A career with Wilderness Safaris

For 35 years, we have been inspiring positive action through our life-changing journeys, underpinned by our unwavering vision: “to conserve and restore Africa’s wilderness and wildlife…”

The success of this purpose has only been made possible through the dedication and passion of our employees who continue to push the boundaries in conservation and ecotourism. This shared purpose is combined with the significant investment we make in training and mentoring our staff. Alongside the generosity of spirit that they are so renowned for, it is not surprising that we continue to attract people from all walks of life to join Wilderness Safaris, to be part of our family and to help us change lives.

With operations in eight African countries, we have a wide array of career and life-changing opportunities available. So if our vision and values – Leadership, Dedication, Fun and Respect – resonate with you, we would like to invite you to join us on our journey by either applying for one of our vacanciesor, if there are currently no vacancies for your qualifications, by sending your CV to hr@wilderness.co.za.

Our Journeys Change Lives

We believe that our 2 500 staff are exposed to new ways of viewing the world and our place in it.

Why do we believe?

  • More than 85% of our camp staff come from remote, rural communities and for no less than 63% of them a job with Wilderness Safaris represents their first-ever formal employment.
  • Each lodge staff member directly supports a further 7 people as a result of their employment while every lodge bed indirectly impacts no less than 14 rural people through other elements such as revenue share, procurement and additional services.
  • 80% of our staff feel that tourism has resulted in a positive impact on their home village.
  • 99% of staff feel conservation is important!

What our staff says about working for Wilderness Safaris

Rob and Ingrid Bass

Rob and Ingrid Bass

Bisate is a unique project for Wilderness Safaris and we are proud to be part of it, and are confident that we, together with our team, will make Bisate Lodge a big success!

Lesh Moiteela

Lesh Moiteela

Lesh heads to work every day saying, “The values and ideology of Wilderness Safaris will save humankind. This keeps me recharged and obligated to wake up every morning to ensure that we are walking the talk, daily. I believe this new role will help us to continue achieving our vision to change lives.”

Alex Tembwe Mazunga

Alex Tembwe Mazunga

Wilderness Safaris is an amazing company to work for. I know that if I hadn’t joined the company all those years ago, I certainly wouldn’t be in the wonderful position that I am today…"

Florry Pascolena

Florry Pascolena

Being part of the Wilderness Safaris family and understanding the 4Cs has shaped my life and made me the employee I am today.

Isaac Kalio

Isaac Kalio

I would recommend Wilderness not that it would give you a job, but it would train you and make you appreciate more of a nature-loving person, and help you grow ‎and love what you do.

Our Values


We are accountable for our actions, have the courage to innovate and are purpose-driven in shaping in a better Africa.


We are authentic, honest and ethical.


We enjoy making a difference, building relationships and changing lives.


Our commitment to the environment, our people and our guests is unwavering.