One of the world’s finest wildlife reserves is a One Planet Community, working to improve the lives of local people while conserving one of the earth’s most amazing wildlife sites
One Planet Living in rural Tanzania
Singita Serengeti in Tanzania is on a journey to becoming a world-leading exemplar of sustainable upmarket tourism. This wildlife reserve is committed to environmentally conscious hospitality, wildlife conservation and community outreach.
To support its commitment to sustainability, Singita Serengeti has been using One Planet Living since 2012. Its One Planet Action Plan, endorsed by Bioregional in 2013, has helped the resort cut its greenhouse gas emissions, save water, improve waste management and recycling. This is alongside its other work to boost the local economy and conserve endangered Savannah wildlife.
The resort provides sustainable employment for over 750 local people as conservation and hospitality staff, with an emphasis on employing local people. One Planet Living forms an important part of employee engagement which helps embed sustainability within all of its work, as well as help staff have happier, healthier lives.
It’s been incredible to witness how individuals across every department are acutely aware of the One Planet initiative and have
such passion and commitment to making sustainable living a reality in this remote corner of Africa.
Katherine Cunliffe, Sustainability Technical Advisor
Progress towards One Planet Living
Bioregional’s Annual Review 2016/17 of Singita Serengeti’s One Planet Action Plan revealed that it is making excellent progress towards its targets. Recent achievements include:
You can read more about Singita’s achievements in its Annual Reviews, available in the right-hand sidebar.
Due to the success of One Planet Living at Singita Serengeti, its parent company Singita committed to the framework at all of its lodges in Southern Africa in 2016.
About the developer and partners
Singita’s core vision is to preserve and protect large tracts of wilderness in Africa for future generations.
Dedicated to environmentally conscious hospitality, sustainable conservation and the empowerment of local communities, Singita, meaning “place of miracles,” was founded in 1993. Singita’s mission is to share a unique part of the world while maintaining respect for the natural environment and challenging accepted notions of luxury.
Today, Singita is the guardian of over a million acres of pristine land in Africa and responsible for successful community development projects, making a tangible difference in the lives of the people living and working in and around its lodges. Singita operates 12 lodges and camps, each a unique experience in its own right, in five regions across three countries in Africa.
The Grumeti Fund is a Tanzanian non-profit organization formed in 2003 to carry out conservation and community development work.
The mission of the Grumeti Fund is to contribute to the conservation of the Serengeti ecosystem in partnership with local authorities and other stakeholders. The Grumeti Fund is 100% donor funded and relies on the generosity of individuals to keep its programmes going.