Responsible ectotourism and luxury African safari experiences
Wilderness Safaris is a responsible ecotourism company that offers luxury African safaris. We primarily exist to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna that they support. We believe that in protecting these areas, and including the local communities in this process, we will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world.
Our luxury African safaris aim to provide guests with life-changing journeys in some of the most remote and unspoiled areas on the continent. We have private access to nearly three million hectares (seven 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, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Our luxury wildlife, marine and heritage safaris are specialised, educational, explorative and fun. Our camps are typically small, intimate safari bases in superb locations, ranging in size from just three units to 20. Here, we want our guests to be immersed in Africa: while lying in bed to hear the roar of the lion, the calling of the frogs, the sigh of the wind. Of paramount importance to us is that our camps have as little impact on the environment as possible.
There is no one style set in Wilderness camps; rather we celebrate the difference and uniqueness of each area and its wildlife so that each group of camps has its own identity, feel and character. This variety of accommodation, activities and product means that there's something for everyone wanting to come to Africa. Whether travelling as a couple, a family or on your own, our properties range from high-end luxury to more affordable options.
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 organisation, a group of responsible ecotourism companies and conservation and community development vehicles that together endeavour to use responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.
We have been running these luxury African safaris now for over 30 years and the multitude of awards that our camps, conservation and community projects have earned is testament to the sound business strategy and fabulous camps Wilderness Safaris has to offer.