Wilderness Safaris is a responsible ecotourism and conservation company, whose ethos lies in protecting the pristine wilderness areas of Africa and including the local communities in this process. The company has some 40 camps and safaris in seven African countries – Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has also created two non-profit organisations to further its aims of helping Africa: Children in the Wilderness and the Wilderness Wildlife Trust.
Children in the Wilderness
Children in the Wilderness is an environmental and life skills educational programme that focuses on the next generation of rural decision-makers, developing environmental leaders who are inspired to care for their natural heritage so that they become the custodians of these areas in the future. By exposing the children to their wildlife heritage, Children in the Wilderness aims to create a network of learning sanctuaries that uplifts, conserves and cares for our children and our planet.
Empowers Africa is a U.S. public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3) that facilitates tax-deductible donations for U.S. donors on behalf of Wilderness Wildlife Trust and Children in the Wilderness. Empowers Africa deducts a 5% administration fee from all donations that it receives on behalf of Wilderness Wildlife Trust and Children in the Wilderness (this fee is covered by Wilderness Safaris Sustainability Fund so that effectively 100% of each donor’s support gets to the respective Trusts).
Empowers Africa’s mission is to support programmes in the areas of wildlife protection, human empowerment and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. Empowers Africa’s focus is on funding programmes that support the protection of wildlife and land conservation; programmes in communities that surround protected conservation and wildlife areas or World Heritage Sites; and programmes in urban communities where tourism is a strong source of development.
SATIB Insurance Brokers
SATIB has become recognised throughout Africa as a symbol of quality in risk transfer programmes, with A rated security, prompt claims settlement and efficient, personal service. In addition to exceptional products and premier service, SATIB also provides clients with unique benefits such as the SATIB24 Crisis Call facility, risk surveys, property valuations and access to capacity building and legal assistance. Its continued support for the Trust and CITW is hugely appreciated.
Save The Rhino Trust
SRT is almost single-handedly responsible for the preservation of desert-adapted black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis) in the Kunene Region, Namibia. It focuses on the protection, monitoring and understanding of the largest free-ranging black rhino population on communal land with no formal conservation status.
Nissan South Africa
For the last 40 years, Nissan South Africa has supplied quality vehicles to South African customers – vehicles which have met the specific needs of the South African market. In 2013, Nissan South Africa donated four Nissan Hard body double-cab 4x4s – three of which went to research units and one that went to Children in the Wilderness and its attendant community outreach programmes. Nissan vehicles are thus being used in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
B&H Photo Video & Pro Audio
B&H Photo Video & Pro Audio pays tribute to the wealth of possibilities available for photography, videography and other media industries. The company makes the wonders of technology available through its complete lines of photo, video, audio, lighting, pro accessories, computers, data storage, optics, entertainment, projection and surveillance devices, to which add a wonderful, personal experience for professionals, hobbyists and consumers alike. B&H is a long-time supporter of the Trust, donating cameras, photographic equipment and camera traps for species research – as well as partnering with the Trust in the B&H Photo Video Wilderness Photo Competition.