Damaraland Camp, Namibia

Damaraland Camp, Namibia

Adventure doesn’t need to get in the way of comfort—even in the heart of the African wilderness! After an active day of roaming and exploring, return to the comforts a stylish camp for sundowners and a delicious dinner under the stars. Depending on location, accommodations on our African safaris range from private mobile tented camps to deluxe permanent tented camps (as pictured above) to exclusive lodges—all located with great access to wildlife and away from the crowds.

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How We Travel

Travel with the Experts!

For more than 30 years, people have entrusted their travel dreams to us. Our adventures span every corner of the globe, and the quality of our itinerary design and leadership has earned us one of the highest rates of repeat travelers in the business. Our core philosophy is elegantly simple: it’s not just where you travel, but how you travel that sets our trips apart. The magic of the how at Wilderness Travel comes from our expert Trip Leaders —the undisputed best in the business, a meticulously planned and artfully executed itinerary, and the camaraderie and just plain fun of traveling with a small group of like-minded people. The where is up to you—read on for more about our amazing destinations!

The Best of Every Destination—Wilderness Travel Style

Everywhere we travel we bring our own special Wilderness Travel style along. In Europe, we stay at charming small hotels where we are welcomed as family, and enjoy elegant picnics of delightful local specialties and fine wines. In Africa, our safari camps are downright luxurious and our exclusive lodges are located with exceptional access to wildlife. Our Himalayan and Andean treks feature our celebrated full-service camping amenities: you’ll sleep comfortably at night in warm sleeping bags in cozy mountaineering tents, dine on wonderful and varied camp meals, and wake up each day to a cup of hot coffee or tea brought right to your tent!

A Trip for Every Interest and Level of Challenge

We offer you an incredible variety of travel experiences, each rated from 1 to 7 according to the degree of activity and general travel conditions (1 is the easiest and 7 is the most strenuous). Browse our website by activity, destination or date, and even compare trips side by side. Then give us a call—our Area Managers are happy to help you find the perfect adventure that fits your needs.

Just Pack Your Bags—We’ve Got the Logistics Covered!

It’s nice to know that from the moment you arrive until your trip’s end, every detail is taken care of for you. With more than three decades experience in creating adventurous journeys all over the world, we have the expertise that makes your journey fun, safe, memorable, and one that would be impossible to duplicate on your own.

Personal Service

In the Home Office, our Area Managers specialize in a particular part of the world and possess an unparalleled wealth of knowledge. They work with you on every aspect of your trip, taking care of trip details, extensions, and providing specifics on everything you’ll need, from appropriate clothing and visas to comprehensive reading lists that will spark your imagination for the journey ahead. And whichever destination you choose, rest assured that our Trip Leaders and local support staff take the utmost care with every detail of your trip, from altitude-related concerns to ensuring hygienic food preparation on camping trips. Traveling with a company as experienced as we are adds a strong element of safety and security to your journey. You’re in great hands every step of the way.

Our Leaders Are the Best in the Business

A great trip is made up of fine hotels, glorious hikes, superb cuisine, and most importantly, a Trip Leader whose passion and knowledge brings it all together. We’re particular about who leads our trips because your experience depends so much on their skills. Our leaders come from all over the world, and from all walks of life—our roster includes naturalists, authors, teachers, archaeologists, art historians, and mountaineers. Their backgrounds are diverse, but they all share a passion for guiding, a thorough knowledge of the destinations they work in, and a real joy in introducing you to their favorite places, people, and behind-the-scenes spots you would never find on your own.

Check out our Leader page to see their bios and which trips they will be leading.