Wilderness Trust



As part of Wilderness Safaris, the Wilderness Trust provides support for wildlife and communities that call east and south Africa home.


From buffalo and elephants flocking to watering holes to stampedes of antelope and zebras, Wilderness Safaris provides its guests with a close up and lively view into African wildlife. Through their 4C’s—Commerce, Community, Conservation, and Culture—Wilderness has built a community that extends throughout Africa and is dedicated to preserving local culture and the biodiversity of wildlife. Our trips to BotswanaZimbabwe, and Namibia all support this cause. The Wilderness Trust embodies these projects under one overarching umbrella.



Research and Conservation


These include ecological studies of specific species, transboundary movements, migration corridors and human-animal conflicts, interactions between species, and climate change. Such studies are not science for the sake of science, but rather help pave the way for better informed conservation management decisions and thus the sustainability of Africa’s wildlife and wilderness areas.

Botswana Leopard Scent and Spatial Study
Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project
Hwange Elephant Movement Study
Kafue Large Carnivore Conservation Project
Namibia Desert-Dwelling Giraffe Study


Anti-poaching Prevention



Hands-on management contributes to the survival of both individual species and their endangered habitats. The Trust supports a number of anti-poaching entities and assists in further management initiatives, such as aerial surveys.

Scorpion Hwange Anti-Poaching Unit (Hwange)
Malawi Mobile Response Unit
Save the Rhino Trust: Tracker Support
Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit
Zimbabwe Parks Game Water and Anti-Poaching Project


Community Empowerment and Education



Conservation of animals and plants is only as strong as the people who live in their vicinity. Without the engagement and involvement of such people, conservation is likely to exist only on paper. Therefore, educational and financial empowerment of local communities is the bedrock of the Trust, providing much-needed skills and knowledge to these communities.

Children in the Wilderness
Education Bursaries




We've been supporting the efforts of Wilderness Trust for decades. Join us in the protection of wildlife, wilderness areas, and communities by traveling to one of the safaris below. 


"Outside GO is founded on its deep love of the wilderness and a passion for sharing it with others. We believe in empowering local people and supporting and partnering with extraordinary community-owned lodges and wildlife conservation projects." 

–Sandy Cunningham, Outside GO President



Wilderness Trust


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