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MARA PLAINS CAMP

KENYA

This camp is 100% off the grid, with all of its power—for both guests and staff—provided by solar panels (a back-up generator is available for emergencies). Earning Eco Tourism Kenya Gold certification in 2015, the camp diverted seven tons of waste from landfills in 2014–2015, and additionally composted all of its bio-waste. The lodge’s lighting is entirely LED, and its wastewater is filtered and recycled for landscape irrigation.

SABI SABI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

SEGERA RETREAT

SOUTH AFRICA

KENYA

Sabi Sabi was a pioneer in using gravitational filtration dams and wetlands to recycle wastewater, and the reserve has received environmental awards and recognition for its efforts. Wastewater is pumped through three sets of dams that are each lower than the previous one; and the water then filters back into the underground river system after having been cleaned through the natural wetlands filtration process.

Segera is proudly run entirely on solar energy and is 100% free of plastic water bottles. All water used at the lodge is recycled through a Biobox system for further use in cleaning and irrigation, while an annual environmental audit tracks and helps to reduce Segera’s carbon footprint—part of the lodge’s ongoing commitment to address climate change.

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