GLIDE THROUGH THE SAVANNA IN ELECTRIC SAFARI VEHICLES
JUMP IN YOUR ELECTRIC SAFARI VEHICLE
Go on a Game Drive to see your favorite animals while listening to the sounds of nature, smelling the scents of the savanna and causing no pollution.
Emboo River is proud to have the first full fleet of Electric Safari Vehicles in the East Africa.
The Electric Safari Vehicles are silent, 100% solar powered, can take our guests on full day game drives and are more powerful than its ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) version.
In Nairobi, the company Opibus converted Emboo River's Land Cruisers from the 1990s into Electric Vehicles (EVs) by removing the ICE and the gear box and replacing them with an electric engine, batteries and a touch screen. Every vehicle has a battery capacity of 35 kilo watt hours.
At Emboo River the carbon dioxide emission during use is zero. At other lodges, however, ICE safari vehicles emit more than 350 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.
As UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J Mohammed said after riding the electric safari vehicles:
"9 out of 10 people are breathing polluted air. It's really now that we need to take action".
When going more into detail on the sustainability of EVs it is relevant to look at the entire lifespan of the EVs. The production and recycling processes could cause carbon dioxide emission depending on the type of power grid used by the producer or recycler. In a clean electrical grid, such as in Kenya which relies a lot on renewable energy, the emissions from production and recycling are only 1⁄2 - 1⁄3 of the net lifecycle emissions of an ICE vehicle.
Another important part of the production process of EVs are the batteries. Emboo River's EVs' batteries do not contain “rare-earth metals”. Instead, the batteries include Lithium Iron Phosphate cells.
Below videos shows our vehicles in action!