SustainabilityZero CarbonKruger National Park, Pamushana, Serengeti - South Africa
All our conservation work, including this project, is born of our love for Africa and our need to protect it. Become a part of preserving Africa’s legacy for future generations.

Making buildings energy efficient and delivering all energy with renewable technologies.

We acknowledge that burning fossil fuels in our operations contributes to the emission of more greenhouse gases than the Earth’s natural systems can process, which in turn is resulting in catastrophic climate change across the globe. Our projects to assist in reducing our emissions include renewable energy installations, energy demand reduction and the reduction of diesel-powered vehicle use.

Electricity and generator power make up the lion’s share of our carbon footprint. To address this, a number of our lodges are undergoing a significant shift towards renewable energy with the installation of clean solar power technology. The implementation of other energy-efficient systems, such as highly efficient air-conditioners and LED light bulbs, further reduces lodge energy demand. We record and monitor our carbon-emitting resources monthly, and conduct periodic carbon footprint analysis.

Key Successes:
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Percentage of lodge & camp geysers at Singita Serengeti which are solar-powered 

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A 1-megawatt peak hybrid-solar PV installation has reduced diesel usage by over 70% at Singita Kruger National Park.

PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICESingita Serengeti
  • A total of 154kWp solar PV power installations to date.
  • Singita Sabora Tented Camp solar installation resulted in 80% reduction in generator use between 2015 and 2016.
  • 90% of lodge & camp geysers are solar-powered.
Singita Pamushana
  • The Malilangwe health clinic runs on solar energy.
  • 121km of 2.4m electric fencing on the property is solar-powered.
  • Garden floodlighting was converted from spotlight to LED, reducing light pollution and decreasing energy usage.
Singita Kruger National Park
  • A 1-megawatt peak hybrid-solar PV installation has reduced diesel usage by over 70%.
  • Singita Kruger National Park was the first to commission Tesla’s Powerpack battery storage in Africa, providing the lodge with over 3 MWh’s of storage capacity.
  • Efficient new air conditioners installed in all guest rooms reduced HVAC energy demand by 72%.
Singita Sabi Sand
  • Inefficient air conditioners have been replaced, improving energy efficiency.
  • Installation of solar geysers has reduced the use of grid-supplied electricity.
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