial bush-meat poaching, however, elephant poaching for ivory is a constant and increasing concern.  The Singita Grumeti Fund combines cutting-edge technology with boots on the ground to combat this dual-poaching threat.  We have established 12 permanent scout patrol camps and a network of high-lying Observation…

Read more
CommunitySchool of Cooking – Serengeti

Cooking up a storm in the Serengeti Following the success of our founding school in Kruger National Park, the Singita Serengeti School of Cooking (SSSC) was established to nurture the talent of young aspiring chefs from the communities surrounding our lodges. As the demand for qualified chefs in Tanzania’s thriving hospitality and tourism industry grows,…

Read more
CommunityEnvironmental Education Center

Creating environmental ambassadors in our communities The communities close to Singita’s reserves play a key role in helping us to achieve our conservation goals, as well as preserving the integrity of each wilderness area and its ecosystem. Ensuring that communities understand and benefit from the existence of the reserve is an important element of this relationship….

Read more
CommunitySerengeti Girls Run

Helping to create tomorrow’s female conservation leaders In October 2018, the Singita Grumeti Fund and BRAVE will host an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime, all-woman run across the Serengeti wilderness to raise funds for girl and women empowerment programmes.   We are inviting runners of all levels to join this first-ever all-women run across the vast Serengeti plains. Whether on…

Read more
CommunityScholarship Program

Building a brighter future through education The communities surrounding Singita Grumeti are brimming with young individuals who have the potential to make a difference – not only in their own family but also the larger community and the country – if they are given the opportunity to do so. This potential, unfortunately, often goes untapped…

Read more
CommunityEnterprise Development

At the same time that the Singita Grumeti Fund’s law enforcement operations work to eliminate wildlife poaching, alternative options for income generation need to be developed to help households that rely on poaching make ends meet.  The Singita Grumeti Fund has partnered with Raizcorp – a business incubator that has a proven track-record of success…

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3 Focus Areas of Conservation
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Biodiversity
Our conservation teams strive to restore, improve and protect the biodiversity of the ecosystems under our care to ensure they are functioning as close as possible to their natural, undisturbed state. Read more Play video
Community
Our community teams assist communities to thrive economically and socially. 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 Play video
Sustainability
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 Play video
Conservation in our Regions
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