Who is Going Green in Africa?

February 2, 2010  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

Many of our trade partners in Africa are going green! Sustainability has long been a mantra in Africa…there just wasn’t any other option for survival. If you were a lodge or camp in the bush, you had a local village grow your veggies, you reused water wherever possible and you employed staff from surrounding communities. But now, green is being taken to the next level, especially in countries like South Africa, where green technology is developing quickly. At Africa Adventure Consultants, each of our travelers participates in our Travel Green program where we now offset 100% of all carbon emissions for every safari. We’re pleased to report that some of our partners in Africa are doing what they can to be green and sustainable.

Pafuri Camp
This camp situated in the most northern parts of the Kruger Park enjoys wonderful sunshine year-round. Taking full advantage of this, all guest units including the staff village, have solar geysers. Food waste is separated and removed from the reserve to an officially approved dump. Water Cooler to be installed to encourage guests to fill up their water bottles. Elephant monitoring and Rhino re-introduction projects on the go. Currently assessing other alternative energy options. Visit Pafuri Camp on our Southern Africa Deluxe Safari.

The Peech Hotel (Rosebank – Johannesburg)
By renovating an existing structure and introducing eco-friendly solutions The Peech sets an example for other hotels and industries in South Africa: solar water heating; grey water recycling; energy-efficient lighting; double-layer insulation to reduce heat in summer and heat-loss in winter; ecological detergents and cleaning agents; organic herb & vegetable garden supplying ingredients for the bistro; recycling (cans, paper, glass & kitchen oil). You can add a night at the Peech on arrival in Johannesburg with most any safari in Southern Africa.

Londolozi Game Reserve (Sabi Sand in Kruger region)
Renowned for its pioneering work in conservation development, Londolozi has now introduced a fully functional prototype electric Land Rover which moves guests silently through the wilderness with a lower carbon footprint than the conventional game vehicle. It is charged by connecting it to a wall plug socket. The third phase of the project will be about further progression towards lighter, longer lasting, eco-friendly batteries and moving towards solar energy. Stay at Londolozi on our Grand Southern Africa Safari.