GLIDE THROUGH THE SAVANNA IN ELECTRIC SAFARI VEHICLES
JUMP IN YOUR ELECTRIC SAFARI VEHICLE
Imagine yourself gliding through the grasslands, listening to the sounds of nature and enjoying the scents of the savanna.
Your guides can now use all their senses while guiding. They might hear an alarm call of a bird in the bushes and know that there's a predator hanging around. Your sighting opportunities increase and you can get close to animals without disturbing them
More wildlife. More respect for nature. More power.
No noise pollution and no exhaust fumes.
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 Roam 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.
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!