WATCH | Solar-powered jeeps offer quieter, cleaner safaris

Gone is the noise and emissions of the traditional gas-guzzling safari vehicles in Kenya's Maasai Mara.

Nairobi-based Opibus is converting the 4x4 vehicles to offer tourists a more eco-friendly and quiet experience.

Gladys Kisemei, a tour guide at Emboo River Camp picks up tourists from Ol Kiombo airstrip using an electric-powered safari vehicle at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya July 16, 2021.
Gladys Kisemei, a tour guide at Emboo River Camp picks up tourists from Ol Kiombo airstrip using an electric-powered safari vehicle at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya July 16, 2021.
Image: MONICAH MWANGI/ Reuters
Sylvester Mukenye, a tour guide at the Emboo River Camp connects an electric-powered safari vehicle to the charging system after a game drive at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya July 16, 2021.
Sylvester Mukenye, a tour guide at the Emboo River Camp connects an electric-powered safari vehicle to the charging system after a game drive at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya July 16, 2021.
Image: REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi
Sylvester Mukenye, a tour guide at the Emboo River Camp connects an electric-powered safari vehicle to the charging system after a game drive at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya July 16, 2021.
Sylvester Mukenye, a tour guide at the Emboo River Camp connects an electric-powered safari vehicle to the charging system after a game drive at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya July 16, 2021.
Image: REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi
Gladys Kisemei, a tour guide at the Emboo River Camp connects an electric-powered safari vehicle to the charging system after a game drive at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya July 16, 2021.
Gladys Kisemei, a tour guide at the Emboo River Camp connects an electric-powered safari vehicle to the charging system after a game drive at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya July 16, 2021.
Image: REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi

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