Welcome to Africa

    Founded in Botswana in 1983, Wilderness Safaris is widely acclaimed as the continent’s foremost ecotourism operator. We give our guests life-changing journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa and in so doing help conserve Africa’s spectacular biodiversity and share ecotourism’s benefits with rural people.

    We offer private access to 2.5 million hectares (over six million acres) of Africa’s finest wildlife and wilderness areas through some 50 luxury camps and safaris across eight African countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda (2017), Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our wildlife, marine and cultural safaris in remote, pristine wilderness destinations are specialised, educational, explorative and fun.

    Starting Your Wilderness Safaris Journey

    Trip Planning Tool

    First time to Africa?

    Bewildered by Africa's breadth of choice? Why not use our interactive trip planner to narrow your search to a destination that suits you.
    Africa Map

    Been on safari before?

    Not sure where to go on safari next? Use our map to view the amazing wilderness areas across eight African countries that we share with guests staying in our camps.

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    Latest Camp News

    • Linkwasha Camp - February 2017
      Apr 20, 2017

      Green season safaris are, without a doubt, the most exciting! Linkwasha has not been too far from the action, as the sprawling Ngamo Plains have provided the stage for many a spectacle over the course of the month...

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    • Abu Camp - March 2017
      Mar 1, 2017

      The rise in water levels at Abu means that we have been able to relaunch our boating activities, and the drive to the boat station has yielded some incredible sightings, including wild dogs on the hunt, and two young leopard cubs.

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    • Xigera Camp - February 2017
      Feb 4, 2017

      Sightings on and around Xigera’s Paradise Island included small herds of elephant, many hippo, and a leopard family of three…

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    Why Choose Wilderness Safaris?

    We exist as we believe that the world's wilderness areas will save humankind.
    Our aim is to get to understand the wilderness better, to respect it, care for it and share it.