No. 2 Our Journeys Change Lives

“Go tsamaya ke go bôna” – “to travel is to really discover and experience.”

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 camp 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!

Travelling opens the mind and is a learning experience. We believe our guests experience life-changing journeys with us as they are exposed not only to new landscapes, cultures and ecosystems, but also to new ways of viewing the world, our place in it and, ultimately, its sustainability.

This life-changing journey is in fact even more marked in our staff. We believe that we are all enlightened graduates of the Wilderness Way and, as part of this qualification, we have inherited (and are obliged to maintain) a holistic relationship with the planet.

No. 2 Our Journeys Change Lives

“Go tsamaya ke go bôna” – “to travel is to really discover and experience.”

We believe that our 2 500 staff and the more than 40 000 guests who travel with us each year 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 camp 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!

Travelling opens the mind and is a learning experience. We believe our guests experience life-changing journeys with us as they are exposed not only to new landscapes, cultures and ecosystems, but also to new ways of viewing the world, our place in it and, ultimately, its sustainability.

This life-changing journey is in fact even more marked in our staff. We believe that we are all enlightened graduates of the Wilderness Way and, as part of this qualification, we have inherited (and are obliged to maintain) a holistic relationship with the planet.