Our staff create a vital link between you and the intricacies of the natural world. They love sharing their knowledge, and do so with passion and humour, making your entire safari seamless and interpretive from start to finish.
Lazarus Petrus was a Children in the Wilderness camper who progressed through the Wilderness Safaris Namibia training system, to become arguably the most qualified barman in Namibia - he has an Honours degree in Tourism! He is currently the Doro Nawas airstrip supervisor, where, based on guest feedback, arrivals and departures have become even more fun, especially thanks to the new coffee station he has installed!
Map Ives, National Rhino Coordinator for the government of Botswana and environmental director for Wilderness Safaris, sits down with Stuart Butler to discuss the reintroduction of rhino into northern Botswana... 'When I first saw the Delta about 35 years ago, I thought, “This is it, I’m not going any further.” They’ll have to bury me in the clay here, and I just hope I can leave this place in a better way than it was when I arrived.'
Meet the team behind Little Ruckmomechi's memorable Mana Pools moments - the Bennett group won't quickly forget this amazing brunch setup on an island in the middle of the Zambezi River! Image courtesy Ruckomechi manager Edmond Mudzimu. Click on the pic to find out more about what to expect from a safari to this extraordinary Zimbabwean national park.
Meet Qorokwe's GM and Concession Manager, Daniel Crous. In this role Daniel plays an active role in recruiting staff for our newest camp, setting up procedures and getting the “hospitality front” ready and off to a flying start when the proverbial doors swing open on 1 December 2017. He will lead a team of three managers and 43 staff towards the collective goal of showcasing the treasures that Qorokwe and Botswana have to offer.
Freedom Nxele chats to blog editor Kate Collins about his journey to becoming our Botswana Premier Camp Chef Trainer, advice for aspiring chefs and the adventure that is working in the remote wilderness...
Heartiest congratulations to Strategic Sales Manager Tracy Bamber who, as a Comrades Marathon Green Number runner, raised more than R70 000 for the Starfish Foundation this year, and more than R1 million over the past few years - much of which went to Children in the Wilderness. A most worthy recipient of the Old Mutual Comrades Marathon's Top Charity Fundraiser Award at the recent Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades awards ceremony!
At Wilderness Safaris we celebrate Heritage Day on the last Friday of every August. From traditional dress to food, it's an uplifting opportunity for every single person in the company to showcase their culture and background, and what it means to them. We're delighted to share this colourful collage of Wilderness Heritage moments from last Friday in our offices and camps around our areas of operation from (clockwise, top left) Cape Town, Gaborone, Linkwasha, Windhoek, Maun, Windhoek…