No. 13 Seeing the (Sun) Light

Using the power of the sun to reduce carbon emissions

Why do we believe?

  • 12 of our 37 Wilderness Safaris camps are 100% solar.
  • The remainder of our camps all use a variety of hybrid solar and other power systems to mitigate fossil fuel usage.
  • As a result we save nearly 2 500 tons of carbon a year, carbon that would otherwise have been burnt and contributed to global warming.
  • By operating sustainable safari camps, we contribute to the conservation of wilderness areas and the carbon that is sequestered there. We thus help ensure that the capacity of the planet to reabsorb carbon is not reduced and that the photosynthetic processes that occur in these wilderness areas are not interrupted.

Our camps are situated in remote areas where we are required to produce our own electricity. So, in order to reduce our carbon footprint, when building new or refurbishing existing camps we implement photovoltaic solar power as the primary energy source, thus reducing emissions substantially in areas such as refrigeration, water heating and lighting.

By doing so, we significantly limit our environmental impact and also contribute to the economic viability of existing carbon sinks and remaining wilderness areas of southern Africa, helping ensure the sustainability of their conservation.

No. 13 Seeing the (Sun) Light

Using the power of the sun to reduce carbon emissions

We invest in new technologies to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels with the aim of becoming carbon neutral in our operations.

Why do we believe?

  • 12 of our 37 Wilderness Safaris camps are 100% solar.
  • The remainder of our camps all use a variety of hybrid solar and other power systems to mitigate fossil fuel usage.
  • As a result we save nearly 2 500 tons of carbon a year, carbon that would otherwise have been burnt and contributed to global warming.
  • By operating sustainable safari camps, we contribute to the conservation of wilderness areas and the carbon that is sequestered there. We thus help ensure that the capacity of the planet to reabsorb carbon is not reduced and that the photosynthetic processes that occur in these wilderness areas are not interrupted.

Our camps are situated in remote areas where we are required to produce our own electricity. So, in order to reduce our carbon footprint, when building new or refurbishing existing camps we implement photovoltaic solar power as the primary energy source, thus reducing emissions substantially in areas such as refrigeration, water heating and lighting.

By doing so, we significantly limit our environmental impact and also contribute to the economic viability of existing carbon sinks and remaining wilderness areas of southern Africa, helping ensure the sustainability of their conservation.