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The Lower Zambezi National Park has become the world's first national park to achieve a carbon neutral status, demonstrating a commitment to a sustainable energy future in the African tourism industry. As a result of a collaborative effort among all the operators in the park, such as Chiawa, Anabezi, and Sausage Tree, the reserve has now reached a point where it generates little greenhouse gas emissions from its operations, and the unavoidable emissions are offset by purchasing Verified Carbon Units (VFU). 



Chitabe Camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta now operates entirely on solar power. This follows the completion of an energy conversion project that will result in significant savings in electrical power and fuel consumption, and a major reduction in carbon emissions.




Shot in his signature documentary style, this short clip created by filmmaker Kim Wolhuter, follows the story of a young schoolgirl who benefits from the Child Supplementary Feeding Programme at Singita Pamushana Lodge. Watch here.





Many camps and lodges in South Africa, including Sabi Sabi in the Sabi Sand Reserve, participated in the Earth Hour initiative on March 19th - now in its 10th year – which is organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Electricity was turned off during the hours of 8:30-9:30pm to raise awareness and encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable it provided a delightful candlelit ambience.


Wilderness Safaris' annual game count in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, has indicated that the waterholes in the private concessions of Little Makalolo and Linkwasha Camp, attract significant numbers of the park's wildlife. "This is an outstanding testament to our conservation of the area over an extended period of time," says Ron Goatley, MD of Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe, "as we have continuously provided water and a safe haven for animals despite the harder economic times in the country. Overall, the high concentrations of game present in our concessions show that our commitment has reaped tremendous benefits for the wildlife in our care."

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