Wilderness Holdings Limited
Wilderness Holdings Limited began life as Wilderness Safaris in Botswana in 1983. It listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange with a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on 8 April 2010 and is widely recognised as one the world’s foremost responsible tourism businesses.
Wilderness Holdings Limited is the holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection – and non-profit trusts of Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Wildlife Trust. Within the Safaris brand are a variety of categories of accommodation and experience, each of which is a leader in its specific niche.
As Africa’s premier ecotourism company, Wilderness Holdings Limited is dedicated to responsible tourism throughout the areas in which it operates in. Our goal is to share these wild areas with guests from all over the world, while at the same time helping to ensure the
future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.
We operate some 70 safari camps and 20 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo (Brazzaville), Kenya, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Seychelles and are run by a group of likeminded wildlife enthusiasts who came together to build a
successful safari business, delivering a unique experience for guests, fair returns for shareholders and stakeholders, while ensuring that southern Africa’s pristine wilderness areas remain sustainably protected.
We employ roughly 2800 staff from more than 20 different ethnic groups and host around 30 000 guests from around the world each year. The private concessions that we manage offer some of Africa’s most impressive and untouched wildlife experiences. We are privileged to operate on more than three million hectares (eight million acres) of Africa’s best
wildlife and wilderness reserves.
Recognising that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, we have pursued important goals through our Children in the Wilderness programme, as well as through the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, both of which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in southern Africa.