"Wilderness is a resource which can shrink but not grow."
Conservation is fundamental in our purpose. We believe that we all have a responsibility to make a difference of some sort, and in our unique way. We are proud to say that we don’t only talk conservation, each of us is in some way practically involved.
We believe in treading lightly on earth, low-eco footprint safaris and the wilderness philosophy of leaving no trace. 15% of African wilderness has been lost in the last 20 years - For future generations to enjoy what we have, we only work where some of the benefit of your safari results in wildlife habitat protection and community upliftment.
In 2015 Lutz Otto, our founding director, was awarded the "Order of the Bateleur" for his dedicated work within the conservation field. He was humbled to receive this prestigious award alongside South African conservation legends. The challenges created by our growing human population, habitat encroachment and fragmentation concern him. He:
is the founding member, of an Honorary Ranger Initiative within the Greater Kruger National Park.
has volunteered in various conservation projects.
is passionate of the preservation of wilderness,
serves on the executive committee of the Field Guides Association Of Southern Africa [focused on raising industry standards].
is a member of the Game Rangers Association of Africa.
“No one will protect what they don't care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced” David Attenborough
"I knew that in wilderness, we had resources that were vital to the well-being of the people of the world. These are the fountains that we return to for our nourishment" Dr. Ian Player
"Wilderness is a resource which can shrink but not grow. The creation of new wilderness in the full sense of the word is impossible." Aldo Leupold
"In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught" Baba Dioum
"Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints." Chief Seattle
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