What We Give Back
Sasiani, was born out of our combined passion for African travel, her wildlife, ecosystems, people and vast spaces and a strong desire to help preserve the continents vulnerable wilderness regions and all that live there.
We believe that conservation is as much about people and wildlife as about the environment. With thanks to our Partners, who have progressively initiated changes to the face of nature-based tourism in Africa, we are now seeing an exponential commitment to Conservation and Eco Tourism; particularly in East and Southern Africa with many national parks and concessions restocking their wild areas with wildlife species that were previously poached and hunted to local extinction.
With all Wilderness Safaris bookings, a percentage of profits are donated to the Children in the Wilderness Program (CITW), a non-profit organisation supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris, which aims to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and the education of rural children in Africa. The CITW programme: an environmental and life skills educational programme for children, focuses on the next generation of decision makers; inspiring them to care and protect Africa’s wilderness areas and all life forms within.
Exposing the children to their natural heritage and creating a network of learning sanctuaries that uplifts and cares for the children helps create leadership values and progressive learning environments, and this is achieved through Eco-Club Programmes at local schools to running camps at Wilderness Safaris and Partner Camps.
In this way, we hope that the children are inspired to care for the environment so they will become the future custodians of these invaluable wilderness regions https://www.childreninthewilderness.com/
Simultaneously, we contribute to the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, a non-profit entity that is also supported by Wilderness Safaris. The trust was created to support a wide variety of projects and initiatives throughout Africa: from anti-poaching units, conservation and wildlife management, wildlife and environment research to educational bursaries and scholarships. http://www.wildernesstrust.com/
All of our Partners donate and or contribute to the well being of both wildlife and local communities whether it be Land & Resource Management, Wildlife Relocation & Veterinary Treatment, Research, Land Purchase or Community Education, Employment & Development that empowers local people to respect and nurture their most vital resource ‘Africa’.
Additionally, a percentage of all profits are also donated to other non-profit organisations dedicated to conservation initiatives, veterinary care and the fight against wildlife extinction in Australia.
Our partners are World Leading Safari Specialists, Wildlife Experts and Philanthropists who have pioneered and established both commercial and non-profit organisations that are dedicated to the preservation of Africa. With our combined commitment to global sustainability, together we use Conservation and Eco Tourism to help highlight the earth’s plight.
Partner and Beneficiary of our Behind the Scenes Elephant Collaring Safaris
Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit – Hwange National Park. There is a adversely high mortality rate of lion to accidental snaring in Hwange National Park, with evidence suggesting that many wire snares are set for medium and large animals, including elephant and giraffe. In addition, there has been an increase in the poisoning of elephant by ivory poachers. The Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU) works in partnership with Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management (ZPWMA), Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Wilderness Safaris camps in Hwange to provide the manpower, logistical support and resources to assist ZPWMA to reduce levels of bushmeat and other poaching in the boundary areas of Hwange National Park. SAPU is based at Wexau Camp close to the eastern boundary of the park. The unit covers a 76 km-long stretch of Hwange which borders the neighbouring Tsholotsho Communal Lands, from the Ngamo area to Makona.