Wilderness Safaris and Olympus Join Forces for Conservation Education

Wilderness Safaris and Olympus have joined forces to use their high-end services and combined passion for wildlife photography to ensure the ongoing conservation of Africa’s remote wilderness areas whilst contributing to the empowerment of local people through conservation education.

The two main elements of the partnership will focus on enhancing photographic skills for interested guests and guides in all regions where Wilderness Safaris operates, and to make a positive impact to social development by supporting a scholarship programme for secondary and tertiary education run by Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness (CITW). 

This unique collaboration has already seen Olympus provide lightweight and compact OM-D photography equipment as well as Olympus binoculars to 20 Wilderness Safaris guides and camp managers from Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Wilderness Safaris’ guests will also be given a unique code to be able to purchase Olympus equipment online at a discounted rate, with 10% of all proceeds being donated to CITW.

 “As we celebrate our 35 years of changing lives this year, we are proud to partner with a like-minded company like Olympus, which not only shares our love for wildlife photography but also a similar set of values and ideals about making a bigger positive impact to our world and our place in it”, said Dave Bennett, Wilderness Safaris Chief Sales Officer. This partnership gives us the opportunity to offer our guests a further value-add during their journey with us, which, in turn, helps us to continue using high-end ecotourism to make a dramatic and far-reaching impact to the conservation of Africa’s pristine natural heritage”.

Click here to view a short video clip of Wilderness Safaris and Olympus collaboration.