Garonga Safari Co. is invested in reducing our carbon footprint and creating an eco friendly safari experience in South Africa. Through the various green actions listed below, we use our surrounding natural resources sustainably and with minimal wastage left behind. We continually seek innovative ways to be kinder to our environment and the wildlife we share it with.
Garonga will be offering Guests to plant a Spekbom Tree to offset some of their Carbon Footprint.
We will plant them in our Boma so the Ellies, Rhinos etc don’t eat them.
A short explanation of Spekbom: This plant (Portulacaria Africa) holds perhaps one of the greatest secrets in our fight against offsetting carbon Emissions. This evergreen succulent is indigenous to South Africa and can be found towering high in the Arid Karoo or in the E.Cape. This plant can grow to 5m in height and live up to 200 years old.The highest recorded carbon sequestration from a spekbom thicket is 15.4 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) per hactre per year, making it a great contender against the Amazon Rainforest. On average though, 1 hactre of Spekbom will sequester 4-10 tonnes of CO2 per year in the right Circumstances. It can easily survive in the harshest on environments with little water.
Cost R 220.00 per tree with the Guests name and date when planted.