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Safari Conversations - the Singita podcast

Welcome to ‘Safari Conversations’ – the Singita Podcast.

30 years ago, our Founder, Luke Bailes, had a dream of creating a pioneering ecotourism brand that could help save pristine wilderness areas in Africa for future generations.

The first chapter of this story started when we built Singita Ebony Lodge, in the Sabi Sand, in 1993.

But truly, it began long before that, on a piece of land his grandfather owned and where they spent holidays as a family at Castleton.

So much has happened in the last 30 years, to where we find ourselves now – owning and managing award-winning lodges across four countries in Africa. And, we are looking to expand our conservation footprint even further.

As a brand we’ve always been devoted to conservation and working alongside NGO partners and guests who share our vision.

But at the heart of it all, you’ll find the many incredible people who work at Singita.

Welcome to our Podcast – where you’ll meet some of the very talented people who make our life-changing safaris a reality.
Occasionally English South Africa Society & Culture · Places & Travel
7 Episodes

From Garden to Plate - a Tasty Tale from Rwanda with Head Chef Vanie Padayachee

In this episode, we meet Singita’s Head Chef at Singita Volcanoes National Park, in Rwanda. Vanie Padayachee chats to Sharon Machira, a journalist, content creator and Podcaster in Kenya, about a previous visit to spill the beans (and the gooseberries) about the on-site nursery called ‘Akarabo’ (meaning Little Flower) and…
21 Feb 34 min

More Than a Little Hope - Success Stories from The Malilangwe Trust

Conservation success stories from the Ecologist of 27 years. Singita Photographer and former guide, Ross Couper, chats to Sarah Clegg, Ecologist at Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe, where Singita has two lodges: Singita Pamushana & Malilangwe House. The Malilangwe Trust is our conservation partner in Zimbabwe, responsible for far-reaching community…
14 Jan 33 min

Style & Design - The Singita Evolution

Design and creativity form part of Singita’s DNA. Showcasing the creative talent found in Africa is one of the ways we celebrate the culture and heritage of this continent. Over the last 30 years, Singita has been creating pioneering hospitality experiences, and design has formed a large part of our…
7 Jan 1 hr 20 min

Embedding Sustainability at Singita's Lodges - Travel as a Force for Good

In this episode, well-known travel journalist Richard Holmes talks to Dr. Andrea Ferry, Sustainability Co-ordinator at Singita. They discuss sustainability in the world of luxury travel, and especially safari travel. Many travellers don't think too carefully about just what's being done to protect the wilderness areas they visit. Part of…
28 Aug 2023 41 min

Visual Storytelling and the Role of Photography in Ecotourism

Two seasoned photographers on different continents share their views on the role incredible images and emotive videos play in marketing ecotourism in Africa and how they both stumbled into their current careers, almost by accident. Ross Couper has been with Singita for ten years and is now the resident Content…
28 Aug 2023 44 min

Welcome to Safari Conversations - the Singita podcast

This is Safari Conversations – the Singita Podcast. 30 years ago, founder Luke Bailes had a dream of creating a pioneering ecotourism brand that could help save pristine wilderness areas in Africa for future generations. The first chapter in Singita’s story started when Ebony Lodge opened in the Sabi Sand,…
24 Aug 2023 1 min