After success at Singita Serengeti, Singita committed to One Planet Living at all of its lodges in Southern Africa in 2016. These wildlife reserves combine conservation and community outreach with the highest level of environmentally conscious hospitality.
For over 20 years Singita has positioned itself as a long-term, sustainable conservation brand, protecting large wilderness areas in Africa for future generations. From relatively small beginnings in the Sabi Sand, it now has a million acres under conservation management, with 12 lodges and camps situated across South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Singita partnered with Bioregional to implement One Planet Living at Singita Serengeti in Tanzania in 2012, with the aim of complementing conservation activities with the delivery of sustainable tourism operations. One Planet Living is a simple framework which enables organisations to plan, implement and communicate sustainability efforts.
Singita Serengeti became a One Planet Community in 2013 and as of November 2016, Singita is now using One Planet Living at all six lodges within its Southern Africa operations. Its ultimate goal is to become a zero-carbon emissions operation, and through heightened awareness, influence its staff to live more sustainable lives. This includes urban office operations.
Highlights from the endorsed One Planet Action Plan* include:
- Achieving 100% renewable energy use
- 90% reduction in plastic waste
- Increase purchases from local entrepreneurs by 10% per year
- 100% of staff trained in One Planet Living
- Increase land under conservation management by 20%
- 50% of guests offsetting or using a low-carbon air carrier
*(all by 2020)
Singita’s recent steps to reduce its carbon footprint include a 1015 kWp solar PV installation at its Singita Kruger National Park properties, (when commissioned in early 2017 it will be the largest project of its kind in the South African hospitality industry), and a 130 kWp solar pv system at Singita Sabora Tented Camp in Tanzania. Both of these off-grid lodges have now dramatically reduced their diesel consumption as a result.
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. Today, Singita manages a million acres of land in Africa and makes a tangible difference in the lives of the people living and working in and around its lodges.