Back in 1995, we left our corporate work in the big city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Our hearts belonged in the wilderness of Zimbabwe, where I grew up. We left the urban jungle behind and moved to the Zambezi Valley.
Together with three partners, we set up two safari camps on the edge of Lake Kariba. We set out to learn more about wildlife and the wild worlds they inhabit.
We crafted safaris using our camps and skilled local guides. We hooked up with other safari camps that were owner-run. Our love of the wild world was more important than anything else. We wanted to live and breathe wilderness day and night.
Most importantly, we wanted a world where passionate wildlife guides shared their local knowledge with their guests. Conservation and leaving a small footprint were essential to us.
We traveled to remote places to learn more – the rainforests of Gabon, the remote regions of the Himalayas, and the Mupamadzi River in Zambia.
Then safaris became popular with more than just dedicated nature lovers. Guests paid for luxury hotels ‘in the wilderness’, sold to them by the big boys in worldwide tourism.
The competition to bring mass tourism to our wild spaces had begun in earnest.
For years we battled the tide. We tried to avoid marketing people selling air-conditioned hotels or cramming too many guests into a vehicle.
Growing numbers of travelers started to appreciate the importance of our wild world. The power of people joining to protect our wildlife. These travelers love wildlife more than luxury.
We decided to ‘break away from the tribe’ and find these like-minded people. Our team at Wild World Safaris has created a unique collection of expeditions to wild places in Africa, India, and Latin America.
We believe the supreme luxury is seeing rare wildlife species in their natural environments. Comfort, good food, and great wine are important to us, but our priority isn’t the thread count of the sheets, its the wildlife.
Our journeys are to remote places, away from the crowds. You’ll be guided by local naturalists and experts in their field. The website is where you can find the wildlife we feature.
Our goal is to combine commerce with sustainable tourism and be part of the drive to protect the earth’s last wilderness areas and the inhabitants that live in them.
Call us on: USA +1 646 712 9603 or UK +44 (0)20 3984 0485