Wilderness Safaris is a responsible luxury ecotourism company that exists to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna that they support. Their goal is to share these wild areas with guests from all over the world, while at the same time helping to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.
Established in 1983, Wilderness Safaris operates camps and safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Seychelles. The company is run by a group of like-minded wildlife enthusiasts who came together to build a successful safari business, delivering a unique experience for guests, fair returns for shareholders and stakeholders, while ensuring that Africa’s pristine wilderness areas remain sustainably protected.
WS offers wildlife, marine and heritage safaris in remote and pristine wilderness destinations are specialized, educational, explorative and fun. Camps and services are safe, hygienic, authentic and insightful of guests’ needs. Our “sustainable conservation through responsible tourism” policy shares the benefits of tourism with local communities and ensures the protection of these areas for future generations.
Wilderness Safaris is privileged to operate privately on over 8 million acres of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves in more than 70 lodges and camps.
Wilderness Safaris employs approximately 2 800 staff members across the seven countries, 85 per cent of whom are from neighboring communities.
Wilderness Safaris employees, are passionate and knowledgeable about Africa and its wildlife, and are skilled at providing the best experience for guests.
Recognizing that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, the company has pursued important goals through its Children in the Wilderness program, as well as through the Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust, which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in southern Africa.
Wilderness Safaris firmly believes that its single most important achievement to date is to have built a sustainable business model that does not compromise environmental principles and which provides jobs, training, skills, careers, adjusted horizons, hope and a realistic alternative to less sustainable development.
Wilderness Safaris is part of the Wilderness organization, a group of responsible ecotourism companies and conservation and community development vehicles that together endeavor to use responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.