Solar plants are having a field day in Botswana
Sustainability is becoming increasingly crucial for tourists – and this is especially true for those travellers who are passionate about nature.
Safari operator Desert & Delta Safaris has recently launched its fourth solar field at Camp Morenia in Botswana, bringing the total to five of its nine camps that are powered by solar. The new solar plant will ensure the entire power supply of three safari camps and related operations in the region; it is the second-largest private solar plant in the country’s Xakanaxa region of Moremi Game Reserve. When fully functional and sustainable, the solar fields will provide power to run pumps, provide water, and operate both camps’ closed-circuit sanitation plants.
Chobe Game Lodge was the first safari property in the world to introduce electric game-drive vehicles and fully solar-powered boats as part of daily operations.
“We are acutely aware of the privilege granted to us to manage and run our operations within some of the key national parks and wilderness areas of Botswana,” said Lempheditse Odumetse, Chobe Holdings Managing Director.
“In doing so, we respect Botswana’s natural heritage and are committed to ensuring that our sustainability initiatives, and implementation of these projects, are done in a manner that embraces our county’s natural spaces.”
One of the first safari operators in Botswana, Desert & Delta Safaris, has camps in northern Botswana’s game reserves and national parks, with one across the Chobe River in Namibia’s Eastern Caprivi Strip.