As leaders in conservation and hospitality, Wilderness Safaris welcomes Wayo Africa into its Wilderness Brand Family, and to join forces to help increase their collective conservation footprint and positive impact in Tanzania, sharing the country’s extraordinary rich natural and cultural heritage with its guests.
“Tanzania is a remarkable wildlife destination, offering a range of rich and diverse wilderness experiences. We are therefore thrilled to be joining forces with the like-minded team at Wayo Africa, to grow our positive conservation footprint in the region, and to craft extraordinary experiences for our guests in some of the country’s most exclusive wilderness areas”, noted Wilderness Safaris CEO, Keith Vincent.
In addition to being one of Tanzania’s most respected safari brands, Wayo Africa’s small and immersive camps are located in remote locations, such as the southern section of Lake Manyara National Park at the base of a waterfall, and walking camps in the northern Serengeti. Their offering is unique and impactful, such as specialist-guided multi-day walking safaris in all the remote Serengeti Wilderness Zones, ensuring intimate wildlife encounters led by expertly trained guides.
Wayo Africa Founder, Jean du Plessis, and Co-owner and Director, Catherine Millington, have extensive experience in Tanzania, having initiated many of the country’s finest on-the-ground, off-the-vehicle activities and excursions. They have led the way in creating sustainable camps, and developing many talented youths into Africa's most professional safari guides and rangers.
According to Jean, “We are so pleased to join forces with Wilderness, and feel that our combined passion for wild-places and the protection of wilderness for our children and beyond is what's at the heart of both organizations. This partnership will give Tanzania, its wonderful people, and the entire industry even more of the great experiences we have developed over the past 25 years”.
“We are looking forward to this exciting new chapter for both Wilderness and Wayo, and working together to help support and train our staff, and ensure that our travel trade and all stakeholder relationships continue to be nurtured and grown – all the while focusing on how to maximize our positive impact and empower local communities”, concluded Keith.