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’s Africa Board) 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 many of Africa’s premier ecotourism brands: Wilderness Safaris; Wilderness Air; Wilderness Adventures; Wilderness Explorations; Wilderness Collection. Each of these brands in a leader in its specific niche.
As Africa’s premier conservation organisation and 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 2700 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, which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in southern Africa.