For 37 years, Wilderness Safaris has used high-value, low-volume ecotourism to fund the conservation and restoration of Africa’s wilderness and wildlife. Today, however, we face the most significant threat to our business yet encountered in our long history. At the same time, we recognise that millions of people around the world are currently in a fight for survival. Yet the message we bring you today is one of hope and resilience, and why conservation and community empowerment lie in the palm of your hands – our valued partners and guests.
With your promise to travel to Africa in the future, we can focus on our two most valuable assets – our people – both our staff and our neighbouring communities – and our wildlife. Your journey will contribute to securing a future for wilderness and wildlife, and the people who care for them.
To view Dr Neil Midlane, our Group Sustainability Manager’s message of hope, and for a glimpse of some of Our Reasons to Believe, watch the video here.
Remember to follow us on social media during the week for more inspiring Reasons to Believe in Wilderness Safaris.
Environment is at the heart – Ecotourism presence and biodiversity conservation
A light camp footprint – Pioneering environmentally-sensitive architecture
Great Apes and rainforests – Reforesting Rwanda’s endemic Albertine Rift
Hwange against all odds – Ecotourism as a social stabiliser and biodiversity conserver
Children in the Wilderness – Sustainable conservation through leadership development
Wilderness Wildlife Trust – Making a difference to Africa, its wildlife and its people
Conservation coalitions – Private sector, NGO and community united for black rhino
This week’s #IDreamofAfrica theme celebrates some of our favourite #ReasonsToBelieve – not only in the positive conservation and community stories that make us most proud of Wilderness Safaris, but in the power of ecotourism as a whole.
In addition to sharing stories about our commitment to mitigating human-wildlife conflict, pioneering local community partnerships, ensuring our camps operate with a light footprint, and more, we will encourage you to share your stories and reasons to believe in the gift of travel to transform lives.
Join us for a week of inspirational snippets, shared learnings and stories about how our journeys make a difference. Follow us, tag us and share your stories too.
Together we can continue to make a difference to Africa, her wildlife and her people.
"This is what I believe in – building (or contributing towards) organisations that are impactful and purposeful, and that leverage great talent and relationships, and transform limited resources into spectacular results.
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When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.