The Wildlife of Wilderness Safaris

    Our conservation footprint covers three million hectares (seven million acres) across nine African biomes and includes 800 bird species, 280 mammals, 220 reptiles and no less than 63 amphibians. Our aim is to help and protect both the creatures and the wild areas in which they live. Nearly every region where we have developed a low-density tourism operation is in an area of extremely high species diversity and is a key wilderness area. We are proud that our projects have helped to protect these areas and have often increased the amount of land under conservation protection.

    Special Sightings and Creatures

    Overwhelmed in Hwange

    Sep 14, 2017  |  
    Having been a Delta baby for many years I wasn't sure what to expect from Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, where Wilderness has three camps. Davison’s, Little Makalolo and the newest, the...

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    A Classic Delta Morning

    Sep 5, 2017  |  
    First time visitors to Africa enjoy a thrilling privately-guided safari… Vumbura Plains is one of those amazing areas in the Okavango Delta that offers consistency in game-viewing,...

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    The Twitch of a Lifetime

    Aug 22, 2017  |  
    It started as a sighting earlier in the week on the Linyanti River, and then again on Thursday afternoon. When the news trickled through that a rare vagrant Ross's turaco was sitting on a...

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    Where Can I See It?

    Know what you want to see but not sure where to see it? Use our interactive trip planner to narrow your search.
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    What's Being Seen?

    Want to see what others have been seeing in and around our camps? Visit our blog to view safari albums from our guests
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    Intact Ecosystems

    What makes one area different to or better than another? What is an intact ecosystem?

    Wildlife News From The Camps

    Pelo Camp - June 2017

    Aug 24, 2017  |  
    Climate and LandscapeJune was a month of two halves here at Pelo. The start of the month was surprisingly mild with temperatures ranging between 14° Celsius and 26° C. This changed towards...

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    Jacana Camp - July 2017

    Aug 14, 2017  |  
    Climate and LandscapeJuly at Jacana was a relatively chilled month, in more ways than one. Slightly lower occupancy (pre-summer holiday dip) meant that guests who were here this month...

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    Climate and LandscapeThe scenery on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve has never been more breathtaking. This is the time of the year when the notorious “August wind” blows everyone in all...

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