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Singita’s solutions for a more water-efficient future

Water is the foundation of all life, but despite almost a billion people in the developing world not having access to it, so much of this scarce resource is still being taken for granted and wasted. The entire continent is affected, as clean reliable water sources are dwindling at an alarming rate. Added to that,...

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...

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...

In the footsteps of the forest’s gentle giants

Deeply engaging experiences often require venturing off the beaten track – to journey into untouched places where the wilderness and wildlife allow you to regain your perspective and sense of belonging in the natural world. And few encounters can be as soul-restoring as gorilla-trekking in Rwanda’s northwestern reaches. The survival of endangered mountain gorillas has...

How Recycling Helps to Put Food on the Table for Local Communities

Singita’s definition of sustainability takes into account the importance of environmental sensitivity as well as the good health and wellbeing of our guests and staff. Caring for the planet and caring for people go hand-in-hand; creating safe, equitable working conditions, nurturing local identity and heritage, and supporting local economies while contributing to the sustainability of our...

Life Lessons from the Singita Grumeti Fund Environmental Education Center

Standing in a quiet corner of the vast Singita Grumeti reserve in Tanzania, surrounded by thorn trees and the grassy plains of the Serengeti, is a bright, airy classroom decorated with colourful posters and sustainability slogans. Up the path leading out the door is a pair of neatly-kept dormitories and a dining room with space...

The Return of the Rains

Maintaining the integrity of each Singita reserve and the ecosystems that exist within it is one of the main priorities for our hands-on conservation teams. It’s a challenging task, that includes managing issues like human-wildlife conflict, alien plant control and habitat restoration, but is also often influenced by uncontrollable external factors, such as drought. Towards...

Christmas on the Wild Side

For many, the idea of the Serengeti landscape conjures visions of endless golden grasslands and the stark outline of dry, thorny scrub. This is indeed one face of this vast ecosystem, but it can also be a shimmering, emerald sea of dense vegetation and flowering plants; the summer “green season”. Christmas falls towards the beginning...

The Alarming Results of the Great Elephant Census

Habitat loss. Climate change. Human conflict. There are many reasons why elephants, arguably the continent’s most iconic animals, are disappearing from African landscapes, but the biggest threat to this vulnerable species is humans; specifically those that hunt them illegally to trade in their ivory. The rapid decline in their numbers prompted philanthropist Paul G. Allen’s...

Feast & Famine: Times of Plenty in Occasions of Drought

As game rangers, conservationsists and animal lovers, it can be extremely difficult to see the landscape and wildlife suffering during a drought. The current, severe lack of rain in the Kruger National Park area has caused a knock-on effect with food supplies, making it extremely difficult for grazers to find grass on which to feed....

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