Children in the Wilderness
Children in the Wilderness is Wilderness Safaris' most successful local community upliftment programme. Rural children who live near parks, reserves and camps are hosted at various camps and taught the importance of conservation. The facilitators are very hands-on and have devised wonderful, innovative ways to open the minds of the children, increase their self esteem and inspire them to be good future custodians of the wildlife areas in which they live.
Wilderness Safaris is a big organization and so people are a vital part of the organization as well as the future of sustainable eco-tourism in Africa. There are approximately 2 800 staff members across the seven countries, 85 per cent of which hail from neighbouring communities. The children of these communities are part of a well run programme that aims to expose them to their natural heritage and equip them with the necessary skills to realise their potential.
Each region has specially devised programmes depending on the needs of both the communities and the environment.
Wilderness Safaris, Botswana
Wilderness Safaris, Namibia
Wilderness Safaris, Explorations
Wilderness Safaris, Adventures
When Wilderness Safaris was a young start-up conservation organisation back in the early 80s, the original pioneers of Wilderness Safaris established tented camps in prime sites in collaboration with local communities. Today they operate a wide selection of adventure camps across Southern Africa where the safari experience has retained its 'back to basics' feel and the emphasis is on spending quality time in touch with nature, participating in camp life and learning from the local communities.
Etosha is the largest salt pan in Africa with a unique eco system and fabulous wildlifeRead more >
The River Club
Overlooking the Zambezi River and home to the awesome natural wonder Victoria FallsRead more >
Offering secluded accommodation in an ancient riverine forest and named after an elephantRead more >
Offering both land and water activities this luxury camp provides an excellent all round experienceRead more >
Located on a large remote island in the heart of the Okavango Delta with 9 luxurious tentsRead more >
An acclaimed desert retreat set among camel thorn trees in the Kulala Wilderness ReserveRead more >