Nat Hab’s Fully Electric, Off-Grid, Solar-Charged Safari Vehicle is Designed to Decarbonize, Innovate and Inspire
In 2023, our vision was realized! With the successful rollout of our first electric safari vehicle, Nat Hab is reinforcing our commitment to protecting the environment and inspiring our travel industry peers. This green innovation is part of our broader initiative to continually elevate the game drive experience for a more immersive and sustainable safari. As part of our commitment, we are also supporting the training of local community members in solar array and electric motor maintenance and repair.
In an electric vehicle, you move over the savanna in near silence, enveloped in the sights, smells and sounds of the wild. This extraordinary sensory experience is made possible by retrofitting a formerly diesel-powered 4x4 vehicle, converting the internal combustion engine to an electric motor and batteries. Our quiet alternative allows for a near-silent approach to wildlife, enhancing the nature-viewing experience while reducing our carbon footprint. Once we return to camp, the electric vehicle is plugged into a solar-powered charging station to power the batteries with renewable energy for another spectacular adventure in the bush.
Electric safari vehicles offer many benefits:
- Reduced noise levels for wildlife watching
- Quieter game drives that highlight the sounds and smells of the African bush
- Improved performance and reliability
- Progress toward decarbonized travel, lessening our impact on the climate
- Training the next generation of technicians from local communities to learn to repair and maintain solar arrays and electric vehicles in Africa
We believe emission-free mobility is the future of environmentally responsible travel. We hope to inspire other safari operators to follow our lead by creating more efficient off-the-grid electric vehicle charging stations powered by renewable energy.
The outcome is twofold: unparalleled wildlife viewing and an enhanced conservation travel experience!