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Conservation

Helping to Conserve Africa’s Magnificent Mountain Gorillas

The arrival of the first guests at Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House in Rwanda this week is the culmination of a monumental five-year project inspired by Singita’s commitment to play a key role in the conservation of endangered mountain gorillas. More than a third of the world’s remaining ‘gentle giants of the forest’ find...

Honouring the past: A hike to Dian Fossey’s gravesite

‘When you realise the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past, and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.’ – Dian Fossey, renowned primatologist Enquire about your stay at Singita Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda >   The full significance of Dian Fossey’s last diary entry 33 years ago still reverberates...

Funding a 100-Year Conservation Vision Through Sustainable Tourism

For more than a quarter of a century, Singita has been raising the bar for sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. What began as a boutique safari lodge built on family-owned land in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve 26 years ago, has become a game-changing collection of environmentally sensitive properties that redefines the luxury safari experience....

Conservation SOS: Africa’s Leopards Battling Extinction

As elusive as leopards may be, their legendary adaptability has fostered a belief that they are widespread both inside and outside of protected areas. As a result, the species has received little conservation attention to date but loss of habitat and prey, coupled with high levels of demand for skins, is threatening the species’ very...

Sustainability first: Singita’s commitment to the future

In line with our 100-year purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for future generations, our long-term commitment to drastically reduce the environmental impact in all our operations is unwavering and the recently reopened Faru Faru Lodge in Singita Grumeti highlights the continuous efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. The lodge’s brand-new...

Singita Joins Leading Ecotourism Operators to Launch the Lionscape Coalition

In just 25 years, our continent’s lion population has dropped dramatically – only 50% now roam wild in Africa’s iconic landscapes, which has prompted the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to officially classify them as a “Vulnerable” species. Habitat loss and fragmentation, illegal wildlife trade, bushmeat poaching and human-lion conflict continue to threaten...

Big Cats Under Threat: Leopard Conservation in the Kruger

Protecting Africa’s leopards – one of its most iconic animals but also one of its most vulnerable – has become a conservation issue of increasing importance. Panthera, one of Singita’s non-profit conservation partners, estimates that this once-widespread species has vanished from at least 49% of its historic range on the continent and is already extinct...

Protecting the Most Persecuted Big Cat in the World

With a 25-year history as one of Africa’s leading conservation tourism brands, Singita is undoubtedly an authority on finding the perfect balance between a luxury safari experience and sustainable, environmentally conscious operations that benefit the land under its care. A far-reaching conservation vision drives decision-making at every level, and the result for guests is vast...

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